In the news

Leslie Johnson, assistant vice president, student success, and Laurie Lewis-Fritz, instructor of music, were interviewed by WICS news at last night’s Rapid Enrollment Day event.

Sheridan Lane, director, culinary program and operations, is the author of today’s Epicuriosity 101 column, “Fancy Like ….”

Ag teachers gather in Kreher for training

The future of Illinois agriculture is gathering yesterday and today in the Kreher Agriculture Center! Forty-eight new ag teachers from across the state are learning how to run the best ag and FFA programs. Bill Harmon, agriculture program coordinator, was interviewed by WFMB about hosting the training conference, along with LLCC alum Jennifer Waters, program advisor for Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) of the Illinois State Board of Education. WICS also interviewed Bill as well as Mason Fesser, another LLCC alum and new ag teacher at Nokomis High School.

WFMB interview with LLCC alum Jennifer WatersWICS interview with LLCC alum Mason Fesser

In the news

Ron Riggle, head baseball coach and athletic director, was interviewed July 19 by WICS Sports about the new NIL rules on college sports. He was also interviewed July 20 on Sports Radio 1450 about the Illinois State Fair and how it helps LLCC’s athletic program through fundraising.

Sean Keeley, culinary specialist, is the author of today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “More Grilling Tips.”

LLCC Foundation named 2021 Orthopedic Center of Illinois Foundation $20,000 grant winner

The Orthopedic Center of Illinois Foundation (OCIF) announced July 16 that the LLCC Foundation was selected to receive $20,000 as the beneficiary for the 18th Annual OCIF Open: Chip in fore Charity. The grant will be funded through proceeds from the OCIF annual golf outing scheduled for Sept. 20 at Illini Country Club and support LLCC’s sonography program, specifically to purchase butterfly IQ handheld ultrasound units that will enable students in the LLCC diagnostic medical sonography program to sharpen their scanning abilities and engage in critical hands-on learning.

“We are very excited to support the LLCC diagnostic medical sonography program through the Lincoln Land Community College Foundation,” said OCIF Board President Tim VanFleet, M.D. “We are proud to be able to provide funding for ultrasound equipment that will result in superiorly trained professional sonographers in the Springfield and surrounding health care communities.”

LLCC’s diagnostic medical sonography program launched in 2020 in response to a longstanding and continuing need for sonographers in central Illinois. Dr. Charlotte Warren, president of LLCC, says, “We are thrilled to partner with the Orthopedic Center of Illinois to help LLCC meet a critical health need and provide a pipeline of professional sonographers for our central Illinois health care systems.”

“The pandemic showed us that we need to be flexible and have the capacity to shift our operations quickly if necessary,” says Leigh Giles-Brown, LLCC diagnostic medical sonography program director. “It also expanded our teaching modes to offer more options for students. Our students will be better prepared to support emergency and critical care ultrasounds on the job and work as an effective member of a health care team.”

In the news

Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, was interviewed in this video by the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance (SSGA) regarding tech opportunities in the area. This is part of the SSGA’s “Thrive in SPI” campaign. Dr. Charlotte Warren was also interviewed for a soon-to-be-completed video in the same campaign.

Brenda Elliott, director of apprenticeship programming, was interviewed for the August edition of the Springfield Business Journal regarding the new Google Support Professional Certificate program being offered in a hybrid format at LLCC-Medical District.

In the news

Tony Rothering, professor of biology, was interviewed for an article on feeding birds in Radiant Life magazine.