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THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF LAKE LAND COLLEGE

GET AHEAD WITH SUMMER ONLINE CLASSES LAKER ATHLETES LEAD TO SUCCESS BUILDING GREAT FUTURES IMPACTING A CHILD’S LIFE AS A TEACHER SUMMER COLLEGE FOR YOUTH

SPRING 2017


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Spring is an excellent time of the year to look forward to an exciting future. As summer comes rushing towards us, you may find yourself wanting to jumpstart your college education with summer classes. Lake Land College offers about 100 online courses so that you can get ahead while still ensuring the fun and productive summer you’re looking forward to. Parents, if you’re looking for a way for your children to have a fun, educational summer, look no further than our Summer College for Youth and Camp Invention. No matter your age, Lake Land College offers opportunities to impact your life. In this issue, you’ll meet alumni, students and faculty who embody what it means to be a Laker. We hope these accounts will inspire you to join us for Laker Visit Day on June 22 and see how you can thrive here. We hope to see you on campus in person or browsing through our website to find the opportunities available to you here. 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 Robert Luther, Trustee, Mattoon Bruce Owen, Trustee, Dieterich Mike Sullivan, Trustee, Mattoon Jensyn Morrison, Student Trustee, Cowden

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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

*As of March 31, 2017

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STAFF

Director: Kelly Allee Graphic Designer: Jenny Osborn Writers: Cristal Villarreal & Adrienne Cooper

On the cover: Emily King, Laker Nation Class of 2014, is a third grade teacher at Central Grade School in Effingham.


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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CABINET REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

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GETTING AHEAD WITH ONLINE CLASSES

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AREA BUSINESS INVESTS IN EDUCATION

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ALUMNI VOLUNTEER POOL

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10 LAKER ATHLETES LEAD TO SUCCESS 12 IMPACTING A CHILD’S LIFE AS A TEACHER

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14 BUILDING GREAT FUTURES 16 GETTING STARTED 18 SUMMER COLLEGE FOR YOUTH 20 TRANSFER RESOURCE ROOM 22 CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR

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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 and continuing education • Intellectual and 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 5! Intersession begins May 15.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A LAKER?

Visit us @ lakelandcollege.edu and look for the “Learn More” button.

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TOP  REASONS STUDENTS ENROLL AT LAKE LAND COLLEGE

 COST

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 ACADEMIC REPUTATION

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AT LAKE LAND COLLEGE, STUDENT SATISFACTION

we actively seek student input to guide us in creating a college environment that meets student needs and exceeds student expectations. One way we seek student input is through participation in the national Student Satisfaction Inventory. The inventory helps us learn what is most important to our students and how we are meeting their expectations in those areas.

TOP THREE REASONS STUDENTS ENROLL

Each year that Lake Land has participated in the satisfaction inventory, students have identified their top three reasons for enrolling with us as cost, financial aid and academic reputation. We share these priorities with students and continuously work to maintain both affordability and outstanding academic programs and services. The Presidential Scholarship, which includes a full tuition waiver, helps ensure that academically talented high school graduates have a path to college regardless of their ability to pay. The Lake Land Foundation annually awards more than $400,000 in scholarships. Financial Aid and TRiO programs provide assistance throughout the community for students and parents applying for financial aid. On-campus work programs allow students to earn money to cover their costs of attendance and payment plans are available to help them along the way. Individualized attention and support from faculty and staff, free tutoring and other services assist students in achieving success at Lake Land. Our faculty review curriculum on an ongoing basis to ensure that students have the knowledge and skills needed for entry into the workforce or to transfer to a four-year university.

— HOW LAKE LAND COMPARES

In our most recent student satisfaction inventory, Lake Land College students reported higher satisfaction than students at other community colleges throughout the state and nation in 14 of the top 15 college environment factors they identified as being most important to them. The number one factor, and several other of the top 15, focused on academic advisement and course selection. At Lake Land, academic advising begins at new student orientation and continues each semester with all degree/certificate students. Their faculty advisor guides them in developing an educational plan, accessing campus resources and staying on track to graduation. The college recently implemented a collegewide Scheduling Task Force to address student interests in improving the scheduling of classes offered. Perhaps our favorite of the top 15 factors where Lake Land College students reported being more satisfied than their peers at other colleges was “the school does whatever it can to help me reach my educational goals.” This statement reflects our mission. It reflects our vision. It reflects our values. Among the many ways we seek input from our students, the college environment factors that our students identify through the satisfaction inventory as most important to them guide us in identifying new opportunities and improvements. We are privileged to continue our work toward exceeding student expectations for their college experience and facilitating their future success.

