Laker Nation News

New dental hygienists recognized at pinning ceremony

Posted on June 6, 2017

Lake Land College associate degree dental hygiene graduates received their pins at the annual pinning ceremony.

Several students received scholarships or awards during the ceremony.

Kara Springman and Andrea Speece were recognized for receiving the Linda Lee Fletcher Scholarship earlier this year. Layne Curley received the Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition (STAR), Award, which if offered to a graduating student who shows excellence and commitment to the hygiene profession by demonstrating true dedication to the profession, exhibiting extraordinary compassion in patient care, displaying enthusiasm and follow-through for community service, and demonstrating outstanding patient education and motivation skills.

Lacy Maulding received the Golden Scaler Award for demonstrating advanced skills in instrumentation. Jezmyn Thorpe and Rachel Dilts received the Proctor and Gamble Preventive Dentistry Award for demonstrating the best patient education. Springman received the Best Dental Hygienist Award, which was voted on by students in the program.

Speece and  Springman, were also inducted into Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Society.

During the ceremony the following students were honored: Brittani Augenstein, Tara Cummings, Layne Curley, Jennifer Delaney, Christina Deleonardis, Rachel Dilts, Raegan Earles, Anna Hage, Laura Koester, Valerie Lau, Lacy Maulding, Morgan McDowell, Maryam Naseri, Beth Niemerg, Megan Reiher, Kailee Sabin, Heather Sotomayor, Andrea Speece, Kara Springman, Fallon Sullivan, Jezmyn Thorpe, Courtney Wallace, Katie  Wendler and Haley Wilson.

Dental Hygiene is a special admission program at Lake Land College. The program prepares students with specialized skills necessary for employment as a dental hygienist. Emphasis is on dental hygiene treatment and on the hygienist’s abilities as a dental health educator. The hygienist’s services are sought by dentists, schools, prisons, hospitals, departments of health and industry. The dental hygiene program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

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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.

 

Laker Visit Day set for June 22

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Visit Lake Land College and find out all the college offers at Laker Visit Day. The event will be held Thursday, June 22 in the Luther Student Center.

The event is for potential students who are interested in learning more about Lake Land College. Parents/guardians and spouses are welcome to come along and attend the Parent and Spouse Session.

Representatives from Admissions & Records, Financial Aid & Veteran Services, Counseling Services, Career Services and Student Life will provide information and answer questions. The event includes campus tours and informational sessions by Lake Land College Student Ambassadors. Participants will also meet with faculty members in their academic area of interest to learn more about program offerings at Lake Land.

 

“Laker Visit Day is a great way for prospective students and parents to talk to faculty and staff about academic options and programs of study, to talk to current students about student life and to learn about financial aid options and opportunities,” said Lisa Shumard-Shelton, director of new student admissions.

 

For more information, or to reserve a space for Laker Visit Day, register online at lakelandcollege.edu/visit or call 217-234-5254.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Land College honors athletes’ academic achievements

Posted on June 5, 2017

Lake Land College honored Tyler Schuring of Arthur and Kassidy Bonebrake of Crawfordsville, Ind., with the 2017 Male and Female Athlete of the Year awards on May 7 at the Laker Academics Awards Gala.

In addition, more than 25 athletes were honored for their hard work and academic success during their time as Lake Land athletes.

In order to be considered for the Athlete of the Year award, nominees must have at least a 3.65 GPA. All Laker coaches nominated athletes based on academic, athletic and off-the-field performance, as well as leadership skills. Out of that pool, a voting committee of Lake Land College administration and the academic counselor, Bryan Burrell, who advises athletes, voted on a female and male athlete.

Schuring said in his acceptance speech that he was very humbled to receive the award, but said it wouldn’t have been possible without so many of his supporters along the way, thanking his coaches, teammates and family.

Schuring plans to enter the Lake Land College Physical Therapy Assistant program and help out with the Laker Men’s Basketball team next year.

Bonebrake said without the guidance of her family, her coach Dave Johnson, and high school coaches, she wouldn’t have been as successful as able to go onto her next step in her education and basketball career.

