Two guest chefs prepare “Joys of the Table” dinner to benefit student scholarships

The Culinary Institute hosted Guest Chefs Mike Aiello, president and CEO of R.W. Troxell Insurance, and Sergio (Satch) Pecori, president FullSizeRenderand CEO of Hanson Professional Services (shown here with LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.) for the “Joys of the Table” dinner. The event was a fundraiser for culinary arts student scholarships. The two guest chefs donated their time and paid for all of the food served. The college extends its thanks to them.

LLCC Foundation still accepting 2015-16 scholarship applications

The LLCC Foundation is still accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year through Monday, March 2. Students planning to attend LLCC in fall 2015 are encouraged 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 in 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 by clicking on “For Student Scholarships” at the top right corner of the page. Students may also visit the LLCC Foundation in Menard Hall on the Springfield campus at 5250 Shepherd Road, or any of LLCC’s locations in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield or Taylorville for a hard copy application.

For more information, call Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at ext. 6.4502.

Congratulations, 2015 Pearson Master Teacher nominees!

Twenty-three eligible nominations were received for the 2015 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. Congratulations to:

Carmen Allen, Professor, Computer Programs
Michelle Coakes, Professor, Art
Diana Coffman, Professor Biology
Anthony DiMaggio, Associate Professor, Political Science
Jason Dockter, Professor, English
Marlene Emmons, Professor, English
Sharon Evans, Professor, Reading
Eve Fischberg, Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Joe Hoff, Professor, Spanish
Paul Hudson, Professor, Business
Bob Johnson, Professor, Architecture and Construction Technology
Kevin Kirsch, Professor, Auto CAD
Rebecca Klatt, Associate Professor, Reading
Katie McAfee, Associate Professor, Accounting
Janet Moulton, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Michael Ramm, Professor, Chemistry
Randy Rue, Professor, Law Enforcement
Liesl Smith, Professor, English
Leslie Stalter, Professor, Art
Gary Swee, Professor, Anthropology
Natasha Trame, Associate Professor, Psychology
Danyle Watkins, Instructor, Early Childhood Education
Ellen Watkins, Professor, Sociology

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 2015 award recipient will be announced at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony in May.

Former athletic director Dick Dhabalt to be recognized at homecoming game

In acknowledgement of his dedication to education, athletics and students at LLCC, former LLCC athletic director, men’s basketball coach and founding faculty member Dick Dhabalt will receive special recognition with the Dick Dhabalt Athlete of the Year Award. The award will recognize annually both one LLCC male and female athlete.

Mr. Dhabalt will be recognized with the award during half-time of the women’s basketball game, which will begin at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 14 when the Lady Loggers take on the Lincoln College Lynx in Cass Gymnasium. The men’s game will follow at 4 p.m. Admission for the games is $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12 and is free for LLCC students, faculty and staff with an LLCC ID.

During his tenure at LLCC, Mr. Dhabalt served 20 years as athletic director, 20 years as head men’s basketball coach and 25 years as a faculty member teaching physical education and math. He was selected by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) to serve as the Region IV assistant director and then director of Region XXIV. He was inducted into the NJCAA Region XXIV Hall of Fame in 1991, and is an athlete Hall of Fame member at LLCC, as well as his alma mater, Bradley University.

 

Master Teacher nomination deadline is Wednesday

Through this Wednesday, Feb. 4, the LLCC Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2015 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC. To submit nominations, log onto Blackboard, or go to www.LLCCFoundation.org, hover over “What We Do,” then click on “Nominate a Master Teacher.” Paper nomination forms may also be printed from the web site or are available in the LLCC Foundation office. 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 accepting scholarship applications for 2015-2016 academic year

The LLCC Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students planning to attend LLCC in fall 2015 are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is March 2.

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 in 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 by clicking on “For Student Scholarships” at the top right corner of the page. Students may also visit the LLCC Foundation in Menard Hall on the Springfield campus at 5250 Shepherd Road, or any of LLCC’s locations in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield or Taylorville for a hard copy application.

For more information, call Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at ext. 6.4502.