TOP 15 COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT FACTORS

ACCORDING TO IMPORTANCE TO STUDENTS Lake Land College students reported higher satisfaction than students at other community colleges in 14 of the top 15 college environment factors they identified as being most important to them. 1. My academic advisor is knowledgeable about my program requirements. 2. My academic advisor is approachable. 3. There is a good variety of courses provided on this campus. 4. Classes are scheduled at times that are convenient for me. 5. I am able to register for classes I need with few conflicts. 6. The quality of instruction I receive in most of my classes is excellent. 7. Nearly all of the faculty are knowledgeable in their fields. 8. Information important to me is easily located on the college’s website. 9. I am able to experience intellectual growth here. 10. My academic advisor is knowledgeable about the transfer requirements of other schools. 11. The campus is safe and secure for all students. 12. Faculty are usually available after class and during office hours. 13. On the whole, the campus is well-maintained. 14. My academic advisor is concerned about my success as an individual. 15. This school does whatever it can to help me reach my educational goals.

Lake Land College Institutional Research: Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory Results 2015. Ruffalo Noel Levitz: 2015-2016 National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report

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“LAKE LAND PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES TO CREATE YOUR OWN JOURNEY AND EARN AN EDUCATION ON YOUR TERMS.” – MADISON BAYS

HOW ONE ALUMNA

LOGGED HER WAY INTO THE HEARTS

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FLEXIBILITY,

“I felt like the professors that I had were very knowledgeable, and they also were great at creating a comfortable environment for the students to talk openly. Online discussions were carried out in a way that got everybody involved.”

“I was looking for an opportunity to take classes while working two summer jobs, and Lake Land College’s online courses allowed me to do just that” Bays of Charleston said. In the summer between graduating from Lake Land College and transferring to Eastern Illinois University in the fall, Bays worked at Lake Land College’s Admissions & Records and Family Video. Since both of these jobs had set schedules that she was required to work, she needed her summer class schedule to be as flexible as possible.

Through Lake Land’s online opportunities, Bays was able to complete two general education courses over the summer. She found that her courses transferred seamlessly to several universities in the state, which was an added benefit she had hoped for.

convenience and balance are all important factors that encouraged Madison Bays to enroll in online summer courses at Lake Land College.

“I WAS LOOKING FOR AN

“One of the biggest reasons I chose to enroll in summer classes was because I wanted to complete as many general education courses as possible before transferring to a university. Lake Land’s summer program enabled me to work ahead while still fitting into my schedule OPPORTUNITY reasonably.”

TO TAKE CLASSES WHILE WORKING TWO SUMMER JOBS, AND LAKE LAND COLLEGE’S ONLINE COURSES ALLOWED ME TO DO JUST THAT.” “Because I had such a busy schedule, it was really important to me to be structured. My online course syllabuses were written far in advance, and I was able to stay on top of my different assignments.” After two semesters of face-to-face classes under her belt, Bays was worried that she wouldn’t get the hands-on learning she was used to. However, Bays soon realized that her online experience would foster a great amount of communication.

After graduating from Lake Land College, Bays earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Illinois University. She continued on to earn a master’s degree in exercise science and is now employed by Carle Heart and Vascular Institute as an exercise specialist and cardiovascular technician. “I have always had a strong work ethic, but my experience at Lake Land helped me realize the potential that I had in myself,” Bays said. “Lake Land provides opportunities to create your own journey and earn an education on your terms.”

GET AHEAD WITH AN ONLINE CLASS THIS SUMMER! This summer, Lake Land College is offering more than 100 transferable courses in: ŠŠ Business ŠŠ Communications ŠŠ Humanities ŠŠ Math ŠŠ Science The summer term begins June 5. The college is also offering Intersession which begins May 15. University students interested in taking transferable online courses should start here: lakelandcollege.edu/summer-online/ To learn more about Lake Land College’s online courses visit lakelandcollege.edu.

