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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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Lake Land College Adult Ed offers free Welding classes

Posted on July 12, 2017

Lake Land College’s Adult Education is offering free welding classes in Marshall, Pana and Sullivan for the fall semester.

Orientation will be held the first night of class as follows:

  • Eastern Region Center at the Forsythe Center, 224 S. Sixth St., Marshall – August 7 and 14 at 5 p.m.
  • Western Region Center, 600 E. First Street, Pana – August 7 and 17 at 5 p.m.
  • Sullivan High School, 725 N. Main St. – August 1 and 8 at 5 p.m.

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

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Lake Land College Adult Ed offers free BNA classes

Posted on July 11, 2017

Lake Land College’s Adult Education is offering free Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) training in the fall semester in Marshall and Pana.

Orientation for the training is scheduled for the first day of class at the following locations:

MARSHALL – Eastern Region Center, 224 S. 6th St., August 7, 9 a.m.

PANA – Western Region Center, 600 E. 1st. St., August 7, 5 p.m.

The eight-credit-hour BNA course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). This program provides instruction in basic nursing skills in theory, laboratory, and clinical settings including basic anatomy, medical terminology, communication skills, safety, infection control and patient rights.

Upon completion of the BNA training, graduates of the program are eligible to take the state certification exam to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA). CNAs provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Employment of CNAs projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many CNAs will be needed in long-term care facilities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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

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Lake Land College to offer free GED classes

Posted on July 10, 2017

Lake Land College will be offering free GED classes in several locations, with orientation beginning in August.

Classes will be available in Arthur, Effingham, Marshall, Mattoon, Pana, Paris and Shelbyville and will continue all semester.

The schedule for orientation is as follows:

  • Arthur- Arthur Public Library, 225 S. Walnut – Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Effingham – Lake Land College Kluthe Center, 1204 Network Centre Blvd. – Aug. 15, Tuesday, at 4 p.m.
  • Marshall – Eastern Region Center, 224 S. 6 St. – Monday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m.
  • Mattoon – Workforce Development Center, 305 Richmond Ave. E. – Wednesday, August 16, at 8 a.m. or 4 p.m.
  • Pana – Western Region Center, 600 E. First St. – Thursday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m.
  • Paris – First United Methodist Church, 324 W Court St. –Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 4 p.m.
  • Shelbyville – Shelby Christian Church, 200 N. Hickory St. – Monday, Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m.

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

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