Condolences to Cheryl Vertrees

Our sincere sympathy to Cheryl Vertrees, admissions office coordinator/student records evaluator, on the passing of her father, Tom Lippincott. Visitation is tonight (Tuesday) from 5-7 p.m. atHull United Methodist Church in Hull. The funeral is Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the church, with burial in Kinderhook Cemetery in Kinderhook. Memorials may be made to Barry Food Pantry or Hull United Methodist Church Altar Guild, in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo.

Minutes posted for December SGC and Team Meetings

At the Dec. 2nd Professional Development Team meeting, a discussion was held regarding the membership and purpose of the team. A recommendation was drafted to change the team charter. Click HERE for more details.

The Shared Governance Council held a meeting Dec. 3, at which they approved recent updates to the Bylaws, welcomed new members and elected Cynthia Maskey, dean, Health Professions, as the new Chair.  View the full minutes to read about other items discussed.

At the Dec. 4th meeting, the Cultural Awareness Team reviewed the feedback from the Institutional Improvement Day survey and discussed the use of this information.  Click HERE for the full minutes.


SGA Student wins scholarship essay contest

A big congratulations to LLCC Student Government Association member, Jordan Roach, one of the 3 recipients of the 2013 Illinois Community College Student Activities Association (ICCSAA) scholarship.  Jordan won the scholarship based on a reflection essay she wrote about the Fall 2013 ICCSAA Leadership Conference she attended on Nov. 1st and 2nd in Gurnee, IL.  The essay addressed her experience at the ICCSAA conference and how she will use it on LLCC’s campus and also how being a student leader will impact her life after community college.

In the News

Listen for Julie Rourke, director, Workforce Development, on WTAX this Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:40 a.m. for an interview on the LLCC HIRE Education highway construction program.

LLCC holds job fair for laid-off miners

LLCC-Litchfield hosted a job fair for laid-off miners from the Crowne III mine on Jan. 15. Bob Howard, director of truck driver training, was interviewed by the SJ-R for this story, Laid off miners look to the future.  The story was also picked up by the Associate Press and appeared in the Philadelphia Centre Daily Times, Seatle-Tacoma Bellingham Herald, Miami Herald, Belleville News-Democrat, Greenville-Spartanburg Fort Mills Times, Lexington Herald Star, Columbia’s The State, Myrtle Beach Sun News, Boise’s Idaho Statesman, Macon Telegraph, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Anchorage Daily News, Biloxi Sun Herald, and in the online publication All Voices.

Participating in the job fair in addition to Bob were Leslie Johnson, director, LLCC-Litchfield/Hillsboro; Mac Warren, assistant director, recruitment and response; Dave Pietrzak, aviation specialist; Roger Larkin, electrical distribution lineman program; and Steve Bryant, workforce specialist. State Representative Wayne Rosenthal, LLCC trustee, was also in attendance.

Condolences to Kevin Lust

Our condolences to Kevin Lust on the passing of his mother, Ann Lust, Saturday, Jan. 11.  The funeral is Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11 am at Barto Funeral Home, 120 West Cleveland Street, Spring Valley, IL  61362.  Visitation begins at 9 am, prior to the funeral.  Click HERE to view the obituary.

Welcome to LLCC

Welcome to new LLCC staff members Elyse Calhoun, Barb Eades and John Kidd!

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Elyse Calhoun has been hired on as an Accounts Receivable/Collection Technician in the Finance Department. She can be reached at 6-2204 or



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Barb Eades joined the Foundation as the Assistant Director in December.  She can be reached at 6-2255 or



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John Kidd is the new Culinary Specialist in the Business & Technologies Dept.  He can be reached at 6-4664 or


A note from Peggy Goetsch

I would like to thank everyone for the emails, cards, messages, words of encouragement, offers of assistance, etc, upon the passing of my father in December. I have been overwhelmed by your kindness. It has been a difficult month, but it is so comforting to know I work with such a wonderful, caring group of people. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness. – Peggy Goetsch

In the News

Mary Beth Ray, director, Career Development Services: Karla Martin, program records specialist and LLCC student, and Christine Robinson, LLCC student are featured in this story, “Life after layoffs,” in the SJ-R Jan. 12.