Bonebrake is continuing her education at University of Montevallo in Alabama, where she will double major in biology and exercise science

During the ceremony, the following 28 athletes were honored

Abby Bush* – Women’s Basketball

Addison Baele* – Softball

Audrey Casey – Dean’s List – Softball

Britt Remmers* – Softball

Callie Williams* – Women’s Basketball

Courtney Flach –President’s List – Women’s Basketball

Dakota Crowder* – Women’s Basketball

Dallas Wilson – President’s List – Baseball

Danielle Benninghoff* – Women’s Basketball

Dori Gowin* – Volleyball

Emily Neuhauser –Honor’s List – Women’s Basketball

Emily Watson* – Volleyball

Hope Collier* – Softball

Jeffrey Martin –Honor’s List – Men’s Basketball

Jordan Katz *– Cheer

Jordan Thoele –President’s List – Baseball

Kassidy Bonebrake –Dean’s List – Women’s Basketball

Kelcie Darnell* – Volleyball

Kelly Sager* – Softball

Kendall Hastings* – Softball

Kendra Gengenbacher* – Softball

Madison Boone – Honor’s List – Softball

Peyton Hagerman* – Baseball

Rachel Schultz – Honor’s List – Volleyball

Randall Winger – Honor’s List – Baseball

Sheldon Meyer* – Baseball

Tristan Warner – Men’s Basketball

Tyler Schuring –President’s List – Men’s Basketball

Students on the sophomore honor’s list earned a 3.50-3.64 cumulative GPA, students on the sophomore dean’s list earned a 3.65-3.79 cumulative GPA and students on the sophomore president’s list earned a 3.80-4.0 cumulative GPA.

An asterisk by an athlete’s name indicates he or she is a freshman or transfer student who earned a 3.5-4.0 GPA during fall 2016.

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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.

 

 

Lake Land College bond rating is stable

Posted on June 1, 2017

S&P Global Ratings recently issued an A+ rating for Lake Land College’s outstanding general obligation bonds with an outlook of stable.

Although the overall rating was a slight decline from AA-, the move in the college’s outlook from negative to stable is a positive one, particularly with the funding challenges in the state of Illinois for the past two years, Vice President for Business Services Bryan Gleckler said.

According to a summary report S&P explained the reason for the downgrade and stated the college’s efforts to control expenditures prevented any further decline in ratings.

“The downgrade reflects the district’s decrease in reserves stemming from budgetary pressures exerted by a weak state revenue environment for CCDs in Illinois. Further rating deterioration was prevented by management’s efforts to manage its expenditures and enhance aspects of its revenue stream,” as stated in the RatingsDirect® Summary Document for Lake Land College.

“Lake Land College’s good fiscal management has ensured the solvency and fiscal soundness of the college. We operated this year with a balanced budget by reducing operational expenses across the college by 25 percent, eliminating non-essential travel and supply purchases, reducing our workforce, reorganizing departments and keeping vacant positions unfilled. In total, the college balanced a $5.7 million budget gap in fiscal year 17,” Gleckler added.

The Lake Land College Board of Trustees did not raise tuition for the upcoming 2017-2018 year. Increases in fees will take place for the upcoming year, although overall tuition and fees, including textbook rental, remain less than $4,000 per year.

Throughout the budget crisis Lake Land College has continued to move forward, introducing new programs such as the Certified Medical Assistant, Public Safety Telecommunicator and Basic Welding.

“Lake Land College is one of the greatest values in higher education in the state of Illinois. Our tuition and fees are among the lowest in the state and our students excel when they graduate. Annual studies show our transfer students earn grades that are better than their peers who start at the universities and our Workforce Ready graduates readily find jobs in our region,” Gleckler said.

“We are able to achieve such success and achieve financial stability due to the commitment of our board of trustees, administration, faculty and staff, who all work together to ensure our students continue to experience outstanding academic rigor and excellent service.”

