Our sympathy to family and friends of Rosemary King

Our sympathy to family and friends of Rosemary King, longtime member of the LLCC nursing faculty, who passed away May 6. A visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at Bisch and Son Funeral Home in Springfield. CDC and State of Illinois guidelines will be practiced, including visitors wearing masks and maintaining proper social distancing. Funeral services will be private with burial in Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon. Read the obituary.

2020 20-year honorees

We’re making our way through our weeklong celebration and loving every minute of it! The next video features the fantastic group of employees who have been with the LLCC family for 20 years. If you would like to personally congratulate these folks on this amazing milestone, please use the links provided below. Enjoy the show!

LLCC Lincoln Land Community College: The 2020 Twenty Year Honorees
Janice Badgett, Professor of Nursing
Joni Bernahl, Director, IT Support
Deborah Brothers, Professor of English
Jeris Creasey, IT Trainer/Technical Writer
Maureen Curry, Facilities Office Coordinator
Danny Guthals, Building Custodian
Richard Hayes, Student Success Coach I
Bob Howard, Director, Truck Driver Training
Tisha Miller, Enrollment Coordinator, LLCC-Taylorville/Litchfield
Tamie Penning, Information Technology Specialist
Ryan Roberts, Professor/Librarian
John Ryan, Building Custodian
Matt Shaver, Professor of Digital Media
Al Shull, Professor of Art
Shirley Warfield-Jones, Child Development Center Teacher

Also, view the recognition for 2020:

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Sidewalk removal and replacement work begins Monday

Starting on Monday, May 11, contractors will begin sidewalk removal and replacement work at the Child Development Center and other locations on the Springfield campus. We anticipate this work to be ongoing throughout June and July. Please use caution and be aware of all construction traffic as you drive and walk in these areas. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at tim.ervin@llcc.edu.

FSI 2020 free online conference May 20

The 2020 Faculty Summer Institute has been canceled, but in its place will be a one day online conference titled “Strengthening Student Experiences during COVID-19.” Registration for the FSI 2020 online event is free. After registering, you will be emailed a link to access the conference. If you previously registered for the face-to-face conference, you will need to register again.

The event will be offered through Zoom on the morning of Wednesday, May 20. You can attend one, two or all three sessions listed below. Each session will include time for discussions in Zoom breakout “rooms.”

  • 9 a.m. | Shared Experiences and Lessons Learned
    Facilitator: Robert Paul Malchow, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 10 a.m. | Approaches that Support Student Equity and Accessibility
    Facilitators: Barbara Hancin-Bhatt, Associate Dean, and Murillo Soranso, Assistant Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 11 a.m. | Supporting and Enhancing Student Learning in the Coming Months
    Facilitator: Justin Hodgson, Indiana University Bloomington

Note: The conference will not be recorded (neither video nor audio).

More information is available at https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/6587869.html.

Tech Tip: Creating signatures in Outlook

In business, it is standard practice to send a letter with a formal signature, but what about when in place of a mailed letter an email is sent? Email communication is considered a formal communication from an organization, not just the individual sending the message. As such, an email signature is an important component. This tells the email recipient who you are, your position with the organization and how to contact you. It is recommended that your signature be set automatically for all new messages.

Remote Access Knowledge BaseTo view the documentation, Create an Email Signature in Outlook.pdf or Create an Email Signature in Outlook 365.pdf, please visit the Remote Access Knowledge Base IT portal page. Both documents are accessible by selecting the Outlook folder.

Signature Suggestions:

Name (full name and any degrees or licenses)
Lincoln Land Community College
5250 Shepherd Rd. (or your campus address)
Springfield, IL 62794
Phone number (including area code)
www.llcc.edu (or your department website link)
Social media icons (with active links)

In addition, PRM often provides promotional graphics via LincIn, which you are encouraged to add!
Summer 2020 classes. No online fees. Register now!

