THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF LAKE LAND COLLEGE
TRANSFER SUCCESS BUILDING FOUNDATIONS WHAT A DIFFERENCE A GIFT MAKES LAKER ATHLETES OF THE YEAR HIGH DEMAND PARAMEDICAL FIELD HANDS-ON WEB DEVELOPMENT LAKE LAND FACULTY EARN HIGH HONORS TRAINING PARTNERSHIPS IN OUR COMMUNITIES
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Summer is a busy time at Lake Land College. While our current students are engaged in their summer classes, faculty and staff are welcoming new students and helping them get started for the fall semester. There is still plenty of time to join us as classes begin August 20. This is the best time to become a Laker! We have had a very exciting year celebrating our 50TH anniversary and plan on even more exciting additions in the coming months. And, as you will read about in this issue of the magazine, our amazing faculty, students and staff are making an impact on the lives of others on a daily basis. Whether it’s providing a top-notch education to students, partnering with companies to better equip the workforce or even building a house for people in need—Lake Land is everywhere! If you are interested in taking a few classes to sharpen your skill set or starting your journey toward a Workforce Ready or Transfer Ready degree, we are here to help you! It’s easy to get started and there are several openings in New Student Orientation leading up to the fall semester. We invite you to visit us online or in person to learn about all the opportunities there are for us to help you engage your mind. 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
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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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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
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Editor: Kelly Allee Graphic Designer: Megan Nelson Writers: Corinne Henderson and Mary ZuHone
ON THE COVER: Andrew Beeman, Casey, Illinois
PRESIDENT’S REPORT ON TRANSFER SUCCESS
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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 & continuing education Intellectual & cultural programs
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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AS WE LOOK TOWARD THE BEGINNING of a new
academic year, it is a good time to share information dispelling the myths about transferability of community college credits and celebrate Lake Land’s success in preparing students to transfer on to a four-year institution and earn a bachelor’s degree.
of academic rigor and support services that lead to student success. Once a student declares a Transfer Ready major, academic counselors and advisors work with him or her to create a personalized path ensuring Lake Land courses will count toward the intended major at the transfer university.
If students need to explore options, they can stop by the Transfer Resource Room in the Whether a student is transferring to an in-state Northwest Building. Students can meet with university transfer coordinators and gather university, or a college outside Illinois, Lake information from U.S. colleges. They can also Land College offers transferable degrees and visit the Counseling Services website where courses that ensure transfer students are well they will find established transfer guides and prepared for the next stage of their academic resources. Don’t see the preferred transfer journey. Our Institutional Research office college there? No worries. An compiles an annual report academic counselor will work that details the grade “LAKE LAND with that university to create point averages (GPA) of an individualized plan for the our transfer students at COLLEGE OFFERS student. their transfer institution. TRANSFERABLE Each year, the data tells Mapping out courses is just us that our graduates earn DEGREES AND one step in the journey. At GPAs for their coursework COURSES THAT Lake Land, students have at the transfer university that are higher than the ENSURE TRANSFER access to free tutoring as well as several opportunities students who began their STUDENTS ARE WELL to build their resumes with journey at that campus. For example, in 2017, PREPARED FOR THE leadership skills, community service and campus the average university NEXT STAGE OF involvement. Those of GPA of all Lake Land particular interest to transfer transfer students was 3.27 THEIR ACADEMIC students include the National compared to an average JOURNEY.” Society of Leadership and GPA of 2.93 for native Success and the Honors university students who Experience which combines enrolled as freshmen. the valuable options of the Presidential Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa honorary society In addition, Lake Land transfer students are and enhanced learning through honors overwhelmingly successful in their pursuit of a courses. bachelor’s degree. The 2017 Transfer Report looked at a cohort of Lake Land students We are excited to welcome a new group of between 2011 and 2017 that transferred transfer students to campus this summer and to a four-year institution. Of those cohort students, 93 percent of them graduated with a fall. No matter from which university a student ultimately would like to earn a bachelor’s bachelor’s degree and 87 percent of them did degree, Lake Land is an affordable and wellso from an Illinois university. respected college to begin the journey. We pride ourselves on these data points, but Dr. Josh Bullock they tell only part of the story. The entire Laker President experience is designed around high standards
Average University GPA of Lake Land Transfer Students
* 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
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“These builds get students out of the classroom and out doing something good for the community,” Whitley said.
in the Building Construction Technology (BCT) Program and they’ll tell you that hands-on experience is the most critical aspect to the workforce. “Learning with our hands and building with them is super important in this line of work,” said BCT graduate Triston Overton, Mattoon. “I learn something new every day.”
