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Two teams, two new coaches, tons of experience

Coach Nic Nelson, class of 1973 is in his first season as head coach for LLC softball, but he has coached the sport at all different levels and all around the world – he has taken 35 baseball and softball teams overseas and coached these teams in Cuba, Australia, Japan, Great Britain and Canada. The Mattoon native was the assistant coach last year.
The Laker baseball team is excited to have Tony Simmonds as the new head coach.  His passion for the sport is contagious and most of his life has been spent either playing or teaching baseball.  Coach Simmods hit the ground running this summer by recruiting some of the top players in the area. 
Both coaches say they are looking forward to setting a high bar of recruiting and bringing in excellent players from Illinois and beyond to the Laker teams. Congratulations coaches and Go Lakers!  


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Welcome to Alumni Connections E-News

Welcome to the debut issue of the Lake Land College Alumni Association’s Alumni Connections E-Newsletter. Our first issue has a variety of stories for your enjoyment.   (more)

Congressman Tim Johnson tours College's sustainability projects

Lake Land College is replacing aging infrastructure with a holistic path that uses geothermal, solar and wind energy to generate energy, while reducing costs through innovative lighting and computer technologies.   (more)

Alum storms the civil engineering program

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Ashley Miller, class of 2009 civil engineering technology, was starting her senior year at Effingham High School. She had no idea that just a few short years later this national tragedy would form the backdrop for her career.   (more)

Hard-working Downs awarded Golden Apple

Danielle Downs, advisor financial aid & veteran services at Lake Land, believes in working for a cause greater than herself. The 1995 graduate volunteers regularly to help around campus as needed.   (more)

Nominate an alum for the Distinguished Alumni Society

The Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Society, formed in 2007 in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the college’s founding celebrates and honors those who have made a significant impact on their profession and communities through their experience at Lake Land College.   (more)

Nominate a former instructor for the Wall of Fame

Did you have an instructor or college employee who made a difference in your Lake Land experience? Why not nominate a retired faculty or staff member who made contributions through their profession or community at the local, state, regional, or national level that reflect positively on Lake Land College for the Wall of Fame?   (more)

Moxley and Wrigley join Alumni Association Board

Melissa Moxley, class of 2007, radio/TV broadcasting, Mattoon, and Patrick Wrigley, class of 2005, IT network administration, Effingham, have joined the Alumni Association Board of Directors.   (more)

Seven feet of reasons to come to a basketball game

Is a Laker basketball game in your sight this winter? You might be looking up! Not only does Laker center Moussa Gueye tower over the competition at a remarkable seven feet tall, but he is a versatile player with a variety of talents on the court.   (more)

Come 'Rome' with us!

LLC Alum's receive discounts on a trip of a lifetime, thanks to the Alumni Association   (more)

Livestock team wins big again

The livestock judging team took home top prize at the National Barrow Show swine judging contest held this fall.   (more)

In Memoriam

During the past year, the Alumni Association mourned the loss of several who had close ties to Lake Land College.   (more)

Classmate Connections-Winter 2009

Click here for an update on fellow Alum   (more)

Board of Directors
Pam French
President, Newton
Danielle Downs
Vice President, Charleston
Jenny Lange
Secretary, Mattoon
Randy Adkins, Mattoon
Barb Arthur, Mattoon
Dyke Barkley, Paris
Katie Durbin, Strasburg
Kerry Fearn, Mattoon
Scott Lensink, Ex-Officio
College President, Mattoon
Terry McConnell, Mattoon
Board of Directors (cont'd)
Mindie McManaway, Altamont
Melissa Moxley, Mattoon
Carla Neal, Charleston
Karen Noffke, Sullivan
Laurie Olson, Mattoon
Tim Sanders, Marshall
Linda Simpson, Ex-Officio
Foundation Board Member, Casey
Tim Stephens, Effingham
Mike Sullivan, Mattoon
Pat Wrigley, Effingham
Honorary Directors
Lisa Cole, Toledo
Linda Hampton, Windsor
Mona Morgan-Houston
Collettsville, NC
Barb Titus, Neoga
Jon Van Dyke, Louisville
Pam Crisman, Executive Officer
Dave Cox,
Director of Foundation & Alumni
Kim Prince, Treasurer
Becky Earp, Corresponding Secretary
Lake Land College Alumni Association
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938
Phone: 217-234-5329
Fax: 217-234-5400