 

 

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Lake Land College honors nurses at annual pinning ceremony

Posted on May 24, 2017

 

At the 2017 Lake Land College Associate Degree in Nursing Pinning Ceremony graduating nurses received their pins. Three students received awards during the ceremony. Pictured left to right are: Christine Martin, Toledo, recipient of the Associate Degree Nursing Peer Award; Brennan Debenham, Effingham, recipient of the Marilyn Fuqua Thompson Nursing Award and Jeremiah Roberts, Effingham, recipient of the Associate Degree Nursing Peer Award.

At the 2017 Lake Land College Associate Degree in Nursing Pinning Ceremony, graduating nurses received their pins.

Brennan Debenham, Effingham, received the Marilyn Fuqua Thompson Nursing Award, which is given each year to a graduating student who is considered to be the all-around best student in the class and is voted on by faculty.  The student must be professionally superior and morally responsible, be capable of making wise decisions, be compassionate and caring, be dedicated and possess common sense and a strong scientific knowledge base, demonstrate superior technical skills, possess superior communication skills and composure, often in crises situations. Debenham’s name will be engraved on a plaque that is located in the nursing skills lab in Neal Hall.

Christine Martin, Toledo and Jeremiah Roberts, Effingham, received the Associate Degree Nursing Peer Award. These students are chosen because of their clinical and scholastic performance, willingness to help other students, professionalism, maturity and spirit.  The award is characterized by a true team player, who also is considered a leader. The recipients of this award were chosen by fellow nursing students.

During the ceremony, the following were honored:

Idalia Barquin-Mattoon

Kassidi Burton-Casey

Reneà Caskey-Charleston

Kelli Christensen-Findley

Sydni Elder-Arthur

Rachael Elsberry-Paris

Kasey Fitzgerald-Tower Hill

Anita Hines-Gays

Amanda Jernigan-Paris

Zhongxiang Kenworthy-Neoga

Kate Miller-Arthur

Danielle Morr-Charleston

Amanda Overbeck-Shelbyville

Lisa Price-Shelbyville

Tammy Rhoades-Herrick

Kelly Sidwell-Gays

Jessi Sinclair-Paris

Riki Staples-Martinsville

Alexa Stephens-Mattoon

Megan Temples-Paris

Sydney Turner-Oakland

Chelsie Whitesell-Paris

Anne Woods-Paris

Jamie Banning-Shelbyville

Kim Carmack-Charleston

Mara Dearnbarger-Mattoon

Hannah Foltz-Westfield

Amber Handley-Ashmore

Tricia Harkins-Assumption

Amber Hood-Shelbyville

Miranda Jones-Mattoon

Maryam Khastkhoda-Mattoon

Kristen Perry Lebube-Charleston

Christine Martin-Toledo

Jennifer Mason-Edgewood

Jamie Miller-Sullivan

Matthew Phillips-Mattoon

Kerra Presnell-Pana

Kelsey Randolph-Shelbyville

Ayla Sherman-Charleston

Lucille Smallhorn-Charleston

Jeremy Szabo-Sullivan

Melissa Walker-Charleston

Dinah Wolfe-Martinsville

Cathy Yeakel-Sullivan

Sara Althoff-Effingham

Tiffany Beccue-Mason

Kelsey Beckman-Effingham

Joanna Brown-Effingham

Gabrielle Collier-Lakewood

Brennan Debenham-Effingham

Latisha Devall-Effingham

Shelby Eastin-Charleston

Lakin Evans-Brownstown

Haley Fasnacht-St. Elmo

Brianne Franciscovich-Effingham

Jennifer Gomez-Mattoon

Heidi Gould-Pana

Tylar Hill-Altamont

Mary Lou Markwell-Jewett

Morgan McWhorter-Effingham

Naomi Mostelller-Marshall

Josie Phillips-Altamont

Alyssa Pickowitz-Effingham

Chelsie Pontious-Effingham

Jeremiah Roberts-Effingham

Mackenzie Wermert-Teutopolis

 

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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.

 

 

Posted on May 18, 2017

Cutline: Lake Land College’s Navigator staff and contributors won several awards at this year’s ICCJA contest held recently at Lewis and Clark Community College. Pictured left to right, back row, are Derby Roan, Mattoon; Allison Wheeler, Bethany; Sara McRoberts, Mattoon; Darrius Frazier, Charleston; and front row: Steven Oliver, Charleston.