Lake Land BCT students had a hand in nearly all stages of building. Back in 2017, a BCT student developed blueprints for a class project—that same plan is the one being used for the house in Charleston. Each Habitat for Humanity house has the same layout, with minor design changes depending on the family.
“IT’S A GOOD FEELING WHEN YOUR SCHOOLWORK CAN HAVE AN IMPACT ON SOMEONE.”
This past spring semester, more than eight BCT students had the opportunity to make a difference within the community. A partnership between Habitat for Humanity Coles County and Lake Land College’s Basic Carpentry II class presented itself as a meaningful project for the class.
“I learned a lot by being on site, and we all had a lot of fun too. It’s a good feeling when your schoolwork can have an impact on someone,” said Bruce Shamhart, Effingham. Shamhart, a recent BCT graduate, already secured a construction job in Effingham. “A huge part of construction is teambuilding and teamwork. The program, and this Habitat build in particular, helped me prepare for that. I felt ready for my current job, all because the BCT program got me ready for it.” Zachary Whitley, adjunct faculty for the technology division, has previous ties to Habitat for Humanity Coles County, serving as a project manager on build sites for the past eight years.
Time ran out on the semester before the students were able to finish the build, though they did complete an entire garden shed. They also constructed the framing for the house, some of the flooring and foundation work.
“It was fun to see just this empty lot of grass start to become a building, and then eventually a home for a family,” said Overton. The project is slated for completion around September. Habitat for Humanity Coles County is still looking for volunteers to help complete the Charleston house.
THE NEED FOR CONSTRUCTION LABORERS IS GROWING
Building Construction Technology is available as a two-year associate degree or as a oneyear certificate program. TWO-YEAR DEGREE This associate degree program is designed to produce versatile building construction technicians capable of working in a variety of positions such as cost estimators builders computer drafters surveyors manufacturing representatives The degree can also be customized for students who would like to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree. ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM The student will learn basic construction principles technique residential wiring blueprint reading for residential construction
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prides itself on the partnerships formed throughout the district but few are as important as the partnership it has with the Lake Land College Foundation. For the past 48 years, the Lake Land College Foundation has supported the college and its students through a variety of activities made possible by the financial support of their donors which the Foundation often refers to as investors. Foundation board members, with the assistance and guidance of staff, have worked diligently to create opportunities for the college that enhance learning opportunities. That support has resulted in gifts of classroom training materials and equipment, campus beautification, updates to athletic facilities and many more initiatives.
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“We are fortunate to have outstanding foundation board members and college staff members who are committed to seeking out new investors, who through their gifts, provide the resources needed to enrich the excellence of Lake Land College,” Jacqueline Joines, executive director of college advancement, said. “The Foundation exists for the sole purpose of supporting the college. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation provides private support that public dollars can’t or supplements state appropriations in a way that helps insulate the college from the ebb and flow of funding,” Joines added. Foundation staff regularly discuss needs and funding opportunities with college faculty and staff and then translate those needs into opportunities potential investors might be interested in. However, the real goal is to focus on helping those investors make their dreams become reality in making a gift. “We practice a donor-centered fundraising approach that takes the intentions of the donors making the gift and turns it into reality. Because of the quality academic environment and personal education at Lake Land College, donors know when they give to Lake Land that their gift will truly make a difference in the lives of our faculty and students,” Joines said. “Although we base our priorities in fundraising on the priorities and strategic plan of the college, it’s about the difference the donor wants to make.” Support opportunities are categorized as student support that include scholarships, and internships, for students; program support including equipment and other support for academic programs; faculty support including professional development funds for faculty; and facility support that helps the overall bricks and mortar learning environment of the campus.
Recent examples of gifts that benefit students and an academic program include the Heartland Dental Hygiene Lab located in the Northwest Building on campus. The gift provided for new dental units, chairs and equipment that allow students to receive hands-on training and experience found in the workplace. With the new units, the college installed computers that allow students to utilize software to chart electronically, enter patient information and data and receive training on technology current to many offices in the industry. “Heartland Dental is just one example of assisting donors in making a difference through good stewardship of their investment. By ensuring students have the best equipment possible to facilitate learning for greater success in the work environment, area employers are supporting their goal of retaining high quality employees, as well as contributing to the industry as a whole,” Joines said. The Foundation has also been able to use a portion of unrestricted funds given for supporting the greatest need of the college. Recent examples include the creation of a general scholarship fund, the purchase of an injection molding machine for the Workforce Development Center and the purchase of new scoreboards for Laker athletic programs. The Foundation facilitated gifts from Willie Podestá Young, daughter of Dr. William L. and Margaret Podestá, along with memorial gifts given at the time of her father’s passing, to create the Dr. William L. and Margaret Podestá Park at the college. William Podestá was a former Lake Land College Board of Trustees member. Located between the campus pond and Podestá Drive, the park is named after the Podestá family and will honor veterans as well. Phase one of the park is already complete and plans for a veterans’ memorial are already in development.
