Welcome! We are excited to meet you! Through our virtual and on-campus tours, events, and one-on-one meetings, you can learn more about becoming a Laker, discover the many academic areas of study and experiences we provide and connect with an admissions representative who will help answer all of your questions.
Visit Lake Land College and preview all the college offers at our Preview Open House! This event is for potential students who are interested in learning more about Lake Land College, such as touring campus with a student ambassador and learning about student services.
Our top priority is the health and safety of our guests and the Laker community. The Lake Land College Return to Campus Plan outlines the following guidelines:
We are excited to begin hosting in-person campus tours once again beginning February 8, 2021. Tours are available on the following dates and times:
To schedule an in-person campus tour, please call 217-234-5232.
For the safety of our students and staff, some buildings and classrooms may not be accessible on the tour. Walk-ins and group tours are not allowed at this time; we apologize for the inconvenience.
If you are feeling ill leading up to your scheduled campus tour, we kindly ask you to reschedule your visit.
Register to attend our virtual information sessions where you can learn more about Lake Land College and find answers to your questions.
Hear from our automotive technology faculty members on how our automotive academic programs prepare you with the entry-level skills and knowledge needed to get a job in auto repair shops as service or parts technicians. You’ll also be able to see our recently renovated automotive lab that includes the latest diagnostic equipment and tools that you’ll use to work on vehicles and gain valuable technical knowledge. See why this high demand occupation is right for you!
Watch our court reporting program virtual information session where you can learn more about career options in this field, the special admission process, and get your questions answered. See why this high demand occupation is the right fit for you!
Learn about the financial aid process at Lake Land College, scholarships available to students, and paying for college during this virtual session.
You have an admissions representative just for you at Lake Land College! They would love to hear from you and answer all of your Lake Land and college-bound questions. Find your admissions representative below and reach out to them by phone or email with questions.
Pam is a 1997 alum of Lake Land College with an Associate in Science in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and an Master of Science in College Student Affairs, both from Eastern Illinois University. Pam currently lives in Dieterich with her husband, Caleb, and daughters, Sloane and Saylem. During her free time, she likes to read and listen to audiobooks, loves being outside, and traveling.
Olivia Koester works with our high school student population and can assist them with the admissions process. She has the privilege to go to high schools and college fairs to speak with students about Lake Land’s dual credit program as well as continuing their education at the College.
Olivia is a 2012 alum of Lake Land College and played on the softball team. After Lake Land, she transferred to Stony Brook University where she continued her softball career and received a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. She also holds of a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services and currently lives in Flora with her husband, Andrew. When not working, she enjoys cooking, struggling to run long distances, and being out on the lake either floating around or wakeboarding.
Her Laker softball team was the College’s first softball team to make back-to-back appearances at the NJCAA tournament and posted the first-ever undefeated conference season!
Territory: Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond, Beecher City, Cumberland, Cowden-Herrick, Charleston, Kansas, Mattoon, Neoga, Oakland, Okaw Valley, Shelbyville, Shiloh, Sullivan, Stewardson-Strasburg, and Windsor
Pam Hartke works with our high school student population and can assist them with the admissions process. Ever since Pam was a student worker in the Admissions Office at Lake Land College, it has been her passion to assist students and parents in the college admission process.
Territory: Altamont, Aspire Alternative, Bridges- Lerna, Bridges- Paris, Brownstown, Casey-Westfield, Dieterich, Effingham, Faith Bible Christian Academy, Full Armor Christian Academy, Marshall, Martinsville, New Approach Alternative, Newton, North Clay, Pana, Paris, Pathways- Casey, Pathways- Effingham, Ramsey, South Central, St. Anthony, St. Elmo, and Teutopolis
Kim Hunter works with our international student population. Any student who wishes to pursue a degree, certificate, or course of study can contact Kim, and she will assist with the admissions process, as well as provide visa tips. Kim also assists students during the transition into American culture.
Kim previously worked as the Intensive English Language instructor at Lake Land College. Before that, she worked with the Oral English Proficiency Program at Purdue University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Literature from Eastern Illinois University. Kim has a passion for working with international students and second language learners, and prides herself on being accessible to students, whether they are potential students or those who currently attend Lake Land College.
As expected, Kim has traveled to many countries in the world, which has fostered a love for a variety of cultures. She lives in a rural area with many cats, a dog, and her son, who she is trying to teach to use chopsticks.