A few Around the World dinner kits still available

Around the World LLCC Foundation Dinner Kit Pickup hosted by LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program. Join us October 1! 217-786-2785. LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu. https://llccfoundation.org/around-the-world. Limited dinner kits available. Order now at www..llccfoundation/org/Around-the-World/. Reminder: Ordering closes at 8:00 a.m. on 9/20.LLCC Lincoln Land Community College Foundation.
There are still a few more dinner kits available! If interested, view the menu and place an order yet today at llccfoundation.org/around-the-world.

The LLCC Foundation, in partnership with LLCC Culinary and Hospitality Arts, is offering a five-course gourmet dinner kit pickup on Friday Oct. 1 (Institutional Improvement Day). The Around the World themed menu will feature cuisine from a variety of regions and gives culinary students a first-hand opportunity to prepare and serve the meal which can then be finished with a little preparation at home. Gourmet dinner kits with drink pairings are $125, and each kit serves two people.

After Institutional Improvement Day activities have concluded, pick up your dinner kit in front of the Workforce Career Center from 3-6 p.m.

In the news

Barb Eades, assistant director, LLCC Foundation, and Sean Keeley, culinary specialist, were interviewed Sept. 17 on Sports Radio 1450 AM Springfield about the Foundation’s partnership with LLCC Culinary and Hospitality Arts to offer a five-course gourmet dinner kit pickup on Friday Oct. 1, 3-6 p.m. The “Around the World” themed menu will feature cuisine from a variety of regions and gives culinary students a first-hand opportunity to prepare and serve the meal which can then be finished with a little preparation at home.

Place Around the World orders by 8 a.m. on Sept. 20

Around the World LLCC Foundation Dinner Kit Pickup hosted by LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program. Join us October 1! 217-786-2785. LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu. https://llccfoundation.org/around-the-world. Limited dinner kits available. Order now at www..llccfoundation/org/Around-the-World/. Reminder: Ordering closes at 8:00 a.m. on 9/20.LLCC Lincoln Land Community College Foundation.
The LLCC Foundation, in partnership with LLCC Culinary and Hospitality Arts, is offering a five-course gourmet dinner kit pickup on Friday Oct. 1 (Institutional Improvement Day). The Around the World themed menu will feature cuisine from a variety of regions and gives culinary students a first-hand opportunity to prepare and serve the meal which can then be finished with a little preparation at home.

After Institutional Improvement Day activities have concluded, pick up your dinner kit in front of the Workforce Career Center from 3-6 p.m. Gourmet dinner kits with drink pairings are $125, and each kit serves two people. View the menu and order your gourmet dinner kits today at llccfoundation.org/around-the-world. Kits are limited. Ordering closes at 8 a.m. on Sept. 20.

Place orders for Around the World Gourmet Dinner Kit Pickup

Around the World LLCC Foundation Dinner Kit Pickup hosted by LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program. Join us October 1! 217-786-2785. LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu. https://llccfoundation.org/around-the-world. Limited dinner kits available. Order now at www..llccfoundation/org/Around-the-World/. Reminder: Ordering closes at 8:00 a.m. on 9/20.LLCC Lincoln Land Community College Foundation.
The LLCC Foundation, in partnership with LLCC Culinary and Hospitality Arts, is offering a five-course gourmet dinner kit pickup on Friday Oct. 1 (Institutional Improvement Day). The Around the World themed menu will feature cuisine from a variety of regions and gives culinary students a first-hand opportunity to prepare and serve the meal which can then be finished with a little preparation at home.

After Institutional Improvement Day activities have concluded, pickup your dinner kit in front of the Workforce Career Center from 3-6 p.m. Gourmet dinner kits with drink pairings are $125, and each kit serves two people. View the menu and order your gourmet dinner kits today at llccfoundation.org/around-the-world. Kits are limited. Ordering closes at 8 a.m. on Sept. 20.