“We are pleased to assist Ms. Podestá Young in creating a lasting memorial for her parents and in creating a tribute to the role Lake Land College has played in the lives of so many veterans,” Joines said. Dr. Podestá was also a veteran. The Foundation helps bring the college and community together in many ways to make difference in the lives of so many. Foundationhosted events celebrate the alumni and friends and their investment in Lake Land College. Most recently, the Foundation celebrated these efforts through special 50TH anniversary events, including the Henningsens’ Homecoming concert, the annual Alumni Recognition event, celebration of Lake Land Alumni in the Workforce, and in recognizing the Top 50 VIPs who made a significant contribution during the first 50 years of the college. Together, Lake Land College and the Lake Land College Foundation all work to unite the Lake Land community and the people that make it special resulting in greater opportunities for students, changed lives, a skilled workforce and stronger communities. If you would like more information on how to make a difference at Lake Land College through a gift to the Foundation, please contact the Foundation at 217-234-5363, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the Foundation on the web at www. lakelandcollege.edu/dv/fd. Gifts to the Lake Land College Foundation are considered tax deductible.
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WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO BE A COLLEGE ATHLETE? KOTY: I talked to Lake Land representatives and then made my choice. I loved basketball, so I knew I wanted to keep playing. DEVON: I was influenced to play baseball in college by my high school coach, and he let me know that I didn’t have to be done in high school. And when I talked to Lake Land College Baseball Coach Bill Jackson, he helped influence my decision as well. HOW DID YOU BALANCE YOUR ATHLETIC SCHEDULE AND ACADEMICS? KOTY: It was hard at times. I also worked during my two years at Lake Land. You just have to make that sacrifice as an athlete and know it’s not going to be easy, but it’s worth it. DEVON: It was not always easy. Coach Jackson stressed balance. We also did study tables and grade checks. You need dedication. It’s all on you to keep track of your school work. Being a student comes first. HOW HAS COLLEGE ATHLETICS IMPACTED YOUR SOCIAL LIFE? KOTY: I have made close friends on the team. There is a chemistry between all Lake Land college athletes. I grew really close with the girls on the team and wouldn’t have met them without Lake Land and my basketball career. DEVON: It’s been great. It brought some of my best friends together. I know I’ve met all my best friends through baseball. Coach Jackson is big on developing not just as a player, but as a person by instilling life lessons. I developed and matured thanks to Coach Jackson. WHO HAS BEEN THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR ATHLETIC CAREER? WHY? KOTY: My coach at Lake Land, Dave Johnson. He saw the most potential in me. He drove me to be the best athlete I could possibly be. He really impacted my life. I’ll cherish the things he said and taught me.
DEVON: Andrew Hagerman, my high school baseball coach, really helped me develop as a player. He helped me get serious about baseball. HOW LONG HAVE YOU PLAYED BASKETBALL/BASEBALL? KOTY: I have played since the fifth grade. DEVON: Probably since I was five years old. Ever since I can remember. DID YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR MOMENT WHEN YOU BECAME MORE SERIOUS ABOUT PLAYING BASKETBALL/BASEBALL? KOTY: When I entered college. At the beginning of my senior year, I would have never imagined being good enough to play at the collegiate level. But then Lake Land took an interest in me. DEVON: The last two years of high school made me realize I could be a competitor. Senior year of high school, I realized I could seriously pursue this. I started playing harder after that. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EXPERIENCE OF BEING A LAKER? KOTY: My freshman year in our Region 24 tournament. We played against Parkland. I was a freshman, but still got to play. We were down, but I hit a few three pointers and we ended up winning. It was such a good experience to realize that I was good enough to play. It ended up being a very prideful moment for me.
