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Lake Land College recognizes employees at event

Posted on April 5, 2022

Lake Land College recognized employees who will be retiring, those who have achieved years of service milestones, faculty award winners and peer-nominated Shine award winners at an employee recognition event in March.

Lake Land College congratulates the 2022 Lake Land College retirees including Vice President for Academic Services Jon Althaus after 30 years of service, Power Plant Mechanic Instructor/Coordinator John Gentry after 13 years of service, Administrative Assistant to Agriculture and Technology Cathy Montgomery after 23 years of service and Academic Service Specialist for the Dean of Guided Pathways Shelley ZuHone after 13 years of service.

At the event, Lake Land College President Josh Bullock recognized college employees who met years of service milestones. Board of Trustees Chair Mike Sullivan was recognized for 35 years and Vice President for Academic Services Jon Althaus was recognized for 30 years.




Those recognized for 25 years included Chemistry Instructor Iffat Ali, Division Chair Technology/Electrical Engineering Instructor Michael Beavers, Industrial Maintenance Instructor/Coordinator Kris Kersey, English Instructor Matt Landrus, Counseling Services Operations Specialist Lisa Leisch, Automotive Technology Instructor/Program Coordinator Kevin Miller, Agronomy Instructor/Farm Manager Mark Niemerg, IT Instructor/Program Coordinator IT-Network Administration Scott Rhine, Business Instructor/Program Coordinator Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design Marcy Satterwhite, IDOT QMTP Instructor/Program Coordinator Lori Walk and Biological Science Instructor Jeff White.



The employees recognized for 20 years of service were Chemistry Instructor Gregory Capitosti, Administrative Assistant for the Vice President for Business Services Connie Compton, Biological Science Instructor Marc Dal Ponte, Mathematics Instructor Bambi Jones, Webmaster Jana Kelly, Automotive Technology Instructor/Program Coordinator Brian Madlem, Communication Studies Instructor Eva Ritchey and Facilities Coordinator to Physical Plant Operations Kimberly Wellbaum.




Those recognized for 15 years of service included Assistant to Dean of Corrections Jenny Lange, Director of Enterprise Applications Tony Sharp, Director of Enrollment Services Paula Smith, Communication Studies Instructor Edward Thomas, Renewable Energy Instructor/Program Coordinator Joseph Tillman and Lead Custodian Diana White.







Being recognized for 10 years of service were Basic Nurse Assistant Instructor/Director BNA Program Laura Deters, Coordinator of Employment and Compensation Misty Keller, CIM Technology Instructor/Program Coordinator Leo Kitten, Executive Assistant to the President’s Office Seirra Laughhunn, Police Officer Peter Lusk, Cosmetology Receptionist Jan Storm and English Composition Instructor Tara Watson.




Those recognized for five years of service included Manager of Bookstore and Textbook Rentals Amanda Arena, Chief of Police Jeff Branson, Central Receiving/Mailroom Assistant Autumn Bustillos, Allied Health PTA Clinical Instructor Thomas Dal Pozzo, Head Cheer Coach Haili Denning, Cosmetology Clinical Instructor Megan Donnel, DOC Infrastructure Administrator Greg Harper, Adult Education Instructor Ruby Huston, Adult and Alternative Education Program Coordinator Desiree Overstreet, Pathways Classroom Assistant Kara Shuff, Adjunct Reading Instructor Ian Stamps, Mailroom Assistant Patrick Taylor, Early Childhood Education Instructor Tanille Ulm, Kluthe Test Proctor Libby Van De List, Senior Human Resources Generalist and College Compliance Coordinator Colleen Winchester and Medical Assistant Program Instructor/Director Medical Assistant Program Molly Yeske.


Adjunct faculty members were also honored for semester milestones. For 40 semesters Jenny Beliz, Jason Wright and Sarah Wright were recognized. Stacia Ozier and Timothy Stolz were honored for 30 semesters.  For 20 semesters Sarah Powers and Brett Sawyer were recognized. Ryan Satterfield and Michael Schwenke were honored for 10 semesters.

Matt Landrus presented the 2022 LLCFA Outstanding Service Faculty Award to Gregory Capitosti, and Emily Hartke presented the 2022 ICCTA Outstanding Full-time Faculty Award to Bambi Jones.

President Bullock then announced the 2022 Shine Award recipients including Jennifer Billingsley, Lisa Cole, Joseph Tillman, Christina Uphoff Nees and Kimberly Wellbaum.





Lake Land College expresses congratulations and gratitude to all of the employees honored at the event for the hard work and dedication the employees have shown to the college.


Lake Land College Foundation receives largest cash gift to date

Posted on April 1, 2022

The Lake Land College Foundation recently received its largest cash gift in the history of the organization. The $1.7 million gift was donated to benefit Shelby county students from the Cecil Paul and Marjorie Wilson Davis Estate.

“This transformative gift will positively impacts hundreds of students’ lives from Shelby County through traditional scholarships, dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities,” Executive Director for College Advancement Christi Donsbach said.

Cecil Paul and Marjorie Wilson Davis were very involved in their communities and professions and wanted to be able to give back by creating opportunities for Shelby County residents to pursue a college education.

Paul Davis enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 as a plank member of the destroyer and radar picket ship Herbert J Thomas DD 833. Davis went on to graduate from the University of Illinois in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.

After working at Smith-Douglas Fertilizer in Streator for several years, Davis moved to Gibson City in 1960 and began farming in 1962. Davis married Marjorie Wilson on June 28, 1970 and retired in 1991.

Marjorie Wilson Davis was born in rural Windsor and graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1951. Having taught English for 24 years at Stephen Decatur High School and Champaign Central High School in Urbana, Wilson Davis held professional memberships in Delta Kappa Gamma, Honorary for Women Educators, KAUW and National Council of Teachers of English for which she was state secretary for five years.

Also a co-teacher leader for summer school travel studies to Europe for high school students, Wilson Davis was an active member of the Dix Unit of Homemakers Extension and the Guthrie Club.

For more information about the Lake Land College Foundation, visit lakelandcollege.edu/foundation.


Apprenticeship Expansion Grant awarded to Lake Land College

Posted on March 25, 2022

As the fiscal agent to LWIA 23, Lake Land College has been awarded $98,480 for the Apprenticeship Expansion Grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  The grant funds will be used to hire an apprenticeship navigator for all of Economic Development Region 7. Apprenticeship navigators are an essential component to the apprenticeship Illinois framework as they work directly with businesses to cultivate and launch new US Department of Labor-registered apprenticeships.

Workforce partners across Local Workforce Innovation Area 23 formed an Apprenticeship Navigator Consortium to support the expansion of apprenticeships in the region. The Consortium is comprised of partners spanning the thirteen county region – Clark, Clay, Crawford, Coles, Cumberland, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Moultrie and Richland. The participating partners are: Local Workforce Innovation Board 23, Lake Land College, Kaskaskia College, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services, Effingham Regional Growth Alliance, Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO), Paris Union School District, East Central Illinois Development Corporation and Richland County Development Corporation.

The new apprenticeship navigator will build capacity and support the business ecosystem in key industry sectors.  The new apprenticeship navigator will work at the regional level, being the key point of contact in the area for the expansion of registered apprenticeship programs. The person in this position will build relationships with regional employers to expand the use of apprenticeships as a work-based learning strategy. The apprenticeship navigator will build and maintain effective partnerships among businesses, the workforce system, education/training providers and other stakeholders. The primary objective of the navigator is to expand apprentice sponsorship by employers and intermediaries in existing and new occupations within their region. The apprenticeship navigator will support workforce demand by utilizing apprenticeship as a workforce development tool for businesses.

The goal of the project is to develop at least five new apprenticeships, expand existing apprenticeships, and to overall raise awareness and visibility of what apprenticeships are and the advantages they pose to businesses, the workforce and the local economy. The apprenticeship navigator will focus first on apprenticeships in EDR 7’s most in-demand industries based on labor market information and the EDR 7 Regional Plan: healthcare, transportation, distribution and logistics, education, construction and manufacturing. The apprenticeship navigator will work closely with established intermediaries to cultivate stronger partnerships and facilitate the development of new apprenticeships.

With a dedicated apprenticeship navigator in the region, more registered apprenticeships will be established and thus strengthen local workforce through work-based learning experiences. For more information on the Apprenticeship Expansion Grant, the newly created position of apprenticeship navigator or workforce development needs, please contact Jamie Corda Hadjaoui, Director of Workforce Investment/LWIA 23 at jcorda12886@lakelandcollege.edu.


March 2022 President’s Editorial – We listened to you!

Posted on March 21, 2022

Last fall, through a strategic planning survey and focus groups we asked how Lake Land College could best serve our students and district residents, businesses and industry as we develop a blueprint for the future. We appreciate those of you who responded and assisted us in gathering significant feedback.

In all, we heard from 1,215 community members, alumni, business and industry partners, K-12 educators, students and employees. To review the feedback, visit the Strategic Plan Survey Report and the Focus Group Summary Analysis.

From this valuable feedback we have developed the FY 2023-2027 Strategic Plan which focuses on enhancing student success in three key areas: excellent teaching and learning, effective processes for student support, and expanding partnerships. The plan also focuses on institutional and employee excellence.  Our collective commitment to this strategic plan will position Lake Land College to excel in meeting the evolving needs of our district and the holistic needs of the individuals we serve.

The goals and objectives of the FY 2023-2027 Strategic Plan challenge employees to reimagine how they deliver courses and provide services. They also include a strong commitment to offer programs and soft skills training that prepare students for successful employment in the 21st century workforce. All constituencies supported the need to advance relationships among education, community and workforce partners to support job readiness, local industry, workforce development and work-based learning opportunities for our students.

We have already started taking actions based on your feedback. This spring, the college will meet with business leaders in the automotive industry to discuss a proposed redesign and transformation of the Lake Land College Automotive program, which we hope will expand opportunities for students and assist employers in addressing critical labor shortages.

Faculty and staff are using our new industry-leading HyFlex technology to simultaneously deliver in-person and virtual classes. Those attending remotely interact with those in the physical location through the use of high-tech cameras and microphones that follow the voice of the person speaking. We are also using this technology to expand dual credit access to students in various high schools throughout the district as this technology enables a Lake Land College instructor to teach the dual credit courses to students at their respective schools.

Just this month, we took a historic step in support of students and the community by reducing tuition by almost 10% for next year and making college more affordable than ever during a time of rapidly expanding inflation. Student feedback in the strategic planning data collection process indicated many struggle with the cost of pursuing higher education. Our reduced tuition rate of $100 per credit hour symbolizes how we are 100% committed to our students.

