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THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF LAKE LAND COLLEGE

GET AHEAD WITH SUMMER ONLINE CLASSES EXPANDING FOR STUDENT SUCCESS LAKER ATHLETES BRING THEIR A-GAME COMMUNITY CHOIR TH CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER COLLEGE FOR YOUTH

SPRING 2018


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Lake Land College is embracing spring with open arms this year as we embark on a campus building plan, welcome new summer and fall students to campus for New Student Orientation and introduce innovative learning opportunities. We’ve also been busy putting together a fun, educational line up for our Summer College for Youth program. From Minecraft classes to Camp Invention, we offer many great courses for the younger members of our community. Summer is a great time for you to get started on your college journey or get ahead on credits. We offer numerous classes online to provide flexibility as you work and enjoy your summer. In this issue you’ll learn about the innovative opportunities we are offering in the medical and agriculture fields, a new national leadership program for students and the outstanding accomplishments of our student athletes. I invite you to visit campus this summer for Laker Visit Day on June 21. During this half-day open house you can meet with faculty, tour campus, talk with current students and learn more about the resources we offer to help you be successful. We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll consider becoming part of the Lake Land College family.

Dr. Josh Bullock, President

GET SOCIAL WITH LAKE LAND COLLEGE! VISIT US AT LAKELANDCOLLEGE.EDU. LAKE LAND COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Gary Cadwell, Chair, Mode Dave Storm, Vice Chair, Effingham Doris Reynolds, Secretary, Mattoon Ann Deters, Trustee, Effingham Meg Yargus Steward, Trustee, Mattoon Bruce Owen, Trustee, Dieterich Mike Sullivan, Trustee, Mattoon Tessa Philpot, Student Trustee, St. Elmo

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LAKE LAND COLLEGE CABINET

STAFF

Josh Bullock, President Jon Althaus, Vice President for Academic Services Bryan Gleckler, Vice President for Business Services Jean Anne Grunloh, Senior Executive to the President Jim Hull, Vice President for Workforce Solutions and Community Education Tina Stovall, Vice President for Student Services

Director: Kelly Allee Graphic Designer: Megan Nelson Writers: Corinne Henderson, Baylor Gardner, Carah Duncan

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On the cover: Lake Land College Ag Power Technology student Lindy Schmidt, Effingham, Illinois.


CONTENTS 2

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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CABINET REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

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COMMUNITY CHOIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY

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50 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN COLLEGE HISTORY

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LAKER ATHLETES BRING THEIR A-GAME

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DRIVE YOUR CAREER PATH WITH AG POWER

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NEW ONLINE OPTION FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANT

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PAYING FOR COLLEGE

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SUMMER COLLEGE FOR YOUTH

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CREATING LEADERS

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CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR

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NEW EVENING IT-LAUNCHCODE OFFERED IN EFFINGHAM

LAKE LAND COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT Lake Land College creates and continuously improves an affordable, accessible and effective learning environment for the lifelong educational needs of the diverse communities we serve. We fulfill this mission through:  University transfer education  Technical & career education  Workforce development  Community & continuing education  Intellectual & cultural programs

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THE LAKE LAND COLLEGE MAGAZINE is published three times a year for the residents of Lake Land College District #517 by Marketing & Public Relations at Lake Land College, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, IL 61938. This magazine will introduce you to Lake Land College and provide you with resources to get started or continue your education with us. For inquiries, contact Marketing & Public Relations at 217-234-5215. Views and opinions expressed by individuals in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of Lake Land College.

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SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN JUNE 4! Intersession begins May 14.

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EXPANDING

FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

ILLUSTRATION OF NEW BOARD AND ADMINISTRATION CENTER 4

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AS THE FRESH BLOOMS

of spring begin to emerge, our campus will be budding with progress. We are excited to begin an eightyear capital construction plan that will not only transform campus locations, but will enhance your Laker student experience. Phase one of the plan centers on a 15,200-square-foot addition and interior renovation to the Luther Student Center, allowing the college to centralize student services under one roof. The Bookstore, Financial Aid & Veteran Services, TRiO Student Support Services, TRiO Destination College and the Police Department will join other student services in the heart of campus with the expansion. The new layout emphasizes a welcoming environment for all phases of your Laker experience. Whether you are a future student attending a Laker Visit Day, a current student checking on your financial aid or an alumnus stopping by Admissions & Records to pick up a transcript, the new Luther Student Center will offer ease of navigation among services. As part of this plan, the administrative offices will be moving out of the Luther Student Center into a vacant building. This spring, the college will renovate the former Child Care Lab to accommodate administrative offices and create additional space for a dedicated board of trustees meeting room. The new Board and Administration Center is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018, while the Luther Student Center expansion and renovation has a completion date of fall 2019.

