LLCC receives portable X-ray equipment for radiography lab

Andrew Harmon, instructor, radiography; Casey Best, radiography student; Elliot Dawson, radiography student; Marjorie King, director, medical imaging and radiation oncology services at Memorial Medical Center; Janelle Murphy, program director radiographyLLCC recently received the gift of portable X-ray equipment from Memorial Medical Center in collaboration with BJC for use in the LLCC associate degree radiography lab. A portable X-ray machine is used to take diagnostic images of patients who cannot be transferred to a stationary unit.

“We thank Memorial Medical Center for their generosity,” said Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation. “The portable X-ray machine makes a great addition to the state-of-the-art equipment available to our students and allows them to practice on the same equipment they will find on the job.”

“Our students will have hands-on experience with this technology and be better prepared for their role as X-ray students at the clinical sites they attend as part of their education,” added Janelle Murphy, director of the LLCC radiography program.

LEAGUE Campaign activities

LLCC Foundation Fabulous LEAGUE Campaign 2019All faculty and staff are invited to join the LEAGUE Committee for the Fabulous LEAGUE Campaign Kickoff on Tuesday, March 26, in the Student Union beginning at 11:45 a.m. But first, join us for the LEAGUE Poker Run starting today! Visit each of the five participating locations (or email the contact person if located off-site) to draw a playing card. The person with the best poker hand wins and will receive a prize. The winner will be announced at the LEAGUE Kickoff. View rules and the Poker Run Hand Sheet. Not a poker player? View the poker hand ranking sheet.

Don’t forget to bring some cash when you stop by the LLCC Foundation office so you can purchase your 50/50 tickets ($1 each or six for $5).

LLCC Foundation announces 2019 Pearson Master Teacher nominees

Nineteen eligible nominations were received for the 2019 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. The award annually recognizes an exceptional full-time, faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC. The 2019 award recipient will be announced at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony.

Congratulations to:

  • Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English
  • Dave Cox, professor of biology
  • Marlene Emmons, professor of English
  • Dr. Joe Hoff, professor of Spanish
  • Dr. Paul Hudson, professor of business
  • Rebecca Miller-McGrath, assistant professor of psychology
  • Janet Moulton, associate professor of nursing
  • Dr. Judith Nichols, professor of psychology
  • Dr. Jennifer O’Malley, professor of biology
  • Adrienne Range, assistant professor of biology
  • Randall Rue, professor of criminal justice
  • Dr. Colin Suchland, professor of sociology
  • Anthony Tate, associate professor of biology
  • Katie Tice, professor of accounting
  • Natasha Trame, associate professor of psychology
  • George Vaughn, professor of English
  • Dr. John Vinzant, professor of political science
  • Dr. Ellen Watkins, professor of sociology
  • Kirk Yenerall, professor of mathematics

Foundation scholarship applications due March 1

As a reminder, the LLCC Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year through March 1. Faculty and staff are invited to encourage students to apply.

It’s easy to apply. Students submitting a complete application are automatically considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible.

The online application is available by going to www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships. For more information, contact Michelle Burger at 786-4502 or email michelle.burger@llcc.edu.

LEAGUE Committee seeks performers for kickoff

LLCC Foundation Fabulous LEAGUE Campaign 2019Calling all acts! Do you have a special talent such as singing, juggling or performing magic acts? Are you an Elvis impersonator in your free time? The theme of this year’s annual faculty and staff giving campaign, known as LEAGUE, is based on Las Vegas. The LEAGUE Committee is seeking “acts” to perform short (five-minutes or less) performances during the Las Vegas themed kickoff luncheon on Tuesday, March 26. In order to be considered, performers will be invited to attend a brief “audition” prior to the kickoff. Those interested should contact Barb Eades in the LLCC Foundation at 786-2255 or by email at Barbara.Eades@llcc.edu.

Nominations for Pearson Master Teacher due today

Nominate an LLCC professor. Drs. Raymond & Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. It's easy ... Go to Blackboard or visit LLCCFoundation.org. Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Questions? 786-2785, LLCCFoundation@LLCC.edu. Lincoln Land Community College FoundationThe LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alums and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2019 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 currently being accepted.  LLCC students, faculty and staff may also log into Blackboard to access the nomination form.  Nominations must be submitted by today, Feb. 6, 2019.

For more information, stop by the LLCC Foundation on the first level of Menard Hall, Room 1214; call 786-2785; or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

Nominations for Pearson Master Teacher due Feb. 6

Nominate an LLCC professor. Drs. Raymond & Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. It's easy ... Go to Blackboard or visit LLCCFoundation.org. Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Questions? 786-2785, LLCCFoundation@LLCC.edu. Lincoln Land Community College FoundationThe LLCC Foundation invites students, faculty, staff, alums and retirees to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the 2019 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 currently being accepted.  LLCC students, faculty and staff may also log into Blackboard to access the nomination form.  Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

For more information, stop by the LLCC Foundation on the first level of Menard Hall, Room 1214; call 786-2785; or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

Paul Simon Essay Contest

Please encourage students to enter this year’s Paul Simon Essay Contest. An essay of 500 words or less on the topic “How my community college changed my life” gets students entered to win cash and other cool prizes, courtesy of the LLCC Foundation and Bookstore. The local winner will be entered in the statewide competition for the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Students can schedule appointments in the LLCC Writing Center to get help with their essays. Submissions are due by 3 p.m. on March 15. See the 2019 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest flyer or contact the Writing Center for more information.

Tasty Italia another success

The Tasty Italia dinner was again held Saturday evening in the culinary labs and Bistro Verde. According to Karen Sanders, executive director of the LLCC Foundation, the event has been called both Joys of the Table and Tasty Italia. In 2015, community leaders Satch Pecori and Mike Aiello set out on a mission — a culinary journey of sorts — to help LLCC culinary students. Not only have their wonderful, tasty and joyful events directly helped students with scholarships, but also ensured that a group of students had an experience of a lifetime with a study abroad trip to Italy in 2018. All attendees ensure the success of these events as it has become one of the most sought after tickets in town! A very special thanks to Satch Pecori and Mike Aiello for the special investment in LLCC students.

Satch Pecori, Dr. Charlotte Warren, and Mike AielloLLCC student at Tasty ItaliaSean Keeley and Satch PecoriStudents at Tasty Italia

LEAGUE grant applications due today

LEAGUE grant applications are due in the LLCC Foundation, located on the first floor in Menard Hall, today, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Approximately $10,000 from the faculty and staff giving campaign known as LEAGUE is available for projects and programs at LLCC.

Access grant guidelines and the application and budget worksheet. They may also be obtained on the Foundation website. LEAGUE grant applications are reviewed by a committee and the award recipients will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff luncheon on March 26.

In order to be considered, you must submit your funding request by today at 5 p.m.  For questions, call the LLCC Foundation at 786-2785.