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2020 15-year honorees

Employee Recognition Week rolls on! Dr. Warren’s video introduction is still available if you missed it earlier this week.

The next video presentation celebrates the outstanding staff and faculty who have been with the LLCC family for 15 years. If you would like to personally recognize your colleagues, feel free to use the links provided below.

LLCC Lincoln Land Community College: The 2020 Fifteen Year Honorees
Enjoy today’s show!

Shawn Allen, Student Records Evaluator
Anne Armbruster, Student Success Coach II
Kim Elder, Employee Benefits and Retention Coordinator
Misty Hagstrom, Graphic Design Specialist
John Paul Jaramillo, Professor of English
Craig Norman, Truck Driver Training Specialist
David Reynolds, Professor of Sociology
Curt Robinson, Truck Driver Training Specialist
Randy Rue, Professor of Criminal Justice
Katie Tice, Professor of Accounting
Nancy Walton, Professor-Basic Nurse Assistant
Lynn Whalen, Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing
Amanda Wiesenhofer, Electronic Resources and Library Systems Administrator

Also, view the recognition for 2020:

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Faculty and staff give back to students

Back to the 90s. LEAGUE. LLCC Foundation 2020Do you remember the 90s when Vanilla Ice and New Kids on the Block ruled the airwaves, Friends and Seinfeld were Da Bomb, and your new crush was all that and a bag of chips? This year’s 90s theme for the annual faculty and staff giving campaign, known as LEAGUE, was intended to bring some fun and nostalgia to events associated with the campaign. But even though faculty and staff weren’t able to join together for the kickoff, they still continue to support students by donating.

“When faculty, staff and students are allowed back on campus, we intend to bring a little joy back for our LLCC family,” says Karen Sanders, executive director of the LLCC Foundation. “We enjoy incorporating some fun and camaraderie into the faculty and staff giving campaign. But in all seriousness, it helps raise necessary funds for the benefit of students like Jason.”

Jason who dropped out of school in the 10th grade gained fame and fortune as a musician, but at the height of his career he experienced a debilitating back injury and was forced to come up with an alternate plan to support himself and his 12-year-old son. As a single father, enrolling in college in his mid-30s was not easy, but receiving a scholarship meant less time spent looking for income for car repairs, rent and food, and more time concentrated on his studies.

Donations to the LEAGUE campaign are used for scholarships, grants for projects and programs and for the college’s greatest needs. Every dollar donated is a dollar benefiting LLCC students.

2020 LEAGUE Incentive Items: $2 per pay - coaster, $7 per pay - t-shirt, $10 per pay - umbrella, $20 or more per pay - All items.The following logo branded incentive items are available based on the amount of the donation:

$2 per pay – Coaster
$7 per pay – T-shirt
$10 per pay – Umbrella
$20 or more per pay – All items

There will also be a drawing for two $150 cash prizes for anyone who makes a donation to the LEAGUE campaign. To make your annual gift, please contact the Foundation at LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu or by phone at 786-2785 for a LEAGUE form to complete.

Tech tip: Send mail from a shared mailbox in Outlook or Outlook 365

Do you have access to a department inbox within your Outlook? At times you may need to send an or reply to an email from the department mailbox instead of your own account. In Outlook, you can turn on the From feature within a new message.


  1. Choose New Email.
  2. If you don’t see the From field at the top of your message, in the ribbon, choose Options > From.
  3. Click the From drop-down in the message, and change to the shared email address.
    1. If the shared email address is not listed, select the Other Email Address … and type in the name of the email address (i.e., admissions@llcc.edu).
    2. Select the mailbox and click on OK.
  4. Finish typing your message, and then choose Send.

Outlook 365

  1. Choose New Message
  2. Select … at the top of the message draft and choose Show From.
  3. Select the From field, and choose the shared email address.
  4. If the shared email address is not listed, select Other Email Address … and type in the name of the email address (i.e., admissions@llcc.edu). Select the email address to use.
  5. Finish typing your message, and then choose Send.
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