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Lake Land College to host Laker Visit Day

Posted on January 19, 2022

Lake Land College will host Laker Visit Day from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 in the Luther Student Center, giving potential students the opportunity to learn about The Laker Advantage and how it can guide them on the path to success.

Attendees will tour campus with a student ambassador, who will share information from a student perspective. Participants will also meet with faculty to learn more about specific programs.

Representatives from many services, including Counseling Services, Career Services, Student Accommodations & Mental Health Initiatives, TRIO Student Support Services, Health Services and more will be available to provide information and answer attendees’ questions.

A parent/guardian session will be offered as well to provide information relevant to potential parents or guardians of future Lakers.

“This is a great opportunity for people to get to know the campus and learn about all the great things Lake Land has to offer,“ Pam Hartke, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, said. “I highly encourage anyone considering attending to come to this event”

For more information or to register, visit lakelandcollege.edu/visit.

 

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Help Train Future Dental Hygienists!

Posted on January 14, 2022

Lake Land College is seeking a part-time Dentist to teach best practices in clinical settings to Dental Hygiene students in its state-of-the-art patient clinic on campus in Mattoon, Illinois.

The Clinical Dentist is essential to the success of the patient clinic and will play in instrumental role in shaping the skills of future dental hygienists. In the second year of the program, students perform clinical services on patients under the direct supervision of the Clinical Dentist and faculty members.

The clinic is open three days a week for four hours. The Clinical Dentist position is part-time and is expected to be on campus 4-20 hours per week. The qualified applicant would begin working with faculty and students in March 2022.

Dental Hygiene is a competitive, Special Admission Associate in Applied Science Degree program that has a long history of success in preparing students for successful careers. Lake Land College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the rigorous and evidence- based dental curriculum is recognized and endorsed by The Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Follow this link to review the job description and apply.

Questions may be directed to Kristen Holsapple, Dental Hygiene Instructor/Director of Dental Hygiene at kholsapple@lakelandcollege.edu or Erin Swingler, Division Chair Allied Health/Nursing Instructor at eswingler@lakelandcollege.edu

Lake Land College celebrates assessment month

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February is the month to celebrate assessment at Lake Land College. Students and staff members are encouraged to participate in this year’s activities to learn about the importance of assessment.

According to Lisa Madlem, director of assessment and program review for the college, the assessment process at Lake Land is essential to help students and staff make informed decisions that ultimately improve the teaching-learning process.

“Assessment seems fairly straightforward, but in reality it is an involved process that systematically measures student performance in order to improve the quality of educational programs, courses and the institution overall,” said Madlem. “Essentially, assessment is what students should know, value or be able to do upon the completion of a course, program or interaction with a department.”

Lake Land College uses institution-wide measures and program and course-specific measures to assess student outcomes. Learner outcomes have been established for each of the college’s associate degree and certificate programs, as well as all courses and departments at the College.

During Assessment Week from February 7 to 11, Madlem will provide online activities for students, faculty and staff.  Additionally, a student quiz will be available for the chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card or a grand prize $200 Amazon gift card.

“Overall, the college is actively assessing courses, programs and institutional departments,” said Madlem. “Each component of assessment is working toward assessing the student experience and we are continuously learning from the assessment process in order to make necessary changes and plans of action to ensure that every student at Lake Land College is provided with a continuous learning environment.”

Assessment is an important step in developing Lake Land College’s programs to best suit its students and their growing skills in order to prepare them to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year university.

For more information about assessment at Lake Land College, contact Madlem at 217-234-5088 or lmadlem@lakelandcollege.edu or visit lakelandcollege.edu/assessment.

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Lake Land College 2021 Fall graduates announced

Posted on January 13, 2022

Lake Land College is pleased to announce the students who graduated following completion of the Fall 2021 semester. The Fall 2021 graduates are:

