Our sympathy to Dr. Eileen Tepatti

Gerald “Jerry” Melton, former adjunct instructor at LLCC and brother of Dr. Eileen Tepatti, vice president, Academic Services, passed away Sept. 13. A memorial service will be held Sept. 21, 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Jude in Rochester. Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

LLCC named “Military-Friendly School” for fifth consecutive year

Lincoln Land Community College has been named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media for the fifth year in a row. According to an announcement of this year’s list, “The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.”

A list of schools so honored can found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

Kudos to our dedicated Veteran Affairs Office within the Financial Aid department and the LLCC Veterans Club for all your hard work. Instructional Technology and Distance Education also can play a major role in a veteran’s success.

Slow Internet Connectivity

Demand for Internet bandwidth at all LLCC locations has greatly increased this semester. Our Internet bandwidth is currently being maxed out for most of the college’s daytime operating hours resulting in slower than normal Internet speeds.  While typical web pages load with little delay, streaming video, such as YouTube, will likely suffer noticeable performance issues.

We have been working with both the ICN, our Internet service provider, and AT&T over the course of the last year to increase our Internet bandwidth.  A new fiber optic connection is being installed this week, which should double our bandwidth, and is expected to be ready for use in 4-6 weeks.  Further additional bandwidth should be available to the college later this fall as we upgrade our telecommunications infrastructure with AT&T. This upcoming telecommunication project will also provide a secondary path to the Internet, providing us with fault tolerance in the event one of the two pathways goes down.  In the meantime, please expect to experience slower than normal Internet connectivity on campus and plan accordingly.

While we are working to increase our available bandwidth, we would like to ask you to restrict recreational use of streaming sites in order to free up additional bandwidth for academic purposes.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve LLCC’s network infrastructure.

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Day of Service Oct. 19 – Site Leaders needed

On Saturday, Oct. 19 the Student Life Office is holding LLCC’s first Day of Service as a part of the Club Leadership Series and the Emerging Leaders program. Confirmed service sites include: Mission Outreach, The American Red Cross, Lincoln Memorial Garden, and The Salvation Army. We’re currently looking for faculty/staff members interested in being site leaders to assist in transporting students to the service sites and to serve alongside them. The day is expected to go from 11:45am to 5pm. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Amber Berman at amber.berman@llcc.edu or 786-2241.

CCSSE and Noel-Levitz student surveys summary

A summary of the most recent student surveys, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (Noel-Levitz SSI), is now available. These survey results were referenced in a recent Convocation presentation.

Click HERE to read the summary.

Openings for CQI sessions

Several openings have become available in CQI training sessions. To register, call 782.7436 or email cctc@llcc.edu.


Number of Available Spots


September 26 & 27



October 18 & 25



November 14 & 15



October 11, 18 & 25


Foundation launches “Grow Beyond” endowment fund campaign

LLCCF Grow Beyond 4C Logo

The LLCC Foundation yesterday launched a $2.5-million endowment fund campaign called “Grow Beyond.”

“Our theme, ‘Grow Beyond,’ reflects the purpose of the endowment fund,” said Karen Sanders, executive director of the LLCC Foundation. “LLCC graduates ‘grow beyond’ by continuing their education or doing vital work in our communities. Additionally, a strong endowment fund broadens educational opportunities, truly helping all communities we touch to ‘grow beyond.’”


In the News

The Grow Beyond press conference Sept. 10 was covered by the SJ-R, WICS, WUIS, WFMB-AM and WMAY. Interviewed were Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; LLCC Trustee Dennis Shackelford; Karen Sanders, LLCC Foundation executive director; Greg Lutchka, LLCC Foundation Board Chair, LLCC culinary student Peggy Szelinski.

Also Sept. 10, the SJ-R interviewed Lynn Whalen, executive director, PRM, about fall enrollment.