May 1, 2017

For Immediate Release

Lake Land College’s Navigator wins big in this year’s ICCJA contest

The staff of Lake Land College’s Navigator News recently won nine awards at the spring 2017 Illinois Community College Journalism Association ICCJA conference held at Lewis and Clark Community College.

The Navigator News is Lake Land College’s student newspaper and is produced by the students for the students every month during the fall and spring semesters.  The eight to 12 page tabloid consists of news, features, sports, entertainment and upcoming events.

Listed below are the awards obtained by the Navigator News:

  • 2nd Place Front Page Design, Derby Roan, Mattoon
  • 2nd Place Front Page Design, Allison Wheeler, Bethany
  • 2nd Place Front Page Design, Tamesha Moss, Mattoon
  • 3rd Place Headline, Tamesha Moss, Mattoon
  • 3rd Place Website, Staff of the Navigator News
  • 3rd Place Sports Column, Dalton Kemper, Teutopolis
  • 3rd Place Advertising, Staff of the Navigator News
  • 3rd Place Sports Photo, Bailey Zacha, Beecher City
  • Honorable Mention News Story, Bailey Rueff, Cowden

The staff also had the opportunity to attend education sessions taught by distinguished journalism faculty, current journalists and graphic designers.  For more information on the Navigator or any other student life activity, visit lakelandcollege.edu/student-life.

The Navigator News is hiring staff this summer for the 2017-2018 year. There are several paid positions in the area of editing, writing, photography, advertising, graphic design and business management. Call 217-234-5277 to learn more about how to join the staff.

 

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A World of Opportunity at Lake Land College

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Cutline: Along with the help of Laker Louie, Lake Land College international students showcase the International Culture Show-and-Tell as a part of International Education Week last fall. Students set up displays and activities that represent their homes. Some past favorites have been folding origami and taste testing food from around the world.

 

We live in a global community. International interaction has become an integral part of virtually all industries and students are now needing to understand globalization along with everything they learn from their textbooks. While studying abroad is a valuable resource for learning this lesson, Lake Land College offers the opportunity to learn about the world right here in Mattoon.

Lake Land is home to about 50 international students. People from all around the world come to Mattoon seeking the opportunity to learn with the advantage of attentive teachers and a small classroom environment.

“The best part of being a student here is that the teachers at Lake Land College are good, friendly and enthusiastic. They helped me a lot with their whole heart. I love them and I feel grateful to them,” said Le Phunong Vy Tran, or as her American friends call her – Vy.  She is an international student from Vietnam.

Since moving to Central Illinois can be quite a culture shock, Ted O, director of international studies, encourages international and traditional students to participate in campus and community opportunities to share cultures and help in the transitionary period.

One such opportunity for Lake Land students to get to know each other is the International Buddy Program. This is a pairing between a domestic and an international student to promote sharing cultures and community. They meet about once a week. Another weekly occurrence is the English Café where international students get together with domestic students to learn American slang and practice their English speaking skills.

Chances to share cultures are also spread out throughout the year with the Global Family Program where an international student is matched with a community family to meet a couple of times a semester and, perhaps, to spend the holidays with. Field trips are also organized to take international students and interested traditional students to do fun and interactive activities. Previous trips have included site-seeing in cities like Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis as well as ice skating in Champaign. Local trips are also planned for activities such as going to the movie theater to watch the newest blockbuster hit.

Every November, International Studies hosts the International Culture Show and Tell as a part of International Education Week. Students set up displays and activities that represent their homes. Some past favorites have been folding origami and taste testing food from around the world.

To learn more about International Studies or how to get involved, contact the International Studies office at international@lakelandcollege.edu or call 217-234-5382.

Lake Land College recognizes students at annual banquet

Posted on May 17, 2017

At the Lake Land College Student Recognition Banquet, seven students received the Outstanding Student Award for their academic division. In the back row, from left are: Carley Travis, Agriculture; Ashlee Burton, Humanities and Communications; Kaitlin Slifer, Business; Andrea Speece, Allied Health; in the front row, from left are: Michelle Janes, Technology; Jessie Macklin, Math and Science; Cassandra Eilers, Social Science and Education.

