Teens 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!
Our sympathy to family and friends of Dr. Thurman Smith, LLCC professor emeritus, who passed away April 29. Thurman was a professor of history at LLCC from 1969 to 2001. Contributions may be directed to the LLCC Foundation (www.llccfoundation.org/donate) to establish a scholarship in the memory of Dr. and Mrs. Thurman L. Smith.
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.
Extra “Driven to Succeed” commencement T-shirts are available at the Information Desk in A. Lincoln Commons. Employees at Outreach Centers can email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, July 1 at the Springfield Sliders home game. You can pick up two FREE tickets by stopping by the VP Office Suite in Menard Hall to see Gailyn Draper, Amy Williams or Julie Eason. Gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 6:35 p.m.
We 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.
Kyle 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 email@example.com or 217-786-2315. Welcome, Kyle!
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!