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

LLCC Foundation Fabulous LEAGUE Campaign 2019It’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.

LEAGUE prize winners

LLCC Foundation Fabulous LEAGUE Campaign 2019Congratulations 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.

LEAGUE grant dollars at work!

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.

LLCC winners of Paul Simon Essay Contest

Please join us in congratulating this year’s LLCC winners of the Paul Simon Essay Contest. Our first place winner will be forwarded on to the statewide competition for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Congratulations to our local winners, and good luck, Ashley, in the state contest!
First place: Ashley Berry
Second place: Tyler Berola
Third place: Emily Russel
Thank you to the LLCC Foundation and the LLCC Bookstore for donating prizes.

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 For more information, contact Michelle Burger at 786-4502 or email

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

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 Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Questions? 786-2785, 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