The renovation and expansion of the buildings provide an opportunity for the college to extend its sustainability efforts by tying the new Board and Administration Center and Luther Student Center into the existing geothermal heating and cooling loop. In phase two of the campus building plan, the Center for Business & Industry and workforce development offices will relocate to campus from Richmond Avenue in Mattoon. The current Bookstore building will be renovated to accommodate the move, and a proposed building on the northwest side of campus will allow for the expansion of technology related programs. The third phase of the plan focuses on an expansion to the Lake Land College presence in Effingham. Called the Rural Development Technology Center, the facility will be built on property we already own adjacent to the Kluthe Center and will house the Effingham Regional Career Academy as well as additional classroom and lab space. The budget for the capital construction plan is $36.6 million. We are hopeful the state will pass a capital budget in the near future, but until that time we will be moving forward with financing our building projects through a combination of segregated building funds and general obligation bonds. Through decades of conservative fiscal management the college is able to implement this plan without raising district property taxes. As a college, we continuously seek innovative opportunities to enhance learning and improve services. This capital construction plan not only addresses our current campus requirements, but positions the college to meet the future needs of our community members, district employers and a whole new generation of Lakers.

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PLAN AT A GLANCE PHASE ONE 

BOARD & ADMINISTRATION CENTER  Renovation of the former Child Care Lab building to create a new center

LUTHER STUDENT CENTER  A 15,200-square-foot addition and interior renovation

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT RELOCATION TO CAMPUS  Renovate the current Bookstore building into a new center housing Center for Business & Industry, Workforce Development offices, CDL and Manufacturing Skills Lab

CONSTRUCT A TECHNOLOGY & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BUILDING  Create space for the expansion of technology-related programs

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RURAL DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY CENTER  Expansion to the Lake Land College presence in Effingham adjacent to the Kluthe Center in Effingham  Create a home for the Effingham Regional Career Academy and additional lab space

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“IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE OF SINGING AND, OF COURSE, THE GREAT DIRECTION BY NANCY CALDWELL.” – TERRY RAMSEY

LAKE LAND COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHOIR

CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

OF UNITING IN SONG

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FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES, students and community members have been joining voices in the Lake Land College Community Choir.

What started out as a small ensemble designed to enhance fine art opportunities for students has grown into a well-established choir bringing together people of all ages from surrounding communities to share in their love of music. Some members, such as Terry Ramsey of Mattoon, have been with the group for years. “It’s all about the love of singing and, of course, the great direction by Nancy Caldwell,” said Ramsey who has been a part of the choir almost its entire existence. Dr. Caldwell created the choir in 1998 shortly after she was hired as the college’s first full-time music instructor. Originally proposed as a show choir, Caldwell headed in a slightly different direction. “I believed a choir made up of community members who would return each semester might provide some structure to the group, and students could participate according to their level of interest,” she added. The choir performs two concerts a year and meets for about 12 weeks, one evening a week to rehearse. Ramsey emphasized that people with no previous choir experience are welcome to join. There are no auditions and no one is put on the spot. A passion for singing is all that is required. Many Lake Land faculty, staff and trustees have enjoyed being a part of the community choir for more than 20 years. Lake Land’s Emergency Services Programs Coordinator Jasmine Ballard joined the choir with a friend when she was a student.

“We both loved to sing, and it was nice to feel like you belonged somewhere. And working towards a common goal was constructive for me as a student,” she said. In the beginning, the choir started out rather small, with just 25 members. The members represented all areas of the district, ranging from Mattoon, Charleston, Neoga, Gays, Tuscola and Casey, just to name a few. Ages varied vastly as well, from 18- to 80-years-old. Caldwell herself reflects fondly over the past 20 years. Some of her favorite memories include having her daughter playing bells and snare drum with the choir in the fall of 2009. She also recalls a time when an international student from the Philippines sang with the choir. Since the student was fluent in Spanish, the choir performed a set of three Christmas songs in Spanish. Songs from “The Music Man” and patriotic songs are always choir favorites. Some of Caldwell’s favorite songs through the years have been a rock ‘n’ roll arrangement of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and a Quaker text aptly titled “How Can I Keep from Singing.” “Most of the songs are familiar, but the arrangements are always fresh and new. That is what keeps the choir so fun and light-hearted,” Ramsey said. One consistent spark to the singing group has been pianist Ann Roedl. Her accompaniment keeps the performances fresh and exciting, Caldwell said.