These are just a few examples of how your feedback is guiding Lake Land College into the future. As we further develop the strategic plan, I look forward to discussing how you can be a part of some of the new initiatives to ensure our programs and curriculum meet your workforce needs and create new partnerships for work-based learning opportunities or other innovative ways to support the success of our students.

Josh Bullock
Lake Land College President

Lake Land College expands access to a college education with a historic reduction in tuition

Posted on March 9, 2022

Lake Land College is taking a historic step in support of its students and the community by reducing tuition for next year and making college more affordable than ever during a time of rapidly expanding inflation.

The Lake Land College Board of Trustees is expected to set in-district tuition at $100 per credit hour, down from $110.50, during the regular meeting on Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m. The new tuition rate, which represents a near 10% reduction, will go into effect for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 terms. Fees will stay the same.

“The financial pressures of the past two years have been a challenge for many and we want our students, future students and community to know we’re 100 percent behind their success, and thus setting our tuition rate for next year at $100 per credit hour. We are so excited to provide more affordable opportunities for individuals seeking to change their lives by earning a college credential, certificate or degree,” Lake Land College President Josh Bullock said.

Lake Land College is consistently named among the top 10% of community colleges in the United States by the Aspen Institute. This ranking highlights Lake Land’s academic excellence, success in preparing students to transfer or enter the workforce and the college’s commitment to accessibility and affordability.

“From a student perspective, I think Lake Land’s decision to lower the cost of tuition shows the value the administration places on students’ education,” Student Trustee Katie Greuel said. “In each of my classes it truly feels like the teacher’s top priority is making sure the students understand the information. By lowering tuition, Lake Land is showing that it cares about students’ opportunities to access college and earn an education. Not only that, but I think it will help alleviate some of the stress the students may face during their time at Lake Land. I know for some people this could be the deciding factor and I am glad the college is making that decision easier.”

Community colleges such as Lake Land provide students with an opportunity to earn a high quality education and complete general education requirements for one-fourth of the cost of attending a four-year college or university. With this historic tuition reduction, an average student taking 30 credit hours per year will pay $3,945 in tuition and fees.

“We know a college education is the pathway to a life-sustaining career that allows individuals and families in our communities to thrive. Lake Land provides numerous options for a person to earn a short-term credential, certificate or associate’s degree that can set them on the path to success in both their career and future educational goals,” Bullock added.

Bullock said Lake Land College’s Board has been a wise steward of its funding during the pandemic, allowing the College to pass on tuition savings to students for the coming academic year, while simultaneously continuing to reduce its property tax rate for local residents.

“We know our students and so many in the community have been impacted by the pandemic and the financial strain of increasing inflation. We hope this tuition savings will encourage those who may have put their dreams of a college education on hold during the past few years to return to their educational goals,” Bullock added.

Data collected through recent Strategic Planning Transition surveys and focus groups indicated students are very concerned about the expenses of going to college. This initiative both addresses this concern to current students and increases accessibility to those students who are considering college but are not sure if they can afford it.

With the tuition reduction, students receiving federal financial aid will see an increase in their refund through the Laker+ program. Laker+ helps students maximize any financial aid or scholarship assistance they receive to manage their college expenses. With Laker+, financial aid is applied in a stackable format to cover the cost of tuition and fees. Once tuition and fees are covered, the remaining federal financial aid funds are refunded to students to use for other expenses such as food, housing and transportation. Students can begin the Laker+ process by completing the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov. Lake Land College School Code: 007644.

Lake Land is enrolling now for the summer and fall. Summer classes begin June 6, Intersession begins May 16 and the fall semester begins August 22. Course schedules are available online at lakelandcollege.edu/schedules. To get started, visit lakelandcollege.edu/getting-started or call 217-234-5434.


Lake Land College Announces Full-Time Fall Semester Honors List

Posted on March 8, 2022

Lake Land College is proud to announce that more than 600 full-time students earned academic honors for the 2021 Fall semester.

To qualify for the president’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.8 – 4.0.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.65 – 3.79.

To qualify for the honor’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.5 – 3.64.
A grade “A” is four points, a “B” is three points, a “C” is two points, etc.

The following full-time students have achieved these academic honors:

