Alumni Services accepting nominations for 2015 Honored Alumni Award

Lincoln Land Community College Alumni Services is accepting nominations for its 2015 Honored Alumni Award. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 28, 2014.

Anyone may nominate an LLCC alum for the award by completing a nomination form that is available on the Alumni web page. Nominees must have graduated from or successfully completed coursework at LLCC; achieved outstanding success and distinction in his/her chosen field; demonstrated humanitarian service; have a continued interest in and support of education and community colleges; and have the ability to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 15, 2015.

Past recipients of the Honored Alumni Award include:  2009 – Bill Ames of Springfield; 2010 – Michelle Tjelmeland of Springfield; 2011 – Bruce Compton of St. Charles, Mo.; 2012 – Gregg Humphrey of Springfield; 2013 – Jim Matheis of Springfield; and 2014 – Karla Carwile of Glenview, Ill.

For more information, call the LLCC Alumni Services Office 217.786.4612 or email

It’s L.E.A.G.U.E. grant application time

Now through Dec. 5, the LLCC Foundation is accepting applications for L.E.A.G.U.E. grants. Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring.

The Foundation will award approximately $10,000 as a direct result of the success of the annual faculty and staff campaign. Grant guidelines, application and budget worksheet are attached below or may be obtained by calling the LLCC Foundation at 6-2785. More information is available at Just hover over “What We Do” and click on “Educational Support.”

Donations to the L.E.A.G.U.E. campaign support LLCC students through the L.E.A.G.U.E grant program, scholarships, and other funds, including the “Pay It Forward” fund which helps students with emergent needs. Each year approximately 40-percent of LLCC faculty and staff support the Foundation through this campaign which continues through mid-April. Our thanks to our generous LLCC faculty and staff for contributing a record setting $56,600 to the 2014-2015 LEAGUE campaign.

Again, the grant application deadline is Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at 5 p.m. Awards will be announced at the L.E.A.G.U.E. kickoff on March 24, 2015. For more information, contact Janet Semanik at 6-2217.

LEAGUE Grant App 2015


LEAGUE Grant Budget Worksheet 2015

Foundation “Pay It Forward Fund” to benefit from local charity event

The LLCC Foundation invites you to the Riverton Quarter Auction, taking place Monday, Sept. 22, at St. James Catholic Church, 112 N. 6th Street.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m.  Click HERE to read more about it!

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Foundation’s Pay It Forward Fund. The Pay It Forward Fund was established by an LLCC Foundation Board member to support emergency student needs, allowing our students to stay in the classroom.

Eat at Bob Evans and help raise $$ for an LLCC Foundation scholarship fund

The LLCC Foundation will be the beneficiary of a scholarship fundraiser by the Springfield Civic Garden Club on Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 9. For all those eating at a Bob Evans restaurant in Springfield (4221 Conestoga Dr., near Meijer and 3050 Stevenson Dr.) on those dates, Bob Evans will donate cash for 15 percent of all food orders, including eat-in or carryout, to the LLCC/SCGC scholarship fund. You will need to print a copy of this flier for each guest check. All are welcome to participate, but MUST take a copy of the flier to the restaurant and present it at the time of check-out. The scholarship is open to LLCC students in the horticulture, landscape design, turf management and environmental-related programs.

Grow Beyond Campaign hits milestone

Thanks to the generosity of community friends and LLCC faculty and staff, we just surpassed the $1,000,000 milestone mark for the Grow Beyond campaign! Our total endowment fund balance now sits at $1,014,869.45!

Sept. edition of Foundation newsletter, “Circle of Friends”

LLCC alums are front and center in the September 2014 edition of “Circle of Friends.”  Read about Ryan Murphy, LLCC alum and 2014 Foundation Board Chair, and how Lincoln Land laid the foundation for lifelong friendships, as well as giving back.  And meet Kevin Ladage, a 2002 alum recently recognized for his new and emerging business.  Click here to read these stories and other good news in “Circle of Friends.”

Desert Princess sculpture relocated

Desert Princess

“Desert Princess-Child of the Raven” by artist Marshall Park Mitchell has been relocated from the second floor of Menard Hall to the more natural surroundings of the Helen Hamilton area.  The sculpture was a gift to the LLCC Foundation from Mr. and Mrs. Glen Brandt and Mr. and Mrs. George R. Bunn in 2002.