In the news

Todd McDonald, vice president of administrative services, will be the subject of a Personality Profile in the June edition of the Springfield Business Journal. He was interviewed for the profile May 12.

Jay Kitterman, consultant to the LLCC Culinary Institute, was interviewed for a story in the SJ-R May 11 on the new trend in fast casual dining. Jay was also interviewed by WNNS radio May 11.


In the community

Lorie McDonald, director, LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro, spoke to the Illinois State Retirees Association Mary 12 at the Hillsboro Moose Lodge on Litchfield and Hillsboro credit and non-credit opportunities.

Line of March Protocol for Commencement

Click: Line of March 2015

The Line of March for Commencement is determined by the hire date for a full-time, Board of Trustees-approved position.  Adjunct instructor positions do not fall into this category.  If an adjunct instructor fills a full-time, benefit-eligible, Board-approved position, the date they were hired into that position becomes the hire date used to determine position in the line of march.  If someone leaves LLCC, vacating a full-time, Board-approved position, and then returns, the date on which they were re-hired becomes the new hire date in determining their position in the line of march (because employment was not continuous). Individuals who are unable to attend the ceremony in a given year are removed from the line of march for that year. As a result, there is some shifting every year based on who is and who is not attending the ceremony.

We do our best to ensure that the line of march is accurate. However, there may be some instances in which a hire date is inaccurate. If you believe you should be somewhere else in the line, feel free to stand there. The line of march is more of a guide as opposed to a hard and fast rule. The commencement ceremony is focused on graduates, and that is where the majority of effort and preparation occurs. We appreciate your attendance at the ceremony and look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our students.

Office of the Vice President, Student Services


KUDOS to these employees!

KUDOS to these 20 employees for going above and beyond to assist others and for modeling LLCC’s core values! Each will receive a KUDOS certificate.

Celena Bardwell, Brad Brickey, Amy Chernowsky, Matt Combs,Neci Faine, Scott Grundy, Richard Hayes, Paula Hermes, Jennifer Lewis, Shawn Masters, Julie McKinney, John Moore, Dave Ogden, Samuel Penning, Joe Roth, Casey Schoonover, John Turley, Holly Walton, Jeff Wang and Douglas Whitaker

Click May 2015 KUDOS to read what they did and who nominated them.

The next KUDOS awards will be announced over the summer. Nominate a deserving colleague by clicking on the KUDOS tab in the upper right corner of LincIn.

The KUDOS award is an informal way to recognize the small and large ways our faculty and staff contribute to the positive environment that is LLCC. The person you nominate receives a KUDOS certificate, and all winners are announced in LincIn. Brighten someone’s day and say “thank you, great job!” with a KUDOS.

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Campus renovation updates

Prior to Commencement, we’d like to update you on what to expect next over the summer regarding renovation projects. Most of the masonry repair on Cass Gym is complete. We have moved over to the south elevation of Sangamon Hall and begun masonry work at the west corner. On Monday, we will begin work on Sangamon and Menard halls where most of our work is concentrated. We have a great deal of tuck pointing to do on the east elevation of Menard and quite a large area of masonry repair to Sangamon and Menard halls on either side of the entry to the Commons.

Later this summer we will be removing and replacing the exterior concrete stairs on the west side of Sangamon Hall, while at the same time we are making parking lot repairs. Within the next two weeks, we should also be starting the new roofing work at Montgomery Hall.

We’ll continue these updates throughout the summer, but if you should have any questions please feel free to call. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Hugh Garvey, construction manager

Sustainability Team meeting minutes posted

At its May 5 meeting, the Sustainability Team discussed the ACUPCC report and efforts to reduce electricity/gas and paper usage on campus as a part of it. Read more about this, composting and Earth Week, as well as find out who newly elected members to the team are in the posted minutes.

Several Menard hallways to be closed next week

Facilities Services would like to notify all faculty and staff that as part of the Menard Hall carpet replacement project, the hallway from M 1165 to M 1168 as well as the hallway from M 1172 to M 1179 will be closed from Monday, May 18th to Sunday, June 7th. All classrooms in these areas will be inaccessible as well during this phase of the project.

Thank you,
Dave Bretscher
Facilities Director

Congratulations to Craig McFarland

Craig McFarland, financial aid advisor, was named the Lella M. Schaaf Advisor of the Year at the annual Student Recognition Ceremony.  Craig advises the LLCC Veterans Club. Congratulations!

For a complete list of all students honored at the ceremony, click HERE.