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THE COOPERATIVE NATURE

OF CORPORATE INVESTMENTS Community businesses and organizations working together with Lake Land College share a common goal of creating an educated and skilled workforce. These partnerships, which generally take some time to establish, are highly beneficial to the businesses, the college and the students involved. A strong need for workers in the fields of electrical, GIS, IT and renewable energy within the next several years motivated ColesMoultrie Electric Cooperative to establish a scholarship with the Lake Land College Foundation. Sponsoring scholarships in innovation and technology fields encourages interested students and creates a pool of highly-trained, highly-skilled workers to meet the needs of regional cooperatives. The idea of establishing scholarships for Lake Land College students stemmed from a long-standing relationship between the two organizations, who have partnered on various projects over the past 10 years. For example, Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative was instrumental in securing supplemental funding from the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives for the college’s geothermal system installation. During the past year, however, the partnership has grown significantly. Kim Leftwich, president and CEO, began his tenure with ColesMoultrie Electric Cooperative in April 2015. In his past positions, he had worked with and knew the value gained from collaborating with community colleges. “Community colleges have great benefit, because they work very closely with their communities and their businesses to

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meet their needs. Not the colleges’ needs, but the businesses’ needs, and that’s a unique perspective,” Leftwich said. Leftwich initially met with President Josh Bullock to discuss the Cooperative’s interest in an avian protection program designed to minimize bird collisions with power lines while maintaining the efficiency of electrical delivery systems. Discussions then spread to relevant academic divisions and eventually evolved into a collaboration between the Cooperative and the college’s Geospatial Technology (GIS) certificate program. Together, Coles-Moultrie and Lake Land are mapping an estimated 43,000 utility poles in the Cooperative’s 1,900-mile district. With the guidance of Mike Rudibaugh, geography/earth science instructor, two Lake Land College student interns have assisted Coles-Moultrie Electrical Cooperative technicians and IT consultants in this process through the use of the college’s stateof-the-art, hand-held GPS devices and mapping software. During an eight-week period, the team efficiently mapped more than 17,000 utility poles. “Lake Land College is very open … willing to consider taking off in alternative directions and finding new ways to provide service,” Leftwich explained. Utility cooperatives, like Coles-Moultrie, also place a priority on employing veterans. As a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Air Force, Leftwich devotes a portion of his time working with the veterans’ programs at the college. The symbiotic relationship between ColesMoultrie Electric Cooperative and Lake Land College continues to evolve, and Leftwich noted that future projects are on the horizon. “But that’s only the half of it,” said Leftwich. “We’re just getting started.”

HOW TO BE A PART OF THE

NEW ALUMNI VOLUNTEER POOL The Lake Land College Alumni Association is inviting all members of One Laker Nation to join a newly created volunteer pool to support the college. The Alumni Office and the Alumni Association Board of Directors are creating a directory of volunteers who are willing and interested in donating their expertise and gifts of time to help the college. The survey is available at lakelandcollege.edu/ alumni. Areas of volunteer opportunities include: 1. NEAR-PEER MENTOR PROGRAM – Help students navigate the college process. 2. PHONE BANK – Reach out to students for important reminders. 3. SPECIAL EVENTS – Serve as an ambassador in your community. 4. PRESENTERS – Share your expertise as a presenter. 5. ADVISORY BOARDS – Serve on a curriculum-based Professional Advisory Board. 6. FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE – Read and evaluate student scholarship applications. All those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card, $25 AMC movie gift card and $25 iTunes gift card.

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LEADING THE WAY

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Many times, when we hear the word “team” we often picture jerseys flashing by, athletes huddling together or balls whizzing by as we cheer on our favorite players to another victory. While these may be fond aspects of the term, Lake Land College’s Student Athlete Leadership Council is redefining what it means to be a team. Chosen by their coaches to represent their teams, up to two members from women’s basketball, volleyball, softball, men’s basketball, baseball and cheerleading come together at least once a month to discuss Laker Athletics as a whole and find ways to improve it for everyone involved while also gaining amazing experiences both on and off the field. “The council connects all the sports teams into a community. Before the council, I didn’t know any athletes outside the cheerleaders,” Marissa Sliger, a cheerleader from Pana, said. As leaders on and off the court, these student athletes see their services on the council creating a lasting effect on themselves, their teammates and their college. Part of their responsibilities as a council is organizing their teams’ involvement at department fundraisers and events such as the St. Louis Cardinal Caravan. “It’s an honor to represent Lake Land while on the council. It’s a great college that the people want to support,” describes baseball player Jordan Thoele of Teutopolis.