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS? KOTY: I’m transferring to Eastern Illinois University this fall. I’m studying early childhood education and right now, I work at Cornerstone Christian academy. After graduation, I plan to get a job in the education field. I’m thankful for my years at Lake Land, and for showing me what basketball really means to me. DEVON: I’m transferring to Columbia College in Colombia, Missouri. I’m committed to playing baseball there. I plan to study marketing and sports management.
LAKER SOFTBALL SCORES BIG AGAIN THIS SEASON After clinching the 2018 NJCAA Division I region 24 Championship, the Laker softball team qualified for the National Tournament, which was held in St. George, Utah on May 16. This is the seventh time within the last eight years the team has earned a spot at nationals. The team received various recognitions this season, including the title of Academic AllAmerican team with special recognition of team members Holly Marousek as Region 24 All-Tournament Player of the Year and Haylee Short, Madeline Adams, Delanie Johnson and Aline Lance making the All-Tournament team. The softball team finished the season with a record of 48-18 under the leadership of Nic Nelson, director of fitness center/head softball coach.
DEVON: My first year here we beat the college John A. Logan, which was the top team in region. They were the best— and we were the underdogs that year. Then, we ended up winning. It was an amazing game.
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WITH A RECENT NATIONAL ACCREDITATION from the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Lake Land’s Paramedical Services students now have the opportunity to find a job anywhere in the country.
“This national accreditation means that our program meets an established national standard. This also means that graduates of the program can take a national registry exam and work anywhere in the country, not just in Illinois,” said Jasmine Ballard, emergency services programs coordinator. “We reworked parts of the program, added enhancements for tracking clinical hours, all to meet the demands of accreditation. This is a great opportunity for our students,” Ballard added. Paramedical students are excited about how far the program can take them, or what direction they want to take.
“There’s just so many ways I can use this degree and certification. I could be a flight medic, a firefighter or work in the Coast Guard. I know I definitely want to travel, that’s a huge priority for me. It’s exciting to have so many options for my future,” she said. Students interested in Paramedical Services can choose from an associate degree or a certificate program. Both options have classroom, skills laboratory, hospital and field clinical experiences.
Toward the end of Rhoades’ interview at the Mattoon Fire House, loud alarms sounded and Rhoades hurriedly rushed off in an ambulance. Careers in Paramedical Services are in high demand. Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is projected to grow by 15 percent through 2026, much faster than the average occupation according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Interested individuals should have a passion for helping others and an inclination for quick thinking. “Our instructors are constantly placing importance on the idea of being the patient’s advocate. Of course we are being trained on how to physically take care of a person, but it’s a mental thing as well. Empathy isn’t as easily taught and you need empathy in this field,” Menas said. “If you like variety, this is the field for you,” Ballard said about the program. “No two days are the same. I think it’s exciting for some people to wake up and not know what to expect from their work day.”
Dustin Rhoades, Laker Nation Class of 2004, received basic EMS training from Lake Land, and Sophomore Monica Menas says this greatly eventually worked his way up to pre-hospital expands her career path options. registered nursing degree. Rhoades now works as a paramedic for the Mattoon Fire Department and loves doing, and learning, something CAREERS IN PARAMEDICAL different each day.
SERVICES ARE GROWING
Paramedical Services is available as a two-year associate degree or as a one-year certificate program.
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“You’re always learning in these jobs. Certifications always change and need updating. In this field, in a way, you’re always a student,” Rhoades said.
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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME you scrolled through a webpage? Probably pretty recently. The internet has become an everyday, all-day aspect to our lives, yet we rarely think about how the sites we visit are created. At Lake Land College, students are learning how. And who knows? A Lake Land student might just create your next favorite site.
all aspects of computer programing, software application and web application skills in frontend, back-end and full-stack development. Since the web technology field grows at a rapid rate, students can expect the program to be largely hands-on and project-based. “James does a fantastic job of keeping the curriculum fresh and relevant,” Miller noted. “This is especially important in an area like we’b development—it is constantly changing.”
In addition to the two-year program, ITWeb Technology is also available as a oneyear certificate program. All credits count, so if students change their mind, they can transition into the two-year program with ease. Web development is an extremely broad field, one that can take students in a variety of career paths. “Virtually all companies are going to desire a web developer, especially as we move forward in things like mobile site creation and e-commerce,” Munger said.
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FINANCIAL AID FOR FALL If you are enrolling in classes this fall, complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA by October 1.
Lake Land College’s school code is 007644.
NELNET PAYMENT PLAN The college offers the Nelnet payment plan that allows you to spread your tuition and fees payments out throughout the semester.