In addition to their annual fall and spring concerts, the choir is known to take its show on the road. Mattoon’s Cross County Mall, Brookstone Estates and the Odd FellowRebekah Home have all enjoyed personal concerts. Choir member Val Probst fondly remembers singing at the Doudna Fine Arts Center with the Eastern Illinois University Choir and orchestra, along with the Charleston High School Choir and two professional singers. “It was a wonderful experience to sing, feel and hear the combination of choirs with an orchestra,” Probst said. It is not just students who come and go, but also guest musicians. Flute, drums, guitar, French horn and piano soloists have all been featured in various concerts throughout the years. “Students do have the option of taking the choir as a class and earning credits,” Caldwell said. Though, the choir is largely populated by community members interested in singing and wanting to be a part of something. Members emphasize the pride they feel after a performance, when all the hard work pays off. The group has fluctuated a bit, with students coming and going, but many members have been regulars for more than 10 years. “Nancy makes it all possible. Her expertise is what makes the group so special,” several members have said. “None of this would be possible without the dedication of the members. They are what makes the group so special,” Caldwell said. After 20 years, both teacher and members deserve to sing some praise.

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CREATING A COLLEGE

SHAPING THE LIVES OF STUDENTS, LEAVING A LEGACY

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THE LAKE LAND COLLEGE FOUNDATION

will celebrate the 50 most influential people in the college’s history this summer as part of the 50th anniversary celebration.

“Since its inception, Lake Land College has had the privilege of creating, growing and serving through an extremely dedicated, visionary group of people from the community and within. The Foundation looks forward to honoring these outstanding men and women and recognizing their roles in making Lake Land College, our communities and most of all, our students, what they are today,” Jacqueline Joines, director of college advancement, said. THE TOP 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN LAKE LAND COLLEGE’S HISTORY ARE:  GENE ALEXANDER Former Coordinator of Student Records/ Athletic Hall of Fame  KEN BENO Former Radio/TV Instructor, WLKL Station Manager/Division Chair Humanities  WAYNE BRADTKE Former Music Instructor/School Song Composer  JOSH BULLOCK President  PAM CRISMAN Former Vice President for Development  FLOYD CURL Former Trustee/Donor  JIM DECKER Former Academic Counselor  JIM DUDLEY Former Physical Education Instructor/ Athletic Director/Men’s Basketball Coach  RANDY ERVIN Former Chief of Police

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GERALD FEDRIGON Former Director of Admissions & Records GERALD FORSYTHE Donor LANA FULLER Former Executive Assistant to the President KAREN FUQUA Former Trustee/Donor DENNIS GATHMANN Former Bio-Science Instructor LELAND GLAZEBROOK Former Trustee MARILYN GOVER Former Business Instructor DAVE GREESON Former Vice President for Academic Services RICHARD HELLER Former Social Science Instructor/ First Union Negotiator BILL HOLLADA Former Humanities Instructor ROBERTA HOLLADA Former Director of Child Care/Child Care Instructor/Founder of Child Care Lab PAUL ICENOGLE Former Master Gardener MAX JAEGER Former Vice President for Business Services BOB JOHNSTON First Trustee Member Class VIRGIL JUDGE First President THOMAS KERKHOFF Former Executive Dean Correctional Programs/Established Corrections Education HAL KOTTWITZ Former Business Instructor SCOTT LENSINK Former President ROBERT LUTHER Former President CONSUELLO LUTTRELL Donor GEORGE MITCHELL Former Trustee/Donor