When a team is in need of new equipment or if there is an opportunity for growth throughout the department, the Student Athlete Leadership Council discusses how to best approach the situation. The council then approaches its advisor, Softball Coach Nic Nelson, about a solution. “The council is a great resume booster and it helps when being recruited by other schools’ teams,” softball’s Tegan Murphy of Munster, Ind. said. Council president Kassidy Bonebrake, women’s basketball player from Crawfordsville, Ind., agreed, adding that coaches “see that we commit ourselves to try to lead and they know we will be engaged as juniors.” The council also leads the way for memorable moments by providing opportunities for speaking engagements at college and community events. Recently, members of the Student Athlete Leadership Council attended the Distinguished Alumni Society and Athletics Hall of Fame night where they met Lake Land alumni including one alumnus who works in secret service for former president Jimmy Carter. “It really shows the bridge that Lake Land can build and the connections you can make through athletics,” Robert DeVries, a member of the men’s basketball team from Forreston, said. For more information about Laker Athletics, visit lakelandcollege.edu/athletics.

STUDENT ATHLETE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS KASSIDY BONEBRAKE – Women’s Basketball MARIA BRASEL – Volleyball EMILY WATSON – Volleyball TEGAN MURPHY – Softball

BRITT REMMERS – Softball ROBERT DEVRIES – Men’s Basketball JOSH ROBINSON – Men’s Basketball JORDAN THOELE – Baseball

JAKE MCCLELLAN – Baseball MARISSA SLIGER – Cheerleading ERIN FRIESE – Cheerleading

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TEACHERS

have been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember. From the moment we are dropped off on our first day of preschool or kindergarten until we are handed our last diploma, teachers are by our side encouraging us to continue on when we doubt ourselves. “If you want to make an impact on the life of a child, there’s no better field to be in,” Kimberly Davis, Lake Land College education instructor, said. Lake Land College is a great place to start the journey to becoming a professional educator. The college offers 10 teacher education programs and provides real-life experiences. No matter which specialization a Lake Land College education major chooses, he or she completes a 30-hour practicum in a partner school as part of the Intro to Education class. “Lake Land has a very good educational placement arrangement with area schools,” Davis said. “This is really an advantage to our program. We give our students a lot of support and prepare them before they begin their classroom observations.”

IMPACT THE

LIFE OF A CHILD

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As part of this experience, Lake Land students prepare and teach a 15-minute lesson, which they share with their peers upon completion of the semester. All of these experiences provide an opportunity for a student to confirm he or she is on the right path, Davis said. “Lake Land College’s Teacher Education program allowed me to dig deeper in my pedagogy of education, and also made me think deeply about what it was that was calling me to teach. This is something that many schools leave out,” Emily King, Laker Nation Class of 2014, said.


AREA DEMAND FOR EDUCATORS According to the national Bureau of Labor Statistics, the teaching field is projected to grow by 6 percent through 2024. Education Instructor Kim Davis said she is seeing a lot of opportunity locally. “In our area, we are facing an extreme shortage of teachers. School districts are continuing to fill openings mid-year and we do not have enough graduates to fill their needs,” Davis said. According to a survey conducted by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, more than threequarters of rural districts reported challenges filling positions.

ADVANTAGES OF STARTING YOUR BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN EDUCATION AT LAKE LAND COLLEGE:

Over the years, Lake Land’s education majors have evolved with the technology and tools used in schools today. Recent renovations to the Northeast Building allowed the program to create a classroom lab with a work room and small library. In addition students have a Smartboard lab where they learn how to use this interactive technology. Lake Land College graduates transfer to a variety of universities and colleges, with many attending Eastern Illinois University. Lake Land and the EIU College of Education and Professional Studies work together to assist students in the transfer process.

ŠŠ You complete a 30-hour practicum in an area school. ŠŠ You are prepared to transfer seamlessly. ŠŠ You can join Future Educators of America Club which hosts Kids’ Night Out activities throughout the year.

EDUCATION MAJORS AT LAKE LAND COLLEGE

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Elementary Education Special Education Physical Education Early Childhood Education Business Education

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Health Education Mathematics Education Secondary Education - Chemistry Secondary Education - Physics Secondary Education – Biology

MEET THE FACULTY CHARLIE JARRELL Division Chair, Social Science and Education/Education Instructor 17 years “My favorite part of working with these students is watching them grow as individuals and achieving their goals.”