Join us for the Around the World Gourmet Dinner Kit Pickup Event Friday, Oct. 1

Around the World LLCC Foundation Dinner Kit Pickup. Hosted by LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program. LLCC Lincoln Land Community College FoundationBack by popular demand, the LLCC Foundation, in partnership with LLCC Culinary and Hospitality Arts, is offering a five-course gourmet dinner kit pickup on Friday Oct. 1 (Institutional Improvement Day). The Around the World themed menu will feature cuisine from a variety of regions and gives culinary students a first-hand opportunity to prepare and serve the meal which can then be finished with a little preparation at home.

After Institutional Improvement Day activities have concluded, pickup your dinner kit in front of the Workforce Career Center from 3-6 p.m. Gourmet dinner kits with drink pairings are $125, and each kit serves two people. View the menu and order your gourmet dinner kits today at llccfoundation.org/around-the-world. Kits are limited.

LLCC opens new Nursing Education Center in partnership with Memorial Health System

Ed Curtis, Dr. Charlotte Warren, Marsha Prater and Ken Elmore Signaling a new era in local nursing education, LLCC in partnership with Memorial Health System opened a state-of-the-art facility on Aug. 20 aimed at addressing the regional nursing shortage.

The new Nursing Education Center on the LLCC campus will allow 90 additional students to enroll in LLCC’s nursing program each year, for a total of 215 new nursing students annually.

“We are thrilled to open the doors of this new center with our Memorial Health System partners, just in time for the start of the fall semester,” said Ken Elmore, chair of the LLCC Board of Trustees. “The LLCC/Memorial Health System partnership addresses the need for more students to graduate from our nursing program and live and work in our communities, and aligns with both of our missions, to improve lives and serve our communities.”

“This facility marks a new era as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LLCC nursing program, which has produced nearly 4,000 nursing graduates,” added Dr. Charlotte Warren, president of LLCC. “Our nursing students will have access to the latest technology and equipment in this new center as they prepare for lifesaving and rewarding careers.”

A $6.1 million gift from Memorial Health System allowed LLCC to renovate the west wing of Montgomery Hall for the new center, purchase high-tech simulation equipment and hire additional faculty and staff. The partnership was announced in February of 2020, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout the last 18 months, the public has come to appreciate more than ever the incredible dedication, expertise and heroism of the nursing profession. Unfortunately, our region continues to experience a nursing shortage that has made the last few months incredibly more challenging,” said Ed Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System. “The formal opening of this new LLCC Nursing Education Center is visible proof of the ongoing collaboration between LLCC and Memorial Health System to address the nursing shortage in this region. This state-of-the-art facility creates expanded learning opportunities for LLCC students and enables LLCC to continue to increase its nursing enrollment over the next few years.”

“Having been a nurse for over 40 years, I am thrilled to see the caliber of this learning environment and the tremendous support it will provide for the next generation of nurses in our region,” said Marsha Prater, senior vice president and chief nursing officer. “Memorial is proud to employ so many LLCC nursing graduates here in Springfield and at our hospitals and clinics across the region. Like the students who are educated here at LLCC, we are deeply committed to meeting the health care needs of the people in the communities we serve. Supporting the future generation of nursing professionals is one way to do that. When we hire these LLCC graduates, we are confident they’ve developed strong knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of nursing, and that they reflect our organization’s values of safety, integrity, quality and stewardship.”

Tracy Madonia is entering her fourth semester of the LLCC Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Dr. Sonja Spencer, Tracy Madonia and Bridgette Hudson“I chose LLCC to pursue my nursing degree for several reasons. When I began researching schools and meeting with advisors, LLCC stood out because of their affordable tuition and their impressive statistics, including the success of LLCC students on the NCLEX,” said Madonia. “I was excited to learn that Memorial, a four-time recipient of a Magnet designation, was partnering with LLCC to expand on their already stellar program. This allows more nursing hopefuls the opportunity to pursue their RN and fill a much-needed demand in the field of nursing. LLCC has provided us with the tools and supplies necessary to perfect our nursing skills.”