Adam Alexander Altamont President’s List
Anna Koberlein Altamont President’s List
Avyree Scholes Altamont President’s List
Alexus Ault Altamont President’s List
Aidan Heiser Altamont President’s List
Lane Horath Altamont President’s List
Emma Simmons Altamont President’s List
Kelli Stuemke Altamont President’s List
Wesley Bell Altamont President’s List
Danielle Lewis Altamont Dean’s List
Hannah Barns Altamont Dean’s List
Sarah Mueller Altamont Dean’s List
Jeanette Bovard Altamont Honor’s List
Mary Sporleder Altamont Honor’s List
Jared Kollmann Altamont Honor’s List
Jerod Ruffner Altamont Honor’s List
Brayden Stuemke Altamont Honor’s List
Hannah Cook Arthur President’s List
Kaylee Yeakel Arthur President’s List
Erin Westfall Arthur Dean’s List
Sydney Ohl Assumption President’s List
Jessica Ingalsbe Assumption President’s List
Madison Hunter Assumption President’s List
Logan Streible Atwood President’s List
Carly Peck Atwood Dean’s List
Wyatt Romine Atwood Dean’s List
Shellie Witteborg Beecher City President’s List
Benson Buzzard Beecher City President’s List
Bayli Ashley Beecher City President’s List
Katlyn Johnson Beecher City Dean’s List
Allie Stell Beecher City Dean’s List
Kolton Sapp Beecher City Dean’s List
Amber Stewart Beecher City Dean’s List
Jacob Doedtman Beecher City Honor’s List
Mary Hart Bethany President’s List
Ryan Schodlatz Bethany President’s List
Talon Russell Bethany President’s List
Delaney Johnson Bethany President’s List
Kalynn Teague Bethany President’s List
Sarah Weber Bethany Dean’s List
Scott Miller Blue Ridge President’s List
Ryan Nixon Brighton Honor’s List
Dakota White Brownstown President’s List
Joel Bloemker Brownstown President’s List
Cassi Payne Brownstown President’s List
Elizabeth Cable Brownstown Honor’s List
Lindsey Robbins Canton President’s List
Calista Taylor Casey President’s List
Aden Garver Casey President’s List
Nicolas Ross Casey President’s List
Lauren Repp Casey President’s List
Courtney Stoutin Casey President’s List
Keegan Montgomery Casey Dean’s List
Lane Harrell Casey Dean’s List
Julena Price Casey Dean’s List
Lucas Anderson Casey Dean’s List
Jacey Roberts Casey Dean’s List
Corrina Hernandez Casey Dean’s List
Maiya Miller Casey Dean’s List
Eva Richardson Casey Dean’s List
Renee Myers Casey Honor’s List
Jacob Smith Casey Honor’s List
Kambri Hinds Charleston President’s List
Ashlee Hermer Charleston President’s List
Julie Ryan Charleston President’s List
Drew Riley Charleston President’s List
Wyatt Madlem Charleston President’s List
Joseph Thomas Charleston President’s List
Merritt Bennett Charleston President’s List
Justice Ward Charleston President’s List
Joshua Wohltman Charleston President’s List
Drew Stoutin Charleston President’s List
Amethyst Ames Charleston President’s List
Ty Coartney Charleston President’s List
Abigail Held Charleston President’s List
Cade Lawless Charleston President’s List
Lexie Madlem Charleston President’s List
Lydia Madlem Charleston President’s List
Andrew Matheny Charleston President’s List
Lexie Stewart Charleston President’s List
Alexis Macmullen Charleston President’s List
Natasha Wiley Charleston President’s List
Claire Carr Charleston President’s List
Braydon Edwards Charleston President’s List
Charlie Foerster Charleston President’s List
Christopher Sotelo Charleston President’s List
Talianna Rubin Charleston President’s List
Ava Stephens Charleston President’s List
Maia Voegel Charleston President’s List
Ashley Finney Charleston Dean’s List
Emily Sanders Charleston Dean’s List
Caleb Hurst Charleston Dean’s List
Preston Shambo Charleston Dean’s List
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Cory Spour Charleston Dean’s List
William Hosselton Charleston Dean’s List
Monica Huggins Charleston Dean’s List
Jessica Fitt Charleston Dean’s List
Emma Theriault Charleston Dean’s List
Alyssa Baker Charleston Honor’s List
Brittany Young Charleston Honor’s List
Benjamin Tolppanen Charleston Honor’s List
Kinda Ake Charleston Honor’s List
Makayla Davis Charleston Honor’s List
Kurt Seaton Charleston Honor’s List
Dane Herrington Charleston Honor’s List
Kaylee Wilson Charleston Honor’s List
Gregory Strawhacker Charleston Honor’s List
Douglas Wilson Charleston Honor’s List
Christopher Seropian Chicago President’s List
Shannon Robertson Cowden President’s List
Mason Manley Cowden President’s List
Sydney Doty Cowden President’s List
Ashli Ciesielski Decatur President’s List
Margaret Insco Decatur President’s List
Valerie Stewart Decatur Dean’s List
Ashley Brazell Decatur Dean’s List
Margaret Ulrich Decatur Dean’s List
Iva Lilly Dieterich President’s List
Emily Bloemer Dieterich President’s List
Carly Ohnesorge Dieterich President’s List
Allie Poe Dieterich President’s List
Allie Painter Dieterich President’s List
Brianna Wendte Dieterich President’s List
Will Thoele Dieterich Dean’s List
Claire Scheidemantel Dieterich Dean’s List
Claire Beckman Dieterich Dean’s List
Wyatte Brummer Dieterich Dean’s List
Abigail Niemerg Dieterich Dean’s List
Faith Aherin Dieterich Dean’s List
Lukus Donaldson Dieterich Dean’s List
Garrett Wolfe Dieterich Dean’s List
Bryonna Meskimen Dieterich Honor’s List
Derek Kuhl Dieterich Honor’s List
Riley Fleming Dixon President’s List
Samuel Feffer Dixon President’s List
Benjamin Kiddell Dixon President’s List
Eric Amwoza Dixon President’s List
Wilson Figueroa Dixon Dean’s List
Rick Stankiewicz Dixon Dean’s List
Jesse Ramirez East Moline Honor’s List
Travis Morthland East Saint Louis President’s List
Bennet Eiermann East Saint Louis President’s List
Jason Eveland East Saint Louis President’s List
Tim Hess East Saint Louis President’s List
Tyson Jones Edgewood Dean’s List
Rebecca Klein Edgewood Honor’s List
Jared Roderick Effingham President’s List
Laura Schultz Effingham President’s List
Alex Willenborg Effingham President’s List
Averee Greene Effingham President’s List
Shelby Harris Effingham President’s List
Broc Krietemeyer Effingham President’s List
Ashley Morgan Effingham President’s List
Jessica Rothrock Effingham President’s List
Kelli Neese Effingham President’s List
Dakota Kincaid Effingham President’s List
Larissa Verhoeven Effingham President’s List
Emily Lueken Effingham President’s List
Brennon Price Effingham President’s List
Dylan Ritz Effingham President’s List
Jenna Splechter Effingham President’s List
Andrew Womack Effingham President’s List
Karsyn Mette Effingham President’s List
Bryan Angel Effingham President’s List
Andrew Blacker Effingham President’s List
Mycha Donaldson Effingham President’s List
Paul Dorman Effingham President’s List
Gabriel Kihne Effingham President’s List
Savannah Morrissey Effingham President’s List
Anna Sigg Effingham President’s List
Max Woelfer Effingham President’s List
Ryan Schultz Effingham President’s List
Abigail Will Effingham President’s List
Kaelyn Fedrigon Effingham President’s List
Emma Kessler Effingham President’s List
Dylan Back Effingham President’s List
Alex Meyer Effingham President’s List
David Meyer Effingham President’s List
London Rinkel Effingham President’s List
Lisa Armstrong Effingham Dean’s List
Mandy Flach Effingham Dean’s List
Stephanie Burke Effingham Dean’s List
Nadine Ray Effingham Dean’s List
Jamie Dillow Effingham Dean’s List
Kai Starrett Effingham Dean’s List
Parker Siner Effingham Dean’s List
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Landon Adams Effingham Dean’s List
Kara Miller Effingham Dean’s List
Christian Raddatz Effingham Dean’s List
Jack Fallert Effingham Dean’s List
Keely Gosnell Effingham Dean’s List
Erik Sills Effingham Dean’s List
Kollin Waymoth Effingham Honor’s List
Jeffrey Coleman Effingham Honor’s List
Lucas Swingler Effingham Honor’s List
Allison McDevitt Effingham Honor’s List
Mitchell Heuerman Effingham Honor’s List
Ava Boehm Effingham Honor’s List
Erika White Effingham Honor’s List
John Hoene Effingham Honor’s List
Brody Mette Effingham Honor’s List
Loralai Gilpin Effingham Honor’s List
Tanner Stephens Effingham Honor’s List
Nathalie Robinson Effingham Honor’s List
Joseph Ryder Eldorado President’s List
Lauren Kramer Farina President’s List
Carleigh Bobbett Findlay President’s List
Canaan Christensen Findlay Honor’s List
Keygun Mitchell Flora Honor’s List
Jason Hoots Galesburg President’s List
Tuan Fields Galesburg Dean’s List
William Fulgham Galesburg Honor’s List
Alberto Ruiz Galesburg Honor’s List
Marylee Orman Gays Honor’s List
Kendall Plummer Greenup President’s List
Wilson Nino Pardo Greenup President’s List
Elijah Lamb Greenup President’s List
Tayler McMechan Greenup President’s List
Ethan Ray Greenup Dean’s List
Hannah Bland Greenup Dean’s List
Logan Edwards Greenup Dean’s List
Katelyn Yaw Greenup Honor’s List
Cassidee Pantier Hammond Dean’s List
Gordon Gray Hampshire Honor’s List
David Culp Harrisburg Dean’s List
Hailey Persinger Herrick Honor’s List
Lauren Wojcik Herrick Honor’s List
Kade Hemrich Hidalgo President’s List
Chavala McClenahan Hindsboro President’s List
Tim Cox Hindsboro President’s List
Tyson Gass Humboldt President’s List
Cassie Schnarr Humboldt Dean’s List
Carlee Wallace Humboldt Honor’s List
Brody Polk Humboldt Honor’s List
Lyla Kauffman Humboldt Honor’s List
Terry Adams Ina President’s List
Samantha Mendenhall Indianapolis Honor’s List
Richard Waterstraat Jacksonville President’s List
Tiyon Byrd Jacksonville Dean’s List
Rontez Robinson Jacksonville Dean’s List
Donald Whiteley Jacksonville Honor’s List
Paige Hadden Jacksonville Honor’s List
Olivia Allison Kansas President’s List
Darby Moon Lakewood Dean’s List
Meleah Hackett Lerna President’s List
Matthew Hendriex Lincoln President’s List
Terry Burnett Lincoln President’s List
Richard Miller Lincoln President’s List
Darnell Cornelius Lincoln President’s List
Lynntez Holt Lincoln President’s List
Richard Flemister Lincoln President’s List
Andrew Lee Lincoln President’s List
Rodney Willis Lincoln President’s List
Andrea Hagen Lincoln Dean’s List
Bethany Pleasant Lincoln Dean’s List
Edward Harris Lincoln Honor’s List
Paige Van Dyke Louisville President’s List
Madison Griffy Louisville President’s List
Caylee Springmeyer Louisville President’s List
Kadie Pierson Louisville President’s List
Katie Clark Marshall President’s List
Hannah Roberts Marshall President’s List
Brooke Schoncheck Marshall President’s List
Daniel Tingley Marshall President’s List
Sara Smallwood Marshall President’s List
Brock Green Marshall Dean’s List
Emily Tingley Marshall Dean’s List
Chloe Maurer Marshall Dean’s List
Cela Kupferer Martinsville President’s List
Eli Blankenbeker Martinsville Dean’s List
Kristen Morgan Martinsville Honor’s List
Nathan Hill Mason President’s List
Bryan Smith Mason President’s List
Carter Bushue Mason Dean’s List
Makenna Beccue Mason Dean’s List
Paula Holland Mason Honor’s List
Brittany Gammill Mattoon President’s List
James Miller Mattoon President’s List
Amanda Williams Mattoon President’s List
Boyd Turnbow Mattoon President’s List
Ronald Mason Mattoon President’s List
Alexa Kimberlin Mattoon President’s List
Teresa Larouere Mattoon President’s List
Seth Miller Mattoon President’s List
Ryleigh Hawkins Mattoon President’s List
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Katie Douglas Mattoon President’s List
Nate Bell Mattoon President’s List
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Chandler Rhine Mattoon President’s List
Jacob Mathias Mattoon President’s List
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Kirsten Dicus Mattoon President’s List
Zachary Diebel Mattoon President’s List
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Shane Ghere Mattoon President’s List
Anna Maleske Mattoon President’s List
Josiah Morton Mattoon President’s List
Ana Munoz Mattoon President’s List
Jordan Sapp Mattoon President’s List
Alexander Shumway Mattoon President’s List
Alissa Bell Mattoon President’s List
Gavin Gonzalez Mattoon President’s List
Kegan Kirts Mattoon President’s List