First & Last Name City Degree Degree Title
Katelynn Grimsley Altamont Associate in Arts Secondary Education-Biology
Cierra Reed Altamont Certificate Medical Assistant
Jessica Spour Altamont Associate in Applied Science Human Services – Health
Mariah Winter Altamont Certificate Office Support Specialist-Medical
Mariah Winter Altamont Certificate Office Support Specialist
Dalee Leinweber Arcola Certificate Cosmetology
Hannah Diener Arthur Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Noah Switzer Ashmore Associate in Applied Science Human Services – Sociology
Brittany Quick Atwood Certificate Cosmetology
Anthony Wilkins Atwood Associate in Applied Science Medical Coding & Health Information
Anthony Wilkins Atwood Certificate Medical Coding Specialist
Grant Hoke Bainbridge Associate in Applied Science Civil Engineering Technology
Katlyn Johnson Beecher City Associate in Arts Business
Allie Stell Beecher City Associate in Arts Business
Cohen Collins Bethany Associate in Applied Science Horticulture Production & Landscape
Scott Miller Blue Ridge Associate in Liberal Studies
Kayla Haslett Brownstown Associate in Science Conservation/Pre-Wildlife
Peyton Richie Buckingham Associate in Arts Agriculture Transfer
Crushion Stubbs Champaign Associate in Liberal Studies
Amethyst Ames Charleston Certificate Cosmetology
Dayse Brenes Villela Charleston Associate in Applied Science Medical Assistant
Tamar Brookins Charleston Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Andrea Buell Charleston Certificate Medical Coding Specialist
Josiah Estrada-Drum Charleston Associate in Applied Science Broadcast Communication
Josiah Estrada-Drum Charleston Certificate Radio Broadcasting
Matthew Griffith Charleston Certificate Basic Welding
Abigail Held Charleston Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Lyndsy Hunt Charleston Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Nicole Johnson Charleston Associate in Arts Psychology
Paige Nisbet Charleston Certificate Cosmetology
Preston Shambo Charleston Associate in Applied Science IT-Network Administration
Chandler Smith Charleston Associate in Arts Communication Studies
Marla Villalobos Charleston Associate in Arts Pre-Nursing: BSN Transfer
Natasha Wiley Charleston Associate in Arts Other Major
Kayla Williams Cherry Associate in Applied Science Medical Coding & Health Information
Kayla Williams Cherry Certificate Medical Coding Specialist
Adam Service Cisne Certificate Renewable Energy Technician
Victoria Caldwell Edgewood Associate in Applied Science Human Services – Health
Andrew Brown Effingham Associate in Liberal Studies
Andrew Brown Effingham Certificate Computer Technician
Casey Clow Effingham Certificate Entrepreneurship
Jamie Dillow Effingham Certificate Accounting
Emily Durbin Effingham Associate in Arts Business
McKenzie Gallagher Effingham Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Victoria Gormley Effingham Certificate Medical Coding Specialist
Averee Greene Effingham Associate in Arts Psychology
Aleah Hamilton Effingham Associate in Applied Science IT-Graphic Design
Aleah Hamilton Effingham Certificate Desktop Publishing
Liam Hammer Effingham Associate in Applied Science Automotive Technology
Mariah Kramer Effingham Associate in Arts Elementary Education
Alan Lovell Effingham Associate in Applied Science IT-Network Administration
Dylan Ritz Effingham Associate in Arts Business
Jared Roderick Effingham Associate in Applied Science IT-Computer Applications
Jared Roderick Effingham Certificate IT-Digital Media Specialist
Kailey Rush Effingham Associate in Applied Science Automotive Technology
Teri Sapp Effingham Certificate Management
Teri Sapp Effingham Certificate Accounting
Stacey Sehy Effingham Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Jennifer Smith Effingham Certificate Accounting
Wyatt Steffen Effingham Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Sam Thompson Effingham Associate in Arts Business
Zachary Worman Effingham Associate in Applied Science Computer Aided Design Technology
Garrett Tippit Findlay Associate in Applied Science Agriculture Production & Management
