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Lake Land College honors John Deere Tech program graduates

Posted on June 17, 2019

The Lake Land College John Deere Tech program welcomed 22 new technicians to the field at its annual graduation recognition banquet.

The John Deere Tech program, offered jointly by John Deere Company and Lake Land College in cooperation with area John Deere dealers, offers students many unique opportunities, including earning a salary while learning through on-the-job training at a participating dealership; training on the latest John Deere tractors, combines and implements and learning the newest diagnostic and servicing procedures.

Sponsored by area John Deere dealers, students also have the opportunity to move directly into employment with their sponsoring dealership upon successful completion of this associate degree program.

Blake Petrea, Centralia, received the John Deere Tech outstanding student award and Trevor Pracht, Coatsburg, received the high GPA award.

The John Deere Tech graduates for 2019 are:

Hunter Allbaugh, Marion, Indiana, sponsored by Tri Green Tractor of Swayzee, Indiana

Kyle Beck, Lebanon, Indiana, sponsored by Reynolds Farm Equipment of Lebanon, Indiana

Jeremy Bunn, Mascoutah, Illinois, sponsored by Riechmann Bros. LLC of Okawville, Illinois

Matt Burrow, Altamont, Illinois, sponsored by Alliance Tractor LLC of Newton, Illinois

Lucas Deters, Teutopolis, Illinois, sponsored by Sloan Implement Co. of Effingham, Illinois

Eli Fink, Gilman, Illinois, sponsored by AHW LLC of Melvin, Illinois

Kyle Harrison, Paris, Illinois, sponsored by AHW LLC of Ashmore, Illinois

Lucas Haut, Momence, Illinois, sponsored by AHW LLC of Manteno, Illinois

Noah Heinemann, Waterloo, Illinois, sponsored by Wm. Nobbe & Co. of Shelbyville, Illinois

Zachary Isaacs, Findlay, Illinois, sponsored by Sloan Implement Co. of Shelbyville, Illinois

Cole Jablonski, Batchtown, Illinois, sponsored by Sloan Implement Co. of White Hall, Illinois

Andrew Merris, Mt. Zion, Illinois, sponsored by Sloan Implement Co. of Assumption, Illinois

Seth Nelson, Atkinson, Illinois, sponsored by Holland & Sons Inc. of Geneseo, Illinois

Joe Nicol, Niota, Illinois, sponsored by Martin Sullivan Inc. of Carthage, Illinois

Blake Petrea, Centralia, Illinois, sponsored by Riechmann Bros. LLC of Centralia, Illinois

Micah Pfiester, Kansas, Illinois, sponsored by Alliance Tractor LLC of Casey, Illinois

Trevor Pracht, Coatsburg, Illinois, sponsored by Martin Sullivan Inc. of Quincy, Illinois

Dalton Rutledge, Danville, Illinois, sponsored by Reynolds Farm Equipment of Lebanon, Indiana

Olivier Sherman, Breese, Illinois, sponsored by Reichmann Bros. LLC of Centralia, Illinois

Lukas Stroup, Fairmount, Indiana, sponsored by Tri Green Tractor of Swayzee, Indiana

Dalton Walk, Sigel, Illinois, sponsored by Alliance Tractor LLC of Mattoon, Illinois

Seth Wardrip, Heyworth, Illinois, sponsored by AHW LLC of Melvin, Illinois

The John Deere Tech program is a special admission program. For more information, contact Counseling Services at 217-234-5232 or counsel@lakelandcollege.edu.

Visit Lake Land College’s Flickr page for photos of this year’s 2019 John Deere graduates.

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