Katie Vahling Mattoon President’s List
Hannah Hunt Mattoon President’s List
Emma Gathe Mattoon President’s List
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Callan Haldorsen Mattoon President’s List
Katrina Tucker Mattoon President’s List
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Katherine Horal Mattoon President’s List
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William Rardin Mattoon President’s List
Delaney Hemann Mattoon President’s List
Ty Knodle Mattoon President’s List
Conner Smock Mattoon President’s List
Katheranne Bond Mattoon President’s List
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Chloe Custis Mattoon President’s List
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Lance Declerck Mattoon President’s List
Gage Hoene Mattoon President’s List
Dustin Hawkins Mattoon President’s List
Brianna Adams Mattoon President’s List
Serenity Shemwell Mattoon President’s List
April Dixon Mattoon Dean’s List
Beau Scott Mattoon Dean’s List
Levi Miller Mattoon Dean’s List
Chelsea Brettin Mattoon Dean’s List
Alex Houser Mattoon Dean’s List
Zayne Troxell Mattoon Dean’s List
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Whitley Gillis Mattoon Dean’s List
Hallie Niemerg Mattoon Dean’s List
Lexi Dutton Mattoon Dean’s List
Madison Macdonald Mattoon Dean’s List
Noah Scott Mattoon Dean’s List
Trevor Smyser Mattoon Dean’s List
Eliza Montgomery Mattoon Dean’s List
Emma Freebairn Mattoon Dean’s List
Nicholas Fanelli Mattoon Dean’s List
Gabrielle Spangler Mattoon Dean’s List
Zachary Sankey Mattoon Dean’s List
Malorie Craig Mattoon Dean’s List
Jordan Madison Mattoon Dean’s List
Katie Shumate Mattoon Dean’s List
Tess Huene Mattoon Dean’s List
Justyce Prather Mattoon Dean’s List
Klara Cejkova-Kolaci Mattoon Dean’s List
William Frazee Mattoon Dean’s List
Cole Murphy Mattoon Dean’s List
John Sweeney Mattoon Dean’s List
Mackayla Denney Mattoon Dean’s List
Brooklyn Welsh Mattoon Dean’s List
Kyle Kelson Mattoon Dean’s List
Amar Kuljuhovic Mattoon Dean’s List
Kyia Haws Mattoon Dean’s List
Cali McCraw Mattoon Dean’s List
Regina McDaniel Mattoon Honor’s List
Delaney Kimberlin Mattoon Honor’s List
Dylan Bower Mattoon Honor’s List
Blake Sapp Mattoon Honor’s List
Avery Pierce Mattoon Honor’s List
Kaleb Miller Mattoon Honor’s List
Veronica Tryon Mattoon Honor’s List
Brody Macak Mattoon Honor’s List
Mollie Auer Mattoon Honor’s List
Xylia Greeson Mattoon Honor’s List
Layla Gill Mattoon Honor’s List
Jordan Oliver Mattoon Honor’s List
Moose Miller Mattoon Honor’s List
Carter Sabol Mattoon Honor’s List
Allison Wheeler Mattoon Honor’s List
Joseph Batusich Mattoon Honor’s List
Krayton Carter Mattoon Honor’s List
Bryan Belo Mattoon Honor’s List
Keegan Garis Mattoon Honor’s List
Macie Waddill Mattoon Honor’s List
Kyla Hutton Mattoon Honor’s List
Justin Prager Mattoon Honor’s List
Tyler Miller Mattoon Honor’s List
Benjamin Archer Mattoon Honor’s List
Cole Webster Mattoon Honor’s List
Klair Fagot Mattoon Honor’s List
Marissa Russo Mattoon Honor’s List
Logan Wombles Mattoon Honor’s List
Skyler Niemann Mattoon Honor’s List
Destiny Hughes Mattoon Honor’s List
Philip Royster Menard President’s List
Brandon Edwards Menard President’s List
Derek Slifer Mode President’s List
Anthony Seibert Mode President’s List
Ashlyn Dunaway Mode President’s List
Megan Nichols Mode Dean’s List
Mikala Nichols Mode Dean’s List
Dawn Creath Monticello Dean’s List
Cole Probst Montrose President’s List
Monica Buerster Montrose President’s List
Zak Pitcher Montrose President’s List
Chloe Jansen Montrose Dean’s List
Peyton Ellis Montrose Honor’s List
James Letterle Mount Pulaski Dean’s List
Bret Railey Mount Sterling President’s List
Brandon Hanson Mount Sterling Honor’s List
Nashlynn Mathias Moweaqua President’s List
Juan Gomez Murphysboro President’s List
Ross Goldstein Murphysboro President’s List
Jared Hankins Murphysboro President’s List
Eric Davis Murphysboro Dean’s List
Aaron Burton Murphysboro Dean’s List
Francis Heimann Nashville Honor’s List
Theodore Rathe Neoga President’s List
Randall Curry Neoga President’s List
Molly Baker Neoga President’s List
Michelle Doty Neoga President’s List
Claire Cardinal Neoga President’s List
Avelyne Walk Neoga Honor’s List
Brendon Groves Neoga Honor’s List
Jada Plummer Neoga Honor’s List
Brandon Neece Neoga Honor’s List
Kylee Phillips Neoga Honor’s List
Derek Brandt New Athens President’s List
Eleonora Thiems New Douglas Dean’s List
Richard Lindemann III Newton President’s List
Brianna Utley Newton President’s List
Kierstin Clark Newton President’s List
Mitchell Zumbahlen Newton President’s List
Lucy Chapman Newton Dean’s List
Alex Petitjean Newton Dean’s List
Wyatt Zumbahlen Newton Honor’s List
Brooklyn Herman Newton Honor’s List
Zachary Stark Newton Honor’s List
Jenna Rekart Oakland President’s List
Grace Bartels Oakland Honor’s List
Eric Nuttall Olney President’s List
Evan Holt Palm Harbor Honor’s List
Ty Schramm Palmyra President’s List
Gage Brown Pana President’s List
Kirsten Cravens Pana President’s List
Grace Harmston Pana President’s List
Wyatt Pauley Pana President’s List
Brooklyn Morrell Pana President’s List
Alex Crawford Pana Dean’s List
Logan Puckett Pana Dean’s List
Cameron Cloe Pana Dean’s List
Andrew French Pana Dean’s List
Brodon Bland Pana Dean’s List
Jessica Rhodes Pana Honor’s List
Shayna Stremming Pana Honor’s List
Tanner Mickey Pana Honor’s List
Christina Duke Paris President’s List
Austin White Paris President’s List
Lainey Ogle Paris President’s List
Kelsie Dosch Paris President’s List
Jude Sullivan Paris President’s List
Kendall Knight Paris President’s List
Alyssa Scott Paris President’s List
Teri-Rae Long Paris Dean’s List
Julia Duong Paris Dean’s List
Hollie McCarty Paris Honor’s List
Alicia Henness Paris Honor’s List
Caleb Scott Paris Honor’s List
Kayla Cusick Paris Honor’s List
Juan Melgar Pinckneyville President’s List
Michael Edgleston Jr. Pinckneyville President’s List
Christopher Murchison Pinckneyville President’s List
Peter Mapp Pinckneyville President’s List
Michael Ingram Pinckneyville President’s List
Dustin Ingram Pinckneyville President’s List
Christian Griffin Pinckneyville President’s List
Michael Pope Pinckneyville Dean’s List
Corey Egner Pinckneyville Honor’s List
Kemar Matthews-Hill Pinckneyville Honor’s List
Chloe Hill Ramsey President’s List
Samantha Stokes Ramsey President’s List
Tonya Diveley Ramsey President’s List
Brianna Kelly Ramsey President’s List
Addison Eddy Ramsey Honor’s List
Jesus Vargas Robinson President’s List
Kaitlyn Powell Robinson Dean’s List
Christopher Maghett Robinson Honor’s List
Amy Kimberlin Saint Elmo President’s List
Katelyn Maxey Saint Elmo President’s List
Ean Forbus Saint Elmo President’s List
Kalea Yagow Saint Elmo President’s List
Reagan Walker Saint Elmo Honor’s List
Josie Strauch Saint Elmo Honor’s List
Collin Miller Saint Peter President’s List
Jack Bailey Salem President’s List
Rachel Weinstein Savoy Honor’s List
Hayley Haskett Shelbyville President’s List
Sophia Reimer Shelbyville President’s List
Jack Townsend Shelbyville President’s List
Mikayla Boehm Shelbyville President’s List
Madison Cisna Shelbyville President’s List
Natalie Frederick Shelbyville President’s List
Kelsey Litton Shelbyville President’s List
Brooklynn Martin Shelbyville President’s List
Kami Mathis Shelbyville President’s List
Kya McConnell Shelbyville President’s List
Kynlee Summers Shelbyville President’s List
Sadie Gardner Shelbyville President’s List
Coty Drake Shelbyville Dean’s List
Chance Billingsley Shelbyville Honor’s List
Grant Mose Shelbyville Honor’s List
Chloe Watson Shelbyville Honor’s List
Donald Russell Sheridan Honor’s List
Amy Whitaker Shumway President’s List
Bethany Thies Shumway President’s List
Daniel Bales Shumway Honor’s List
Dalton Heavilin Sibley Honor’s List
Abagail Flach Sigel President’s List
Lexie Niebrugge Sigel President’s List
Mariah Hoene Stewardson President’s List
Trey Sayers Stewardson President’s List
Corinne Gibson Stewardson Dean’s List
Morgan Greuel Strasburg President’s List
Maggie Kelly Strasburg President’s List
Kiefer Reel Strasburg President’s List
Grace Rincker Strasburg Honor’s List
Seth Mayberry Sullivan President’s List
Michael Doty Sullivan President’s List
Patrick Owens Sullivan President’s List
Amy Gilbert Sullivan President’s List
Abigail Hussong Sullivan President’s List
Gary Herschberger Sullivan President’s List
Jerralee Goad Sullivan President’s List
Taylor Orris Sullivan President’s List
Ruth Taylor Sullivan President’s List
Noah Bates Sullivan Dean’s List
Zoe Walton Sullivan Dean’s List
Emma Moran Sullivan Dean’s List
Eleanor Diepholz Sullivan Dean’s List
Zane Gardner Sullivan Dean’s List
Easton White Sullivan Dean’s List
Miles Gregory Sullivan Honor’s List
Justin Helmuth Sullivan Honor’s List
Justin Sparlin Taylorville President’s List
Lemuel Edwards Taylorville President’s List
Palfrid Mihindou Taylorville President’s List
Rodney Applington Taylorville President’s List
James Stock Taylorville President’s List
Robert Cousin Taylorville President’s List
Juan Espino Taylorville President’s List
Edward Flores Taylorville President’s List
Michael Thomas Taylorville President’s List
Jeffrey Clayton Taylorville President’s List
Jacob Ramos Taylorville President’s List
Craig Colantino Taylorville President’s List
Joseph Nitz Jr. Taylorville Dean’s List
Cody Leavell Taylorville Dean’s List
David Vaksdal Taylorville Dean’s List
Nicole Adkins Terre Haute Dean’s List
Andrew Mersman Teutopolis President’s List
Justin Hardiek Teutopolis President’s List
Olivia Niemerg Teutopolis President’s List
Camden Webb Teutopolis President’s List
Kylie Hoelscher Teutopolis President’s List
Drew Kerner Teutopolis President’s List
Molly Niemerg Teutopolis President’s List
Elizabeth Poston Teutopolis President’s List
Jessica Runde Teutopolis President’s List
Emily Uthell Teutopolis President’s List
William Niccum Teutopolis President’s List
Ryan Buerster Teutopolis President’s List
Clint Apke Teutopolis President’s List
Caroline Beckman Teutopolis President’s List
Robin Cooper Teutopolis President’s List
Shelby Rieman Teutopolis Dean’s List
Madalyn Stead Teutopolis Dean’s List
Presley Wendt Teutopolis Dean’s List
Jeffrey Deters Teutopolis Dean’s List
John Bloemer Teutopolis Honor’s List
Brock Deters Teutopolis Honor’s List
Dalton Will Teutopolis Honor’s List
Brock Vogt Teutopolis Honor’s List
Riley Duvall Toledo President’s List
Corinne Courtright Toledo President’s List
Destiny Williams Toledo President’s List
Nate Lacy Toledo Dean’s List
Andrew Cole Toledo Honor’s List
Austin Bridges Tower Hill Honor’s List
Andrew Ferguson Tuscola President’s List
Kacee Bailey Tuscola Dean’s List
Carissa Denny Tuscola Dean’s List
Raphael Regalado Vandalia President’s List
Joel Volk Vandalia President’s List
Walter Moore Vandalia President’s List
Randy Langston Vandalia Dean’s List
Antonio Baughns Vienna President’s List
Kethan Garlick Vienna President’s List
Christian Veronica Vienna President’s List
Dwayne Timberlake Vienna President’s List
Devon Barr Vienna President’s List
Ernest Holland Vienna President’s List
Kaleb Mallek Vienna President’s List
Terry Pinkstaff Vienna President’s List
Robert Wood Vienna Honor’s List
Randolph Scott Vienna Honor’s List
Savannah Harris Watson President’s List
Austin Hagen Watson Dean’s List
Bryant Sidwell Watson Dean’s List
John Koopman Weldon Honor’s List
Dara Gard West Union President’s List
Emma Brewer Westfield Dean’s List
Allison Einhorn Wheeler President’s List
Allison Cohorst Wheeler Dean’s List
Aaron Einhorn Wheeler Dean’s List
Molly Niemerg Wheeler Honor’s List
Kelsi Geltz Willow Hill President’s List
Katherine Greuel Windsor President’s List
Brandon Milligan Windsor Honor’s List
Jasmine Bennett Windsor Honor’s List
Sydney Tabor Windsor Honor’s List
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Lake Land College Announces Part-Time Fall Semester Honors List