Paige Tippit Findlay Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Sophie Zimmerman Findlay Associate in Arts Elementary Education
Jerik Bishop Greenup Associate in Arts History
Elijah Lamb Greenup Associate in Science Pre-Medicine
Michael Reynolds Greenup Associate in Applied Science Renewable Energy
Michael Reynolds Greenup Certificate Sustainable Energy
Justin Wallace Greenup Associate in Applied Science IT-Network Administration
Emily McBee Herrick Associate in Arts Undecided
Kristen Rake Hidalgo Associate in Arts Business
Gabriela Becerra Hindsboro Associate in Applied Science Human Services – Psychology
Chavala McClenahan Hindsboro Associate in Arts Business
Cory King Humboldt Associate in Arts Business
Blake Lee Kansas Associate in Arts Physical Education
Kaitlyn Rardin Kansas Associate in Liberal Studies
Tieyeala Barnes Lynwood Associate in Science Pre-Physical Therapy
Kenneth Noble Marshall Associate in Applied Science Management
Kenneth Noble Marshall Certificate Entrepreneurship
Kenneth Noble Marshall Certificate Management
Kenneth Noble Marshall Certificate Business Development
Kenneth Noble Marshall Certificate Professional Sales
Kenneth Noble Marshall Certificate Marketing
Gage Rager Marshall Certificate Basic Welding
Joanna Carver Martinsville Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Kylie Zimdars Mason Associate in Arts Business
Gage Beck Mattoon Certificate IT-Computer Applications Specialist
Alissa Bell Mattoon Associate in Applied Science Horticulture Production & Landscape
Alissa Bell Mattoon Certificate Horticulture
Selah Brimner Mattoon Certificate Cosmetology
Derek Brown Mattoon Associate in Applied Science Welding
Derek Brown Mattoon Certificate Welding Technology
Meah Butler Mattoon Associate in Arts Elementary Education
Alicia Buttery Mattoon Certificate Cosmetology
Kaden Cook Mattoon Associate in Science Pre-Engineering
Dean Cope Mattoon Certificate Basic Welding
Kyle Coulom Mattoon Associate in Arts Undecided
Rhiannon Douglas Mattoon Associate in Science Bioscience Non-Teaching
Lexi Dutton Mattoon Associate in Applied Science Early Childhood Care and Education
Shelby Grissom Mattoon Certificate Cosmetology
Amanda Imlay Mattoon Associate in Applied Science Medical Coding & Health Information
Amanda Imlay Mattoon Certificate Medical Coding Specialist
Alex Junge Mattoon Associate in Arts Pre-Nursing
Brendon Miller Mattoon Associate in Applied Science IT-Programming
Brendon Miller Mattoon Certificate IT-Programming
Madison Milligan Mattoon Certificate Cosmetology
Jade Pearce Mattoon Associate in Arts Criminal Justice
Kynley Scott Mattoon Associate in Arts English
Michael Thomas Mattoon Certificate Industrial Maintenance
Ashly Thompson Mattoon Associate in Liberal Studies
Veronica Tryon Mattoon Associate in Applied Science Medical Coding & Health Information
Veronica Tryon Mattoon Certificate Medical Coding Specialist
Jacob Upton Mattoon Associate in Applied Science Electronics Systems Specialist
Teresa Urie Mattoon Associate in Applied Science Accounting
Teresa Urie Mattoon Certificate Accounting
Cheyanne Ward Mattoon Associate in Arts Other Major
Molly Baker Neoga Certificate Cosmetology
Amanda Phillips Neoga Associate in Liberal Studies
Erika Roderick Neoga Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Emily Barrow Newman Certificate Cosmetology
Lori Hunt Oakland Associate in Applied Science Medical Assistant
Charlene Parsley Oakland Associate in Applied Science Medical Coding & Health Information
Charlene Parsley Oakland Certificate Medical Coding Specialist
Jordan Wright Oakley Certificate Cosmetology
Linsaie Gatons Oconee Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Baylee Adams Pana Certificate Cosmetology
Michele Anderson Pana Associate in Applied Science Human Services
Isabel Carter Pana Associate in Arts Communication Studies
Tyler Conlin Pana Associate in Arts Agriculture Transfer
Alex Crawford Pana Associate in Applied Science Management
Shayna Stremming Pana Associate in Applied Science Accounting
Shayna Stremming Pana Certificate Accounting
