The LLCC Foundation yesterday launched a $2.5-million endowment fund campaign called “Grow Beyond.”
“Our theme, ‘Grow Beyond,’ reflects the purpose of the endowment fund,” said Karen Sanders, executive director of the LLCC Foundation. “LLCC graduates ‘grow beyond’ by continuing their education or doing vital work in our communities. Additionally, a strong endowment fund broadens educational opportunities, truly helping all communities we touch to ‘grow beyond.’”
The Grow Beyond press conference Sept. 10 was covered by the SJ-R, WICS, WUIS, WFMB-AM and WMAY. Interviewed were Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; LLCC Trustee Dennis Shackelford; Karen Sanders, LLCC Foundation executive director; Greg Lutchka, LLCC Foundation Board Chair, LLCC culinary student Peggy Szelinski.
Also Sept. 10, the SJ-R interviewed Lynn Whalen, executive director, PRM, about fall enrollment.
Lincoln Land Community College will once again offer all benefit-eligible employees wellness screenings and flu shots on Thursday, October 17 from 6:30AM to 11:00AM in the Trutter Center. Registration is now open. CLICK HERE for a detailed wellness guide with specific information on how to register for a screening. If you are not available on October 17, you will have the option to participate through a participating LabCorp facility. Please follow the directions provided in the attached document to register for the onsite or offsite screening. All employees currently participating in a LLCC health insurance plan receive the basic wellness screening FREE OF CHARGE as well as a free flu shot! Sign up early to get the appointment time of your choice. If a time you are looking for isn’t available when you register, complete your registration and come back to the website at a later date to see if any time slots open up.
Also, all LLCC employees getting wellness screenings will receive a $50 Visa gift card…just for participating!
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Ralph (62342) or Kim Elder (62214).
Photo taken Friday, Sept. 6 by banding assistant Kelsey Thorton of an immature chestnut-sided warbler.
A bird was caught Wednesday that stumped master bird bander Vern Kleen, and that is unheard of! It was an exotic species called a Yellow-fronted Canary, native to Africa. As far as we know, there are not any breeding populations in the Midwest and there is no indication that this bird was ever captive. If there is general agreement within the birding community that this was not an escapee, and there are no records of this species in the Midwest, the capture of this bird will be HUGE in the birding world. Biology Professor Tony Rothering will keep us posted!
In an effort to improve how we help new students in their transition to LLCC, we are seeking input from faculty and staff. Please take a few moments to respond to the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/improvenso
Thanks, Chris Barry, Director, Retention & Student Success
Justin Reichert, chair, LLCC Board of Trustees, published this essay in the SJ-R Sept. 1: “LLCC’s impact-by the numbers.”
The Academy of Lifelong Learning holds its fall kickoff Sept. 10. The SJ-R did this advance story on the event.
SO magazine featured a photo spread on the LLCC Foundation’s reception in July for the new, retrospective Philip Trutter exhibit in the Trutter Museum, as well as the May gala “Black and White.”
The LLCC business cards have a new look! The back has been redesigned and will soon begin appearing on cards that have been ordered. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use the remainder of their current cards, but we wanted to give you a sneak peak of what future cards will look like. The information on the front will remain the same.
If you need to order new business cards, remember to fill out a request on the PRM Portal.
Click HERE to read the final report for last spring’s (2013) bird banding season. Biology Professor Tony Rothering reports, “It was a solid follow-up to our initial season last fall … we banded 1083 birds of 70 species! Feel free to join us at the station this fall as your time allows … and, professors, bring your students (we had 90+ students visit last fall)!
Jim Van Kleek, program director, aviation, and two students were interviewed by the SJ-R Aug. 30 on their opportunity to help repair a World War II B-17 airplane visiting Springfield. Click HERE to read more.