GSA hosting National Coming Out Day celebration

The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance is hosting a celebration for National Coming Out Day today in A. Lincoln Commons from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make a pride bracelet, color a pride flag or just join the conversation on how to “come out” safely and successfully. The event is free and open to the public!

2019 Honored Alumni Award

LLCC Alumni Services is accepting nominations for its 2019 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, 2018.

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 17, 2019.

For more information, call alumni services at 786-4612 or email

Many thanks to all who assisted with Campus Visit Day!

College. Are you Ready? Campus Visit Day. Monday, Oct. 8, 2018Fall Campus Visit Day on Oct. 8 was a great success with more than 350 individuals in attendance! LLCC Public Relations and Marketing would like to thank all who assisted with this important recruitment event. We sincerely appreciate you sharing your time, expertise and enthusiasm for LLCC!

Those who assisted include: Dr. Carmen Allen, Dr. Gary ArmourChris Barry, Holly BaumanShelby Bedford, Barb BernardiDr. Deanna BlackwellWhitney BrandenburgDave BretscherLaurel BretzDr. Victor Broderick, Dawn BurchMichelle BurgerDean ButzowShanda ByerChristina Courier, Andrea DeRosaBrian EarleyKim Eddings, Cathleen FergusonNick FerreiraDave Ferrill, Dr. Claire GordonSergeant Mike HansonTricia Hardway, Bill HarmonClaire Heffron-McKinneyRyan HowlandTim Humphrey, Leslie JohnsonDr. Judy JozaitisDon KallembachSean Keeley, Kevin KirschTammy Kuhn-Schnell, Diane LiesenDr. Cynthia Maskey, Lorie McDonald, Tisha Miller, Alison MillsJanelle Murphy, Officer Lucas OstendorfBecky Parton, Michael PhelonDave Pietrzak, Jennifer Ramm, Laurie RhodesJulie RourkeKaren Sanders, Sarah ScheufeleTom Sidener, Lori SmithShelly SmothersJulie SutfinNancy SweetJan Szoke, Libby TennikaitAshly Thomas, Chris Tople, Officer Brian Tweryon, Amanda WiesenhoferDoris Williams and Marina Wirsing.

Also, thank you to the student presenters (Natalie Baker, Austin Harris and Vanessa Robnett) and clubs that participated (Chemistry Club, Dance Club: Express Your Seoul, Environmental Club, Honors Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association and Student Radiographers Association).

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Congratulations to The Lamp

The Lamp placed second in the John M. Ryan Best of Show award category at the the Illinois Community College Journalism Association’s fall 2018 conference at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. The best of show award is given to the community college with the single best issue of any newspaper published since January 2018. The contest allows larger and smaller schools to highlight the best example of their work. The Lamp’s co-editors are Niko Robledo (holding award) and Meredith Howard.

The Lamp staff with Tim McKenzie, professor of journalism and humanities

Tim McKenzie, professor of journalism and humanities, is pictured with the 14 Lamp staff members who attended the two-day conference on Oct. 4 and 5. They worked with professional journalists to learn about storytelling visually, writing better and covering one’s campus. The editor and general manager of the Mattoon/Charleson Journal-Gazette/Times-Courier, Penny Weaver, gave the keynote address on how to tell the story while remaining  mindful of one’s community and ethics.

LLCC Honors Program collecting Halloween costumes for distribution

The LLCC Honors Program is collecting Halloween costumes on campus and at several area locations, to be distributed to families at a “BOOtique” Oct. 20.

The public is invited to donate all sizes of costumes, both complete and partial, along with masks, props and accessories, by Oct. 16. Drop boxes are located at:

  • Springfield – LLCC Student Life Office, Menard Hall, 5250 Shepherd Rd.; Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th St.
  • Auburn – Auburn Public Library, 338 W. Jefferson St.
  • Chatham – Chatham Public Library, 600 E. Spruce St.; Chatham Police Department, 117 E. Mulberry St.; Fulgenzi’s Trattoria and Catering, 214 W. Chestnut St.
  • Divernon – Divernon Public Library, 221 S. 2nd St.
  • Nokomis – Nokomis High School, 511 Oberle St.; Ugly Mugs, 125 W. State St.
  • Pawnee – Pawnee Public Library, 613 Douglas St.

Halloween pumpkins

The “BOOtique” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons on the LLCC campus. Families are invited to pick out free costumes for their children during the event .

More information is available at

Thank you from Neci Faine

I would like to thank you for your thoughtfulness and kind expressions of sympathy on the passing of my mother, Clester Faine. My family and I appreciate your care and concern during this difficult time.

Neci Faine, duplication and mail center technician,