Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) exists to represent professional staff, guided by LLCC’s statement of mission and purpose, to serve as an advocate for communication among and between the professional staff. PAC consists of seven members of the professional staff and meets once a month. PAC’s meeting minutes, agendas, newly revised bylaws and a list of committees and teams with professional staff representation can be found on the PAC portal page.

For more information, questions or concerns, please contact any of the current PAC members:

Misty Hagstrom (chair), Tim Maricle (vice-chair), Amy Williams (secretary), Nick Ferreira, Pam Kaiser, Dee Krueger, Tamie Penning

Chad Pregracke presents Helping to Clean America’s Rivers: From the Bottom Up!

chad pregrackeCome to the Trutter Center at 1pm today to hear Chad Pregracke’s empowering, compelling and fascinating story. He is the founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization, Living Lands & Waters. Chad tells a compelling and funny story about growing up on the river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi River.

From the darkness of underwater shell-diving to the brightness of open-air community clean-ups, Chad’s tale embodies the importance of setting goals (one river and one piece of garbage at a time) and illustrates how determination hard-work and persistence pays off.  This is a Red & Blue Crew event and sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.


Transfer Fair 10-1 today, A. Lincoln Commons

The second of two Transfer Fairs will be held today from 10-1 in A. Lincoln Commons, featuring representatives from state universities including Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, University of Illinois-Springfield, University of Illinois-Chicago, Eastern Illinois University, Western Illinois University and Northern Illinois University.


The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is Friday, March 28th at noon. As a reminder, if you’ve taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the Finance Department on a daily basis. If you have questions, please contact Elyse Calhoun at ext 62204 or Robin Ackman at ext 62762. Thank you!

FORWARDS are here!

The Summer/Fall 2014 FORWARD is now available online.  Individual print copies may be picked up at the A. Lincoln Commons Information Desk or Public Relations Office. For larger quantities, bundles have been placed in the back hallway in lower level Menard Hall for faculty and staff to take.  A copy should also arrive at home in your mailbox soon.

2014 Master Teacher Finalists announced

Five faculty members have been named finalists for the 2014 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  The finalists are:

  • Jason Dockter, Professor, English
  • Bill Harmon, Professor, Agronomy
  • Beth Hoffmann, Professor, Communication
  • Theresa Kanoza, Professor, English
  • John Vinzant, Professor, Political Science

One of these individuals will be named the award recipient at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony on Wednesday, May 7, in the Student Union.  The Pearson award annually recognizes a full-time faculty member for his or her exceptional contributions to student learning.  The recipient receives a $5,000 award to be used to enhance teaching and learning.

Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson, longtime Springfield physicians, made this award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation.  The LLCC Foundation would like to thank all of this year’s nominees for their energy and efforts every day on behalf of LLCC students.

Board of Trustees hears from diverse students at LLCC-Beardstown

The LLCC Board of Trustees travelled to Beardstown Wednesday evening to conduct its March meeting and tour the LLCC-Beardstown facility at 109 White Pine Lane.

Assistant Director Shanda Byer told trustees, “What sets LLCC-Beardstown apart, what makes us unique, are our students.” She presented a video entitled “Meet the students of LLCC-Beardstown” in which 25 students described their backgrounds and future plans. Many cited cost, proximity to home, caring instructors and flexible scheduling as reasons for choosing the local college.

The video revealed that LLCC-Beardstown students come from 15 countries and speak nine different languages, not counting dozens of tribal languages. Their average age is 27, ranging from high school students to senior citizens. Forty-two percent of the 2013 Beardstown High School graduating class has taken LLCC classes, and nine high school seniors are enrolled in college courses this spring through the “First Semester” program. On the other end of the spectrum, 17 senior citizens took a new computer class designed just for them. There are more than 400 enrollments at LLCC-Beardstown this spring. In addition, 202 students are studying English as a second language.

“It is wonderful, as a board, to be reminded of the many kinds of students we serve,” commented LLCC Board Chair Justin Reichert. Board Vice Chair Craig Findley, who represents the Beardstown and Jacksonville area, praised Ms. Byer, Executive Director Jan Terry, their faculty and staff for the excellent services provided to the diverse students of LLCC-Beardstown.

The first $150 is up for grabs!

GuitarThermometer3.27Sign up for the LEAGUE campaign by end of day today and be eligible to win $150 in cash!  Gifts of all size are important and appreciated.  And should you choose payroll deduction, you’ll get your name in the hat for a second $150 at the end of the campaign.  How easy is that?!

Tickets for the “Famous 50/50” or this year’s raffle prize, a Kindle Fire HD and a $25 Amazon gift card, are available through 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 in the LLCC Foundation.  And while you’re there, unload some change in the Penny Wars!

As a donor to the LEAGUE campaign, you direct your gift as you choose…to scholarships, grants, and other funds, all of which directly impacts our students.  So on their behalf, thank you…and don’t forget to join the LEAGUE!

Ag Club’s 2nd annual ”Farmer’s Share Luncheon” today

The LLCC Agriculture Club is holding a Farmer’s Share Luncheon on Today, March 28 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Student Union. The purpose of the meal is to educate students, staff, and faculty about modern agriculture and dispel any myths about the agricultural field. The cost of a ticket is $.50, which represents the amount an average farmer receives out of the $6.00 a person would spend on eating that meal  at a restaurant or other establishment. The remainder of the meal cost is being paid by the area agribusinesses that are sponsoring the event. Some tickets are still available, so faculty and staff are welcome to come and pay at the event while supplied last.  Door prizes will be awarded, and Ag Club raffle tickets will be on sale as well.