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Lake Land College Hosts Athletic Reunion for Homecoming

Posted on September 13, 2017

Lake Land College is inviting all former athletes to a Laker Athletic Reunion during the 50th Anniversary homecoming on Friday, Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. The reunion will be held at One Laker Nation Tent, northeast of the Field House.

Attendees can visit with former teammates, coaches and fellow athletes and enjoy dinner before cheering on the Laker Volleyball team at 6 p.m.

“We are excited to welcome back our alumni.  The Laker athletic programs have a long-standing tradition of success both on the field and in the classroom,” Bill Jackson, athletic director and head baseball coach, said. “Our alumni are the ones who have paved the way for our current Laker student athletes and have set the standards high. We truly enjoy the opportunity to welcome our former student athletes back to campus.”

All Laker athletes and coaches will be recognized prior to the volleyball match.

Throughout the college’s history, there have been many athletic programs. Looking back through The Anchor yearbooks from 1968-1972, Lake Land College had the following programs: golf, cross country, baseball, women’s recreation association, pom-pon girls, cheerleading, basketball and wrestling. Today, Laker athletics consists of volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, softball, baseball and cheerleading.

To join the reunion, register at



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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