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Lake Land College announces annual Outstanding Club Award winners

Posted on April 16, 2018

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Lake Land College’s Club I.T. received the Outstanding Club Award at the college’s 2018 Annual Club Recognition Luncheon. Pictured from left to right are: Scott Rhine, IT Instructor/Program Coordinator and Club I.T. advisor; Darrius Frazier, Charleston; Bradley Livingston, Effingham; Olivia Price, Effingham; Cody Borntreger, Oakland; Race Underwood, Bethany; Joshua McCombe, Pana; Logan Malcome, Neoga; Justin Pryor, Mattoon; Samantha McClain, Atwood; Jesse Wright, Neoga; Shelby Cooper, Bethany; Annette Lynch, Charleston; James Munger, IT Instructor/Program Coordinator and Club I.T. advisor.
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Pictured on the left is Valerie Lynch, director of student life, and James Munger, IT instructor/program coordinator, IT-web technology and one of Club I.T.’s advisors, who received the Outstanding Club Advisor Award for 2018.

Lake Land College’s Club I.T. received the Outstanding Club Award at the 2018 annual Lake Land College Club Recognition Luncheon.

Over the past year, Club I.T. participated and facilitated numerous activities that benefited the club and the community. The club regularly offers computer maintenance and support to community members in exchange for club donations. Members designed and built a computer application for Boy Scouts. The club hosted a “Cans for Credit” can drive last fall, where they gathered more than 1,000 food items and donated them to local food pantries.

Club I.T. sponsors an annual Game Design contest, open to all Lake Land students. During the contest, students are able to participate in game development workshops. Members attend IT talks with a group of industry software developers from the Effingham area. The software developer group also hosts “Hack Nights” where Club I.T. members are able to work on projects and network with professionals in the field.

For team-building, the club hosts “Fun Fridays” where members hold software workshops, participate in outdoor activities and play multiplayer video games.

To be eligible for this honor and considered an active student club, each club must accomplish its objectives as stated in the club’s constitution and bylaws, maintain a high attendance and participation record of its members, maintain adequate minutes of its meeting and records of its activities, have an up-to-date roster of its members and officers, have complete and accurate financial records of its activities and be a solvent organization. The club must present this information to the Student Government Association (SGA).

James Munger, IT instructor/program coordinator, IT-Web Technology and one of Club I.T.’s advisors, received the Outstanding Club Advisor Award. Munger was recognized for his commitment to student success and his enthusiasm for planning club events.

Members of Club I.T. went on to praise Munger for all the times he went above and beyond for students.

“James deserves this award because the positive attitude he has about his job, the opportunities he has created for educational advancement and his availability to assist us,” said Club I.T. members in Munger’s nomination form.

In addition to Club I.T., the following clubs were nominated for the Outstanding Club Award: Phi Theta Kappa, Future Educators Association and Early Childhood and Family Services. Honorable mentions went to Early Childhood and Family Services and Phi Theta Kappa. The runner-up for Outstanding Club Award went to the Future Educators Association.

For more information about Lake Land’s clubs and organizations, visit and look for the “Student Life” drop-down menu.

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