TRiO Destination College - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois TRIO Destination College
High School
Jr High School


Contact Us
Nicole Poggendorf
Phone: 217-238-8219
Fax: 217-234-5437

Lori Ohnesorge
Director of TRiO Destination College
Phone: 217-234-5048

Shannon Stuemke
Phone: 217-234-5003
Fax: 217-234-5437

Lake Land College
Workforce Development Center
305 Richmond Ave. East
Mattoon, IL 61938
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Destination College identifies and assists individuals who meet elgibility criteria and have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post-secondary education. We work collaboratively within partner schools and with parents, teachers, counselors, and community outreach organizations.

How do you apply?

Applications can be printed by clicking the green button to the left. They can also be picked up in your school guidance/student services office.

Please complete application FULLY and submit it to your school guidance/student services office. You can also mail your application to:

305 Richmond Avenue East

Mattoon, IL 61938

What do we do?
  • Monthly club meetings at school, during the school day
  • Tutoring/connections to tutoring
  • College visits and trips
  • Explore careers and Colleges
  • Help improve study skills/learning styles
  • Help find funding for college
  • Summer camps
  • ACT prep course
  • Individual/family assistance in completing college, scholarship and financial aid application
  • Annual award ceremony
  • Hollor roll students acknowledged
  • New experiences and fun activities

April 6
TRiO Indiana State University Trip. Tour Indiana State and North American Lighting. Visit Clabber Girl Museum & get a Cooking Demonstration. Watch for your invitation in the mail. Please complete and return it by March 30th if your interested in attending! A link to the flyer and waiver form can be found here:

April 15
Attention Graduating seniors!!TRiO DC has a scholarship opportunity for you! The deadline is April 15, 2015. In approximately 500 words, write a thoughtful essay that explains your education and career plan, and how you utilized TRiO Destination College along the way. Contact your TRiO Advisor for an application or a link to the form can be found here:

Important Dates

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