The LLCC Foundation’s 14th annual Gala will be May 2. The theme for the event is based on Alice in Wonderland, and the Foundation is seeking teapots, teacups and saucers to be used for décor. If you have any of these items that you don’t mind parting with and would like to donate, please contact Barb Eades at 786-2255 or Barbara.Eades@llcc.edu.
If you are interested in joining the fun by serving on the LEAGUE Committee to help plan the annual faculty and staff giving campaign, we would love to hear from you! The committee meets once a month, and members serve for two years. We ask the following of committee members:
- Attend the one-hour monthly committee meetings (October – March).
- Help the day of the kickoff luncheon on Professional Development Day, Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020.
- Make a contribution to the LEAGUE Campaign. The amount is entirely up to you. It can be $1.
Please contact Barb Eades at 786-2255 or by email for more information.
LLCC officials broke ground yesterday on a new building for the study of agriculture. LLCC Board Chair Wayne Rosenthal announced that the new structure on the east edge of campus will be named the Kreher Agriculture Center, in honor of the late Charles and Irene Kreher.
The 19,750-square-foot, $7.5 million building is being funded by annual distributions from the Kreher Farm Perpetual Charitable Trust to the LLCC Foundation and is expected to open in the spring semester of 2021.
“This cutting-edge facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, student gathering spaces and a spacious, glassed-in expo area for ag simulators,” said Rosenthal. “The building will incorporate technology and active learning to prepare students for success in the 21st century workplace.”
LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., expressed excitement for the next step: a new facility. “But even more important are the people who will work and learn here. We have outstanding faculty and staff in our agriculture program. Our agriculture students are active and top notch. They continually bring home awards and recognitions that make us proud.”
LLCC Ag Club President Skye Kretzinger commented on the importance of the occasion. “Today is a major day for all of those who have, are or are going to be attending LLCC as an agriculture student. This new building signifies change and our future of agriculturists. Throughout this new building, students will be learning to become our next agronomists, animal nutritionists, land surveyors and much more; they will be becoming the future of agriculture.”
Also participating in the groundbreaking were LLCC Board of Trustee members Ken Elmore, vice chair; Gordon Gates, secretary; Dr. Vicki Davis; Craig Findley; Jeff Fulgenzi; and Student Trustee Aaliyah Kissick.
Unveiling the architectural rendering of the new building were Don Wienhoff, trustee of the Kreher Charitable Trust, along with trust representatives Bob Stuart and Larry Hardy, and Wyatt Banks, Professional Agricultural Student representative.
You can make a difference if you shop on Amazon for Prime Day deals yet today, July 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1360597, and AmazonSmile donates to Lincoln Land Community College Foundation! To date, 62 people have helped raise nearly $1,500 to benefit students at LLCC simply by shopping through AmazonSmile. You can join these supporters by using the link above. Imagine how much more assistance the Foundation could provide with even more supporters!
You can make a difference if you shop on Amazon for deals on Prime Day, July 15, or July 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1360597, and AmazonSmile donates to Lincoln Land Community College Foundation! To date, 62 people have helped raise nearly $1,500 to benefit students at LLCC simply by shopping through AmazonSmile. You can join these supporters by using the link above. Imagine how much more assistance the Foundation could provide with even more supporters!
It’s not too late to make your annual contribution to the LLCC Foundation through the LEAGUE Campaign. Donate to LEAGUE by Tuesday, April 30 to be entered into a drawing for some great prizes including $150 cash donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet. Complete the LEAGUE contribution form and return to the 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 by supporting scholarships, grants and more.
Congratulations to Holly Gietl the winner of $205 from the LEAGUE 50/50 drawing and to Joe Hoff who won the first $150 LEAGUE cash prize which was donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet.
Thanks to all who purchased tickets in support of the LEAGUE campaign which benefits our programs and students like Aaliyah Kissick, who spoke at the LEAGUE luncheon about the impact that faculty and staff at LLCC have had on her.
If you would like to make a donation to the LEAGUE campaign to help students like Aaliyah, please complete the 2019 enrollment form and return to the LLCC Foundation office. Make your donation by April 30, and you will be eligible to win an additional $150 in cash!
For more information call the Foundation at 786-2785.
As announced at the LEAGUE Kickoff on Tuesday, nearly $10,000 was awarded for LEAGUE grants for the following:
- Community Education/Youth Enrichment Services – to purchase equipment and curriculum for the STEM program, “Ready, Set, Drone! at LLCC”
- EMS Program – infant airway management trainer
- Health Professions – provide students with hands-on experience with the mass disaster training simulation;
- Adult Education – 100 GED Ready Practice vouchers and GED test vouchers
- Financial Aid – two iPads, screen protectors and cases for the FAFSA mobile application
- LLCC-Jacksonville/CAS – laptop for virtual interpreter services
- Math and Sciences – to furnish the anatomy & physiology room with new models
- Nursing – updated iPads for the nursing simulation lab
These grants are made possible by donations to the LEAGUE Campaign. It’s not too late to contribute. Please complete the 2019 enrollment form and return to the Foundation office. If you make a contribution by the end of the day on Friday, March 29, you will be entered into the drawing for the first $150 cash prize, donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet. Purchase 50/50 drawing tickets by 5 p.m. on Friday as well in the Foundation.