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Lake Land College accepting Student Ambassador applications

Posted on July 25, 2017

There is a great opportunity available for students attending Lake Land College for the 2017-2018 school year. Students interested in meeting new friends, gaining leadership skills, building their résumé and earning a scholarship can apply to become a Lake Land College Student Ambassador!

Student Ambassador applications are being accepted for the upcoming school year. As an ambassador, students are selected to serve as official college representatives at events such as college fairs and high school visits. In addition, ambassadors conduct campus tours and assist with special functions sponsored by the college.

 

“Being a Student Ambassador is a challenging job, but it is a prestigious organization to join,” said Lisa Shumard-Shelton, director of new student admissions. “Our ambassadors gain invaluable leadership skills and have a lot of fun at the same time.”

As a Student Ambassador, each student will receive official Lake Land College Student Ambassador apparel and get to take part in specific trainings and special activities, exclusively for the team members. Ambassadors who complete requirements will receive a $500 scholarship from Lake Land College for their year of service.

Requirements include: participating in training sessions; attending regularly scheduled weekly meetings; serving as an official representative of Lake Land College at career fairs, high school visits and other events that involve student recruitment; conducting campus tours; assisting with student registration during the fall and spring semesters; participating in telephone and letter writing campaigns; and completing at least 10 credits of activities each semester.

Eligibility to become a Student Ambassador requires that:

  • Students must be enrolled on campus at least half-time for both the fall and spring semesters during the year of application.
  • Applicants must have a Lake Land College cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 as calculated by the college.

Applications must be received on Friday, Sept. 1 and personal interviews will be conducted Sept. 5-8. Application materials are available at www.lakelandcollege.edu/student-life/student-ambassadors. Or to request a printed copy of the application or for other inquiries, contact Shumard-Shelton at 217-234-5254 or lshumard-shelton@lakeland.cc.il.us.

 

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Lake Land College District 517, located in Mattoon, Illinois, serves the second largest community college district in the state, with a total population of 189,869. The Lake Land College district comprises all or part of 15 counties and 31 public school districts in rural east central Illinois. Counties served by Lake Land College include: Christian, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Macon, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Lake Land College Alumni Board Officers Elected

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The Lake Land College Alumni Board elected new officers, recognized outstanding contributors and created plans for the 2017-18 year during its annual meeting held in June.

Lake Land College Alumni Board: Lake Land College Alumni Board elected new officers for 2017-18. They are, pictured left to right: Terry McConnell Laker Nation Class of 1973, Mattoon, financial liaison/treasurer; Hannah Crnkovich Laker Nation Class of 2007, Windsor, secretary; Austin Frank, Laker Nation Class of 2006, Mattoon, president; Rudy Huber, Laker Nation Class of 1976, of Sullivan, vice president; and Chris Swing, Laker Nation Class of 2001, Lerna, immediate past president.

New officers were elected for 2017-18 include Austin Frank, Laker Nation Class of 2006, Mattoon, president; Rudy Huber, Laker Nation Class of 1976, of Sullivan, vice president; Hannah Crnkovich Laker Nation Class of 2007, Windsor, secretary; Terry McConnell Laker Nation Class of 1973, Mattoon, financial liaison/treasurer; and Chris Swing, Laker Nation Class of 2001, Lerna, immediate past president.

The board presented Swing with an appreciation plaque for his service as president for the 2016-17 year. Members also presented the annual Golden Apple award to Huber for his work on behalf of the alumni.

To volunteer and become active in One Laker Nation visit lakelandcollege.edu/alumni and complete the volunteer survey. The Lake Land College Alumni Board has many activities planned for the upcoming year as the college celebrates its 50th anniversary and welcomes home alumni for Laker Homecoming the weekend of Sept. 29-Oct. 1. New members of the Distinguished Alumni Society and Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted and Laker Alumnus, Brian Henningsen, Laker Nation Class of 1981, returns home with his son, Aaron and daughter Clara for the trio’s final performance together. Visit lakelandcollege.edu/alumni to view a calendar of homecoming activities, register for events and purchase concert tickets.