KIM DAVIS Education Instructor

TANILLE ULM Education Specialist

9 years

6 years

“I love that I get to work with students that want to make a difference in the lives of their future students and hopefully I make a difference in my students lives as well!!”

“Anyone aspiring to teach children should do so with great passion. Our education majors have the wonderful opportunity of collaborating with amazing cooperating teachers in our local school districts and for that we are truly grateful.”

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LOOKING AT

the buildings on campus, the Zero Energy Building (ZEB) and the Recycling Center, may not seem to be much different than all the other structures. But, in reality, they have a unique place in the college’s history because they were constructed in whole or in part by Lake Land College students enrolled in the Building Construction Technology program. This program, known around campus as BCT, focuses on the many skills involved in the planning and constructing of buildings in the fastgrowing construction industry. BCT Instructor Neal Haarman said there are many common factors in the process, however each project is unique which makes for a very interesting career. “My job is to teach students valuable skills that will allow them to provide a better life for themselves and their families when they leave,” Haarman said.

BUILDING A

GREAT FUTURE

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Haarman prides himself on providing a quality education with a balance of textbook learning and real life applications. He regularly meets with a professional advisory board to make sure students are learning the skills they need to have a versatile career. Many students take advantage of internships which lead to job offers.


Zach Whitley, Laker Nation Class of 2012, found employment immediately upon graduation from BCT, and is currently self-employed as a carpenter. “BCT graduates have found a wide variety of jobs in the construction industry from swinging a hammer on the jobsite to estimating and project management in the office,” Whitley said about job diversity with the BCT degree. Throughout the two-year degree program, students take classes in blueprint drafting, estimating, carpentry, management and other industry skills and tools. Recently, Haarman created a short-term Building Construction certificate in response to an industry labor shortage.

According to the national Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction is the second largest growth industry. Haarman sees this same positive job outlook in his own classes. Almost all his graduates have jobs lined up for after graduation, he said.

HIGH DEMAND CAREER According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics,

the job demand for construction laborers is estimated to rise by 13 percent by the year 2024 while the demand for construction manager jobs is estimated to rise 5 percent. Construction is the second largest growth industry and is projected to see the greatest growth in the number of new jobs created through 2024. (bls. gov/careeroutlook/2015/article/projections-industry. htm)

BCT OPTIONS

In addition to learning skills and studying tools within the classroom, BCT includes hands-on experiences where lessons from lectures and textbooks are put into action. Some of the projects that result from the carpentry classes are permanent campus structures, while others are making their way out into the community. This past fall, students in the carpentry class built two sheds that are being sold and put to use.

The two-year Building Construction Technology degree prepares graduates for positions as a ŠŠ Cost Estimator ŠŠ Computer Drafter ŠŠ Construction Supervisor ŠŠ Building Inspector The new one-year Building Construction program is a short-term certificate. Credits are applicable towards the BCT degree. Within this program, students learn skills such as: ŠŠ Basic construction principles and techniques ŠŠ Residential writing ŠŠ Blueprint reading 

MEET THE FACULTY NEAL HAARMON Building Construction Technology Instructor/ Coordinator Haarman has been teaching at Lake Land College for 16 years. “My favorite thing about my job is when we’re out on a job working hands on with the students. We get to see a side of them that isn’t always obvious in class. They really shine.”

ZEB HALL

RECYCLING CENTER

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EASY WAYS TO GET STARTED

at Lake Land College

FINANCIAL AID PROCESS

1. CALL

ALL students requesting financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov as early as possible to determine financial aid eligibility. Lake Land College’s school code is 007644.

2. LOOK

The following financial aid options do not require payback or reimbursement: 1. Federal or state financial aid grants such as the Pell Grant 2. Lake Land College Foundation Scholarships 3. Third-party scholarships

3. VISIT

Those who do not qualify for state, federal or local assistance can explore: 1. Paying the bill in-full by the due date. 2. Signing up for the Nelnet tuition payment plan. Lake Land offers the Nelnet payment plan that allows students to spread their tuition payments out over the semester as opposed to paying their bill in full at one time.

217-234-5232 for the “Enroll Now” button at lakelandcollege.edu the Student Services wing of the Luther Student Center.