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Lake Land College is proud to announce that more than 500 part-time students earned academic honors for the 2021 Fall semester.

To qualify for the president’s list, a student must have completed six to 11 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.8 – 4.0.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have completed six to 11 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.65 – 3.79.

To qualify for the honor’s list, a student must have completed six to 11 hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.5 – 3.64.
A grade “A” is four points, a “B” is three points, a “C” is two points, etc.

The following part-time students have achieved these academic honors:

Paige Wendling Altamont President’s List
Haley Gates Altamont President’s List
Bailey Teasley Altamont President’s List
Kaitlyn Parker Altamont President’s List
Natalie Pruitt Arcola President’s List
Andrew Howell Arthur President’s List
Harley Webb Arthur President’s List
Noah Switzer Ashmore President’s List
Amy Bierman Atwood President’s List
Johnathan Kollman Beecher City President’s List
Hannah Wells Beecher City President’s List
Evelyn Ashley Bethany President’s List
Amelia Landreth Bethany President’s List
Harle McCausland Bethany Honor’s List
Spencer O’Malley Bingham Honor’s List
Rosalyn Jones Bloomington President’s List
Kianna Sharp Bone Gap President’s List
Tyler Robinson Brocton President’s List
Steven Dilley Canton President’s List
Aaron Glass Canton President’s List
Jesus Palacios Canton President’s List
Deondre Hill Canton Dean’s List
James Rexroad Canton Honor’s List
Michael Benbenek Canton Honor’s List
Kailynn Drew Casey Honor’s List
Calla Roney Casey Honor’s List
Sean Sandiford Casey Honor’s List
Jan Niccum Champaign President’s List
Maliheh Feizi Champaign President’s List
Anna Newell Champaign President’s List
Anginelle Miller Champaign Dean’s List
Sarah Howell Charleston President’s List
Andrea Buell Charleston President’s List
Brigitte Robinson Charleston President’s List
Gage Eveland Charleston President’s List
Jeef Kaniki Charleston President’s List
Erin Oliver Charleston President’s List
Kendrea Dills Charleston President’s List
Hailey Simmons Charleston President’s List
Torrance Stephens Charleston President’s List
Anneleise Buchter Charleston President’s List
Brianna Rogers Charleston President’s List
Casey Fisher Charleston President’s List
Maggie Smith Charleston President’s List
Ashton Fifield Charleston President’s List
Emma Amaya Charleston President’s List
Ava Zheng Charleston President’s List
Emma Beurskens Charleston President’s List
Jackson Becker Charleston President’s List
Nathaniel Matheny Charleston President’s List
Nicholas Hawk Charleston President’s List
Lauren Elizabeth Gier Charleston President’s List
Vincent Di Naso Charleston President’s List
Jacob Flight Charleston President’s List
Charles Baker Charleston President’s List
Melody Bland Charleston President’s List
Conner Strode Charleston Dean’s List
Kendall Winnett Charleston Dean’s List
Josiah Estrada-Drum Charleston Dean’s List
Haven Houston Charleston Dean’s List
Mikaela Theriault Charleston Dean’s List
Jeb Vanatta Charleston Dean’s List
Adalyn Wood Charleston Dean’s List
Sean Neal-Lunsford Charleston Honor’s List
Garrett Storm Charleston Honor’s List
Jessica Nathan Charleston Honor’s List
Emily Bresnahan Charleston Honor’s List
John Kramer Charleston Honor’s List
Nicolle Kuyrkendall Charleston Honor’s List
Lucas Edgar Charleston Honor’s List
Luca Carcasi Charleston Honor’s List
Hannah Fisher Charleston Honor’s List
Kiley Vanderport Charleston Honor’s List
Danny Kuznicki Charleston Honor’s List
Kirsten Drake Charleston Honor’s List
Catrell Holmes Chicago President’s List
Navarrie Bridges Chicago President’s List
Sheridan Lyerla Coffeen Honor’s List
Misty Curl Cowden Honor’s List
Jenny Le Decatur President’s List
Ashley Gengler Decatur President’s List
Elizabeth Nihiser Decatur Honor’s List
Paul Niemerg Dieterich President’s List
Maggie Britton Dieterich President’s List
Kaley Tolch Dieterich Dean’s List
Megan Bierman Dieterich Dean’s List
Justin Gephart Dieterich Honor’s List
Seth Yager Dieterich Honor’s List
Madilyn Brummer Dieterich Honor’s List
Vincent Kelly Dwight President’s List
Andrew Haley East Moline Dean’s List
Colter Liston East Saint Louis President’s List
Troy Wright East Saint Louis President’s List
Justin Heckrodt East Saint Louis President’s List
Jamel Kirkwood East Saint Louis President’s List
Paul Williams East Saint Louis President’s List
Robert Bennett East Saint Louis President’s List
Michael Davis East Saint Louis President’s List
DeMario Gordon East Saint Louis President’s List
Francisco Cerna East Saint Louis President’s List
Blake Capello East Saint Louis President’s List
Dane Chandler East Saint Louis President’s List
Christopher Beaver East Saint Louis President’s List
David Lamar East Saint Louis President’s List
Michael Linden East Saint Louis President’s List
Donald Hilger East Saint Louis President’s List
Patrick Setz East Saint Louis President’s List
Marcus Gilliam East Saint Louis President’s List
Roger Beavers East Saint Louis President’s List
Adam Jones East Saint Louis President’s List
Gerrodo Forest East Saint Louis President’s List
Klay Hinnerichs East Saint Louis President’s List
Matthew Bray East Saint Louis President’s List
Jonathan Tanner East Saint Louis President’s List
Paul Montgomery East Saint Louis Honor’s List
Cameron McClaughlin East Saint Louis Honor’s List
Kegan Graham East Saint Louis Honor’s List
Tyler Martin East Saint Louis Honor’s List
Dane Belton East St. Louis President’s List
LeEric Walker East St. Louis President’s List
Cairra Leasher Edgewood President’s List
Quentin Roley Edgewood President’s List
Victoria Caldwell Edgewood Honor’s List
Jennifer Smith Effingham President’s List
Jamie Roberts Effingham President’s List
Lara Boggs Effingham President’s List
Patrick Sidwell Effingham President’s List
Sandra Bryan Effingham President’s List
Haven Boone Jr. Effingham President’s List
Thomas Schottman Effingham President’s List
Alec Stevenson Effingham President’s List
Ole Steigberg Effingham President’s List
Noah Jones Effingham President’s List
Koby Henkelman Effingham President’s List
Kaitlyn Burton Effingham President’s List
Sam Thompson Effingham President’s List
William Blair Effingham President’s List
Tobi Albert Effingham President’s List
Tori Budde Effingham President’s List
Chloe Bushue Effingham President’s List
Serena Buzzard Effingham President’s List
Alexis Chrappa Effingham President’s List
Jackson Doedtman Effingham President’s List
Daelyn Dunston Effingham President’s List
Gabe Eaton Effingham President’s List
Andrei Deaconescu Effingham President’s List
Chloe Koester Effingham President’s List
Kinzie Kolb Effingham President’s List
Joseph Matteson Effingham President’s List
Gwendolyn Mihlbachler Effingham President’s List
Brayden Pals Effingham President’s List
Jada Parsley Effingham President’s List
Jonathon Perry Effingham President’s List
Krista Phillips Effingham President’s List
Karson Pruemer Effingham President’s List
Mahum Rauf Effingham President’s List
Elizabeth Rickfelder Effingham President’s List
Ethan Ritz Effingham President’s List
Meredith Schaefer Effingham President’s List
Ryker Schneider Effingham President’s List
Jarrett Swan Effingham President’s List
Britney Walls Effingham President’s List
Eden Wendling Effingham President’s List
Emily Zhao Effingham President’s List
Maria Poston Effingham President’s List
Eve Strullmyer Effingham President’s List
Lillian Wise Effingham President’s List
Henry Kemme Effingham President’s List
Juliana Harden Effingham President’s List
Tia Probst Effingham President’s List
Zane Bailey Effingham President’s List
Trygve Bloom Effingham President’s List
Riley Cunningham Effingham President’s List
Abby Cunningham Effingham President’s List
Thad Dillow Effingham President’s List
Andrew Donaldson Effingham President’s List
Anna Hirtzel Effingham President’s List
Kaci Jackson Effingham President’s List
Julia Kinder Effingham President’s List
Marah Kirk Effingham President’s List
Allison Miller Effingham President’s List
Ella Niebrugge Effingham President’s List
Lillian Waymoth Effingham President’s List
Khushi Patel Effingham President’s List
Jolin Jiang Effingham President’s List
Nina Hakman Effingham President’s List
Larisa Jones Effingham President’s List
Michelle Hoyos Effingham President’s List
Victoria Gormley Effingham Dean’s List
Arpankumar Shah Effingham Dean’s List
Elijah Wilson Effingham Dean’s List
Lindsey Lohman Effingham Dean’s List
Logan Bennett Effingham Dean’s List
Kc Kuhlman Effingham Dean’s List
Samantha Dalton Effingham Honor’s List
Emma Budde Effingham Honor’s List
Bradly Adams Effingham Honor’s List
Drake Katt Effingham Honor’s List
Jeridyn Thomas Effingham Honor’s List
Evan Williamson Effingham Honor’s List
Ali Adams Effingham Honor’s List
Chase Eaton Effingham Honor’s List
Natalie Lohman Effingham Honor’s List
Anna Kabbes Effingham Honor’s List
Sophia Clausius Effingham Honor’s List
Isabelle Watkins Effingham Honor’s List
Joshua Jenson Effingham Honor’s List
Keri Cutler Findlay President’s List
Kaitlyn Scheitler Findlay President’s List
Kelly McGill Findlay Honor’s List
Grace Brown Findlay Honor’s List
Cale Roley Findlay Honor’s List
Luis Viramontes Galesburg President’s List
Orlando Ramirez Galesburg President’s List
Idius Walker Galesburg Dean’s List
Marquis Marrs Galesburg Dean’s List
Blake Jennings Galesburg Dean’s List
Tisha Fritts Greenup President’s List
Emily Carl Greenup President’s List
Dakota Swingler Greenup President’s List
Kol Newlin Greenup President’s List
Alayna Honn Greenup President’s List
Owen Ray Greenup President’s List
Mackenzie Taylor Greenup President’s List
John Ryan Greenup President’s List
Cody Gilmore Greenup Honor’s List
Larissa Wellbaum Greenup Honor’s List
Evan Hayden Greenup Honor’s List
Jaelyn Miller Greenup Honor’s List
Carly Thornton Greenup Honor’s List
Harley Brown Harrisburg President’s List
Emily McBee Herrick President’s List
Paige McKittrick Herrick President’s List
Cassidy Rhoades Herrick Honor’s List
Kristen Rake Hidalgo President’s List
Isaiah Tapia Hillsboro President’s List
Alexander Brady Hillsboro Dean’s List
Catlyn Kamphaus Hindsboro President’s List
Jackson Hoel Hindsboro President’s List
Lucas Roley Humboldt President’s List
Joleigh Cougill Humboldt President’s List
Dax Stinson Ina President’s List
Johnnie Frymire II Ina President’s List
Eric Chung Ina Dean’s List
Austin Cutright Jacksonville President’s List
Morris Shields Jacksonville President’s List
Dakota Bucher Jacksonville President’s List
Nathaniel McEvers Jacksonville President’s List
Jamar Clay Jacksonville President’s List
Brian Abel Jacksonville Honor’s List
Mitchell Tucker Jacksonville Honor’s List
McLain Levine Jewett President’s List
Hyuntaek Oh Lafayette President’s List
Grace Myers Lerna President’s List
Mandy Hanner Lerna Honor’s List
Jose Martinez Lincoln President’s List
Kiomi Lebron Lincoln President’s List
Lori Michelson Lincoln President’s List
Brittney Mikesell Lincoln President’s List
Brittany Middleton Lovington President’s List
Michaela Powell Lovington President’s List
Eleni Woll Marshall President’s List
Shiana Weiscope Marshall President’s List
Kenneth Noble Marshall President’s List
Anastasia Turner Marshall President’s List
Nicolas Wilson Marshall President’s List
Elijah Hiatt Marshall President’s List
John Thompson Marshall President’s List
Owen Burress Marshall President’s List
Gavin Floyd Marshall President’s List
Colin Griguhn Marshall President’s List
Andrew Miller Marshall President’s List
Brandon Healey Marshall President’s List
Lauryn Moore Marshall Dean’s List
Sean Harrison Marshall Honor’s List
Tyson Kessler Marshall Honor’s List
Jenna Clark Marshall Honor’s List
Landon Boatman Marshall Honor’s List
Kannon Clark Marshall Honor’s List
Calvin Lawrence Martinsville President’s List
Madison Healy Mason President’s List
William Kreke Mason President’s List
Hailey Budde Mason President’s List
Lydia Warner Mason President’s List
Brenda McClain Mason Honor’s List
Ladonna Faulkner Smith Mattoon President’s List
Julie Gaines Mattoon President’s List
Nicole Scott Mattoon President’s List
Philip Meyer Mattoon President’s List
William Aitken Mattoon President’s List
Ramona Arthur Mattoon President’s List
Taylor Perosa Mattoon President’s List
Braydon Babbs Mattoon President’s List
Chester Trueblood Mattoon President’s List
Dakota Ashworth Mattoon President’s List
Kristina Compton Mattoon President’s List
Hannah Morgan Mattoon President’s List
Elizabeth Nicholas Mattoon President’s List
Maximilian Kersten Mattoon President’s List
Mark Elliott Mattoon President’s List
Rylan Ard Mattoon President’s List
Cole Rowland Mattoon President’s List
Raven Pierce Mattoon President’s List
Kyle Hanks Mattoon President’s List
Heather Golding Mattoon President’s List
Blaine Powers Mattoon President’s List
Wyatt Webb Mattoon President’s List
Kynley Scott Mattoon President’s List
Braelynn Barnes Mattoon President’s List
Natalie Hardy Mattoon President’s List
Katherine Gonzalez Mattoon President’s List
Chloe Williamson Mattoon President’s List
Brett Porter Mattoon President’s List
Josiah Donaldson Mattoon President’s List
Aubrie Hout Mattoon President’s List
Paige Farmer Mattoon President’s List
Nate Huddleston Mattoon President’s List
Faith Alvis Mattoon President’s List
Katie Clatfelter Mattoon President’s List
Jenaya Carter-Wilder Mattoon President’s List
Lainey Newby Mattoon President’s List
Avery Hankins Mattoon President’s List
Rene Beltran Mattoon President’s List
Ava Willingham Mattoon President’s List
Carrigan Hyland Mattoon President’s List
Emma Plunkett Mattoon President’s List
Berit Haldorsen Mattoon President’s List
Riley Spencer Mattoon President’s List
Taylor Kovach Mattoon President’s List
Kenneth Middleton Mattoon President’s List
Laney Wright Mattoon President’s List
Christian Larson Mattoon President’s List
Zachary Goetz Mattoon Dean’s List
Mackenzie Harford Mattoon Dean’s List
Alex Lilly Mattoon Dean’s List
LaJewel Harbin Mattoon Dean’s List
Micaela Wyllie Mattoon Dean’s List
Zoe Meadows Mattoon Dean’s List
Jacob White Mattoon Dean’s List
Logan Whitney Mattoon Dean’s List
Zachary Wetzel Mattoon Dean’s List
Gannon Dow Mattoon Dean’s List
Tejas Zala Mattoon Dean’s List
Matthew Gordon Mattoon Dean’s List
William Williamson Mattoon Dean’s List
Alexander Pearson Mattoon Honor’s List
Mason Birdsong Mattoon Honor’s List
Andrew Brinkschroeder Mattoon Honor’s List
Calista Fox Mattoon Honor’s List
Ethan Bahney Mattoon Honor’s List
Andy Mukanya Mattoon Honor’s List
Makayla Devall Mattoon Honor’s List
Ella Farris Mattoon Honor’s List
Faith Niebrugge Mattoon Honor’s List
Brock Davee Mattoon Honor’s List
Rease Daniels Mattoon Honor’s List
Ryleigh Kercheval Mattoon Honor’s List
David McLearin Monticello Honor’s List
Kaitlyn Boerngen Montrose President’s List
Brian Crum Montrose Honor’s List
Bryson Harden Mount Sterling President’s List
Carlo Bedford Mount Sterling President’s List
Esequiel Gonzalez-Banuelos Mount Sterling President’s List
Dimitri Johnson Mount Sterling President’s List
Javon Tucker Mount Sterling Honor’s List
John Douglas Mount Sterling Honor’s List
Lance Perkinson Murphysboro President’s List
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Academic Challenge regional competition held at Lake Land College

