Career Launch at LLCC

WeLLCCome Boys & Girls Club SpringfieldTeens in the Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois had their first Career Launch session of the summer at LLCC yesterday. They spent time on campus with Bill Harmon and Holly Bauman touring the new Kreher Agriculture Center and learning about the many and varied career opportunities available in the field of agriculture!

Teens learning about topography and erosion with the virtual sand box.Bill Harmon talking to teensHolly Bauman presenting to teensTeens using sprayer simulator

Welcome Dr. Kathy Freeman

Dr. Kathy M. Freeman joined LLCC on May 10 as adult education coordinator. She is a native of Chicago and has served as an educator, license school counselor, case manager and private consultant for Chicago Public Schools. She has also served as an instructor at Elgin Community College, Tolten Adult Education Center and the YMCA of Chicago as well as an academic advisor at Malcom X College in Chicago. Dr. Freeman earned a doctorate degree in adult and higher education from Northern Illinois University. She also holds master’s degrees in educational psychology and school counseling as well as a bachelor’s degree in human services from National Louis University. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her academic achievements and commitment to serve her community.

Dr. Freeman can be reached at or 217-786-2875. Welcome!

Congratulations Leslie Catalano

Please help us congratulate Leslie Catalano, assistant professor of nursing, and her husband on the birth of their new son, Lucas John who was born on May 1. Congratulations to the Catalano family!

Free T-shirts and promotional items available

Extra “Driven to Succeed” commencement T-shirts are available at the Information Desk in A. Lincoln Commons. Employees at Outreach Centers can email if they would like one delivered. The following sizes are available: Small – 7; Medium – 12; No larges; XL – 2; 2XL – 5; 3XL – 3; 4XL – 4; 5XL – 1.

Also, LLCC-Medical District has a number of promotional items (water bottles, hand sanitizer, pill boxes, pens, phone cords and first aid kits) with the former Capital City Training Center logo to give away; these are also available at the Information Desk.

LLCC Commencement 2021. Drivent to Succeed. LLCC.Give away items

Welcome to summer session!

Summer ClassesWe welcome students as summer session and Mod 5 weekday classes begin today! Volunteers will be assisting at the welcome table in A. Lincoln Commons,  helping answer students’ questions and providing directions.

Congratulations Jessie Blackburn

Jessie BlackburnJessie Blackburn, director, LLCC-Litchfield, recently graduated with high honors from UIS with a Master of Arts in education and a certificate in online pedagogy in higher education. Congratulations!

Welcome Kyle Roughan

Kyle RoughanKyle Roughan, recently began work as LLCC’s student engagement coordinator. Previously, he worked as a residence director for University of Illinois Springfield. He earned a master’s degree in college student personnel from Arkansas Technical University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in women and gender studies from Eastern Connecticut State University. He can be reached at or 217-786-2315. Welcome, Kyle!

Congratulations Casey Hoenes

Congratulations to Casey Hoenes, assistant professor of nursing, and his wife on the recent birth of their son. Baby Wade was born on May 24, 2021, and all are happy and healthy. Congratulations, Hoenes family!