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LAKER MOBILE APP

With Lake Land College’s new mobile app, access to campus is just a click away. The Laker Mobile app is beneficial to students, parents and community members. Students are able to login and register, access Canvas, check their grades and pay tuition and fees. Parents can review important dates on the Laker Calendar, connect to Google Maps and access the Employee Directory.

FEATURES OF LAKER MOBILE:

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A user-friendly Google Maps link A calendar of events and important dates and deadlines An option to pay tuition and fees A link to the Employee Directory

Look for Laker Mobile in your app store today!

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SUMMER COLLEGE FOR

YOUTH APP ATTACK!

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, you 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. The apps you create will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Age: 8-11 CE-COMP146-44117 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: June 12–15, 2017 MTWR Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00 Age: 11-14 CE-COMP146-44118 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: June 12–15, 2017 MTWR Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00

LEGO VIDEO GAMES

Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and Video Games! You will create your own LEGO characters and adventures in an interactive 2D Video Game. At the end of the program, you will have a finished LEGO Video Game that can be shared with family and friends through a passwordprotected Black Rocket website. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be

MAKE YOUR KID’S SUMMER GREAT! Visit lakelandcollege.edu/collegeforyouth or call 217-238-8260! created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. Age: 8-11 CE-COMP154-44125 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: July 17–20, 2017 MTWR Time: 9 a.m. – noon Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00 Age: 11-14 CE-COMP154-44126 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: July 17–20, 2017 MTWR Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

Learn about pioneer crafts and enjoy activities mentioned or illustrated in Laura Wilder Ingalls 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. Age: 6-11 CE-LERN107- 44322 Instructor: Cheryl Stoltz Dates: June 26-29, 2017 MTWR Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location: Workforce Development Center Cost: $40 plus a $10 material fee

MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-ofa-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualizing, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds,

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and simple coding are just come of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience is necessary, you just need a desire to have fun. The games you create will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. Age: 8-11 CE-COMP153-44121 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: June 26–29, 2017 MTWR Time: 9 a.m. – noon Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00 Age: 11-14 CE-COMP153-44122 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: June 26–29, 2017 MTWR Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00

MINECRAFT ANIMATORS

Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios such as Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques of keyframing, tweening, texturing and animating rigged 3D models! Your projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with family and friends. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Age: 8-11 CE-COMP155-44120 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: June 19–22, 2017 MTWR Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00 Age: 11-14 CE-COMP155-44119 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: June 19–22, 2017 MTWR Time: 9 a.m. – noon Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00

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


REPEATING A CLASS: If you took a class last year, we’d love to see you again this summer! As a returning student, you can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. TEAMWORK: In all of our classes, you will work in pairs or teams for most of the camp. 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. Age: 8-11 CE-COMP148-44124 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: July 10–13, 2017 MTWR Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00 Age: 11-14 CE-COMP148-44123 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: July 10–13, 2017 MTWR Time: 9 a.m. – noon. Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00

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. Your projects will be available on a password-protected 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. Age: 8-11 CE-COMP155-44128 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: July 24–27, 2017 MTWR Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00 Age: 11-14 CE-COMP155-44127 Instructor: Justin Shupe Dates: July 24–27, 2017 MTWR Time: 9 a.m. – noon Location: Webb Hall, room 109 Cost: $99.00

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TRANSFERRING

GREATNESS

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TRANSFER READY students have a new resource available to them at Lake Land College. Located near the center entrance of the Northwest Building, the Transfer Resource Room serves as a central location for students who want to explore their transfer options.

Almost half of the students attending Lake Land College are enrolled in Transfer Ready majors. In addition, many Workforce Ready majors that traditionally prepare graduates to enter the workforce have created two-plustwo programs that provide for a seamless transfer to those seeking a bachelor’s degree. “Helping students create a successful plan to transfer is very important to all of us,” Academic Counselor Bryan Burrell said.

Counseling Services houses a multitude of resources for students, such as admission packets, transfer brochures and program checklists for each academic major. Counselors and faculty work with university representatives to ensure the courses students take will transfer into the intended major. “Once students select their transfer college, we encourage them to create a plan with their academic advisor or a counselor,” Burrell said. During that meeting students can learn about admission requirements and deadlines and customize their graduation plan to include any additional course work that is recommended for their chosen institution. Students are also welcome to take advantage of opportunities in Career Services to conduct mock college interviews.

“Whether they have a major and an institution selected, or they are just beginning to create a plan, students will find valuable information and services in the new Transfer Resource Room.”

