Congratulations to these Pearson Master Teacher nominees!

Twenty eligible nominations were received for the 2014 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  Congratulations to:

  • Colette D’Cruz-Endeley, Professor, Economics
  • Jason Dockter, Associate Professor, English
  • Suellen Funk, Professor, Nursing
  • Peggy Goetsch, Professor, Biology
  • Bill Harmon, Professor, Agronomy
  • John Mark Henry, Professor Mathematics
  • John Paul Henry, Professor, Mathematics
  • Beth Hoffmann, Professor, Speech
  • Paul Hudson, Professor, Business
  • Tim Humphrey, Professor, Education
  • Theresa Kanoza, Professor, English
  • Katie McAfee, Associate Professor, Accounting
  • Janet Moulton, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Jim Pierce, Professor, Engineering
  • Samantha Reif, Assistant Professor, Geosciences
  • David Reynolds, Professor, Sociology
  • David Sack, Professor, Mathematics
  • John Vinzant, Professor, Political Science
  • Tara Walk, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
  • Beth Wiediger, Professor, Psychology

The Pearsons, longtime Springfield physicians, made the award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation.  The award annually recognizes an exceptional full-time, faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC.  The 2014 award recipient will be announced at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony later this spring.


In the News

Bill Bade, dean, Math and Sciences, was interviewed by the SJ-R Feb. 10 on the upcoming 5th grade Rube Goldberg “outlandish machine” competition at LLCC.

Judy Wagenblast, director, Community Education, was interviewed by WICS Feb. 8 on the “6 Degrees of Abraham Lincoln” presentation at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.

Ryan Bailey and Ashley Lawrence named homecoming royalty

Ryan Bailey and Ashley Lawrence smallRyan Bailey and Ashley Lawrence were crowned the LLCC 2014 Homecoming King and Queen during the “Carnaval” homecoming dance Feb. 8.

Mr. Bailey, a geography major, is a pitcher for the LLCC Loggers baseball team and a member of Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society. He plans to transfer to a four-year university to continue his geography studies and baseball career.

Ms. Lawrence is pursuing an associate in science degree with plans to study veterinary medicine. She is a member of the Student Government Association, Loggers Activities Board, Student United Way and serves as a new student orientation leader.

Students were nominated for the homecoming court based on academic achievement, leadership and service, then selected by a vote of the student body. The homecoming court also included Tracy Johnson, Dylan Langiano, Virginia Moore, Jordan Roach, Austin Friedmeyer and Samuel Jackson.

Bistro Verde In the News!

Bistro Verde opening to the public was the headline story in the SJ-R’s A La Carte column on the business page Sunday, Feb. 9.

 A WICS story ran on Sunrise Thursday, Feb. 6.
This week, Nancy Sweet, culinary operations manager, will do a 10-minute interview on WMAY at 12:35 p.m. Monday (Business Focus) and WTAX at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday. Thursday “FOX SCENE” will film a segment during the lunch hours.
If you haven’t tried LLCC student-run Bistro Verde yet, we highly recommend you do so! It is open for lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Workforce Careers Center from 11-1, by reservation only. Email or call 786.2821 to make your reservation!

In the news

Nancy Sweet, culinary operations manager, was interviewed by WICS-TV Feb. 4 about the student-run cafe, Bistro Verde. View the story HERE.

Art Meyer, economics professor, was interviewed by WTAX radio Feb. 7 regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s report stating that the Affordable Care Act could reduce the workforce significantly by 2024.

Vote LLCC in the SJ-R Readers’ Choice Awards!


Voting for the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards has begun and we’d appreciate your support for Lincoln Land Community College!

Please visit  SJR Reader’s Choice Awards and vote Lincoln Land Community College for Best College/University and Best Trade School in the “Services” category as well as for Best Place to Work in the “Fun” category. Some things to know:

  • A registration form will pop up when you cast your first vote that must be completed in order to continue.
  • You can vote ONCE EACH DAY through February 11th.
  • You must vote for at least 50 categories in order for a ballot to be valid.

EHST Safety Tip of the Month

The February safety tip brought to you by the Environmental Health & Safety Team:

The cold winter weather means that the cold and flu season is in full swing. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, while similar,
colds and influenza are two different respiratory illnesses.
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine to prevent against the flu virus.

Read the full article for tips to prevent the spread of colds as well as the flu!

Show your love for the Writing Center!

Please join us in celebrating International Writing Centers Week Feb. 10-14 by encouraging students to visit the Writing Center and contribute to our story wall for a chance to win a gift certificate to the LLCC Bookstore.


FAFSA Fridays session Feb. 7

A FAFSA Friday session is being held from 10am-1pm and Feb. 7 from 1-4pm in the Library Computer Lab (SA-1128)

Please encourage students to attend. Students have to apply for financial aid every year.

We recommend students apply prior to mid-February to ensure availability of all eligible aid. A financial aid official will be available for assistance during these times. To schedule an appointment outside of these times, students should call 786-2237.

Students should bring:

Independent Students (above 24 years old)

  • Completed 2013 taxes, or estimates of 2013 income
  • FAFSA PIN, apply for a PIN at
  • Asset information, including the balance of checking and savings accounts
  • Social security number

Dependent Students (below 24 years old)

  • Everything above, plus all parent(s) information