Lake Land College recently honored more than 130 students at the annual Student Recognition Banquet hosted by the Student Government Association.

Students were recognized for their academic achievements, elected offices and organizational roles for the academic year.

Seven students received the Outstanding Student Award for their academic division. The awards are given to a student from each academic division who has displayed excellence within his/her division as well as contributed to Lake Land College and the community.

The Outstanding Award Recipients include: Ashlee Burton, Charleston, Humanities and Communications Division; Cassandra Eilers, Pana, Social Sciences and Education Division; Michelle Janes, Mattoon, Technology Division; Carley Travis, Oblong, Agriculture Division; Jessie Macklin, Effingham, Math and Science Division; Kaitlin Slifer, Stewardson, Business Division and Andrea Speece, Paris, Allied Health Division.

The criteria of the award include: graduation from a program with 30 or more hours during the 2016-2017 academic year, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, outstanding contributions to the division and outstanding contributions to Lake Land College and the community.

The following students were also recognized for their participation in the organizations listed:

Student Representatives to the Board of Trustees

Jensyn Morrison, Cowden, 2016-2017 representative

 

Who’s Who Among American Junior College Students

Melanie Adams, Windsor

Maria Amill, Lakewood

Kaylee Beals, Neoga

Jessica Blazich, Neoga

Alex Bohnhoff, Dieterich

Kassidy Bonebrake, Charleston

Madison Boone, Shelbyville

Dustin Borries, Effingham

Autumn Brandenburg, Casey

Michelle Burrus, Mattoon

Ashlee Burton, Charleston

Audrey Casey, Toledo

Hope Collier, Effingham

Morgan Damery, Mattoon

Kelcie Darnell, Shelbyville

Robert Devries, Mattoon

Blake Dunham, Charleston

Madison Easton, Neoga

Brianna Eller, Mattoon

Katelyn Fisher, Mattoon

Courtney Flach, Montrose

Ian Goatley, Charleston

Bailey Gowin, Mattoon

Tyler Haak, Mattoon

Abby Hagen, Watson

Peyton Hagerman, Sullivan

Cassandra Hall, Neoga

Melvin Hawkins, Mattoon

Myah Herbord, Pana

Taylor Higgins, Windsor

Kaylie Huizenga, Morrison

Morgan Hunter, Mattoon

Michelle Janes, Mattoon

Kelly Keitel, Effingham

Lily Laatsch, Altamont

Danielle Lash, Pana

Jessie Macklin, Effingham

Jeffery Martin, Paris

Lacy Maulding, Casey

Sara McRoberts, Mattoon

Charles Meaker, Mattoon

Sheldon Meyer, Shelbyville

Mary Moenning, Hayfield MN

Jensyn Morrison, Cowden

Tegan Murphy, Mattoon

Vincent Myers, Altamont

Emily Neuhauser, Mattoon

Lina Ngoopos, Mattoon

Beth Niemerg, Edgewood

Dylan Ohnesorge, Strasburg

Lakaylee Ordner, Sigel

Charles Osley, Mattoon

Dymond Randle, Mattoon

Megan Reiher, Belleville

Julia Roberts, Farina

Rachel Schultz, Stewardson

Tyler Schuring, Mattoon

Mark Shirley, Mattoon

Kaitlin Slifer, Stewardson

Clayton Slifer, Mattoon

Marissa Sliger, Pana

Caitlin Sloan, Beecher City

Andrea Speece, Paris

Kara Springman, Sullivan

Devon Still, Bethany

Jordan Thoele, Teutopolis

Carley Travis, Oblong

Samantha Valentine, Mattoon

Daria Voronia, Mattoon

Tristen Warner, Gays

Emily Watson, Mattoon

Allison Wheeler, Bethany

Mikayla Willoughby, Mattoon

Dallas Wilson, Charleston

Madison Yoder, Mattoon

 

