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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
“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.”
Today is Giving Tuesday, a national event created as a way for people to support charitable giving after the retail phenomena of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Support LLCC students by making a donation to the LLCC Foundation.
Order Papa John’s pizza today, Dec. 2 and support LLCC students. Papa John’s will donate 15 percent of your order to the LLCC Foundation in support of students. Click to enlarge poster for more information.
Order Papa John’s pizza Tuesday, Dec. 2 and support LLCC students. Papa John’s will donate 15 percent of your order to the LLCC Foundation in support of students. Click to enlarge poster for more information.
A reminder that applications for L.E.A.G.U.E. grants are due in the LLCC Foundation Friday, 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.
Grant guidelines, application and budget worksheet are below, or may be obtained by calling the LLCC Foundation at 786-2785. More information is available at www.LLCCFoundation.org. Just hover over “What We Do” and click on “Educational Support.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.LLCCFoundation.org. 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.