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BURNHAM NEAL Donor THOMAS NOLAN First Trustee Member Class BOB ORR Health/Physical Education Instructor/ Former Men’s Tennis Coach CLEM PHIPPS First Trustee Member Class WILLIAM PODESTA Former Trustee/Donor TOM REEDY Former Division Chair Agriculture/ Agriculture Instructor DORIS REYNOLDS Trustee BILL RICH Former Vice President for Academic Services CHERYL RICH Former Vice President for Student Services CURT RINCKER Former Division Chair Agriculture/ Agriculture Instructor RON SANDERSON Former Associate Vice President for Workforce Development JIM SHAFFER Former Trustee HELEN SMITH Former Division Chair Health/Physical Education/Health Education & PE Instructor TINA STOVALL Vice President for Student Services MIKE SULLIVAN Trustee/Alumni Board MARILYN FUQUA THOMPSON Former Division Chair Allied Health/ Nursing Instructor/Donor LINDA VON BEHREN Former Associate Vice President for Workforce Development ROBERT WEBB Former President TOM WRIGHT Foundation Board Member LARRY YARGUS Foundation Board Member LAKE LAND COLLEGE  217-234-5253

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LAKER ATHLETES BRING

THEIR A-GAME LAKER FANS

have quite a few reasons to cheer this season. 2017 marked the first year in the college’s history that all five teams attained All-American status, an academic recognition designated by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Overall, the teams had a combined GPA of 3.24, exceeding the NJCAA mark of 3.0. Fifty-seven out of eighty-nine Lakers earned a 3.0 or better with eight student athletes earning a perfect 4.0 GPA. Individually, the softball team led with 3.50 GPA, followed by the volleyball team with a 3.26, then women’s basketball earning a 3.19, followed by baseball at 3.15 and men’s basketball at 3.0. “We are always very proud of our student athletes, but they really shined on and off the courts and fields this year” Athletic Director Bill Jackson said. “They deal with a variety of stress and demands. It’s important that they stay focused and diligent about their school work. This group clearly showed the dedication we expect.”

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Each program requires athletes to attend study tables and workout schedules throughout the year. For more information about Laker athletics, visit lakelandcollege.edu and select the “Athletics” menu.

JOIN US FOR THE

LAKER GALA Community members are invited to attend the Annual Laker Academic Awards Gala on Sunday, April 28. The event begins with a silent auction and social hour at 5 p.m. with dinner, awards ceremony and live auction following at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Athletic Leadership Council and honors our students’ academic achievements and builds a foundation for future success. For more information call 217-234-5333.

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LAKER ATHLETES

TRANSFER THEIR TALENTS

More than 30 Lakers are continuing their academic and playing careers at four-year universities following the 2016-2017 season at Lake Land College. Congratulations to these alumni: BASEBALL Felix Baez – Bethany College Adam Cox – McKendree University Luis Dominguez – Ave Maria University Angel Lopez – Piedmont International University Blake Marks – Lewis University Braden McNeely – Shawnee State University Josh Sampoll – Marion University Clayton Slifer – Eastern Illinois University Randall Winger – Mt. Mercy College VOLLEYBALL Maria Brasel – Indiana University Nathalya de Souza – Lindsey Wilson College Rachel Schultz – Butler University Daria Voronina – Roosevelt University

SOFTBALL Samantha Valentine – Middle Tennessee State University Dezi Lenard– Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Emily Oestreich – University of Illinois Tegan Murphy – Wright State University Katlyn Fisher – University of Indianapolis Chloe Wigington – East Central Oklahoma University Baily Gowin – Union College

MEN’S BASKETBALL Paulo Camilo – Quincy University Robert DeVries – Quincy University Estiven Estacio – King University Jeffery Martin – Lindenwood UniversityBelleville Jack Raboin – St. Louis University William Tinsley – Illinois State University Nnamdi Van Dulm – North Dakota State

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Kassidy Bonebrake – University of Montevallo JayLa Davis – Harris-Stowe State Dymond Randle – William Penn University Cayla Yates – Lindenwood University-Belleville

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DRIVE YOUR CAREER PATH

WITH AG POWER

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WHATEVER YOUR CAREER

goals are in mechanical machine repair, Woody Reinhart will get you there. Ag Power Technology Instructor Reinhart helps you create a unique focus in the major to gain hands-on experience and the specific skills you’re seeking. Ag Power allows you to gain expertise working on diesel machines, transmissions and electrical systems, as well as other skills required to operate as a technician. The program is also designed to develop your skills in sales, parts and supplies in machinery dealerships. Diagnosing and repairing current machines brought in from local dealers or manufacturers such as CNH Industrial and using interactive manuals and diagnostic equipment gives you the chance to gain experiences in all kinds of mechanical equipment, including lawn and garden, farming and heavy machinery. Reinhart noted that students are often encouraged to bring in their own equipment to diagnose and repair. “A good technician is like a forensic scientist,” Reinhart said. “Finding the problem before taking anything apart is extremely valuable, allowing companies to save time and money.”