4.0 GPA

Zachary J. Armstrong, Mattoon

Christopher J. Arnold, Effingham

Dylan W. Bailey, Louisville

Kaylee M. Beals, Neoga

Nathan A. Bonifer, Mattoon

Sarah A. Brown, Toledo

Steven M. Bryant, Effingham

Rebekah L. Buescher, Charleston

Ashlee M. Burton, Charleston

Elizabeth M. Colbert, Mattoon

Rachel M. Deters, Sigel

Constance Durflinger, Marshall

Brianna N. Eller, Mattoon

Courtney M. Flach, Montrose

Beth-Anne Graham, Farina

Abby P. Hagen, Watson

Cassandra J. Hall, Neoga

Sara Heumann, Mansfield Center, CT

Shane D. Hout, Arcola

Kaylie A. Huizenga, Mattoon

Trevor M. Justice, Ashmore

Kelly S. Keitel, Effingham

Zachary P. Lensink, Mattoon

Cheryl J. Macklin, Effingham

Christine B. Martin, Toledo

Zachary S. Mayberry, Sullivan

Jana M. Messer, Charleston

Teresa M. Meyer, Effingham

Scott N. Mighell, Mattoon

Blair K. Monroe, Bethany

Danny R. Nelson, Sullivan

Alyssa N. Nichols, Mattoon

Jarred M. O’Leary, Mason

Shirley R. Osborne, Effingham

Christina E. Panici, Mattoon

Kelly R. Prescott, Mattoon

Konnor P. Pruemer, Effingham

Justin E. Reinneck, Belleville

Hannah M. Richardson, Assumption

Kelly A. Sager, Mattoon

Zachary R. Schneider, Lerna

Steven D. Schrock, Toledo

Cathy M. Sowa, Charleston

Jeffrey K. Stevenson, Effingham

Kaden A. Sweeney, Charleston

Katherine S. Tipsword, Shelbyville

Jessica L. Watson, Neoga

Ryan C. Wells, West Union

Kayana L. Wenglarz, Mattoon

Julie M. Wente, Sigel

Aaron M. Wesch, Hindsboro

Mikayla L. Willoughby, Mattoon

Ronald C. Winkler, Kansas

Coral J. Woods, Tower Hill

 

 

 

 

Student Ambassadors

Autumn Brandenburg, Casey

Maddison Taylor Caldwell, Mattoon

Carson Leigh Goff, Mattoon

Josiah Kinert, Lovington

Lily Laatsch, Altamont

Karla Madden, Mattoon

Charles J. Meaker, Mattoon

Mary Moenning, Mattoon

Jensyn Morrison, Cowden

Dylan Ohnesorge, Strasburg

Charles Osley, Mattoon

Sidney Smith, Mattoon

Carley Travis, Mattoon

 

 

Navigator

Editor-in-Chief: Allison Wheeler, Bethany

Managing Editor: Derby Roan, Mattoon

Business Manager: Steven Oliver, Charleston

Photographer:  Mackenzie Crable, Mattoon

Staff Reporter: Sara McRoberts, Mattoon

Distribution/Archives:  Darrius Frazier, Charleston

 

Student Activity Board

Jessie Macklin, Effingham, Chairperson

Chayli Blackwell, Mattoon, Vice Chairperson

Caitlin Sloan, Beecher City, Secretary

Kelly Keitel, Effingham, Treasurer

Bailey Boswell, Pana

Kaitlyn Denton, Pana

Carrie Ann Dilley, Cowden

Nick Esslinger, Strasburg

Erin Friese, Stewardson

Lucas Hill, St. Elmo

Ross Lynch, Pana

Riley Pruemer, Dieterich

Aubrey Puckett, Pana

Lebo Sango, Mattoon

Gael Tshilombo, Mattoon

Miranda Myers, Paris

 

Student Government Association

 

Melanie Adams, Windsor, President

Cassandra Hall, Neoga, Vice President

Taylor Higgins, Windsor, Secretary

Kristen Morlen, Windsor, Treasurer

Madison Easton, Neoga, Public Info Officer

Kaitlin Slifer, Stewardson, Parliamentarian

Chandler Ballinger, Stewardson

Jessica Blazich, Neoga

Lacie Butler, Mattoon

Orlando Waltero Campuzano, Mattoon

Blake Dunham, Charleston

Brock Hammond, Shelbyville

Cole Keller, Charleston

Jensyn Morrison, Cowden

Lina Ngoopos, Mattoon

Emily Stutzman, Arthur

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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

