Congrats to Missy Glossop!

Missy Glossop, nursing skills professional, and husband Aaron, welcomed a baby boy, Ty, on Feb. 12. Both mom and baby are doing great. Congratulations!

IN the News

Diane Clark, assistant director, public relations, was interviewed by WICS for a Sunrise This Morning live remote on Campus Visit Day Feb. 17.

Mary Beth Ray, director, Career Development Services, was interviewed on WICS Sunrise Feb. 17 regarding the Collegiate Career Fair.

Be a Hero Campaign Launches In cooperation with the Illinois Secretary of State Organ/Tissue Donor Program and the ICCB

Lincoln Land is one of 18 community colleges and/or Chicago city schools to compete in the “Be a Hero” campaign to strengthen the Life Goes On donor registry here in Illinois. Currently, more than 5,000 Illinois residents and 118,000 people nationwide are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Through various activities, Honor’s Club students Annisa Kumerow, Lauren Masten, Tyler Mathews and Russell Michelich will be promoting organ/tissue donor awareness and encouraging Illinois residents to join the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Registry. Schools will be recognized based on the creativity and effectiveness of the campaign, as well as the number of registrations obtained. The campaign runs through April. For more information on how to register or participate, please contact Joanie Rogers, LLCC Foundation and Alumni Services Coordinator at 6-4612 or

i.e. improv announces spring performance schedule

“i.e. improv,” the improvisational performance group at LLCC, has begun its performance schedule for the spring semester.  Upcoming performances are Thursday evenings, Feb. 27, March 20, April 3 and May 1 and 8, all beginning at 6  p.m. in Sangamon Hall South room 009.  The public is invited, with viewer discretion advised. Tickets are available at the door for $2.

As a completely off-the-cuff show, this group takes audience suggestions and turns them into long-form improv. This spring the students are performing with a surrealist bent as scenes warp time and space in an imaginative and dream-like romp.

More information is available by emailing Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre, at or by calling 786.4942.

9th annual production of “The Vagina Monologues”

LLCC’s Feminist Activist Coalition will present the 9th annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with a pre-show beginning at 6:15. Tickets are available for $15 each ($10 for current LLCC students with I.D.) at the LLCC ticket office in Menard Hall, or at the door.

The production, including 18 cast members, is directed by Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English.  The production is part of the “V-Day College Campaign” to raise awareness of issues related to violence against women and girls around the world.  Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Sojourn Center and Eve Ensler’s V-Day Foundation.

Subway specials!

Did you know that Subway now sells hot soft pretzels and nachos?   Stop by and try a cinnamon sugar or plain salted pretzel with nacho cheese or some nacho chips with hot cheese sauce.  Only $2.25.

Subway flatizzaSubway special through the end of February — Purchase any 2 Flatizzas for only $5.00.

Available in Cheese, Veggie, Pepperoni and Spicy Italian.

SGC Meeting Minutes posted

The Shared Governance Council recently held a meeting Jan. 21. New member Jason Dockter was elected as the Vice Chair to the council.  The council also discussed more updates to the bylaws, making the portal page more user-friendly, and set a consistent meeting time for the the Spring semester. Click HERE to read the minutes of the meeting. Minutes of the Shared Governance Council and teams can be accessed at any time by clicking the Shared Governance tab above.

In the News

Nicole Swartz, culinary instructor, was quoted in this Valentine’s Day SJ-R article about the benefits of dark chocolate over milk chocolate.

Nancy Sweet, culinary operations manager, was interviewed Feb. 13 for an upcoming FOX  Scene segment on FOX 55.

Please refer potential student leaders to Chris Barry

Dear Colleagues,

Elections for the Student Government are coming up in a few weeks.  As faculty and staff, you interact with students every day, and can serve as the best recruiters for our Student Government Association.  Would you please consider taking a moment to refer students that you believe have leadership potential?  I will send the students you refer a letter indicating  that they have been referred as a potential leader.  I will also include information about the Student Government Association, along with an application to run for office.

Historically, most students only consider running because an instructor, peer or staff person had approached them and encouraged them that they could do it.  Many of our students don’t see themselves as leaders, but when you show them that you believe in them, that can make the difference.  At your earliest convenience could you please refer students that you believe would make good Student Government Representatives?

Chris Barry, Director, Retention & Student Success and Interim Director, Student Life


In the News

Leslie Johnson, director, LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro and Tisha Miller, operations analyst, LLCC-Taylorville, Litchfield & Hillsboro were interviewed on the WSMI-AM “Wednesday Morning Talkshow” on Wednesday, February 12. They discussed preparing for the upcoming summer and fall semesters (including applying for financial aid and the LLCC Foundation scholarships), new courses being offered at LLCC-Litchfield in the summer and fall and upcoming events at LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro.

Laurie Clemons, academic advisor, was interviewed Feb. 7 regarding African-American History Month activities.