Alumni Association



Alumni Association
                                         

Alumni Association

Distinguished Alumni Society

One of our more ambitious and successful endeavors the past few years has been the formation of the Distinguished Alumni Society at Lake Land College. The Distinguished Alumni Society recognizes alum who has utilized the Lake Land experience to make an imprint on his or her profession or community. An Alumnus is anyone that has graduated from Lake Land College or has taken classes.

Class of 2016

Mathew Cekander

Mathew Cekander

Effingham, IL

Hometown: Effingham, IL
Employer: Doehring, Winders & Co. LLP
Profession/ Occupation: CPA and firm partner
Graduated: 1999
Major: Business Administration

"Upon transferring into Illinois State University, I recall feeling well-prepared and was urged to send a note of thanks to Cindy Phipps (and probably should have to the other LLC Faculty as well) for helping us to be prepared, an ethic also taken to the workplace."

Kerry Fearn

Kerry Fearn

Charleston, IL

Employer: Area Educational Credit Union
Job Title: President and CEO
Profession/ Occupation: Finance
Graduated: 1989
Major: Mathematicst

"Lake Land College has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. My father, Duane Lawson, taught English at LLC since the college began back in the ‘60s through his retirement. My mother, Nancy Lawson, worked in the Tutoring Center and was an Adjunct instructor for many years. After I graduated from high school, Lake Land College was the natural choice for me.
Somewhere during my freshman year, I decided that I wanted to “get involved� so I ran for Student Activity Board. Through this role, I gained experience in leadership and service. Looking back, this moment was when I realized that I do much better digging-in and getting involved rather than being a participant. This philosophy has served me well throughout my career as I have attained leadership roles within my industry.
To sum up my experience at Lake Land College, the college atmosphere allowed me to receive an excellent base upon which I would build my college education while giving me the opportunity to take a leadership role and serve the college and fellow students."

Renee Fonner

Renee Fonner

Hindsboro, Il

Employer: Cromwell Group of Mattoon
Job Title: On Air Talent/Promotions Director
Profession/ Occupation: Radio
Graduated; 1990
Major: Radio/TV Broadcasting

"My time at Lake Land College allowed me to find my love of radio! Within weeks of starting the program I found myself in the booth gaining experience. I have worked in small, medium and large markets around the country and it all started with Lake Land College. I’m forever grateful."

Craig Greeson

Craig Greeson

Hanover Park, IL

Hometown: Neoga, IL
Employer: Littlefuse, Inc.
Job Title: Product Manager – Industrial Business Unit
Profession/ Occupation: Product Manager
Graduated: 1988
Major: Pre-Engineering

"Lake Land College provided me with the perfect way to transition from a small-town high school to the University of Illinois. The instructors in Lake Land’s Pre-Engineering program were enthusiastic and fully focused on seeing their students succeed. There was a personal level of connection with several of them that I do not think is common to find at a large four year university.
My father, David Greeson, had been a long-time fixture at Lake Land by the time I attended the college. He had always told me that his institutional research showed transfer students from LLC performed just as well or better than native four year students during their final two years at major universities, and I certainly found this to be the case. I always felt extremely well prepared for the challenges of my Engineering program after transferring "

Kristopher VanSickle

Craig Greeson

Woodstock, GA

Hometown: Newman, IL
Employer: U.S. Secret Service, Carter Protective Division
Job Title: Administrative Officer
Attended: 2007
Major: Accounting

"After retiring from the U.S. Coast Guard, my plans were to finish my degree. Lake Land College set the course academically for a smooth transition on to a four year university to complete my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I will forever be indebted to the faculty and staff at Lakeland College for their selfless actions and genuine interest in every student’s success."

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