Donate to LEAGUE campaign by April 28 for chance to win!

It’s not too late to make your annual contribution to the LLCC Foundation through the LEAGUE Campaign. Donate to LEAGUE choosing payroll deduction by Friday, April 28 at 5 p.m. to be entered into a drawing for lots of great prizes including gas cards, gift cards and baskets and $150 cash donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet.  Complete the form 2017 Enrollment Form and return to the Foundation to be entered into the drawing.

Thank you to the nearly 150 people who have donated more than $47,000 so far. Your gift makes an impact on the lives of our students by supporting scholarships, grants and more.

LEAGUE – It’s Game On!

Thanks so much to all who attended and took part in the fun and games at Tuesday’s LEAGUE kickoff!  What a great day for our students with gifts and pledges of support totaling more than $38,000!  On behalf of students like Mary Kate Curtin – a scholarship recipient – who spoke at the luncheon, thank you for all you do for our students and for your very generous support.

Stop by the Foundation by 5 p.m. this Friday for the following:

  • Donate to LEAGUE choosing payroll deduction and your name will be entered into a drawing for the first $150 cash giveaway (thanks to members of the Cabinet for donating the prize money)!
    2017 Enrollment Form.
  • Purchase 50/50 tickets for a chance to win cash (approximately $150 so far). Tickets are $1 each, $5 for 6, or $10 for 18.
  • Vote for your favorite decorated office door in the LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest or email your vote to The winner will receive a jeans day in May.

Funds from this campaign go directly to support LLCC students through scholarships, grants and more.  As a donor, you choose what you would like your gift to support.  The LLCC Foundation realizes you have choices in philanthropic support and given the ever increasing demands on individual and family budgets, please know how grateful we are that you’ve chosen the students of LLCC to be the recipients of your generous donations.

Congratulations to the 2017 Pearson Master Teacher nominees!

Fifteen eligible nominations were received for the 2017 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  Congratulations to:

  • Diana Coffman, Professor, Biology
  • Connie Costello, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Marlene Emmons, Professor, English
  • Mark Hardiman, Professor, Theatre
  • Beth Hoffmann, Professor, Communication
  • Paul Hudson, Professor, Business
  • Tameka Johnson-Tillman, Instructor, English
  • Frank Marsaglia, Professor, Computer Networking
  • Samantha Reif, Associate Professor, Geology
  • David Reynolds, Professor Sociology
  • Matt Shaver, Professor, Digital Media
  • Eric Stachera, Professor, English
  • Natasha Trame, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Matt Vespa, Professor, Math
  • Beth Wiediger, Professor, Psychology

The Pearsons, longtime Springfield physicians, made the award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation.  The award annually recognizes an exceptional full-time, faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC.  The 2017 award recipient will be announced at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony later this spring.

2017-2018 LLCC Foundation scholarship application now available!

The LLCC Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students considering or planning to attend LLCC beginning in fall 2017 are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is March 1.

LLCC Foundation scholarships are available for first-time and continuing students who will be enrolled full- or part-time at LLCC. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible.

The application is available online by going to For more information, contact Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at 217.786.4502 or


Master Teacher nominations now accepted

The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alums and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2017 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC.  A faculty member may receive the award one-time only.

Online nominations are now being accepted.  Simply click here for the nomination form or log into Blackboard.  Nominations must be submitted to the Foundation by Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

For more information stop by the LLCC Foundation, Level one, Menard Hall room 1214, call 786-2217 or e-mail

Shop Amazon Smile to Support LLCC Foundation


Shopping online at Amazon this holiday season? Support Lincoln Land Community College Foundation at the same time! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Lincoln Land Community College Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  Just use this link to get started!

Join us this week at the Winter Art Sale!

LLCC’s Art Department and the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum invite you to the 2nd annual Winter Art Sale Wednesday through Friday in the Trutter Center on the college’s Springfield campus.  A wide variety of original artwork from ceramics to fine art and more is reasonably priced and ready for holiday gift giving.

The event gets started Wednesday, Nov. 30 with a preview party from 5 to 7 p.m.  For a $10 cover, guests receive a first-opportunity to browse and buy art, plus gourmet hors d’oeuvres by LLCC students and music by Virgil Rhodes and Footprints.  A cash bar will be available.  Reservations are suggested by calling 786.2785.

Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 and 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the sale is free and open to the public with coffee and cookies served.  All artwork has been created by LLCC students with the proceeds supporting art students and the Trutter Museum.

For more information, call 786.2785, visit or email