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Lewis and Clark Community College & Foundation 2012 Annual Report

Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel

Table of Contents


3 Letter From the College President 4 College Facts 5 Stained and Art Glass Rededication 6 Leeds Scientists Visit NGRREC 7 Lewis and Clark Recognized as Leader in Sustainability 8 Dale Threlkeld: Birth to Light 9 New Full Time Faculty Members Added in Fall 2012 10 L&C Expands Welding Program 11 Adult Education Achieves New Milestones in 2012 12-13 College Dedicates Building in Honor of Long-Time Vice President George C. Terry 14 L&C Gets New Vice President of Student Engagement 15 My L&C Orientation Preparing Students for Success 16 L&C Trailblazers Photos 17 Cultural and Diversity Event Photos 18 Financial Position 19 Seeking Alternative Revenues 20-22 L&C Highlights and Achievements 23 2012 Board of Trustees 24 The Foundation 25 Letter From the Foundation President 26 Mannie Jackson Presents Memoir, Announces Endowment 27 Local Attorney Donates Island to L&C, NGRREC for Research 28 Estate and Lifetime Gifts 29 President’s Circle and 1838 Society 30 President’s Circle and 1838 Society Members 31 President’s Circle and 1838 Society Event Photos 32 Foundation Financial Position 33 Academic Year 2011-2012 Distinguished Scholars 34 Academic Year 2011-2012 Golden Eagle Scholars 35 Academic Year 2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients 36-37 2012 Foundation Donors 38-39 2012 Foundation Board Members

Letter From the President


s many of you are aware, we are known throughout the region for excellence in workforce-career education and baccalaureate transfer programs to universities. What you may not have heard is that for more than 40 years Lewis and Clark has remained focused on preserving the historic facilities, enhancing the grounds and celebrating the culture which we transitioned from Monticello College in 1970. Along with numerous other initiatives in 2012, we embarked on an effort to restore the extensive stained glass art collection we inherited from Monticello College- most notably the masterpiece known as the “Praise Angel” window. For more than 120 years this window has been admired as a crown jewel of the main complex and is one of the most recognizable symbols of Lewis and Clark to the communities we serve. You might recall reading in some of our other publications this year how the artist of this piece – Frederick Lincoln Stoddard – was finally discovered through our research efforts this summer. While we were completing the research on Mr. Stoddard, we also coincidentally discovered evidence of a cornerstone that was put in place by Monticello College in 1889, while the main complex was being rebuilt following the devastating fire in 1888. We were so pleased to not only locate the cornerstone, but to also unveil the contents of the 123-year-old time capsule during the stained glass reinstallation ceremony this fall. Although some of the contents were destroyed due to a broken seal on the capsule, many of the pieces did survive-including a newspaper from 1790, a business card the building architect Theodore Link, newspapers and clippings, coins and medallions and other priceless artifacts. This reconnection to our past this year had us all thinking about our sense of place and the historic figures who made meaningful contributions to higher education in our region such as: Captain Benjamin Godfrey, Monticello Principals Harriet Haskell and Philena Fobes, Architect Theodore Link, Artist Frederick Lincoln Stoddard and philanthropists William H. Reid and Theodore Chapman. All these historic figures shared a vision for what our region could become through higher education. Today, we continue to celebrate the achievements of these great historic figures and their boundless aspirations and expectations for our region, which we carry on by preserving Monticello College facilities and adapting them for the noble missions and aspirations of Lewis and Clark. Restoring the priceless Monticello College stained glass collection has reestablished our shared values and history, which will make us much more knowledgeable in communicating our mission to the 220,000 people throughout the seven counties we serve. I invite you to take a moment to reconnect with Lewis and Clark, and discover how we strive every day to continue the traditions of those great figures who set out before us to empower the people of this region through high quality, educational experiences. I think this annual report provides great evidence for some of our major successes in fulfilling our mission, while upholding the traditions of our past. Sincerely,

