In the news

Alex Portwood, 2017 LLCC graduate, wrote the monthly LLCC essay in the State Journal-Register Sunday, June 4, “Life, success and basketball,” adapted from his commencement speech.

Dr. Scott Stallman, associate vice president, interviewed WTIM radio on Monday, June 6. He discussed the 50th anniversary celebration at LLCC-Taylorville, the advantages of taking summer classes, and other topics.

Jay Kitterman, consultant, Culinary Institute, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “The clean label trend in grocery shopping.”


LLCC ALERT test today at 2 p.m.

Each semester, LLCC tests its emergency alert system called LLCC ALERT. The test will take place today, Tuesday, June 6, at approximately 2 p.m. LLCC ALERT allows the college to communicate with you by text, phone and email in an emergency, as well as for severe weather and other closures. Current employees and students are automatically enrolled in LLCC ALERT.

We encourage you to visit and log in with your LLCC username and password to check your current contact information and manage how you receive emergency notifications. LLCC ALERT uses the information about you currently stored in the college’s Colleague database system, and this information may need updating. Please add your office phone number if it is not listed, and make any other revisions needed.

You will receive a test message from LLCC ALERT as well as a follow-up email to make sure you received the test message.

For assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at 6.2555 or

Note: Updating your contact information in LLCC ALERT will NOT update that information in Colleague. To update your information in Colleague, please contact Human Resources.

Helpful tips for Etrieve Certificate of Absence (CoA)

#1 – Remember that we are operating under summer hours, and CoAs for full days off need to reflect summer hours (nine hours instead of eight hours).

#2 – If you open Etrieve to complete a CoA and the form does not display correctly, there is a quick fix to make it right. Just minimize the left column by clicking on the arrow (see image below). This will fix the layout of the CoA to match what was shown in the training.

If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources.

Additional KUDOS awarded

Tiffany Andrews, human resources assistant, has been added to the latest list of KUDOS award winners! Click June 2017 Award Winners to read what Tiffany and all the honorees did to receive a KUDOS award, and who nominated them.

The next KUDOS will be awarded at the end of summer term. Nominate a deserving colleague by clicking on the KUDOS tab in the upper right corner of LincIn.

Welcome summer students!

Today is the first day of summer term. Help us welcome our new and returning students by volunteering to serve as a Welcome Week greeter!

Sign up sheet

Last day for a summer term class refund is June 7. Last day to add a summer term class is June 8.

50th anniversary ornament now available

The 2017 City of Springfield official holiday ornament to benefit St. Joseph’s Home will this year feature Lincoln Land Community College, in honor of our 50th anniversary. The ornament was designed by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, Public Relations and  Marketing.

The ornament is now available in the LLCC Bookstore for $25.


Services announced for Dave Pietrzak’s father

We extend our sympathy to Dave Pietrzak, program director, aviation, on the passing of his father, Robert Martin Pietrzak, of Havana, on  May 31. Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana on Tuesday, June 6 from 5-7  p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Havana at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7. Burial will follow the services at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana. VFW Post #6408 and American Legion Post #138 in Havana will provide a military detail at the cemetery.

Read the full obituary.