EXPLORING DIESEL OPTIONS Just looking around the shop illustrates his point as you can see a red Puma tractor is parked just feet away from a medium-duty truck, while other engines and tools were strewn about work tables along a side wall. Remaining open to diagnosing diverse machinery has spurred Reinhart to consider working on other vehicles based on students’ interests, including ATVs, utility vehicles and even motorbikes. In addition to the lab, students complete a Supervised Occupational Experience (SOE) at a business. These four courses offer job experience as a full-time employee in selected occupations working in various fields such as agriculture, industrial, construction equipment and consumer products such as lawn and garden and all-terrain vehicles. Students who have finished the program often stay local, working as technicians at dealerships such as Reinhart once did. However, Reinhart said bigger dealerships in cities contact him frequently looking to fill positions for technicians.

Earlier this year, faculty in the Agriculture Division met with a group of industry experts called the Ag Power Professional Advisory Board. Based on suggestions from these professionals, the division will begin offering additional courses in diesel mechanics within Ag Power, as well as work toward reactivating a former diesel program.

AG TECHNICIAN OPTIONS AT LAKE LAND COLLEGE: AG POWER TECHNOLOGY  Two-year associate degree or certificate focusing on a variety of brands of machinery and equipment. JOHN DEERE TECH  Two-year associate degree focusing exclusively on John Deere machinery and equipment. Students need to be sponsored by a dealership for this program.

LEARN MORE Visit lakelandcollege.edu/high-demand-programs to learn more about Ag Power or call Woody Reinhart at 217-234-5307.

MEET THE FACULTY WOODY REINHART LAKER NATION CLASS OF 1977 Ag Power Technology Instructor

THE NEED FOR AG POWER TECHS IS GROWING

Reinhart joined Lake Land College in 2014 as an Ag Power instructor after serving on the college’s Ag Professional Advisory Board for many years. Prior to Lake Land, Reinhart worked for 35 years as a technician for Ford, New Holland and other companies. “I enjoy passing on all the knowledge I’ve acquired over the years to my students. I consistently have a great group that keeps teaching interesting.”

job growth through 2024 (bls.gov)

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LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES to enter or advance in the healthcare field? Lake Land College has a new pathway for you to become a Medical Assistant.

Starting this fall, you will have the option to enroll in a new hybrid model to earn an associate degree in the Medical Assistant program. You will take all of your courses online and only come to campus one night a week for lab. “We think this will open up an amazing opportunity for people who can’t be in classes during the day,” Medical Assistant Program Instructor Molly Yeske said. “This will also be perfect for people already employed in the medical field and want to pursue promotions.” As a Medical Assistant you will provide both patient care and administrative offices duties in a medical facility. The Medical Assistant is a fairly new position in healthcare and is growing rapidly, with projections showing a 29 percent increase in the number of jobs by 2026, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

WHAT DOES A MEDICAL ASSISTANT DO? Students currently enrolled in the Medical Assistant program agree that the online option will be beneficial. Clarissa Seal, Mattoon, works the night shift at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and attends classes at Lake Land during the day. “It’s hard sometimes, but I love what I do and I love what I study,” Seal said. “Because I have work experience in a hospital, I think I could have done the online route.” Yeske said students with previous medical knowledge are ideal candidates for the online option. “I think people with medical experience will have an easier time, because they are familiar with the environment and we want you to excel and succeed,” Yeske added. Yeske anticipates that spots for the online option will fill up quickly. “I think people will be excited about it because it’s always a good thing to have choices,” she said. “Just pick one that will best suit your lifestyle.”

MEET THE FACULTY MOLLY YESKE, MS, CCMA Medical Assistant Program Instructor

Medical Assistants work in medical facilities under the direction of a physician and have both clinical and office responsibilities. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records or billing and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood and administering medications as directed by a physician.

HOW DO I GET STARTED? Medical Assistant is a special admission program that requires you to complete a specific application in addition to the college’s Intent to Enroll. To get started, visit the Lake Land College homepage at lakelandcollege.edu and select the “Admissions” drop down. From there, select the “Special Admission Programs” link. The application deadline for the Fall 2018 semester is May 1, 2018. Call 217-234-5232 for more information.