Lake Land College academic counselors are well versed in the requirements and expectations of transfer institutions needed to help students create a plan to transfer.

The college’s dedication to preparing students to transfer through the rigor of academic study and services is reflected in the success of Lake Land’s transfer students. The Transfer Resource Room is located in the Northwest Building, room 027.

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Each year, more than a dozen four-year universities and colleges visit campus to talk with Lake Land College Transfer Ready students. Some visits are for recruiting purposes, while others are by appointment to help students transition to the next stage. The Transfer Resource Room is also the new home of the EIU Service Center at Lake Land College. On days when the EIU Service Center is open on campus, students have the opportunity to meet with EIU Transfer Advisor Rita Pearson in a private office.

In the fall, the college holds an annual Transfer Day in which more than 25 colleges and universities from all over Illinois attend to discuss admission requirements, special major requirements, tuition costs and campus services with students.

Lake Land College Transfer Students

University Students

SIUE Source: Fall 2016 Lake Land College Transfer Follow Up Report

Lake Land College students who transfer to a university have higher GPAs than those students who start at the same university as freshmen.

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LAKE LAND COLLEGE MAJORS

WORKFORCE READY AGRICULTURE

Agriculture Power Technology Agriculture Business & Supply Agriculture Business Agriculture Production & Management Alternative Ag Production Crop Production Horticulture Horticultural Production & Landscape John Deere Tech* Livestock Production

ALLIED HEALTH

Associate Degree in Nursing* Basic Nurse Assisting Dental Hygiene* Emergency Medical Services Fire Science Technology Massage Therapy* Paramedical Services Physical Therapist Assistant* Practical Nursing* Public Safety Telecommunicator

BUSINESS

Accounting Computer Applications Specialist Cosmetology* Cosmetology Teacher Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design E-Commerce Marketing Entrepreneurship Esthetics Information Technology IT-Computer Applications IT-Computer Game Development IT-Digital Media Specialist IT-Network Administration IT-Programming IT-Web Technology Management Marketing Medical Coding & Health Information

Medical Coding Specialist Medical Transcriptionist Office Assistant Executive w Legal w Medical Office Receptionist Office Manager Office Support Specialist General w Medical w MOS Professional Sales

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Drafting Computer Technician Computer Troubleshooting Electronic Control Technician Electronic Control Technology Electronic System Specialist Electronics Engineering Technology Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Industrial Maintenance Instrumentation & Control Technology Manufacturing Skills Mechanical Electrical Technology Programmable Logic Controllers Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Management Renewable Energy Technician Residential Wiring Sustainable Energy Welding

CENTER FOR BUSINESS & INDUSTRY Commercial Truck Driver Training

HUMANITIES & COMMUNICATIONS Radio/TV Broadcasting Broadcast Announcing Radio Broadcasting TV Field/Studio Production

MATH & SCIENCE

* Special Admission Program

Geospatial Technology

SOCIAL SCIENCE & EDUCATION

Child & Family Services Criminal Justice Leadership Early Childhood Care & Education Human Services Business w Criminal Justice w Dietetics w Education Health w Psychology w Sociology Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Operations Paraprofessional Education-Teacher Aide Nanny Child Care Provider

TECHNOLOGY

Advanced Automation & Control Technology Applied Engineering Technology Automotive Mechanic Basic Welding Automotive Technology Building Construction Technology Civil Engineering Technology Civil Engineering Technology Co-op CNC Operator CNC Programmer

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TRANSFER READY AGRICULTURE

Agriculture Pre-Veterinary Medicine

BUSINESS

Business Administration Accounting w Finance w Management w Marketing Business Education

HUMANITIES & COMMUNICATIONS Art English Liberal Arts Speech Communication


MATH & SCIENCE

Biological Science (Non-Teaching) Chemistry Clinical Laboratory Science Conservation—Pre-Forestry Conservation—Pre-Wildlife Earth Science Environmental Science Mathematics Physics Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Medicine Pre-Nursing Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Secondary Education Biology w Chemistry w Physics

ASSOCIATE IN ENGINEERING SCIENCE DEGREE

SOCIAL SCIENCE & EDUCATION Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Economics Elementary Education Health Education History Mathematics Education Physical Education Political Science Psychology Recreation Science Education Social Science Sociology/Social Work Special Education

TECHNOLOGY

Building Construction Technology CET/Advanced Technical Studies Electronics Engineering Technology

Engineering

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