 

Lake Land College hosts annual business and computer contest

Posted on May 16, 2017

Flora High School won the 2017 Lake Land College Business and Computer Contest. Pictured left to right are Kaleb Fritch, Devon Warren, Logan Moses, Laker Louie, Aven Kimmell, Lane Stanford and Alicia Westjohn, business instructor, Flora High School.
Individual winners in the 2017 Lake Land College Business and Computer Contest are pictured left to right Kimberly Davis, Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School, PowerPoint; Cameron Noel, Kansas, Kansas High School, Word; Lane Stanford, Flora, Flora High School, General Business/Current Events; Devan Warren, Flora, Flora High School, Accounting. Not pictured is Grant Sims, Shelbyville, Shelbyville High School, MOS Excel.

Flora High School placed first in the team event at the annual Business and Computer Contest sponsored by the Lake Land College Business Division and Club IT.

Other high schools participating in the event were Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School, Centralia High School, Champaign Centennial High School, Champaign Central High School, Charleston High School, Flora High School, Kansas High School, Martinsville Jr./Sr. High School, Neoga High School, Newton Community High School, Paris High School, PBL High School, Shelbyville High School, St. Elmo High School, and Windsor Jr./Sr. High School.

“We look forward to this contest every year,” said Kathy Black, division chair business/business instructor and coordinator of the contest. “We enjoy seeing and visiting with area business teachers and interacting with talented students.  It’s a great opportunity for students to showcase their business and computer skills.”

Students from area high schools competed in the following categories: accounting, general business and current events, MOS Word, MOS PowerPoint, and MOS Excel.  Depending on the category, students either completed a written test or a hands-on test on the computer.  First place winners of each contest received a 3-credit-hour tuition waiver from Lake Land College.

The winners are as follows:

Accounting: Devon Warren, Flora High School

General Business and Current Events: Lane Stanford, Flora High School

MOS Word: Cameron Noel, Kansas High School

MOS PowerPoint: Kimberly Davis, Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School

MOS Excel: Grant Sims, Shelbyville High School

For more information, contact Black at 217-234-5348 or by email at kblack@lakelandcollege.edu.

 

 

Still time to register for the Foundation Golf Outing

Posted on May 15, 2017

 

There is still time to register for the Lake Land College Foundation Golf Outing on Friday, May 26 at Meadowview Golf Course.

New to this year’s prize offerings are the guarantee that a golfer will win a trip for two (not including airfare) to one of more than 3,000 resort locations in the U.S. and Caribbean sponsored by Pilson’s Auto Center. The award will go to the person with the closest to the pin shot on Hole #13.

Registration and lunch for the participants will be at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon, followed by dinner at the end of the day. The entry fee is $125 per golfer or $500 per team of four and includes lunch, 18-holes, cart, refreshments and dinner. All proceeds benefit the Lake Land College Foundation.

The golf outing will follow a scramble format with teams of four. Teams or individuals can sign up through the Lake Land College Foundation at lakelandcollege.edu/foundation/golf or by calling 217- 234-5363. Individuals will be placed on a team.

Organizations or individuals can support the foundation with a $100 donation to the golf classic as a tee sponsor. While golfing, participants will have the chance to win a car sponsored by KC Summers for a hole-in-one on a par three; and other major prizes such as $5,000 cash at the putting contest and a skins game.

Prizes will be awarded for low-net and low-gross scores for all male teams, all female teams and mixed (two male, two female) teams. The winners and raffle prizes will be announced at the dinner following the tournament.

All proceeds assist the Lake Land College Foundation in the mission to help students as they pursue a better life through the power of a Lake Land College education.

To register for the golf outing, visit lakelandcollege.edu/foundation/golf or contact Jackie Joines at 217-234-5354 or jjoines@lakelandcollege.edu. All mail entries should be sent to the following address: Lake Land College Foundation Golf Classic, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, IL 61938

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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.

 

 

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