Patrick Beal Paris Certificate Basic Welding
Sara Drake Paris Associate in Applied Science Accounting
Sara Drake Paris Certificate Accounting
Christina Duke Paris Associate in Applied Science Accounting
Christina Duke Paris Certificate Accounting
Christina Duke Paris Certificate Management
Alexander Garcia Paris Certificate Basic Welding
Teri-Rae Long Paris Associate in Liberal Studies
Hillary Robison Paris Associate in Applied Science Medical Coding & Health Information
Hillary Robison Paris Certificate Medical Coding Specialist
Johnathan Sexton Paris Certificate Basic Welding
Benjamin Schuler Pontiac Associate in Science Pre-Physical Therapy
Sally Schirmer Prairie Village Certificate IT-Network Administration
Jessica Carroll Ramsey Associate in Applied Science Accounting
Jessica Carroll Ramsey Certificate Management
Jessica Carroll Ramsey Certificate Accounting
Brianna Kelly Ramsey Associate in Arts Business
Maureen Bruns Rosamond Certificate Management
Maureen Bruns Rosamond Certificate Professional Sales
Maureen Bruns Rosamond Certificate Business Development
Maureen Bruns Rosamond Certificate Marketing
Deserae Allen Shelbyville Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Matthew Amerson Shelbyville Associate in Applied Science IT-Network Administration
Blake Hayden Shelbyville Associate in Applied Science IT-Graphic Design
Blake Hayden Shelbyville Certificate Desktop Publishing
Tiffany Moeller Shelbyville Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Gabrielle Pierce Shelbyville Associate in Liberal Studies
Cody Rodman Shelbyville Associate in Applied Science Horticulture Production & Landscape
Cody Rodman Shelbyville Certificate Horticulture
Whitney Thompson Shelbyville Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Amy Whitaker Shumway Associate in Applied Science Management
Amy Whitaker Shumway Certificate Management
Amy Whitaker Shumway Certificate Electronic Marketing
Amy Whitaker Shumway Certificate Marketing
Amy Whitaker Shumway Certificate Business Development
Amy Whitaker Shumway Certificate Professional Sales
Becca Turner Sigel Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Blake Mummel Sorento Associate in Arts Criminal Justice
Mackenzi Tabbert Stewardson Certificate Cosmetology
Layni Boyer Sullivan Certificate Cosmetology
Colin Ernst Sullivan Associate in Applied Science Management
Colin Ernst Sullivan Certificate Management
Colin Ernst Sullivan Certificate Marketing
Colin Ernst Sullivan Certificate Business Development
Colin Ernst Sullivan Certificate Professional Sales
Michael Gingerich Sullivan Associate in Applied Science Mechanical-Electrical Technology
Michael Gingerich Sullivan Certificate Programmable Logic Controllers
Caleb Lane Sullivan Certificate IT-Programming
John Sentel Sullivan Associate in Science Conservation/Pre-Forestry
Jessica Voyles Sullivan Associate in Arts Liberal Arts
Madison Wall Sullivan Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Tiffany Wallis Sullivan Associate in Science Bioscience Non-Teaching
Lucas Drees Teutopolis Associate in Applied Science Welding
Amy Goeckner Teutopolis Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Claire Rhodes Teutopolis Certificate Cosmetology
Emily Uthell Teutopolis Associate in Arts Business
Molly Wendt Teutopolis Associate in Applied Science Accounting
Molly Wendt Teutopolis Certificate Accounting
Cole Jackson Toledo Associate in Arts Criminal Justice
Tayler Brizendine Tower Hill Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nurse
Alex Crawford Tower Hill Certificate Management
Alex Crawford Tower Hill Certificate Entrepreneurship
Alex Crawford Tower Hill Certificate Marketing
Dean Link Tower Hill Associate in Applied Science Applied Engineering Technology
Owan Patton Tower Hill Associate in Arts Undecided
Allison Simpson Tower Hill Associate in Arts Communication Studies
Savannah Barnes Tuscola Certificate Cosmetology
Jeannette Dyer Tuscola Certificate Medical Coding Specialist
Austin Hagen Watson Associate in Arts History
Chelsea Coleman-Scott Windsor Associate in Arts Sociology/Social Work
Mesa Cruz Windsor Associate in Liberal Studies

