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Mrs. Downs works in financial aid and is a Veteran services advisor at Lake Land College. She is a member of the Illinois association of student financial aid administration, the mid-west association of student financial aid administration, the association of Veteran education certifying officials and a member of the Charleston Bible Church. She received her bachelors degree in family and consumer sciences from Eastern Illinois University.
Coleman Engelkes is a 2016 graduate of Lake Land College where he played on the baseball team and earned an associate’s degree in Business Administration. After his time at Lake Land, he transferred on to Illinois State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. Today, Coleman is a Commercial Loan Officer with Prairie State Bank & Trust in Charleston, IL. Coleman currently resides in Charleston, where he is a member of the Charleston Country Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Mr. Dragovan works in marketing and public relations at Lake Land College. He received his bachelors degree in Graphic Design from Robert Morris College in Springfield, IL.
Mrs. Lange is employed at Lake Land College as Administrative Assistant to Correctional Programs. She received her bachelors degree in Administrative Information Systems from Eastern Illinois University. She and her husband Kevin have two children.
Ms. McManaway is an Office Manager at PitchCo, Inc.. She received an associate degree in agricultural from Lake Land College and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Southern Illinois University. McManaway and her husband, Aaron, have three children.
I am a 2016 graduate from Lake Land College. I received my associates studying Agri-Business supply and Management while actively participating in the PAS Organization. Upon Graduating I transferred to Illinois State University where I received my Bachelors in Agri-Business Management and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and actively involved in the AFA Organization. Currently I work at Total Grain Marketing, LLC in Effingham as the Rail Merchandiser and am involved in the family farm. Hobbies include traveling and spending time outdoors.
Olivia Mintun is originally from Neoga IL and is a 2012 graduate of Lake Land College. After Lake Land she transferred to Stony Brook University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She was a member of the softball team at both Lake Land and Stony Brook. Olivia also has her Master’s in College Student Personnel Services. She is currently employed at Lake Land College as an Admissions Representative. She currently lives in Flora IL with her fiancé and two dogs. Outside of the Alumni Board Olivia is active in Neoga Partnership for Progress, Mattoon Emerging Leaders, and Effingham Sportsbackers.
Kellie Niemerg is the Director of the Effingham Education Center. She attended Lake Land from 2008-2009 before transferring to Eastern Illinois University and graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She has been at the college since 2013 and has worked in both Counseling and Financial Aid. She received her Master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in College Student Affairs in 2016. Kellie currently resides in Dieterich with her husband Craig, and their son Henry.
Cassidy Strohl grew up in Neoga, Illinois, and is a 2016 graduate of Lake Land College. She received her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and transferred to Eastern Illinois University to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is currently employed at Heartland Dental in Effingham as a Regional Marketing Strategist. She actively participates in the Unit 40 Mentor Program and the Effingham County and Heartland Dental Relay for Life Team. She resides in rural Neoga and enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, shopping, attending concerts, and traveling to new places.
Mr. Adkins retired after working almost 33 years at Lenders Bagels. He is a member of the Mattoon Moose Lodge, the Mattoon Eagles, the Corn Belt Shrine Club and Wabash #179 Etna. He received his associates degree from Lake Land College in business.
Mrs. Cole is the Director of Data Analytics at Lake Land College. She is a member of Illinois Association of Institutional Research and a member of the Jack Oak Church of God in Greenup, Illinois. She received an associate degree in data processing from Lake Land College, a bachelor’s of arts from Eastern Illinois University and a Master in Management Information Systems at the University of Illinois-Springfield. Cole and her husband, Dan, have two sons, Colin and Andrew.
Cassie is from Crescent City, IL, and is also majoring in Agriculture Education as an Ag Transfer Student. She plans to attend Southern Illinois University- Carbondale to major in Agriculture Education. Once she graduates she plans to be a high school agriculture teacher/ FFA Advisor. Cassie is the 2020-2021 Student Government Association Vice President, a member of the Agriculture Transfer Club, and Collegiate Farm Bureau. She also attended the 2020 Study Abroad Trip to Belize.
Hannah is from Altamont, IL majoring in Agriculture Education as an Ag Transfer student. After Lake Land, she will attend the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign to complete her degree in Agriculture Leadership and Science Education with an endorsement in both science and 6-8th grade education. Following graduation, she will begin a career as a high school agriculture educator and FFA advisor somewhere in central Illinois while working to earn a Master’s Degree. Hannah is a student ambassador, an officer of the Lake Land Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter, a member of the Agriculture Transfer Club, and she works in the college Admissions Office as a Data and Records Entry Assistant.