For more information about paying for college, visit lakelandcollege.edu and look for the “PAYING FOR COLLEGE” menu.
SCHOLARSHIP BLITZ FOR FALL 2018
There’s still time to apply for a scholarship. Watch for updates on the Scholarship Blitz that will be open August 7-23.
ENROLLING IN FALL 2019?
The scholarship application for Fall Semester 2019 will open November 1 and close February 1. lakelandcollege.edu/scholarships
FINANCIAL AID PROCESS 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. 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 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.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES & IMPORTANT DATES FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS The Foundation awards more than $400,000 in scholarships each year. You only have to fill out one application to be considered for a scholarship. The application period opens November 1 and closes February 1 for the upcoming school year. Apply at lakelandcollege.edu/scholarships. LAKE LAND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS Presidential Scholarships Athletic Scholarships Livestock Judging Scholarships
$400,000 Awarded in
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS These scholarships cover the cost of tuition for up to two years. Talk with your high school guidance counselor for more information. These scholarships are awarded to In-district high school seniors who: rank in the top 15 percent of the senior class or have an ACT composite score of 26 or higher or SAT of 1240
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LAKE LAND COLLEGE SEEKING THIRD PARTY COMMENTS FOR UPCOMING ACCREDITATION VISIT Lake Land College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit November 5-6, 2018, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Lake Land College has been accredited by the Commission since 1973. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the Commission’s website at hlcommission.org/comment or to the address below: THIRD PARTY COMMENT ON LAKE LAND COLLEGE THE HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411
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IT-NETWORK ADMINISTRATION INSTRUCTOR/ PROGRAM COORDINATOR At the 2018 commencement ceremony, Scott Rhine received the 2018 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member award. Throughout his 21 years of teaching at Lake Land, Rhine has dedicated his time to his students and to creating an innovative learning environment. Whether it’s a canned food drive or the innovative creation of a prosthetic for a young girl, Rhine seeks out opportunities to extend Lake Land’s reach far beyond the classroom.
MATT LANDRUS ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR
Matt Landrus received the Faculty Association’s Outstanding Service Award at the annual Employee and Retiree Recognition ceremony. In addition to excellence in teaching, Landrus has been instrumental in organizing many philanthropic events. He worked with a team of faculty and students to create an annual Faculty vs. Softball Game that has raised more than $22,000 for scholarships in its 16 years. He organized an annual holiday auction to benefit the college’s Pathways students and he led the creation of the college’s Living Archive that documents the college’s history.
ADJUNCT FACULTY AGRICULTURE DIVISION
KATIE LOTZ AND BRIAN LYNCH
For all her dedication to keeping up-to-date on technological advances in the agriculture world and infusing that knowledge into her teaching, Ellen Trainor received with the 2018 Outstanding PartTime Faculty Award. She continuously goes above and beyond academic course objectives and makes personal connections with her students.
THE AGRICULTRE DIVISION
DIVISION CHAIR MATH & SCIENCE/ BIO-SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR This past spring, the Eastern Illinois University Graduate School and the Graduate Alumni Advisory Board honored Ike Nwosu with a 2018 Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award.
Katie Lotz and Brian Lynch have organized and developed a national, grant-funded newsletter that is distributed to community colleges all over the nation. The newsletter, Teaching Resources for Economics at Community Colleges (TRECC), features classroom activities and resources for instructors. TRECC is scheduled to be distributed quarterly for the next two years.
The Agriculture Division has many reasons to celebrate. On a national level, the Agriculture Division received the Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award from the National Association of Agriculture Educators and was recognized as one of the top agriculture programs in the country by Community College Week. The division also received a $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
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and campus programs, the college develops training programs to meet the need of regional employers. From longer-term degree programs to fast-track training, the college is responsive and flexible. In response to requests from area business leaders, the college introduced two new industry partnerships this summer. “When businesses or community leaders approach the college with a need for a training program or a gap that they are seeing in the skill level of their current employees, we work with them to create a customized program to meet their needs,” Bonnie Moore, director to center for business & industry, said. In addition to the programs listed here, the college is developing a new plastics program to be offered in the Paris area in response to a demand for skilled employees in this field. LSC COMMUNICATIONS FAST TRACK LSC Communications and Lake Land partnered to offer a nine-week fast track training program leading to a job at the printing facility in Mattoon. The unique training program is the first of its kind in the LSC Communications organization.
