Tech Tip: Creating signatures in Outlook

In business, it is standard practice to send a letter with a formal signature, but what about when in place of a mailed letter an email is sent? Email communication is considered a formal communication from an organization, not just the individual sending the message. As such, an email signature is an important component. This tells the email recipient who you are, your position with the organization and how to contact you. It is recommended that your signature be set automatically for all new messages.

Remote Access Knowledge BaseTo view the documentation, Create an Email Signature in Outlook.pdf or Create an Email Signature in Outlook 365.pdf, please visit the Remote Access Knowledge Base IT portal page. Both documents are accessible by selecting the Outlook folder.

Signature Suggestions:

Name (full name and any degrees or licenses)
Lincoln Land Community College
5250 Shepherd Rd. (or your campus address)
Springfield, IL 62794
Phone number (including area code) (or your department website link)
Social media icons (with active links)

In addition, PRM often provides promotional graphics via LincIn, which you are encouraged to add!
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2020 15-year honorees

Employee Recognition Week rolls on! Dr. Warren’s video introduction is still available if you missed it earlier this week.

The next video presentation celebrates the outstanding staff and faculty who have been with the LLCC family for 15 years. If you would like to personally recognize your colleagues, feel free to use the links provided below.

LLCC Lincoln Land Community College: The 2020 Fifteen Year Honorees
Enjoy today’s show!

Shawn Allen, Student Records Evaluator
Anne Armbruster, Student Success Coach II
Kim Elder, Employee Benefits and Retention Coordinator
Misty Hagstrom, Graphic Design Specialist
John Paul Jaramillo, Professor of English
Craig Norman, Truck Driver Training Specialist
David Reynolds, Professor of Sociology
Curt Robinson, Truck Driver Training Specialist
Randy Rue, Professor of Criminal Justice
Katie Tice, Professor of Accounting
Nancy Walton, Professor-Basic Nurse Assistant
Lynn Whalen, Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing
Amanda Wiesenhofer, Electronic Resources and Library Systems Administrator

Also, view the recognition for 2020:

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Faculty and staff give back to students

Back to the 90s. LEAGUE. LLCC Foundation 2020Do you remember the 90s when Vanilla Ice and New Kids on the Block ruled the airwaves, Friends and Seinfeld were Da Bomb, and your new crush was all that and a bag of chips? This year’s 90s theme for the annual faculty and staff giving campaign, known as LEAGUE, was intended to bring some fun and nostalgia to events associated with the campaign. But even though faculty and staff weren’t able to join together for the kickoff, they still continue to support students by donating.

“When faculty, staff and students are allowed back on campus, we intend to bring a little joy back for our LLCC family,” says Karen Sanders, executive director of the LLCC Foundation. “We enjoy incorporating some fun and camaraderie into the faculty and staff giving campaign. But in all seriousness, it helps raise necessary funds for the benefit of students like Jason.”

Jason who dropped out of school in the 10th grade gained fame and fortune as a musician, but at the height of his career he experienced a debilitating back injury and was forced to come up with an alternate plan to support himself and his 12-year-old son. As a single father, enrolling in college in his mid-30s was not easy, but receiving a scholarship meant less time spent looking for income for car repairs, rent and food, and more time concentrated on his studies.

Donations to the LEAGUE campaign are used for scholarships, grants for projects and programs and for the college’s greatest needs. Every dollar donated is a dollar benefiting LLCC students.

2020 LEAGUE Incentive Items: $2 per pay - coaster, $7 per pay - t-shirt, $10 per pay - umbrella, $20 or more per pay - All items.The following logo branded incentive items are available based on the amount of the donation:

$2 per pay – Coaster
$7 per pay – T-shirt
$10 per pay – Umbrella
$20 or more per pay – All items

There will also be a drawing for two $150 cash prizes for anyone who makes a donation to the LEAGUE campaign. To make your annual gift, please contact the Foundation at or by phone at 786-2785 for a LEAGUE form to complete.

Tech tip: Send mail from a shared mailbox in Outlook or Outlook 365

Do you have access to a department inbox within your Outlook? At times you may need to send an or reply to an email from the department mailbox instead of your own account. In Outlook, you can turn on the From feature within a new message.


  1. Choose New Email.
  2. If you don’t see the From field at the top of your message, in the ribbon, choose Options > From.
  3. Click the From drop-down in the message, and change to the shared email address.
    1. If the shared email address is not listed, select the Other Email Address … and type in the name of the email address (i.e.,
    2. Select the mailbox and click on OK.
  4. Finish typing your message, and then choose Send.

Outlook 365

  1. Choose New Message
  2. Select … at the top of the message draft and choose Show From.
  3. Select the From field, and choose the shared email address.
  4. If the shared email address is not listed, select Other Email Address … and type in the name of the email address (i.e., Select the email address to use.
  5. Finish typing your message, and then choose Send.
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Writing Center and Virtual Math Center closing dates for spring semester

The LLCC Writing Center will be closed from Thursday, May 14 at 3 p.m. until Monday, June 8 at 9 a.m. Remote services will resume at that time.

The last day of virtual math center (VMC) operations for the spring semester will be Wednesday, May 13. The VMC will close at 8 p.m. that day. Please be on the lookout for summer VMC hours to be coming soon.

Virtual LLCC Experience events begin May 20

Join us on Zoom for a Virtual LLCC Experience May 20, 6-8 p.m.; June 9, 3-5 p.m., June 22, 6-8 p.m.
Prospective students interested in starting or restarting college or training for a new career are invited to attend a Virtual LLCC Experience on May 20 from 6-8 p.m., June 9 from 3-5 p.m. or June 22 from 6-8 p.m. The free events will be held via Zoom.

“Whether you want to earn an academic transfer degree or get training to enter right into the workforce, join us for this virtual event to learn about LLCC’s excellent, affordable opportunities available to you close to home,” says LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.

The virtual events will provide information on how to enroll and pay for college, majors, student services and student life. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with LLCC representatives and get answers to questions about the admission application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Registration for Virtual LLCC Experience events is required and available at or by calling 217-786-2577.

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2020 10-year honorees

This week is Employee Recognition Week and was kicked off by a video introduction by President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.

We are next celebrating the outstanding faculty and staff who have been with the LLCC family for 10 years with the following video presentation. If you would like, please use the links below to send a quick note to these fine folks!

LLCC Lincoln Land Community College: The 2020 Ten Year Honorees
Enjoy the show!

Michelle Burger, Scholarship Program and Alumni Services Coordinator
Philip Burnett, Facilities Maintenance Technician
Dennis Farrand, Mechanical Maintenance Technician
Cathleen Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Basic Nurse Assistant
David Ferrill, Information Technology and Audio Specialist
Carrie Henry, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Mathematics and Computer Science
Lisa Heyen, Adult Education Coordinator
Jennifer Meyer, Administrative Assistant, LLCC-Jacksonville
Dave Pietrzak, Program Director, Aviation Mechanics
Karen Riddell, Program Assistant, Adult Education and Literacy
Matthew Vespa, Professor of Mathematics
Danyle Watkins, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

View the recognition of 2020 five-year honorees.

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Nominate a colleague for KUDOS yet today!

Lincoln Land Community College KUDOS: Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding ServiceIn these extraordinary times, many people are stepping up and going above and beyond. Know of someone doing just that? Nominate them for a KUDOS award!

Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are open through today, May 6. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The KUDOS awards will be announced Friday, May 15. 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!