Lincoln Land Community College Foundation 10th Annual Gala

Nearly 300 guests attended Lincoln Land Community College Foundation’s 10th annual Gala – The Great Gala – on Saturday, May 7 and celebrated in roaring twenties style!  Featuring a four-course gourmet meal prepared by LLCC’s culinary students under the direction of instructors, the event netted more than $60,000 to benefit the college’s students and educational programs.  Music was provided by LLCC’s Jazz and Big Bands.

Visit the Lincoln Land Community College Alumni and Friends page on Facebook to see a photo album from the event.

Contributions Sought for LLCC’s Gala

2016 Gala BannerLincoln Land Community College Foundation will present the 10th Annual Gala – The Great Gala on Saturday, May 7 in the Student Union.  This Great Gatsby inspired event will feature a gourmet meal prepared by our culinary students and instructors with musical entertainment provided by LLCC’s Stolen Moments Jazz Band and LLCC’s Big Band.  Proceeds from the Gala benefit student learning initiatives at the college.

The Foundation is seeking donations of wine or liquor for our Wall of Wine and Spirits.  Guests at the Gala can purchase bottles for $10 each via blind draw with a guaranteed value of $10 or more.  Last year this Wall of Wine and Spirits was so popular that we sold out half way through the evening!

The Corkscrew Wine Emporium is again offering a 15% discount on wine purchased for the Gala.  Purchase wine at the Corkscrew by May 2 for the Gala and you will receive recognition at the event.

Donations for the live and silent auction at the Gala are also being accepted.  Jewelry, artwork, vacation home stays and sporting event tickets are all popular items.  Please consider donating items if you find that you are unable to use them.  You may drop off wine or auction items in the Foundation Office.  Be sure to include the value of your donation so that we can acknowledge it.

2016 Master Teacher Finalists announced

Five faculty members have been named finalists for the 2016 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  They are:

  • Janice Badgett, Professor, Nursing
  • Deborah Brothers, Professor, English
  • Jason Dockter, Professor, English
  • Mary Goldstein, Professor, Nursing
  • Ryan Roberts, Professor, Librarian

One of these individuals will be named the award recipient at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony on Thursday, May 5, in the Student Union.  The Pearson award annually recognizes a full-time faculty member for his or her exceptional contributions to student learning.

Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson, longtime Springfield physicians, made this award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation.  The LLCC Foundation would like to thank all of this year’s nominees for their energy and efforts every day on behalf of LLCC students.

Deadline to apply for Foundation Scholarships

The deadline to submit scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year is tomorrow, March 1. Please remind students considering or planning to attend LLCC beginning in fall 2016 to apply!

LLCC Foundation scholarships are available for first-time and continuing students who will be enrolled full- or part-time at LLCC. Many of the scholarships are designed for students in any major, with the average award being approximately $1,000 per academic year. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible.

Only one application form is needed to apply for all scholarships. More information, in addition to the online application, can be found at www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships.

Contact Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at 217.786.4502 with questions.

2016 Pearson Master Teacher nominees announced

Nine eligible nominations were received for the 2016 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  Congratulations to:

  • Janice Badgett, Professor, Nursing
  • Craig Beckmier, Associate Professor, Agriculture
  • Deborah Brothers, Professor, English
  • Jason Dockter, Professor, English
  • Mary Goldstein, Professor, Nursing
  • Paul Hudson, Professor, Business
  • Brenda Michel, Professor Nursing
  • Janet Moulton, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Ryan Roberts, Professor, Librarian

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 2016 award recipient will be announced at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony in May.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10 final day to nominate a Master Teacher

Wednesday, Feb. 10 is the final day to submit nominations for the 2016 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alums and retirees to submit nominations of outstanding full-time, tenured faculty members for this annual award recognizing 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. Again, nominations must be submitted to the Foundation by Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

For more information stop by the LLCC Foundation, level one, Menard Hall room 1214, call 786-2217 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu

 

LLCC Foundation Board of Directors elects officers; welcomes four new members

The LLCC Foundation Board of Directors elected new officers, welcomed four new members, and recognized the retiring board chair and members at a recent meeting.

Jason Barth of Springfield was installed as board chair for 2016. Ken Elmore of Waggoner was elected vice chair and Tim Schroeder of Springfield was elected treasurer.

New members of the board: Gregory Marantz, Erica Riplinger, Lynne Sheaff and Neil Williamson Continue reading

Student-designed holiday cards available

This fall’s silkscreen class has designed and packaged holiday cards NoteCardswhich are available for sale in the LLCC Foundation. There are several different designs and cards are packaged in groups of four. Cost is $10 per package.

All proceeds from card sales will go to the LLCC Art Department. Cards will be for sale through next Friday, Dec. 18, so please stop by today and support art students with your purchase!