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The regional Academic Challenge was recently held at Lake Land College and several local schools came together to battle in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics.

Mattoon, Paris and St. Anthony high schools were victorious in their divisions and took home the regional championship titles. All teams will advance to sectionals due to the challenges presented by COVID and the weather.

The 300 St. Anthony’s High School team included Sean Bailey, Mason Bloemer, Ivan Daiber, Andrei Deaconescu, Sam Deters, Griffen Elder, Matt Herzing, Elizabeth Kabbes, Maria Poston, Macy Reitz, Ada Rozene, George Scheidemantel, Bridget Sudkamp and Conlan Walsh.

The students on the 700 Paris High School team included Rebekah Alexander, Braydon Atkinson, Noah Dundas, Sophie Givan, Abby Grubb, Greta Hall, Ty Jones, Bryan Kohlmeyer, Cooper Kuglin, Chloe Martin, Bryce McGrath, Kenny Smith, Lily Smittkamp, Ethan Vice, Hunter Cash, Devin Milner, Kiley Ryan, Will Templton, Mason Tegler, Graham Templeton and Macie Thomas.

The 1500 Mattoon High School team included Ephraim Annis, Chase Armstrong, Zoe Barton, Rene Beltran, Cooper Bergstrom, Josh Carter, Jada Cobb, Josiah Donaldson, Gannon Dow, Sam Ferrar, Berit Haldorsen, Aubrie Hout, Kris Jacobs, Keenan Kersh, Piper Klinghammer, Skyler Mansfield, Lauryn Samuelson, Dalton Short, Hannah Stroud, Halle Stanley and Olivia Welch.

Not pictured was Junior Varsity Team Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond.

The following students earned tuition waivers:

PHYSICS Teutopolis High School Paul Niemerg
PHYSICS Teutopolis High School Peyton Tegeler
MATH Neoga High School – Varsity Lindsey Beals  
MATH St. Anthony High School Elizabe Kabbes  
ENGLISH Neoga High School – Varsity Shaylee Vondrak  
ENGLISH Paris High School – Varsity Lily Smittkamp  
COMPUTER SCIENCE Mattoon High School – Varsity Dalton Short  
COMPUTER SCIENCE St. Anthony High School Andrei Deaconescu  
CHEMISTRY Cumberland High School – Varsity Elijah McElravy  
CHEMISTRY Shelbyville High School – Varsity Bo Hilbert  
BIOLOGY Martinsville High School Alex Schaljo  
BIOLOGY Neoga High School – Varsity Myah Wright  
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Mattoon High School – Varsity Josiah Donaldson  
ENGINEERING  GRAPHICS Shelbyville High School – Varsity Isaac Chambers  


The following students earned individual awards:

