Commencement student speaker and Outstanding Graduate nominations sought

Commencement Student Speaker Nominations

The vice president of student services is currently seeking nominations for student speakers for LLCC Commencement 2020. If you would like to nominate a student, instructions along with an application and graduate listing are attached here for your convenience. All nominations should be returned to Menard Hall, Room 1255, no later than noon on Friday, March 27, 2020. Nominees must have completed graduation requirements at the end of the summer 2019, fall semester 2019, or be candidates for graduation at the end of spring semester 2020 or summer term 2020. All nominated students need to have their speech ready to audition on Wednesday, April 1, 2020  in Menard Hall, Room 2207 at 3 p.m.

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All Graduates SM19 to SM20
Student Speaker Application 2020

Outstanding Graduate Nominations

The Office of the Vice President of Student Services is seeking nominations for Outstanding Graduate for Commencement 2020. The recognition of a student as the outstanding graduate is an important part of the Commencement tradition at LLCC.

Each year, you have the opportunity to nominate candidates for recognition as the outstanding graduate. Please be sure to include the following criteria in your nomination: GPA, leadership, motivation, service to the college community, extracurricular activities and the ability to overcome obstacles.

If you would like to nominate a graduate, a listing of students who have applied for graduation is attached as well an application to complete and return to Menard 1255 no later than noon on Friday, March 27, 2020. Nominees must have completed graduation requirements at the end of the summer term 2019, fall semester 2019, or be candidates for graduation at the end of spring semester 2020 or summer term 2020. Please submit your nominations to Gailyn Draper by noon on Friday, March 27, 2020. The student accorded this honor will be recognized at the Student Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the student union. If you have any questions regarding this process, please call Gailyn Draper at 786-2213.

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Outstanding Graduate Nomination Form
All Graduates SM19 to SM20

LLCC hosted College Prep Summit

Patrick Moore talking with College Prep Summit studentsLLCC hosted 82 students from five high schools at the College Prep Summit Nov. 15. At the event, students took part in a college expo, campus tours, mock lectures and a student panel discussion, and also heard from keynote speaker, Shatoya Black, coordinator, TRIO/Student Support Services at Illinois State University.

College Prep Summit today

LLCC is hosting the College Prep Summit today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with activities starting in the Trutter Center. The College Prep Summit is an event that LLCC hosts annually to reach an important group of high school seniors within our district that may benefit from additional encouragement and information as they prepare for the transition to college. The summit provides a unique opportunity for our faculty and staff to work in a collaborative effort with representatives from other colleges and universities throughout the state. Throughout this event, students will have a chance to take part in a college expo, campus tours, mock lectures and a student panel discussion, and will also hear from keynote speaker, Shatoya Black, coordinator, TRIO/Student Support Services at Illinois State University.

LLCC honored as Volunteer of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois

Marina Wirsing, Dr. Deanna Blackwell, Michah Jackson and Dr. Lesley FrederickLLCC was honored with the 2019 Volunteer of the Year award at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois Great Futures Gala Oct. 17. LLCC offered the Teen Career Launch Program for the third year in a row last summer, where Boys and Girls Club members learned about a variety of career fields and participated in hands-on activities. Receiving the award were Marina Wirsing, career development professional; Dr. Deanna Blackwell, director, TRIO Student Support Services; and Dr. Lesley Frederick, vice president, Student Services. They are shown with Michah Jackson, a Career Launch participant who was named “Youth of the Year” at the gala.

Student Services open extended hours

LLCC Admission, Records and Registration, Financial Aid, Placement and Testing and Student Success (formerly Advising, Counseling and Career Services) will be open extended hours to assist students with fall enrollment on these dates/times:

  • Monday-Thursday, Aug. 12-15, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday, Aug. 19-22, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 23, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please spread the word to any students who still need to register for fall classes!

Responsible Employee training today, 10-11 a.m.

Are you a Responsible Employee? Do you want more information about how to best respond to disclosures of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence or stalking? The next session will be offered today, Aug. 8, from 10-11 a.m. RSVP by emailing Shelby Bedford at shelby.bedford@llcc.edu. Additionally, a training can be scheduled at a department or team meeting by contacting Shelby.

Responsible Employee training Thursday, Aug. 8

Are you a Responsible Employee? Do you want more information about how to best respond to disclosures of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence or stalking? Sign up for a Responsible Employee training session! The next session will be offered tomorrow, Aug. 8, from 10-11 a.m. RSVP by emailing Shelby Bedford at shelby.bedford@llcc.edu. Additionally, a training can be scheduled at a department or team meeting by contacting Shelby.

Boys and Girls Club Teens learn about agriculture at LLCC

As part of a summer program, Teen Career Launch, Boys and Girls Club teens are getting to learn about a variety of career fields and areas of study at Lincoln Land Community College! On Monday, they participated in hands-on activities in agriculture, including operating the combine simulator, learning about topographic changes in farmland with the augmented reality sandbox and flying drones to monitor crop growth.

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