There’s Still Time to Enroll

Posted on December 22, 2021

There’s still time to enroll for Spring!

Even though the college is closed through Jan. 2, 2021, there are several things you can check off your to-do list.

  • You can take the first step now by completing your intent to enroll at lakelandcollege.edu/enroll.
  • While you wait, check out our Career Coach tool. This online resource is a way to connect interests to careers and majors.
  • You can also take a virtual tour of campus, which includes a 360-degree experience. Start exploring today here.
  • Remember to take a look at the many scholarship opportunities we have available! Click here for more information. Applications are due Feb. 1.

When we return on Jan. 3, faculty and staff will be available virtually, or in some cases in person by appointment, to assist you. Visit lakelandcollege.edu/offices-and-services/ to connect with us beginning Jan. 3!

Accounting/Tuition & Fees Payment
217-234-5214
mbailey1292@lakelandcollege.edu

Admissions and Records
217-234-5434
admissions@lakelandcollege.edu

Bookstore
217-234-5420
bookstore@lakelandcollege.edu

Counseling Services
217-234-5232
counsel@lakelandcollege.edu

Financial Aid and Veterans Services
217-234-5231
financialaid@lakelandcollege.edu

New Student
217-234-5301
assessment@lakelandcollege.edu

Placement Testing
217-234-5301
assessment@lakelandcollege.edu

TRiO Student Support Services
217-234-5456
triosss@lakelandcollege.edu

Resources for Current Lakers

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We hope you have a wonderful winter break and look forward to welcoming you to the Spring Semester in January!

Like you, our advisors, faculty and staff will be taking a break between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2. Here is some helpful information for the break, as well as when we return on Jan. 3.

  • If you have been cleared to register by your advisor, you can register for classes in the Laker Hub.
  • If you have not been cleared, you can email your advisor to request clearance. Visit your Advisement Information page in the Laker Hub. Here’s how!
  • If you have not already returned them, mail your fall textbooks by Jan. 3.
  • Print your spring book list or order your textbooks. Learn More
  • Complete your scholarship application which is due Feb. 1. Click here or look for the link in the Laker Hub.

When we return on Jan. 3, faculty and staff will be available to assist you. Visit lakelandcollege.edu/offices-and-services/ to connect with us beginning Jan. 3!

Accounting/Tuition & Fees Payment
217-234-5214
mbailey1292@lakelandcollege.edu

Admissions and Records
217-234-5434
admissions@lakelandcollege.edu

Bookstore
217-234-5420
bookstore@lakelandcollege.edu

Counseling Services
217-234-5232
counsel@lakelandcollege.edu

Financial Aid and Veterans Services
217-234-5231
financialaid@lakelandcollege.edu

New Student Orientation
217-234-5301
assessment@lakelandcollege.edu

Placement Testing
217-234-5301
assessment@lakelandcollege.edu

TRiO Student Support Services
217-234-5456
triosss@lakelandcollege.edu

Lake Land College Broadcasting Club holds successful food drive

Posted on December 20, 2021

The Broadcasting Club at Lake Land College recently collected several boxes of non-perishable food items to donate to the Lake Land College Laker Food Pantry.

The Broadcasting Club at Lake Land College recently collected several boxes of non-perishable food items to donate to the Lake Land College Laker Food Pantry. Pictured in the front row are Stephanie Sample, Sullivan and Chandler Smith, Charleston. In the back row are Paige Van Dyke, Louisville; Konner Remlinger, Martinsville and Anthony Vonderheide, Stewardson.

“Nobody should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, and being a part of a community that takes care of their own is really one of the best parts of being a Laker,” Broadcasting Club President Stephanie Sample said. “I’m honored to have been able to participate and support the wonderful work that our food pantry is doing. I’m hoping that more people can become aware of its presence on campus and know that it is there for them if they need it.”

Sample said students in need of food and the mission of the Laker Food Pantry were topics with which she had personal experience.

“As someone who grew up in a low-income household, I’m familiar with the helplessness that comes with having to go without,” Sample said. “My motivation for getting involved with the food drive was to make sure none of my peers ever had to feel that way as they go about the process of getting an education and sharpening their skills.”

Communication Studies/Broadcasting Instructor and Station Manager of WLKL 89.9 FM Greg Powers also acknowledged the importance of the food drive.

“This is a great opportunity for the club to give back to the community and understand the importance of volunteering,” Powers said. “Broadcasters are always involved in their communities and have the potential to do so much for the areas they serve.”

The food drive is a month-long event put on every year by the club since 2008. To learn more about clubs and organizations at Lake Land College, visit lakelandcollege.edu/student-life.

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Lake Land College Nursing program donates to local programs

Posted on December 16, 2021

The Lake Land College Nursing program put together an assortment of items to donate to the Crisis Nursery of Effingham County and One Stop Community Christmas. ­Some of the items included diapers, wipes, snacks, clothes and art supplies.

Pictured are Stephanie McNealy, Jenny Seaney, Mandy Snowden, Tina Hooper, Meghan Rewers, Heather Guy, Cassandra Porter, Erin Swingler, Jessica Byers, Michael Wall, Bethany Workman, Tisha Goad and Autumn McCormick.

“Our students and faculty are thrilled to help provide items that can assist these programs and the individuals who benefit from them,” Lake Land College Division Chair of Allied Health/Nursing Instructor Erin Swingler said. “Programs like these are a great value to the community, and we are very proud to offer our support to them.”

HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital also partnered with Lake Land College to donate the items.

“It is a joy to share in this holiday donation,” Nursing Manager at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Autumn McCormick said. “Thank you to the nursing students for making an impact on our much needed community organizations.  We enjoy partnering with Lake Land in learning opportunities each semester as well as giving opportunities.”

Representatives from Sarah Bush Lincoln, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital and the Crisis Nursery of Effingham County joined the nursing students on campus to receive the donations and expressed gratitude for the donation.

“We are incredibly grateful for the Lake Land College Nursing program for putting together this generous donation that will support two local programs,” Executive Director of Crisis Nursery of Effingham County Meghan Rewers said. “Because of wonderful acts of kindness such as this, our nursery is able to provide children in crisis with all the necessities they may need while in our care.”

It is the Crisis Nursery of Effingham County’s mission to prevent and protect children from trauma, abuse and neglect by providing a free, 24-hour emergency shelter care program for children birth through six years of age in partnership with HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.

“We are very grateful to Lake Land College and its students for the donations to One Stop Community Christmas,” Sarah Bush Lincoln Community Service Representative Mandy Snowden said. “It’s partnerships like this that help support not just our two organizations, but the community as well.”

One Stop Community Christmas is a local organization created to help families in need during the holiday season in Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Edgar, Shelby, Moultrie and Douglas counties.

For more information on these programs or how to donate, visit crisisnurseryofeffingham.com/wish-list or onestopcommunitychristmas.com.

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Lake Land College accepting nominations for awards

Posted on December 3, 2021

Lake Land College is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Service Award, Pacesetter Award, Retiree Wall of Fame, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Alumnus Achievement Award and Distinguished Alumni Society.

All nominations for these awards will be accepted until February 1, 2022.

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual whose exemplary service and contributions have benefited Lake Land College or its affiliated organizations. Current paid members of the faculty and staff and current members of the board of trustees are not eligible for this award.

Past Distinguished Service Award winners are Sheri Barnett (2021), Debbie Benefiel (2020), Kathleen Doehring (2019), Robert Luther (2018), Scott Lensink (2017), James Shaffer (2016), Robert Pancoast (2015), Max Jaeger (2014), Annette Lynch (2013), Gerald Forsythe (2012), John Livesay (2011), Rick Manuell (2010), Preston Smith (2009), Bob Willenborg (2008), Don Portugal (2007), Dwight Schilling (2006), Ann Bacon (2005), Susan Leach (2004), Anne Kabbes (2003), James Allee (2002), Roger Dettro (2001), Peter M. Bonutti (2000), Charles Adams (1999), Michael Yager (1998), James Bennett (1997), Tom Reedy (1996), R. Dale Adams (1995), Jack Schultz (1994), Consuello Luttrell (1993), George Mitchell (1992), Melvin Lockard (1991), Lowell Samuel (1990), Eugene Bauer (1989), William Podestá (1988), Jack Oberhill (1987), Floyd Curl (1985), Robert Johnson (1984), Virgil and Charlene Roberts (1983), Eddie Collings (1982) and William B. Hills (1981).

The Pacesetter Award is an Illinois Community College Trustees Association award that recognizes the accomplishments of Illinois’ more recent community college graduates. Nominees must have completed a recognized program of instruction (including dual credit courses) or attended at least 30 semester hours at an Illinois public community college.

The recipient of the Pacesetter Award will be presented with an appropriate plaque at the 2022 March Board of Trustees meeting.The past Pacesetter Award recipients are Megan McQueen (2021), Danelle Jackson (2020) and Amanda Tucker (2019).

The Retiree Wall of Fame Award goes to retired faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to the college and/or who have made contributions through their profession or community at the local, state, regional or national level that reflect positively on Lake Land College.

Recipients of the Wall of Fame status must have been employed at Lake Land for a minimum of 15 years and must have been separated from his or her SURS-eligible position for a minimum of five years.

The recipient of the Retiree Wall of Fame honor will have his or her plaque unveiled at the annual Employee and Retiree Recognition Celebration designed to reflect upon the past contributions of the honoree.

A candidate for consideration may be nominated by another person or may submit his or her credentials directly to the College Advancement Office.