BIOLOGY Martinsville High School Alex Schaljo 1st
BIOLOGY Neoga High School – Varsity Myah Wright 2nd
BIOLOGY Cumberland High School – Varsity Maggie Smith 3rd
BIOLOGY Shelbyville High School – Varsity Isaac Chamberss 1st
BIOLOGY Paris High School – At-Large Graham Templeton 2nd
BIOLOGY Paris High School – Varsity Greta Hall 3rd
BIOLOGY Mattoon High School – Varsity Ephraim Annis 1st
BIOLOGY Mattoon High School – Varsity Samuel Ferrar 2nd
BIOLOGY Mattoon High School – Varsity Jada Cobb 3rd
COMPUTER  SCIENCE St. Anthony High School Andrei Deaconescu 1st
COMPUTER SCIENCE St. Anthony High School Eric Deters 2nd
COMPUTER SCIENCE Altamont High School Sydney Feldkamp 3rd
COMPUTER SCIENCE Altamont High School Ethan Lemke 3rd
COMPUTER SCIENCE Casey-Westfield High School Dylon Craig 3rd
COMPUTER SCIENCE Casey-Westfield High School Blake Ramsey 3rd
COMPUTER SCIENCE Cumberland High School – Varsity Dagon Smith 3rd
COMPUTER SCIENCE Paris High School – Varsity Cooper Kuglin 1st
COMPUTER SCIENCE Shelbyville High School – Varsity Garrett Endsley 2nd
COMPUTER SCIENCE Teutopolis High School Peyton Tegeler 2nd
COMPUTER SCIENCE Paris High School – At-Large Devin Milner 3rd
COMPUTER SCIENCE Shelbyville High School – Varsity Michael Tomlin 3rd
COMPUTER SCIENCE Mattoon High School – Varsity Dalton Short 1st
COMPUTER SCIENCE Mattoon High School – Varsity Gannon Dow 2nd
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School – Vars Daylon Stutzman 1st
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Casey-Westfield High School Lucas Roberts 2nd
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School – JV Jewelyonna Hutchcraft 3rd
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Shelbyville High School – Varsity Isaac Chambers 1st
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Paris High School – At-Large Hunter Cash 2nd
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Paris High School – Varsity Ty Jones 3rd
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Mattoon High School – Varsity Josiah Donaldson 1st
ENGINEERING GRAPHICS Mattoon High School – Varsity Gannon Dow 2nd
MATH St. Anthony High School Elizabeth Kabbes 1st
MATH Neoga High School – Varsity Lindsey Beals 2nd
MATH St. Anthony High School Samuel Deters 2nd
MATH St. Anthony High School Matt Herzing 2nd
MATH St. Anthony High School Bridget Sudkamp 2nd
MATH St. Anthony High School Conlan Walsh 2nd
MATH Neoga High School – Varsity Brooke Kenworthy 3rd
MATH St. Anthony High School Andrei Deaconescu 3rd
MATH St. Anthony High School Ada Rozene 3rd
MATH Paris High School – Varsity Lily Smittkamp 1st
MATH Teutopolis High School August Siemer 1st
MATH Shelbyville High School – Varsity Alex Fisher 2nd
MATH Paris High School – Varsity Noah Dundas 3rd
MATH Paris High School – Varsity Chloe Martin 3rd
MATH Shelbyville High School – Varsity Bo Hilbert 3rd
MATH Teutopolis High School Olivia Copple 3rd
MATH Teutopolis High School Paul Niemerg 3rd
MATH Mattoon High School – Varsity Dalton Short 1st
MATH Mattoon High School – Varsity Samuel Ferrar 2nd
MATH Mattoon High School – Varsity Zoe Barton 2nd
MATH Mattoon High School – Varsity Josiah Donaldson 3rd
MATH Mattoon High School – Varsity Olivia Welch 3rd
ENGLISH Neoga High School – Varsity Shaylee Vondrak 1st
ENGLISH Martinsville High School Alex Schaljo 2nd
ENGLISH St. Anthony High School Thomas Chojnicki 3rd
ENGLISH Paris High School – Varsity Ethan Vice 1st
ENGLISH Paris High School – Varsity Lily Smittkamp 2nd
ENGLISH Teutopolis High School Katherine Kingery 2nd
ENGLISH Teutopolis High School Aubrey Collins 3rd
ENGLISH Mattoon High School – Varsity Ephraim Annis 1st
ENGLISH Mattoon High School – Varsity Chase Armstrong 2nd
ENGLISH Mattoon High School – Varsity Hannah Stroud 3rd
PHYSICS St. Anthony High School Bridget Sudkamp 1st
PHYSICS Altamont High School Julianne Berg 2nd
PHYSICS Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School – Vars Daylon Stutzman 2nd
PHYSICS Cumberland High School – Varsity Claire Jackson 2nd
PHYSICS Cumberland High School – Varsity Denton Nebel 2nd
PHYSICS Stewardson-Strasburg High School Dane Durbin 2nd
PHYSICS Altamont High School Myra Duncan 3rd
PHYSICS Mattoon High School – At-Large Isabel Spear 1st
CHEMISTRY Cumberland High School – Varsity Elijah McElravy 1st
CHEMISTRY Casey-Westfield High School Connor Yates 2nd
CHEMISTRY Cumberland High School – Varsity Michael Beaumont 2nd
CHEMISTRY St. Anthony High School Sam Deters 2nd
CHEMISTRY St. Anthony High School Maria Poston 3rd
CHEMISTRY Shelbyville High School – Varsity Bo Hilbert 1st
CHEMISTRY Paris High School – Varsity Cooper Kuglin 2nd
CHEMISTRY Paris High School – Varsity Ethan Vice 3rd
CHEMISTRY Mattoon High School – Varsity Cooper Bergstrom 1st
CHEMISTRY Mattoon High School – Varsity Piper Klinghammer 2nd
CHEMISTRY Mattoon High School – Varsity Hannah Stroud 2nd
CHEMISTRY Mattoon High School – Varsity Kris Jacobs 3rd




Sarah Bush Lincoln Invests In Lake Land College Nursing Programs

Posted on March 3, 2022

Sarah Bush Lincoln is investing in the workforce of the future through financial support of Lake Land College Nursing programs with generous scholarships and new training opportunities.

Pictured are Sarah Bush Lincoln President  & CEO Jerry Esker and Lake Land College President Josh Bullock.

“We are extremely grateful to Sarah Bush Lincoln for its generous support and commitment to our students. The scholarships will make the path to a nursing career possible for many students as well as support those who are engaged in the rigorous program,” Division Chair Allied Health/Nursing Instructor Erin Swingler said. “Both of our organizations are dedicated to providing excellent service and support to prepare our Lake Land College students for rewarding careers in healthcare.”

SBL President and CEO Jerry Esker said, “We are very pleased to provide this assistance to Lake Land College’s Health Services programs. We are a growing organization committed to caring for our community. When we can help grow local talent, and recruit them to care for our patients, then the community is in a much stronger place. We are grateful to Lake Land College’s commitment to filling local healthcare needs by developing excellent educational programs. Over the years, we have employed many of its graduates who have moved into leadership roles.”

Pictured are Lake Land College Division Chair Allied Health/Nursing Instructor Erin Swingler, Sarah Bush Lincoln President  & CEO Jerry Esker, Lake Land College President Josh Bullock, LPN to ADN Nursing student Taneesha Waggoner, Nursing student Serenity Parrent and Lake Land College Nursing Instructor/Director of Nursing Programs Cheryl Beam.

Sarah Bush Lincoln’s investment will fund scholarships to assist Lake Land College Associate Degree Nurse or Practical Nursing students. The scholars will be honored at a special ceremony in which Sarah Bush Lincoln leadership will have the opportunity to meet the student recipients. Additionally, some monies will be set aside as an emergency fund for health services students with needs outside of tuition and related fees including nursing kits, scrubs, testing fees and other school-related items.

“Lake Land College greatly values its long-standing partnership with Sarah Bush Lincoln. We are grateful for the generous financial investment, and appreciate the organization’s gifts of time and talent that enhance the educational experience. The college looks forward to continuing to explore partnership opportunities to develop a highly-skilled and successful healthcare labor force who work and live in our communities,” Lake Land College President Josh Bullock said.

Lake Land College’s nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and are ranked third in the state by Nursing Explorer. One of the reasons for this continued success is the long-standing partnership with Sarah Bush Lincoln that provides clinical experiences to students. With the expanded partnership, Sarah Bush Lincoln’s investment will be used to support a new state-of-the art simulation center for the nursing programs.

“With Sarah Bush Lincoln’s support, the nursing program will upgrade current campus lab spaces and create a new simulation center that will allow students to experience realistic patient care in a safe learning environment,” Nursing Instructor/Director of Nursing Programs Cheryl Beam said. “Interactive simulation engages students in learning while reinforcing skills and promoting clinical judgment to better prepare them to enter practice.”

In addition to benefitting the nursing programs, Sarah Bush Lincoln’s investment will positively impact students in the Emergency Services and Medical Assisting programs with funds going toward the purchase of an ambulance simulator, new skeletons and organ models.

For more information about the nursing programs offered at Lake Land College, contact Swingler at eswingler@lakelandcollege or 217-234-5448.



Posted on March 2, 2022

By Darrius Frazier

March 1

In 1692, the Salem Witch Hunt begins at the Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, an enslaved woman from the Barbados, are charged with the illegal practice of witchcraft (Editors, 2021).  The ensuring witch trial which lasted until May 1693, witnessed that out of 200 people accused of being witches; thirty were found guilty, nineteen of whom were executed by hanging, including fourteen women and five men; one man, Giles Corey, was killed by pressing for refusing to plea; and at least five people died while awaiting sentencing in jails (Snyder, 2001).

In 1978, Women’s History Week is first observed in Sonoma County, California. (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

In 1987, the U.S. Congress passes a resolution designating March as Women’s History Month. (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 2

In 1903, the Martha Washington Hotel opens in New York City, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

In 2022, the Lake Land Lady Lakers will host the Spoon River College Lady Snappers at 6:00 PM at the Laker Fieldhouse for a post-season match-up (Lake Land College, 2022).

March 3

In 1887, Anne Sullivan begins teaching six-year-old Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after a severe illness at the age of 19 months. Under Sullivan’s tutelage, Keller flourished, eventually graduating from college and becoming an international lecturer and activist. Sullivan, later dubbed “the miracle worker,” remained Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until the older woman’s death in 1936 (Editors, History.com, 2021).

In 1913, Women’s Suffrage Parade was held in Washington, DC, where over 8000 women gathered to demand a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 4

In 1917, Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) took her seat as the first female member of Congress as a member of the House of Representatives (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

In 1933, Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 5

In 2022, the Lake Land’s Lady Lakers Softball team will host the Shawnee Community College Lady Saints in their home opener.  The home opener will be a double-header with first pitch at NOON and the second game at either 2:00 PM or thirty minutes following the conclusion of the first game.  The home opener is pending the outcome of the weather (Athletics, 2022).

March 6

In 1986, Georgia O’Keeffe, the artist who gained worldwide fame for her austere minimalist paintings of the American southwest, dies in Santa Fe at the age of 98 (Editors, Georgia O’Keeffe dies, 2020).

March 7

In 2010, Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director, for her movie “The Hurt Locker,” about an American bomb squad that disables explosives in Iraq in 2004. Prior to Bigelow, only three women had been nominated for a best director Oscar: Lina Wertmueller for 1975’s “Seven Beauties,” Jane Campion for 1993’s “The Piano” and Sofia Coppola for 2003’s “Lost in Translation” (Editors, Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first female director to win an Oscar, 2021).

March 8

In 1917, in the midst of World War I, International Women’s Day was established as a result of protests in the U.S. and Europe to honor and fight for the political rights for working women (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

In 2014, National Catholic Sisters Week was established to raise awareness of the contributions of Catholic sisters (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 9

In 1959, the Barbie doll makes its debut at the American Toy Fair in New York City.  Since 1959, over one billion dolls in the Barbie family have been sold around the world (Editors, The Barbie doll makes its debut, 2021).

March 10

In 1997, the fledgling Warner Brothers (WB) television network airs the inaugural episode of what will become its first bona-fide hit show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Though ratings peaked during the second and third seasons, the show was consistently well reviewed by critics throughout its six-and-a-half-year run.  Buffy’s success helped establish the network as a staple among teenage and young adult TV viewers. After 2001, Buffy moved to the WB’s competitor, United Paramount Network (UPN) (Editors, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premieres on the WB, 2021).