Lake Land College President Josh Bullock said. “By working with companies such as LSC, we create partnerships that strengthen our regional workforce and communities.” LSC Communications prints, assembles and ships magazines, catalogs and books in the 1.3 million-square-foot facility. For dates of upcoming sessions of the fast track program visit lakelandcollege.edu/lsc. To be eligible for the program, individuals must attend an information session. IT-LAUNCHCODE The new IT-LaunchCode certificate program is a product of a collaborative agreement between the college, LaunchCode and the Effingham County Regional Growth Alliance. LaunchCode is an innovative non-profit providing job seekers opportunities to enter the technology field. The IT-LauchCode certificate program offers students an opportunity to train for a career in the fast growing field of web application development in just 20 weeks at the Kluthe Center in Effingham.
Put yourself in the driver’s seat to your next career! This fall, the Center for Business & Industry will introduce a new option for individuals to complete the classroom portion of the Commercial Driver Training program. The new online learning courses provide more flexibility for students. Once the course is completed, students will have the information needed to pass the Illinois Secretary of State CDL permit test. The CDL training offers students the opportunity to begin a new career in four weeks. Driving a commercial truck for a living, short or long-term, local or over-the road, is a great way to make a living and enjoy the freedom of the open road. Lake Land partners with multiple industry leaders to assist students in securing jobs.
Students will gain skills in Python, Java, 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. To learn more about these programs contact Bonnie Moore, director to center for business & industry, at 217-238-8260 or bmoore71258@ lakelandcollege.edu
For more information about CDL training contact Justin Onigkeit at 217-238-8239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WORKFORCE READY AGRICULTURE
Agriculture Business Agriculture Business & Supply Agriculture Power Technology Agriculture Production & Management Crop Production Horticulture John Deere Tech* Livestock Production
Associate Degree in Nursing* Basic Nurse Assisting Dental Hygiene* Emergency Medical Services Massage Therapy* Medical Assistant* Paramedical Services Physical Therapist Assistant* Practical Nursing* Public Safety Telecommunicator
Accounting Computer Applications Specialist Cosmetology* Cosmetology Teacher Desktop Publishing Electronic Marketing Entrepreneurship Esthetics Graphic Design Information Technology IT-Computer Applications IT-Computer Game Development IT-Digital Media Specialist IT-LaunchCode 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
CENTER FOR BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
Commercial Truck Driver Training * Special Admission Program
HUMANITIES & COMMUNICATIONS
Business Accounting w Finance w Management w Marketing Business Education
Radio/TV Broadcasting Broadcast Announcing Radio Broadcasting TV Field/Studio Production
HUMANITIES & COMMUNICATIONS
MATH & SCIENCE
Art English Liberal Arts Communication Studies
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 Nanny Child Care Provider Paraprofessional Educator Paraprofessional Education
Applied Engineering Technology Automotive Mechanic Automotive Technology Basic Manufacturing Basic Welding Building Construction Technology Civil Engineering Technology Civil Engineering Technology Co-op CNC Operator CNC Programmer Computer-Aided Design Technology Computer-Aided Drafting Computer Systems Computer Technician Electronic Control Technician Electronic System Specialist Electronics Engineering Technology Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Industrial Maintenance Manufacturing Skills Mechanical Electrical Technology Programmable Logic Controllers Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Management Renewable Energy Technician Residential Wiring Robotic and Automated Manufacturing Sustainable Energy Welding Welding Technology
TRANSFER READY AGRICULTURE
Agriculture Pre-Veterinary Medicine
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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 Engineering
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
Building Construction Technology CET/Advanced Technical Studies Electronics Engineering Technology
TRAIN FOR A CAREER
IN YOUR COMMUNITY You can take a variety of courses or enroll in a full-time program at the
Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology Programs offered at the Kluthe Center: Associate Degree in Nursing Basic Nurse Assisting Business Administration Criminal Justice LPN to ADN Massage Therapy Physical Therapist Assistant Practical Nursing Public Safety Telecommunicator Welding
Call 217-540-3555 or visit lakelandcollege.edu to get started!
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EASTERN REGION CENTER 224 South Sixth St. Marshall, Illinois 62441 217-826-8490
KLUTHE CENTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY 1204 Network Center Blvd. Effingham, Illinois 62401 217-540-3555
WESTERN REGION CENTER 600 East First St. Pana, Illinois 62557 217-562-5000
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER 305 Richmond Ave. East Mattoon, Illinois 61938 217-235-2222
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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Fall semester begins August 20! Visit lakelandcollege.edu to get started.