Past Retiree Wall of Fame recipients are Dennis Gathmann (2008), Max Jaeger (2008), Joe Albin (2008), Marilyn Gover (2008), Charles Womack (2008), Gerald Parker (2008), Tom Reedy (2008), Bill Rich (2008), Helen Smith (2009), David Greeson (2009), Larry Gutzler (2009), Hal Kottwitz (2009), Joyce Shull (2009), Marianne Morgan (2010), Robert Orr (2010), Richard Heller (2010), Carol Sanders (2010), Jack Browning (2010), Joe Hanley (2011), William Little (2011), Mildred Flottmann (2011), Roberta Hollada (2011), Roberta Williams (2011), Charles Wieck (2012), Jalee Cox (2012), Wayne Weaver (2012), Robert Luther (2013), Marion Rohlinger (2013), James Luedke (2014), Robert Jurgens (2014), Carroll Gibbons (2014), Roy Culp (2015), Marilyn Fuqua Thompson (2015), Ron Sanderson (2016), Dave Stapleton (2016), Cletis Underwood (2016), Bill Hollada (2017), Jim Dudley (2017), Curt Rincker (2017), Kathleen Doehring (2018), Tom Kerkhoff (2018), Ben Ragle (2018), Larry Larvick (2019), Rick Gresens (2019), Linda Ruholl (2020), Sandra Gourley (2020), Wallace (Wally) Taylor (2020), Joyce Allen (2021), Ken Beno (2021) and Pam Crisman (2021).

The Lake Land College Board of Trustees presents the Alumnus Achievement Award annually to an individual who has attained outstanding success and distinction in his or her field of endeavor; has gained favorable statewide or national recognition; or has performed service, which has proven beneficial to society.

The recipient must hold a certificate and/or a degree from Lake Land College and be active in the endeavor in which he or she has achieved distinction.

The recipient of the Alumnus Achievement Award will be presented with an appropriate plaque at an awards ceremony. The recipient will also be nominated for the Distinguished Alumnus Award with ICCTA. The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes the many success stories of Illinois’ community college graduates. Nominees must have completed a recognized program of instruction or attended at least 30 semester hours at an ICCTA member college. Currently serving trustees and presidents are not eligible for nomination. Posthumous nominations are not eligible for submission.

Past Alumnus Achievement Award recipients are Richard West (1981), Eric Randall Heiple (1982), Tom Stoutenborough (1983), Carol S. Spannagel (1984), Michael Neal (1985), E. Dennis Charney (1986), K. John Livesay (1987), Gail Marie Darling (1988), Karolyn Kristene Koontz, M.D. (1989), Edward Ward (1990), Larry W. Wilson (1991), Thomas E. Cox (1992), Lieutenant Daniel E. Wise, United States Navy (1993), Patricia McNutt (1994), Gina L. Spinner (1995), Randal J. Miller (1996), James Winfield, D.M.D.(1997), Richard Smith (1998), Dianne Schultz (1999), Carolyn Kolling (2000), James Zimmer (2001), Harry Carter, M.D. (2002), Michael Searles (2003), Greg Grunloh (2004), Larry Lilly (2005), Commanding Officer Zack Taylor, United States Naval Reserves, Retired (2006), Scott, M. Frailey (2007), David Storm (2008), Thomas Wright (2009), Monte Reel (2010), Larry Blackerby (2011), Rex Morgan (2012), Frank Brummer (2013), Greg Conrad (2014), Chad Moutray (2015), Kenin Smith (2016), Diane Sterchi (2017), Cari Rincker (2018), Greg Sapp (2019), Wesley Wise (2020) and Bernard (Hank) Habing (2021).

The Distinguished Alumni Society recognizes alumni who have utilized the Lake Land experience to make an imprint on their profession or community. An alumnus is anyone who has graduated from Lake Land College or has taken classes.

The Distinguished Alumni Society inductees will be honored for their accomplishments and contributions to Lake Land College. Nomination information of those selected Distinguished Alumni Society inductees will be used for publicity.