March 11

In 2003, the backlash of the Dixie Chicks, among one of the famous all-female country music bands, begins as a result of their public criticism of U.S. President, George W. Bush, against the preparation of the United States’ second war against Iraq (Editors, The Dixie Chicks backlash begins, 2021).  The backlash, mainly consisting of country music bands and listeners who were mostly conservative and support the policies of the Bush administration, was immense.  The Dixie Chicks were blacklisted by thousands of country radio stations, received death threats, and were criticized by other country musicians. The backlash damaged sales of the Dixie Chicks’ music and concert tickets and caused them to lose corporate sponsorship (Campbell, 2003).

Also in 2003, 15-year-old Elizabeth Smart is finally found in Sandy, Utah, nine months after being abducted from her family’s home. Her alleged kidnappers, Brian David Mitchell, a drifter who the Smarts had briefly employed at their house, and his wife, Wanda Barzee, were charged with the kidnapping, as well as burglary and sexual assault.  The kidnappers were eventually sentenced to federal prison with Mitchell currently serving a life sentence (Networks, 2021).

March 12

In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls together in Savannah, Georgia, for the first-ever Girl Scout meeting (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

In 1993, Janet Reno is sworn in as the first woman U.S. Attorney General (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 13

In 1986, Susan Butcher won the first of 3 straight and 4 total Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races in Alaska (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

In 2020, shortly after midnight, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, is shot and killed by police in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment after officers busted through her door with a battering ram.  Following Taylor’s death and subsequent national protests, no-knock warrants were banned in Louisville in an ordinance known as “Breonna’s Law.” The city also agreed to pay her family a historic $12 million in a wrongful-death lawsuit settlement (Editors, Breonna Taylor is killed by police in botched raid, 2021).

March 14

In 1913, the Women’s Suffrage Parade in Washington, D.C. took place, where more than 8,000 women gathered to demand a constitutional amendment guaranteeing their right to vote (Merinuk, 2022).

March 15

In 1977, civil rights leader and veteran Mississippi voter rights worker, Fannie Lou Hamer died in Mound Bayou, Mississippi at age 59 (Black History Today , 2022).

March 16

In 1970, Motown soul singer, Tammi Terrell, died of complications from the malignant brain tumor that caused her October 1967 collapse onstage during a live performance at Virginia’s Hampden-Sydney College.  Terrell and Marvin Gaye enjoyed a string of four straight hits with some of the greatest love songs ever recorded at Motown Records (Editors, Motown soul singer Tammi Terrell dies, 2019).

March 17

In 1910, Camp Fire Girls is established as the first interracial, non-sectarian American organization for girls (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

In 1917, Loretta Perfectus Walsh became the first woman to join the navy and the first woman to officially join the military in a role other than a nurse (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 18

In 1999, three women, Carole Sund, Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso, were murdered at the Yosemite National Park in California.  Carole’s and Silvina’s remains were found in the trunk in a charred rental car.  Juli Sund’s body was found thirty miles away a week after the car was found.  Cary Stayner eventually plead guilty to the three murders along with a murder of another woman, Joie Ruth Armstrong, and was sentenced to death (Editors, Three women are murdered at Yosemite, 2021).

March 19

In 1999, law enforcement officials discover the charred bodies of forty-two-year-old Carol Sund and sixteen-year-old Silvina Pelosso in the trunk of their burned-out rental car, a day after the vehicle was located in a remote area several hours from Yosemite National Park. Cary Stayner, a handyman at the lodge where the women were last seen a month before, later confessed to their murders as well as those of two other women and was sentenced to death (Editors, Bodies found in Yosemite serial killer case, 2021).

March 20

In 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published and becomes the best-selling book of the 19th century (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 21

In 1986, Debi Thomas becomes first African American woman to win the World Figure Skating Championship (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 22

In 1893, the first women’s college basketball game is played at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. With each made basket counting as one point and the game lasting two 15-minute halves, a sophomore class team prevails over a freshmen team, 5-4 (Editors, First women’s college basketball game played, 2021).

In 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification.  The Equal Rights Amendment was to provide for the legal equality of the sexes and prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex (Editors, Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress, 2021).

March 23

In 1917, Virginia Woolf establishes the Hogarth Press with her husband, Leonard Woolf (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

In 2011, actress Elizabeth Taylor, who appeared in more than 50 films, won two Academy Awards and was synonymous with Hollywood glamour, dies of complications from congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital at age 79 (Editors, Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79, 2021).

March 24

In 1603, after 44 years of rule, Queen Elizabeth I of England dies, and King James VI of Scotland ascends to the throne, uniting England and Scotland under a single British monarch (Editors, Queen Elizabeth I dies, 2020).

In 1996, Shannon Lucid became the first female U.S. astronaut to live in a space station when she transferred to the Russian space station, Mir, from the U.S. space shuttle, Atlantis, for a planned five-month stay.  Her 188-day sojourn aboard Mir set a new space endurance record for an American and a world endurance record for a woman (Editors, Astronaut Shannon Lucid enters Mir space station, 2020).

March 25

Gloria Steinem, women’s rights activist and journalist, founding editor of Ms. Magazine, helped found National Women’s Political Caucus, the Women’s Action Alliance, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women, was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1934 (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

Lillian E. Fishburne, the first African-American female to hold the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, was born in Rockville, Maryland in 1949 (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 26

Virginia (Toni) Caraballo, who supported activism in behalf of women’s issues, active in National Organization for Women (1968-87) and co-authored the Feminist Chronicles 1953-1993, was born in Queens, New York in 1926 (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman in the U.S. Supreme Court when she was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was born in El Paso, Texas in 1930 (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to become the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007, was born Nancy Patricia D’Alessandro in Baltimore in 1940 to an Italian-American family (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 27

Effa Louise Manley, co-owner and manager with husband Abe of the Negro League baseball team the Brooklyn Eagles (1935-46), supported integration with the NAACP, worked hard to get Negro League players included in the Baseball Hall of Fame, was born in 1897 in Philadelphia (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

Sarah Lois Vaughan, world renown jazz singer and pianist known as the “Divine One,” was born in 1924, in Newark, New Jersey (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 28

Clara Lemlich Shavelson, a Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine, labor activist, suffragist, and consumer advocate, a leader of the Uprising of 20,000, a labor strike of shirtwaist workers in New York’s garment industry in 1909, was born in 1886.

March 29

Pearl Mae Bailey, jazz and blues singer, won amateur contests in Harlem and Philadelphia when she was 22, sang with Cab Calloway in 1945, starred in movies, goodwill ambassador for United Nations in 1979, was born in 1918 in Newport News, Virginia (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 30

Dr. Charlotte Johnson Baker, the first woman physician to practice medicine in San Diego, California, practiced obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital was born in 1855 in Newburyport, Massachusetts (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).

March 31

In 1776, Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for America’s independence from Great Britain (March Highlights in US Women’s History, 2021).



Athletics, L. L. (2022). Lake Land College Athletics. Retrieved from Laker Softball Schedule: https://lakelandlakersathletics.com/sports/sball/2021-22/schedule

Black History Today . (2022, March 15). Retrieved from Black History Today Web site: https://blackhistory.today/march-15

Campbell, D. (2003, April 25). ‘Dixie sluts’ fight on with naked defiance. Retrieved from The Guardian website: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/apr/25/arts.usa

Editors, H. (2019, July 27). Motown soul singer Tammi Terrell dies. Retrieved from History.com Web site: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/motown-soul-singer-tammi-terrell-dies

Editors, H. (2020, March 23). Astronaut Shannon Lucid enters Mir space station. Retrieved from History.com Web site: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/shannon-lucid-enters-mir

Editors, H. (2020, March 5). Georgia O’Keeffe dies. Retrieved from History.com website: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/georgia-okeeffe-dies

Editors, H. (2020, March 23). Queen Elizabeth I dies. Retrieved from History.com Web site: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/queen-elizabeth-i-dies

Editors, H. (2021, March 8). “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premieres on the WB. Retrieved from History.com Web site: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-wb-premieres-its-first-hit-show

Editors, H. (2021, March 17). Bodies found in Yosemite serial killer case. Retrieved from History.com Web site: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bodies-found-in-yosemite-serial-killer-case

Editors, H. (2021, March 10). Breonna Taylor is killed by police in botched raid. Retrieved from History.com website: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/breonna-taylor-is-killed-by-police

Editors, H. (2021, March 19). Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress. Retrieved from History.com Web site: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/equal-rights-amendment-passed-by-congress

Editors, H. (2021, October 14). First women’s college basketball game played. Retrieved from History.com Web stie: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-womens-college-basketball-game-smith-college

Editors, H. (2021, March 2). History.com. Retrieved from Helen Keller meets Anne Sullivan, her teacher and “miracle worker”: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/helen-keller-meets-her-miracle-worker

Editors, H. (2021, March 22). Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79. Retrieved from History.com: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hollywood-icon-elizabeth-taylor-dies-at-79

Editors, H. (2021, March 5). Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first female director to win an Oscar. Retrieved from History.com: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kathryn-bigelow-becomes-the-first-female-director-to-win-an-oscar

Editors, H. (2021, February 26). Salem Witch Hunt begins. Retrieved from History.com web site: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/salem-witch-hunt-begins

Editors, H. (2021, March 10). The Barbie doll makes its debut. Retrieved from History.com Web site: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/barbie-makes-her-debut

Editors, H. (2021, March 9). The Dixie Chicks backlash begins. Retrieved from History.com website: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-dixie-chicks-backlash-begins

Editors, H. (2021, January 26). Three women are murdered at Yosemite. Retrieved from History.com Web site: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/three-women-are-murdered-at-yosemite

Lake Land College. (2022, March 1). Retrieved from Lakers Women’s Basketball Schedule: https://lakelandlakersathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2021-22/schedule

March Highlights in US Women’s History. (2021). Retrieved from National Women’s History Alliance: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/events/march/

Merinuk, M. (2022, March 3). Why Women’s History Month is celebrated each March. Retrieved from MSN.com Website: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/why-women-s-history-month-is-celebrated-each-march/ar-AAUyHGv?ocid=msedgntp

Networks, A. T. (2021, March 16). Police recover Elizabeth Smart and arrest her abductors. Retrieved from History.com: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/police-recover-elizabeth-smart-and-arrest-her-abductors

Snyder, H. (2001). Giles Corey. Retrieved from Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive: https://salem.lib.virginia.edu/people/gilescorey.html