Lake Land College Alumni Chris Swing: The Lake Land College Alumni Board presented Chris Swing, Laker Nation Class of 2001, of Lerna with an appreciation plaque for his service as president for the 2016-17 year. Pictured left to right are Swing and Austin Frank, Laker Nation Class of 2006, Mattoon, president.
Lake Land College Golden Apple: The Lake Land College Alumni Board honored Randy Huber, Laker Nation Class of 1976, Sullivan, with the annual Golden Apple award for his work on behalf of the alumni. Pictured left to right are Austin Frank, Laker Nation Class of 2006, Mattoon, president and Huber.

Lake Land College accepting Student Ambassador applications

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There is a great opportunity available for students attending Lake Land College for the 2017-2018 school year. Meet new friends, gain leadership skills, build your resume and earn a scholarship by becoming a Lake Land College Student Ambassador!

Student Ambassador applications are now being accepted for the upcoming school year. As an Ambassador, students are selected to serve as official college representatives at events such as college fairs and high school visits. In addition, Ambassadors conduct campus tours and assist with special functions sponsored by the college.

“Being a Student Ambassador is a challenging job, but it is a prestigious organization to join,” said Lisa Shumard-Shelton, director of new student admissions. “Our Ambassadors gain invaluable leadership skills and have a lot of fun at the same time.”

As a Student Ambassador, each student will receive official Lake Land College Student Ambassador apparel and get to take part in specific trainings and special activities, exclusively for the team members. Ambassadors who complete requirements will receive a $500 scholarship from Lake Land College for their year of service.

Requirements include: participating in training sessions; attending regularly scheduled weekly meetings; serving as an official representative of Lake Land College at career fairs, high school visits and other events that involve student recruitment; conducting campus tours; assisting with student registration during the fall and spring semesters; participating in telephone and letter writing campaigns; and completing at least 10 credits of activities each semester.

Eligibility to become a Student Ambassador requires that:

  • Students must be enrolled on campus at least half-time for both the fall and spring semesters during the year of application.
  • Applicants must have a Lake Land College cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 as calculated by the college.

Applications must be received on Friday, Sept. 1 and personal interviews will be conducted Sept. 5-8. Application materials are available at www.lakelandcollege.edu/student-life/student-ambassadors. Or to request a printed copy of the application or for other inquiries, contact Shumard-Shelton at 217-234-5254.
lshumard-shelton@lakeland.cc.il.us

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Lake Land College accepts nominations for Distinguished Alumni Society

Posted on July 24, 2017

The Lake Land College Alumni organization is accepting nominations for the 2017 inductees who will join the select group of 83 members in the Distinguished Alumni Society.

Last year’s inductees include Mathew Cekander, Laker Nation Class of 1999, of Effingham; Kerry Fearn, Laker Nation Class of 1989, of Charleston; Renee Fonner, Laker Nation Class of 1990, of Hindsboro; Craig Greeson, Laker Nation Class of 1988, of Hanover Park; and Kristopher VanSickle, Laker Nation Class of 2007, of Woodstock, Ga.

“We encourage you to nominate an alumnus to be recognized this year,” said Dave Cox, director of alumni relations and annual giving.  “There are so many success stories of our alumni that we simply are not aware of and it’s very gratifying to hear those stories and be able to recognize those former students who have made a substantial impact in their field and/or their community.”

To submit a nomination, please visit lakelandcollege.edu/alumni and look for the Award Nominations tab under Resources on the left.

Nominees must be graduates of or have attended Lake Land College. The deadline for submitting nominations is Aug. 1.

This year’s Distinguished Alumni Society ceremony will be held Sept. 30 in conjunction with Laker Homecoming scheduled for that weekend.

 

 

 

Lake Land College announces full-time spring semester honors list

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Lake Land College is proud to announce that more than 2,000 full-time and part-time students earned academic honors for the 2017 spring semester.

To qualify for the president’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.8 – 4.0.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.65 – 3.79.

To qualify for the honor’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.5 – 3.64.
A grade “A” is four points, a “B” is three points, a “C” is two points, etc.

