$18 million gift benefiting LLCC Agriculture announced

Kreher Charitable Trust CheckOfficials of the LLCC Foundation announced yesterday that the college’s agriculture program is the beneficiary of the Kreher Farm Perpetual Charitable Trust, with total assets of $18 million. The gift will be used to transform and grow the LLCC agriculture program.

Speakers at the event were Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; Don Wienhoff, Quorum Consulting; Bill Harmon, LLCC agronomy professor and agriculture program coordinator; Dominic Ruppert, LLCC agriculture student; and Karen Sanders, executive director of the LLCC Foundation. View photos from the press conference.

“The Kreher’s desire was that agriculture be promoted in various ways, to the benefit of – first and foremost – students, along with farmers and the community as a whole. This support will enable us to meet the needs of our growing and diverse student population and provide relevant, up-to-date curriculum on the latest technology in state-of-the-art facilities and environments,” said Harmon. Read more.

The announcement was covered by WAND, WCIA, WICS, FOX 55State Journal-Register, RFD-Illinois, NPR-Illinois, WTAX, WFMB, WTIM, WSMI and the LLCC Lamp.

LEAGUE Luau, March 27

LEAGUE LUAU

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Giving to LEAGUE is about supporting students, like Evan Miller. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me reach my dream and pushing me closer to my goal … for reminding me that hard work doesn’t go unseen … for reminding me that it’s worth it.” – Evan Miller

What is LEAGUE?

LEAGUE is an acronym for Leaders Establishing Annual Gifts Underwriting Education and is the annual opportunity for LLCC faculty and staff to make charitable donations back to the college. Funds raised go directly to support LLCC students through scholarships, grants and other Foundation funds. No LEAGUE dollars are used for operating expenses for the LLCC Foundation.

Nearly half of all LLCC faculty and staff donate to the LLCC Foundation through the LEAGUE campaign. Besides the great work you do every day, LLCC faculty and staff truly support their own.

Join us for the LEAGUE Luau on Professional Development Day, Tuesday, March 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the student union. A luau-style lunch will be provided, and all are welcome to participate in the fun.

Why give?

Most people say a personal connection is the main reason for charitable giving and because they feel it’s the right thing to do. What better investment than our students? You’re truly making their lives better with the gift of education.

Foundation scholarship deadline approaching

The LLCC Foundation 2018-2019 scholarship application deadline is March 1. Faculty and staff are invited to encourage students to apply. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible. The scholarship guidelines and online application are available at www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships. For additional information, contact Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at 786-4502.

Foundation scholarship applications due March 1

The LLCC Foundation 2018-2019 scholarship application deadline is March 1. Faculty and staff are invited to encourage students to apply. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible. The scholarship guidelines and online application are available at www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships. For additional information, contact Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at 786-4502.

LLCC Foundation scholarship applications due March 1

The LLCC Foundation 2018-2019 scholarship application deadline is March 1. Faculty and staff are invited to encourage students to apply. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible. The scholarship guidelines and online application are available at www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships. For additional information, contact Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at 786-4502.

2018 Pearson Master Teacher nominees

Forty-three eligible nominations were received for the 2018 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. Congratulations to:

  • Carmen Allen, professor, computer programming
  • Craig Beckmier, professor, agriculture
  • Deborah Brothers, professor, English
  • Diana Coffman, professor, biology
  • Connie Costello, assistant professor, nursing
  • Dave Cox, professor, biology
  • Angie Gum-Miller, professor, math
  • Mark Hardiman, professor, theatre
  • Jane Hartman, professor, music
  • John Mark Henry, professor, math
  • Joe Hoff, professor, Spanish
  • Taiebeh Hosseinali, professor, teacher education
  • Paul Hudson, professor, business
  • Tameka Johnson-Tillman, instructor, English
  • Kevin Kirsch, professor, AutoCAD
  • Rebecca Klatt, professor, reading
  • Terry Logsdon, professor, philosophy
  • Katie McAfee, professor, accounting
  • Susan McClintock, professor, math
  • Tim McKenzie, professor, journalism and humanities
  • Brenda Michel, professor, nursing
  • Rebecca Miller-McGrath, assistant professor, psychology
  • Richard Monke, professor, math
  • Janet Moulton, associate professor, nursing
  • Judy Nichols, professor, psychology
  • Jennifer O’Malley, professor, biology
  • Samantha Reif, associate professor, geology
  • Ryan Roberts, professor and librarian
  • Mark Roehrs, professor, history
  • Randy Rue, professor, criminal justice
  • David Sack, professor, math
  • Donna Satterlee, professor, practical nursing
  • Matt Shaver, professor, digital media
  • Colin Suchland, professor, sociology
  • Keven Tait, instructor, A/C, refrigeration & heating
  • Rich Teeter, professor, agri-business management
  • Natasha Trame, associate professor, psychology
  • Paul Van Heuklom, professor, English
  • George Vaughn, professor, English
  • John Vinzant, professor, political science
  • Tara Walk, associate professor, criminal justice
  • Danyle Watkins, assistant professor, early childhood education
  • Beth Wiediger, professor, psychology

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 2018 award recipient will be announced at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony May 3.

Nominate a Pearson Master Teacher by Feb. 7

Nominations for the 2018 Pearson Master Teacher Award will close on Wednesday, Feb. 7.  Students, faculty, staff, alums and retirees are invited to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the annual award that recognizes an exceptional faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC.

Simply use the online nomination form or log into Blackboard. Again, nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

For more information, call 786-2217 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.