Thank you from Dr. Eileen Tepatti

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share your good wishes for retirement as my time at Lincoln Land comes to an end. Whether you came by the reception, stopped me in the hallway or sent a card, your kind thoughts, words and deeds mean a great deal to me and are cherished memories. Thank you for your support and encouragement for over 22 years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve this institution and work with each and every one of you to move our college forward.

Dr. Eileen Tepatti
Vice President of Academic Services

Open house at new Aviation Center Oct. 25

Everyone is invited to an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the new Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc. Aviation Center at LLCC, located at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. The open house will take place from 4-5 p.m., followed by a reception beginning at 5:15 and ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. The LLCC Board of Trustees will then meet for its October meeting beginning at 6 p.m.

Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Aviation Center: at LLCC

New IT Portal is now available

The new IT Portal is now available! It can be accessed through the LLCC Employee Portal or by following this link:

The IT Portal site features the following:

  • IT service outages announcements
  • IT Service Desk contact information
  • IT staff directory
  • Groups FAQs
  • OneDrive FAQs
  • Skype phone FAQs
  • IT policies and procedures

In the next couple of weeks it will also feature:

  • Computer lab software list
  • Cybersecurity FAQs
  • IT service page (with hours of support and more info)
  • Service level agreements

By the end of FY ’18 the following will be available:

  • FAQs for most systems
  • IT user-interaction procedures
  • Current project list
  • Updated policies and procedures
  • IT trends in education and more
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2018 LLCC Honored Alumni Award

LLCC Alumni Services is accepting nominations for its 2018 Honored Alumni Award. Nominate an LLCC alum for the award by completing the form that is available at The deadline for submissions is Dec. 15, 2017.

Nominations will be scored on the following four criteria: 1) role model – inspiring excellence in others, 2) outstanding success – attaining significant career or personal achievements, 3) impact – achieving accomplishments which have changed the community for the better and 4) community service – demonstrating a visible commitment to the community through leadership and/or volunteerism.

Additionally, nominees must have successfully completed coursework at LLCC and be able to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018.

For more information, call alumni services at 786.4612, or email

“All Lit Up” Arts and Humanities Festival events for Sept. 28

"All Lit Up" bulb“All Lit Up” festival events for Thursday, Sept. 28 include a writing workshop, “Monologues: Casting Light on Character,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Menard Hall, room 1167, and “All Lit Up: Author Readings,” 5-7 p.m., Menard Hall, R. H. Stephens Room, featuring:

  • John Paul Jaramillo, LLCC professor of English
  • Jon Tribble, poet, editor at “Crab Orchard Review” and creative writing faculty at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Dr. Ted Morrisey, faculty in Lindenwood University’s MFA in Writing program and author
  • Allison Joseph, poet, editor at “Crab Orchard Review” and creative writing faculty at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

The new “All Lit Up” Arts and Humanities Festival features a number of events from Sept. 25-28 on the Springfield campus and at LLCC-Jacksonville in conjunction with Banned Books Week, a national observance celebrating the freedom to read. See the full schedule of events and biographies of the featured authors at

After 16 years of hosting a banned books reading on campus, Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English, decided to expand the observance and host a multi-day festival. She is assisted by Leslie Stalter, professor of art; Dr. David Leitner, professor of English; Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre; and LLCC student Terrelle Jackson.

Thirteen first place ribbons in LLCC’s “On My Own Time” exhibit!

On My Own TimeA panel of judges from the Springfield Area Arts Council completed their review yesterday of LLCC’s “On My Own Time” art exhibit and awarded 13 first place ribbons! Several other awards were also handed out. So take a moment today to walk over to the Trutter Center, take in the full display and cast your vote for the LLCC People’s Choice recipient.

The exhibit, entitled “Inspired,” features 37 works of art created by LLCC faculty and staff and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. People’s Choice voting continues through Dec. 6, with the winner receiving a $50 Visa gift card courtesy of the Trutter Museum.

Congratulations to everybody that participated in OMOT!

Vanessa Avery
Springtime Pink, Honorable Mention

Deanna M. Blackwell
A boy will learn the way of the warrior, 1st

Dabbing in StyleMichelle Burger
Dainty Date, 2nd
Momentum, Honorable Mention

Esteban Cruz
Dabbing in Style, 1st
Llamarada, 3rd

Misty Hagstrom
Reel Time, 1st

Lindee Hall
Sprite’s Shanty, Honorable Mention

Tricia Hardway
Revolution, 1st
XOC, 1st
Medusa, 2nd

Judy Jozaitis
Vilija in the Garden, 1st

Kyla Kruse
Old Red Barn, 2nd

Tricia Kujawa
Table with a View?, 1st
Mineral Lick, Honorable Mention
Serenity-Yavapai Point, Honorable Mention

Kevin Lust
With Malice Toward None, Honorable Mention

Ryan Roberts
Talking It Over (Flag Book), 1st

Joanie Rogers
The Start, 2nd

Tracy R. Stout
Icy Strait Point, Honorable Mention

Jan Szoke
Urban Tulip Garden, 1st
Whimsical Tulip Garden, 3rd

Greg Walbert
Carillon, 1st
Jefferson-5 Cents Worth, 1st
The Candidate, 1st

Gary L. Wendt
Arts and Crafts Wine Cabinet, 1st

Jeris L. Creasey and Mary Beth Ray also received participation awards.

All pieces awarded 1st place will move on to the OMOT city-wide exhibit. The OMOT city-wide exhibit will be at the Springfield Art Association (SAA), 700 N. Fourth St., Oct. 23-30. The city-wide awards, as well as the best of show award will be announced at a reception at the SAA for all OMOT participants to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Misty Hagstrom,
Judy Jozaitis,
Janet Semanik,

End of the month deposits due Sept. 28 before noon

The deadline to submit your deposits to the LLCC Finance Department is today, Thursday, Sept. 28 before noon. As a reminder, if you’ve taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the LLCC Finance Department on a daily basis.

Please hand the deposit to Elyse Calhoun, Libby Elder or Robin Ackman as monies should not be left unattended.

If you have questions, please contact LLCC Student Accounts at 217-786-2480.  Thank you!


Nominate a deserving colleague for KUDOS

Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations will be accepted through today, Wednesday, Sept. 27. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The next set of KUDOS awards will be announced Oct. 12.

The KUDOS awards are an informal way to recognize the special contributions — small and large — made by faculty and staff that create the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a KUDOS award.