Past Distinguished Alumni Society inductees are Ann Bacon (2007), Jodi Baker-Dart (2007), Bert Bradley (2007 ), Frank Brummer (2007), Cindy Bushur-Hallam (2007), Gail Bushur-Irwin, D.V.M (2007), Dr. Harry Carter (2007), Ken Fearday (2007), Scott Frailey (2007), Gary Gaetti (2007), Greg Grunloh (2007), Kristene K. Gugliuzza, M.D. (2007), Dr. Dan Hallam (2007), John Inyart (2007), Joe Kingan (2007), Larry Lilly (2007), John Livesay (2007), Carl Meinhart, Ph.D. (2007), Randy Miller (2007), Chad Moutray (2007), Steve Myers, Ph.D. (2007), Mike Neal (2007), Nancy Neal (2007), Dr. Gary Niehaus (2007), Karen Noffke (2007), John Phipps (2007), Rick Reid (2007), David Reis (2007), Jeremy Rickey (2007), Jill Rogers (2007), Greg Sapp (2007), Charlie Schwerman (2007), Michael Searles (2007), Larry Smith (2007), Jan Storm (2007), Zack Taylor (2007), Denny Throneburg (2007), Jon Van Dyke (2007), Dick West (2007), Bill Whitworth (2007), Larry Wilson, Ph.D. (2007), James Winfield, D.M.D. (2007), Tom Wright (2007), Mike Yager (2007), James Zimmer (2007), Larry Blackerby (2008), Dr. Lyn Marnee Fieldman (2008), Margaret Merry-Niebrugge (2008), Larry Norton (2008), Milton Sees (2008), Don Jesse (2009), Linda Sue Kull (2009), Carla Lundy (2009), Monte Reel (2009), Tim Fedrigon (2010), Brian Hastings (2010), Patrick Kirchhofer (2010), Bub McCulloug (2010), Julie Thomas (2010), Bob Black (2011), Tom Grunloh (2011), Tony Halsey (2011), Dr. John Killough (2011), Cari Rincker (2011), Tracie M. Egger, Ph.D. (2012), Julie Ann Janssen (2012), Rush Record (2012), Dave Storm (2012), Adam Bohnhoff (2013), Matt Bowyer (2013), Carol Jo Fritts (2013), Chris Rennels (2013), Terrall Stewart (2013), Tony Aghaei (2014), Brett Henschen (2014), Patty Montgomery (2014), Mike Sullivan (2014), Wendy Greeson (2015), Brian Henningsen (2015), Mike Kallis (2015), Ryan Montgomery (2015), Mathew Cekander (2016), Kerry Fearn (2016), Renee Fonner (2016), David Greeson (2016), Kristopher Vansickle (2016), Todd Gartner (2016), Thomas L. Overmyer (2017), Dr. Sally Salmons (2017), Katie Williams (2017), Paul Crutcher (2018), James (JC) Fultz (2018), Donna Homann (2018), Dave Pruemer (2018), Gary Sullivan (2018), Amanda Perdomo (2019), Richard M. Clapp (2019), Kelly Sager (2019), Mark McCully (2019), Wesley Wise (2019), Bobbi Kinkelaar (2020), Brad Tammen (2020), Cheryl Beam (2020), Clayton Zwilling (2020) and Patrick Drees (2020).

Forms are available from the College Advancement office by calling 217-234-5376 and on the college website at lakelandcollege.edu/alumni/award-nominations/

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Lake Land College offering a second-chance Presidential Scholarship opportunity to 2021 High School Graduates

Posted on December 1, 2021

Lake Land College is pleased to announce it will reopen the Presidential Scholarship opportunity to qualifying 2021 high school graduates who did not enroll at Lake Land in Fall 2021.

The Presidential Scholarship is available to eligible in-district high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for up to two consecutive academic years and is available to graduates who enroll in Lake Land College in the fall following high school graduation.

With this initiative, Class of 2021 Presidential Scholars who attended a college other than Lake Land College or did not enroll in college this fall now have a second opportunity to take advantage of the scholarship to continue their education at Lake Land beginning in January. This is a one-time opportunity and will only be available for the Spring 2022 semester.

Students who meet one of the following criteria are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship: were in the top 15 percent of students in their senior class at the end of the 7th or 8th semester or have an ACT composite score of 26 or higher/SAT total score of 1230 or higher.

Qualifying students must also have:

  • Resided in the Lake Land College district at the time of graduation.
  • Graduated from high school within the last year.
  • Graduated from a high school located in the Lake Land College district or
  • Graduated from a high school serving a portion of the Lake Land College district, including Hume-Shiloh, South Central, Newton, and North Clay high schools.

Interested students, including home schooled and private school students, in the district who meet the eligibility requirements should contact Financial Aid Scholarship Specialist Braddi Browning at 217-234-5392 or scholarships@lakelandcollege.edu.

For additional information regarding the Presidential Scholarship, visit lakelandcollege.edu/scholarships.

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