The following full-time students have achieved these academic honors:

 

Lake Land College Full time honors spring 2017

 

 

Lake Land College announces part-time spring semester honors list

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Lake Land College is proud to announce that more than 2,000 full-time and part-time students earned academic honors for the 2017 spring semester.

To qualify for the president’s list, a student must have completed six to 11 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.8 – 4.0.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have completed six to 11 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.65 – 3.79.

To qualify for the honor’s list, a student must have completed six to 11 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.5 – 3.64.
A grade “A” is four points, a “B” is three points, a “C” is two points, etc. The following part-time students have achieved these academic honors:

Part time honors Spring 2017

2017 Lake Land College Graduates Announced

Posted on July 20, 2017

Lake Land College is pleased to announce more than 645 students graduated this spring.

Click here to see the full list of graduates.

 

MAP Grant Funding available to Lake Land College students

Posted on July 19, 2017

The recently passed Illinois state budget means Lake Land College students who qualified for financial aid from the state will receive it for the 2017-2018 school year.

This form of financial aid is called the MAP grant and it does not have to be repaid. To help students who are making higher education decisions for fall 2017, the college is applying MAP grants to accounts for students who qualify.

Students can check their MAP grant status by logging into their Laker Hub account and selecting “Financial Aid” under the IRIS menu on the left and then “Award Letter.”  While in the Laker Hub, students can register for New Student Orientation or call 217-234-5301.

For many students, a MAP grant combined with a Pell grant, both of which do not have to be repaid, will cover all tuition and fees for Lake Land College for the year. Tuition and fees for one year are about $3,900, nearly a fourth of tuition and fees at the average state university.

Lake Land College assures students who qualify will receive the MAP grant financial aid for the fall 2017 semester, which starts August 21. There is plenty of time for new students to get started! Visit lakelandcollege.edu and look for the “Enroll Now” button or call 217-234-5254.

 

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Opportunity for Lake Land College students to qualify for financial assistance

Posted on July 17, 2017

Lake Land College students who are enrolled for fall 2017 in a Workforce Ready program may be eligible to receive additional financial assistance in addition to their Pell and MAP grants if their program is approved through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and they meet eligibility requirements for WIOA funding.

Students are encouraged to visit with a C.E.F.S. representative at the Lake Land College Kluthe Center on Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to see if they qualify.  Additional financial assistance may include tuition, fees, and required items such as uniforms, tools, supplies, transportation and child care assistance.  This assistance would be in addition to any financial aid, such as Pell and MAP grants, or scholarships a student may already be receiving.

Approved Workforce Ready programs are those that prepare a student for an immediate career upon graduation.  These programs include many certificate and degree programs at Lake Land College.  Some examples of programs are Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, CNA, Dental Hygiene, and many more.  The major must be approved by WIOA as an Occupational Skills Training program.  C.E.F.S., the WIOA Services Provider, will meet with students in a private, brief meeting to determine eligibility and verify the student is enrolled in a WIOA approved program.

Lake Land students who are unable to attend this day can contact the Effingham C.E.F.S. office at 217-342-4382 (use extensions 226, 227 or 228).  Students must be registered for the Fall Semester at Lake Land College to receive benefits before the semester begins on August 21.  Students who register after the semester begins will have to wait until the next semester to receive any benefits.

A Lake Land College academic counselor will also be on hand at the Kluthe Center during this same time to advise potential students who would like to register for fall.

Additional questions can be directed to Karen Kull, director of the Kluthe Center, at 217-540-3500.

The Lake Land College Kluthe Center is located at 1204 Network Centre Drive in Effingham.

 

Lake Land College to offer free English Language Acquisition classes

Posted on July 13, 2017

Lake Land College Adult Education is offering free English Language Acquisition classes beginning in August.

In Effingham, the class will meet at the Lake Land College Kluthe Center, 1204 Network Centre Blvd. Classes begin August 21 and will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Mattoon, classes will be held at the Lake Land College Workforce Development Center, 305 Richmond Ave E. Classes begin August 21 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

In Arthur, classes will be held at Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School, 301 E. Columbia St. Classes begin August 22 and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Adult Education at 217-238-8292 or adulteducation@lakelandcollege.edu.

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