PROGRAM OPTIONS MEDICAL ASSISTANT ASSOCIATE DEGREE OPTIONS:  Traditional day classes  NEW Hybrid model in which all classes are offered online with a lab meeting on campus one evening a week MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE OPTION:  Traditional day classes

Yeske joined Lake Land College in August 2017. This has been her first year of teaching.

job growth through 2026 (bls.gov)

“Whether it be the staff/faculty or students, everyone at Lake Land is so helpful and awesome. I love the moment when the coursework clicks with students and I can watch them grow into their potential.”

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IT’S EASY TO JOIN LAKER NATION JOIN US FOR

LAKER VISIT DAY!

June 21, 2018 18 n 9 a.m.–noon

REGISTER AT lakelandcollege.edu/visit or call 217-234-5232.

PAYING FOR

COLLEGE

FINANCIAL AID FOR SUMMER To determine remaining or additional Pell Grant eligibility for the summer term, a Summer Request Form is available in your Financial Aid Checklist in the Laker Hub. If you attended full-time in the fall and spring terms and received a full year’s Pell award, you may be eligible for an additional Pell award in the summer term if you enroll in at least six credit hours. If you are a new college student this summer, complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA. Lake Land’s code is 007644

FINANCIAL AID FOR FALL If you are enrolling in classes this fall, complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA as soon as possible.

NELNET PAYMENT PLAN The college offers the Nelnet Payment Plan that allows you to spread your tuition and fees payments out throughout the semester.

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TRANSFER SUCCESS The average university GPA of a Lake Land College Transfer Student is higher than a native university student.

* GPA based on university coursework only Illinois universities included in average: Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

LAKE LAND IS A

GREAT VALUE!

Starting at Lake Land is a great option if you intend to transfer or seek to train to enter the workforce. Your investment in your education at Lake Land will yield great results and you will be well prepared to enter the workforce or transfer to a university.

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SUMMER COLLEGE FOR

MAKE YOUR CHILD’S SUMMER GREAT!

YOUTH

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APP ATTACK!

CODE BREAKERS

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: June 11–14, 2018 MTWR Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Age: 8-11 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Age: 11-14 Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $99

Calling all future coders, programmers & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: June 25–28, 2018 MTWR Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Age: 8-11 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $99

Learn about pioneer crafts and enjoy activities mentioned or illustrated in Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House books. You will make a nine patch, a button necklace and a yarn doll. You will also make butter and yeast bread, while learning about Laura Ingalls Wilder, her family and her home. Instructor: Cheryl Stoltz Dates: June 25-28, 2018 MTWR Location: Workforce Development Center Age: 6-11 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Location: Consuela Lodge, Effingham Dates: June 25-28, 2018 MTWR Age: 6-11 Time: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $42

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PYTHON PROGRAMMERS: MAKE YOUR OWN MULTIPLAYER GAME YouTube, Google, Instagram and Spotify - what do they have in common? They were created with Python. Learn how to code with Python and create your first multi-player adventure game. Each lesson takes you step-by-step to start you on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with a fun game you build from start to finish! Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: June 25–28, 2018 MTWR Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Age: 11-14 Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $99

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MINECRAFT DESIGNERS If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D modes using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: July 9–12, 2018 MTWR Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Age: 8-11 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Age: 11-14 Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $99


MINECRAFT MODDERS Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a passwordprotected Black Rocket website to share with family and friends. To access your project at home you must own a PC/ MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: July 16–19, 2018 MTWR Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Age: 8-11 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Age: 11-14 Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $99

CAMP INVENTION FOR CHILDREN GRADES K - 6

MAKER LABS: MAKE YOUR FIRST 3D CREATION Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this class if you can dream it you can make it - create your first action figure, design custom jewelry, make a new toy, learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! Using professionallevel modeling software, kids will sculpt, texture and render their own 3D creation. No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: July 23 – 26, 2018 MTWR Age: 8-11 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Age: 11-14 Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99

VIRTUAL REALITY: THE FUTURE IS NOW EMBARK ON AN EPIC ADVENTURE IN VIRTUAL REALITY!

