Join us May 5 at the “Secret Garden”

Secret GardenFaculty and staff are invited to come explore the “Secret Garden” at the 12th Annual LLCC Foundation Gala! As in past years, this celebration promises to be a beautiful affair, highlighting LLCC students and programs, with all proceeds benefiting learning initiatives at the college. Tickets for the Gala are available for $125.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6 p.m. followed by a famously delicious gourmet dinner prepared and served by LLCC culinary students and instructors. Students in the LLCC Big Band under the direction of Professor Jane Hartman will provide musical entertainment.

The event also features a terrific silent and live auction as well as the very popular Treasure Box, this year featuring a Pandora bracelet and earrings courtesy of Giganti and Giganti. Donations of wine and spirits for the popular Wall of Wines and Spirits are always appreciated. Cash gifts designated for wine and spirit purchases are also welcome.

To purchase tickets to the Gala or to drop off donations, please stop by the LLCC Foundation in Menard Hall or call 786-2785 for details. Thank you for supporting LLCC students!

Donate to LEAGUE by April 30 for a chance to win!

BIO 107 models

Donations to the LEAGUE Campaign provided a grant to purchase models for BIO 107 to eliminate the need to share equipment with other biology courses.

It’s not too late to make your annual contribution to the LLCC Foundation through the LEAGUE Campaign. Donate to LEAGUE choosing payroll deduction by Monday, April 30, to be entered into a drawing for lots of great prizes including movie passes, gift cards, Knights Action Park passes and $150 cash donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet. Complete the LEAGUE contribution form (include link to form) and return to the LLCC Foundation to be entered into the drawing.

Thank you to those who have donated more than $42,000 so far. Your gift makes an impact on the lives of our students. Donations are needed for the general scholarship fund, LEAGUE Grants and the greatest needs of the college.

Tasty Italia a success with all proceeds to students

“Tasty Italia” was held Saturday, April 7 at LLCC’s Bistro Verdé. It was a sellout success again thanks to generous guest chefs and donors Mike Aiello and Sergio “Satch” Pecori. The guest chefs created an Italian feast, all in the name of student learning! The LLCC Foundation extends special thanks to Mike and Satch for sharing their talents as well as their treasure in presenting this event. The two donated all food and beverages allowing 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit LLCC culinary students!

Mike AielloSergio "Satch" PecoriSergio "Satch" Pecori and Sean KeeleyMike Aiello

LEAGUE grants and door decorating contest

Finance Dept. decorated door "Aloha from Finance"Thanks to all who participated in the LEAGUE Hawaiian-themed Door Decorating Contest. The votes are in, and the LLCC Finance Department is the winner of a jeans day in May!

There is still time to win the second $150 cash drawing that was donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet. Make a donation to the LEAGUE Campaign through payroll deduction by April 30. 2018 LEAGUE Donation Enrollment Form

More than $10,000 was awarded for LEAGUE Grants during the kickoff celebration on March 27 for the following:

  • For the refurbishing of anatomy and physiology arm models (Math & Sciences)
  • For the purchase of adult airway management trainer (EMS)
  • For the purchase of student surgical instrument kits for students to practice with (Surgical Technology)
  • For the purchase of a pediatric simulation manikin (Respiratory Care)
  • Toward the purchase of Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) Taskforce and Prevention programming kits
  • To purchase Spanish language resources for students (Library/Arts & Humanities)
  • For stackable easels (Art & Humanities)
  • To purchase lighting for the theatre program (Art & Humanities)

Voting ends today for LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest

Vote for your favorite decorated office door in the LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest by emailing your vote to The deadline to vote is today, April 4, by 5 p.m. The winning entry will receive a jeans day in May. View the entries. Please note that the LLCC Center for Academic Success was accidentally omitted when the photo album was first released, but is now included. You can find the name of the office by clicking on the photo; the description will be at the bottom-center of the screen.

LEAGUE LuauAlso, congratulations to winners of the LEAGUE 50/50 and first cash prize!

  • 50/50 – Amy Williams
  • First $150 cash drawing (donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet) – Vanessa Avery

2018 Master Teacher finalists announced

Five faculty members have been named finalists for the 2018 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. They are:

  • Carmen Allen, professor, computer programming
  • Mark Hardiman, professor, theatre
  • Taiebeh Hosseinali, professor, teacher education
  • Katie Tice, professor, accounting
  • Rich Teeter, professor, agri-business management

One of these individuals will be named the award recipient at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony on May 9. The Pearson award annually recognizes a full-time faculty member for his or her exceptional contributions to student learning.

The LLCC Foundation would like to thank all of this year’s nominees for their energy and efforts every day on behalf of LLCC students.


LEAGUE Luau dancingThanks so much to all who attended and took part in the fun and games at Tuesday’s LEAGUE Luau! What a great day for our students with gifts and pledges of support totaling more than $35,000! Thank you for all you do for our students and for your generous support. There is still time to make your gift by completing the 2018 LEAGUE enrollment form and returning it to the LLCC Foundation.


Door Decorating Contest

People have until noon this Friday, to email their photo of their decorated doors. Photos of the doors will appear in LincIn next week, and people can vote on their favorite decorated door by emailing the LLCC Foundation at The winners will receive a jeans day this May!

50/50 Tickets

Tickets for the 50/50 drawing will continue to be sold in the LLCC Foundation through this Friday, March 30. A winner will be drawn and contacted on Monday, April 2.

Cash Drawing(s)

LEAGUE Luau bingo

People who make a donation to LEAGUE by 5 p.m. this Friday, March 30 will be entered into a drawing for the first $150 cash prize (donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet).  Everyone making a donation by the end of April will be entered into the second cash drawing of $150. Winners will be contacted.


Anyone making a donation to LEAGUE will be eligible to win remaining prizes from today. Names will be drawn and winners contacted.

LEAGUE Luau hula hoop contestDr. Lindquist playing ukulele

LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest

Door at LLCC-Beardstown

Decorated door at LLCC-Beardstown

There is still time to participate in the LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest by decorating an office door using a Hawaiian or Luau theme. The winning department will receive a jeans day in May. See the guidelines for more details: LEAGUE Door Decorating Contest Guidelines.

Send a photo of your entry to to be included in LincIn for people to vote for their favorite.

Also, at the LEAGUE Luau tomorrow, come dressed in your favorite Hawaiian-themed attire for a chance to win a prize.

LLCC Child Development Center door

Decorated door at LLCC Child Development Center

You may also purchase 50/50 tickets from the LLCC Foundation for a chance to win cash! Tickets are just $1 each, 6 for $5 or 18 for $10.

LEAGUE is the annual giving campaign for LLCC faculty and staff to make charitable donations for grants, programs, scholarships and other important needs. The campaign always features a lot of fun, but the dollars raised are for a serious purpose — to support our students. So on their behalf, mahalo (thank you)!