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.
The LLCC Foundation presented at the Stand Together Scholarship fundraiser on Sunday, June 13 at Southwind Park. Established in 2020, the Stand Together Scholarship is a two-year, $8,000 scholarship and was established by friends who had a passion to make a difference. Michelle Burger, scholarship program and alumni services coordinator, and Kim Wilson, recruitment specialist, attended the event along with Kylana Moore, scholarship recipient. Michelle and Kylana spoke about the impact of the scholarship and how it ties to our LLCC mission. The fundraiser had 40 attendees and helped raise over $4,600 for the Stand Together scholarship fund.
Jolene Lamb, coordinator, LLCC Culinary Institute, demonstrated preparation of asparagus, snap pea and radish salad on the WICS Sunrise program June 17.
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.
An updated Account Activation Card for students is now available. To order printed copies for your area, please complete a PRM KBOX ticket.
The LLCC Human Resources office is advertising for an accounting specialist. Full details on this and all other open positions can be viewed on the HR employment page.
The Kahoot! EDU Summit, which begins today at 11 a.m., is a free virtual professional development event that shares information and tips on how to prepare a future-proof toolkit for coming back to the classroom. Sessions are designed for teachers of all levels, technology specialists and school leaders. Recordings of the sessions will be available to those who register.
Jolene Lamb, coordinator, LLCC Culinary Institute, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Sandwiches and salads for hot, humid weather.”
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!
View the following 30-second video, promoting the Workforce Institute at LLCC and the Workforce 101 event that will be held June 26! At the event, future students can try their hands at various trades and meet employers. The video is being shared on the LLCC website, social media and local TV.