Master Teacher nominations being accepted

The LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alums and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2015 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master StudentFlierMT2015_Master Teacher 03-04 posterTeacher 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 log into Blackboard, or go to www.LLCCFoundation.org, hover over “What We Do,” then click on “Nominate a Master Teacher.” Paper nomination forms may also be printed from the website or are available in the LLCC Foundation office. Nominations must be submitted to the Foundation by Wednesday, Feb. 4.

For more information stop by the LLCC Foundation in Menard Hall room 1214, call 786-2785 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

LLCC students donate nearly $800 during the holiday season

Thank you to our students who graciously contributed nearly $800 to LLCC Foundation’s Pay It Forward Fund during the holiday season. Students were asked to make a donation of any amount to the fund when selling back textbooks at the LLCC Bookstore during book buyback—the week of Dec. 15. LLCC students really stepped up to the call! Donations to the Pay It Forward Fund support students who may need emergency assistance. For example, the fund has been used to purchase gas cards, bus passes, books, tools for auto tech students and course materials for nursing students. The fund has also paid for tuition to help keep students in the classroom.

L.E.A.G.U.E. grant applications due today; 2015-2016 scholarship applications being accepted

A reminder that applications for L.E.A.G.U.E. grants are due in the LLCC Foundation today, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. Approximately $10,000 will be awarded at the L.E.A.G.U.E. kickoff on March 24, 2015. Application materials can be found in an article dated Dec. 1.

LLCC Foundation scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year are being accepted online at www.llccfoundation.org. Faculty and staff are invited to encourage students to apply. For more information about LLCC Foundation scholarships, contact Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at ext. 64502.

LLCC Foundation receives $420,687 gift

Lincoln Land Community College Foundation was presented with a $420,687.07 gift Monday, Dec. 1. Micah Bartlett, president and CEO of Town and Country Bank, presented the check on behalf of the Russell L. and Thelma L. Kirchner Trust.

L to R - Karen Sanders, LLCC Foundation executive director; Micah Bartlett, president and CEO, Town and Country Bank; Ryan Murphy, LLCC Foundation board chairman; Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president, LLCC; Jennifer Stice, senior trust officer, Town and Country Bank; Lori Smith, LLCC Foundation scholarship program coordinator; Katie Boston, LLCC student; Tom Gallagher, senior vice president, Town and Country Bank; and Jason Barth, LLCC Foundation board member

L to R – Karen Sanders, LLCC Foundation executive director; Micah Bartlett, president and CEO, Town and Country Bank; Ryan Murphy, LLCC Foundation board chairman; Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president, LLCC; Jennifer Stice, senior trust officer, Town and Country Bank; Lori Smith, LLCC Foundation scholarship program coordinator; Katie Boston, LLCC student; Tom Gallagher, senior vice president, Town and Country Bank; and Jason Barth, LLCC Foundation board member

“With this gift, the Kirchner’s legacy of learning and love for education will continue and assist students,” stated Ryan Murphy, LLCC Foundation board chairman. The gift from the Kirchner Trust Agreement, the principal from the trust, is being used to establish the Russell L. and Thelma L. Kirchner Endowment Scholarship. The annual interest earned on the endowment will be used to fund several scholarships. The scholarships will help the LLCC Foundation fill an important need of the college’s district residents by offering financial assistance to students. The scholarships will be available for first-time and continuing students who are pursuing any program of study. “The Foundation’s goal is to continue to provide scholarships to target populations to meet the needs of district residents,” said Mr. Murphy.

Russell L. and Thelma L. Kirchner were very charitable in nature. They valued supporting higher education for area youth. While in Springfield, they owned the Colonial Motel on South MacArthur and the Spring Street Laundromat.

“Town and Country Bank had the distinct honor of carrying on the Kirchner’s values and generosity, and the responsibility to carry on their wishes,” stated Mr. Bartlett. “As trustee, we solicited proposals at various times from multiple colleges and universities. In each case, the proposal and information provided by LLCC demonstrated both the ability and commitment we sought as trustee.”