$230 (before discount)

In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. There is an additional lab fee for the VR headset. Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: July 30 – Aug. 2, 2018 MTWR Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Age: 8-11 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Age: 11-14 Time: 1 p.m. – 4p.m. Cost: $118 LAKE LAND COLLEGE  217-234-5253

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LAKE LAND COLLEGE STUDENTS GAIN outstanding leadership skills through the new campus chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). Just introduced this fall, more than 200 Lake Land College students are already taking advantage of the unique training opportunities offered by this honor society.

“We were really looking for a structured program to build upon the leadership series we had been offering on campus. NSLS was a perfect fit and we are excited to see so many students take advantage of the opportunities it offers,” Lynch said.

To be nominated for the society you must have a GPA of at least 2.75, have to be involved in at least one campus activity and have completed As the nation’s largest leadership honor at least 15 credit hours. Upon accepting your society, NSLS is a great nomination and paying your onestarting point for future time membership dues, you need “NOT ONLY WILL I leaders. Harnessing the to complete three requirements power of video broadcasts, HAVE A CREDENTIAL to qualify for induction. They are: students gain valuable skills complete orientation day, attend ON MY RESUME and advice from national leadership training day and three leaders such as Jesse AND COLLEGE video presentations that consist of Eisenberg, Hilary Duff, Alton APPLICATIONS, I AM success networking team meetings Brown, Common and many and speaker broadcasts. more.

NETWORKING WITH OTHER LEADERS WHO NSLS members have access to a wide range of benefits including WILL HELP ME IN MY scholarships, job and internship opportunities; discounts on FUTURE.”

In addition to fostering individual leadership skills, members participate in team meetings and work through a series of requirements to qualify for induction into the society. Eleven Lake Land students have already met the criteria and will be inducted this spring.

Nicole McKibben, who plans on going to school for management and leadership, said joining the society was an easy choice. “Not only will I have a credential on my resume and college applications, I am networking with other leaders who will help me in my future,” she said. McKibben will serve as the first president of the campus chapter, which was brought to Student Life through a grant application written by Student Life Director Valerie Lynch.

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books, electronics, entertainment and fashion. Members also obtain a letter of recommendation from the president of the society. “Our students have tremendous potential. By enhancing their leadership skills they will graduate with an additional credential and set of resources that will serve them well in their future goals,” Lynch added. During one of the introduction videos shown during the NSLS orientation, the host states, “If your life isn’t changing because of this society, you’re missing something.” To learn more about NSLS at Lake Land contact Lynch at 217-234-5270 or vlynch@lakelandcollege.edu.

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NEW IT-LAUNCHCODE OFFERED AT THE KLUTHE CENTER IN EFFINGHAM The new Lake Land College IT-LaunchCode certificate program offers students an opportunity to train for a career in the fast growing field of web application development in just 20 weeks. The program will begin June 5 and run through Oct. 18. Courses will meet in the evenings at the Lake Land Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology in Effingham. THE NEED FOR WEB DEVELOPERS IS GROWING

Students will gain skills in Python, JavaScript, SQL and front-end web development. Those who complete the program will earn a Lake Land College certificate as well the opportunity to test for eight industry-leading Microsoft certifications. The course curriculum is developed to give students the skills that are in high-demand in the tech industry.

A practice test, FAQ and list of steps to get started can be found on the High Demand Programs page at lakelandcollege.edu/highdemand-programs or call 217-234-5232.

The program is offered through a collaborative agreement between the college and LaunchCode, an innovative non-profit providing job seekers opportunities to enter the technology field. Enrollment in the program is limited. The deadline to apply is May 1 and an aptitude test is required.

job growth through 2026 (bls.gov)

GET STARTED ONLINE @ LAKELANDCOLLEGE.EDU/SCHEDULES LAKE LAND COLLEGE IS NEAR YOU! Take a class in one of our regional extension centers!

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LAKE LAND COLLEGE IS COMMITTED to maintaining a working and learning environment that promotes equal opportunity and affirmative action and that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. It is the policy of Lake Land College not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital or civil union status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any basis of discrimination precluded by applicable federal and state statutes. This policy applies to admission and access to and participation, treatment and employment in the College’s programs, activities, and services. The following campus office is assigned the responsibility for ensuring compliance with this policy as well as federal and state statutes and regulations concerning affirmative action and equal access: Office of the Director of Human Resources 217-234-5210. Human Resources Office Complaint forms and procedures for filing can be obtained through Counseling Services or Human Resources. In addition, these offices will maintain current copies of appropriate laws, regulations, and policies.

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