The Nursing Education Center includes:

  • 1,900-square-foot nursing skills lab
  • Simulation labs, including a labor/delivery lab
  • Practice lab
  • Classrooms
  • Office space for nursing program staff

A celebration of the new facility and the LLCC nursing program’s 50th anniversary will be scheduled in the future.

Nursing faculty with Dr. Warren, Ed Curtis and Marsha PratherNursing Center classroomLLCC Nursing Instructor Bridgette Hudson observes nursing student Tracy Madonia as she practices skills in the labor/delivery lab of the new Nursing Education Center at LLCC. Dr. Charlotte Warren, Ken Elmore, Marsha Prather and Ed Curtis

Congratulations to 2021-2022 LLCC Foundation scholarship recipients!

The LLCC Foundation has announced the recipients of over 250 scholarships totaling more than $444,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Foundation awards scholarships every year thanks to the support and generosity of individuals, community businesses and organizations.

View a list of scholarship recipients listed alphabetically in hometown order followed by the scholarship they received.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the application period for LLCC Foundation scholarships will be Dec. 1-March 1. For the online application, frequently asked questions, helpful scholarship resources and more, visit https://llccfoundation.org/scholarships.

Join us for the Around the World gourmet dinner kit pickup event Friday, Oct. 1

Around the World LLCC Foundation Dinner Kit Pickup. Hosted by LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program. LLCC Lincoln Land Community College FoundationBack by popular demand, the LLCC Foundation, in partnership with LLCC Culinary and Hospitality Arts, is offering a five-course gourmet dinner kit pickup on Friday Oct. 1 (Institutional Improvement Day). The Around the World themed menu will feature cuisine from a variety of regions and gives culinary students a first-hand opportunity to prepare and serve the meal which can then be finished with a little preparation at home.

After Institutional Improvement Day activities have concluded, pickup your dinner kit in front of the Workforce Career Center from 3-6 p.m. Gourmet dinner kits with drink pairings are $125, and each kit serves two people. View the menu and order your gourmet dinner kits today at llccfoundation.org/around-the-world. Kits are limited.

McClarey sculpture to be displayed in A. Lincoln Commons

Ryan Roberts, Karen Sanders (holding Lincoln sculpture) and John McClarey LLCC received a special visit from renowned sculptor John McClarey on Wednesday, July 28. The college will be proudly displaying his “Reflections” piece in A. Lincoln Commons.

Pictured L-R: Ryan Roberts, LLCC professor and librarian; Karen Sanders, vice president, advancement/LLCC Foundation executive director; and John McClarey.

Purchase an engraved brick and etch your name in history

Etch your name in history and help students for generations to come. Stepping Stones. To purchase an engraved brick and support LLCC students go to: https://llccfoundation.org/buy-a-brick. LLCC Lincoln Land Community College Foundation. Example bricks: Sykes Family Dave, Barb Sara & Emma; In Memory of Brian McMillen veteran & trooper; Marge Kissel business office LLCC 1977-1990; Honoring family & friends Joe & Janet Semanik.
The LLCC Foundation is offering another opportunity to purchase engraved bricks to be placed in the SteppingSTONES courtyard just outside of A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. There are two sizes available 8” x 4” (with three lines of engraving) for $100 or 8” x 8” (with five lines of engraving) for $250. Bricks are limited and make great gifts for faculty, staff, students, retirees and alumni, or purchase one for yourself.

Proceeds benefit the LLCC Foundation’s Grow Beyond Endowment Fund, which assists students through scholarships and emergency, short-term help; supports new initiatives; and creates flexible, state-of-the-art learning environments.

Purchase an engraved brick today by ordering online at https://llccfoundation.org/buy-a-brick or contact the LLCC Foundation for a brick order form. For more information, please contact the Foundation at 217-786-2785.