Dr. Dale T. Chapman President Lewis and Clark Community College


College Facts 170

Locations - Godfrey, Alton and Edwardsville Setting - Pristine campuses with easy access to St. Louis Degrees Offered - GED, certificates, associate degrees and transfer degrees Student Population - More than 26,000 credit and non-credit Average Class Size - 11.34 students Student-to-Teacher Ratio - 9.63 to 1 Athletics - Member of NJCAA


People served by Lewis and Clark’s Family Health Clinic, the first and only community college-run nurse managed center in the country. (*Up 163 percent from 37,372 in 2011)

Size in acres of the island donated to NGRREC by Attorney John Simmons in 2012. It was appraised at $250,000.


Degrees offered at Lewis and Clark. (35 career degrees, 7 transfer)


Number of wins Soccer Coach Tim Rooney, the NJCAA’s winningest women’s soccer coach, has racked up with his men’s and women’s teams since starting at Lewis and Clark in 1986.

$4.15 million

Grant awarded to the college for YouthBuild, one of only five awarded in the state.

15 Number of years Lewis and

Clark has hosted the USTA Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament at the Andy Simpson Tennis Complex on the Godfrey campus, voted Best in the St. Louis Metro Area in 2012.



Number of stained and art glass panels restored on the Godfrey campus in 2012.

$23 million

Amount of savings to district families through Lewis and Clark’s High School Partnership program through 2012.

Stained and Art Glass Rededicated Time Capsule From Monticello Class of 1889 Unveiled


fter a summer of restoration work done by Jacksonville Art Glass out of Jacksonville, Ill., the famed “Praise Angel” window and other art glass pieces across Lewis and Clark’s historic Godfrey campus were returned and rededicated in the fall of 2012. The Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation’s 1838 and President’s Circle societies, both established in 2012, hosted a ceremony on Oct. 2 to celebrate the reinstallation of the extensive stained and art glass collection, which comprised more than 75 pieces, recently returned to their original lustre. Jacksonville Art Glass owner John Krol and his employees attended and spoke about the careful restoration process, while Lewis and Clark President Dale Chapman recounted the history of Lewis and Clark’s art glass and a historical research project that was prompted by the restoration. Thanks to research by L&C employee Lloyd Maulden and his wife Linda, and extensive work by Greg Cash and Liz Burns from Reid Memorial Library, the artist behind “Praise Angel” was revealed as Frederick Lincoln Stoddard, of St. Louis, whose work recalls that of Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York. The majority of the art glass was added to the historic main complex when it was rebuilt in 1889-1890, following a devastating fire that destroyed the original Monticello College in 1888. Several Monticello alumnae from around the country were among those present at the rededication. During the rededication, Monticello Foundation Executive Director Linda Nevlin spoke, and the contents of a 123-year-old cornerstone, a time capsule put in place by the 1889 graduating class of Monticello, were also unveiled. Although some of the contents were unrecognizable due to damage caused by a broken seal on the container, many of the contents, including numerous newspapers and clippings, a business card by architect Theodore Link, a gold coin, and numerous other mementos were preserved. Above, Monticello Foundation Executive Director Linda Nevlin talks about the history of Monticello during the Stained and Art Glass Reinstallation ceremony on Oct. 2, 2012 in Reid Memorial Library. Left, Nevlin and Lloyd Mauldin, L&C maintenance worker, remove the cornerstone from Caldwell Hall, which contained a time capsule with Monticello contents from 1889. Right, pictured from left, Greg Cash and Liz Burns of Reid Library, Nevlin and Cheryl Schnirring, manuscript curator for the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Library in Springfield, pose in front of time capsule’s contents.


Leeds Scientists Visit NGRREC


he National Great Rivers Research and Education Center hosted a contingent of water resource scientists from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom this spring. The six visitors were in the United States in mid-April as part of an international exchange sponsored by the University of Illinois. They, along with NGRREC scientists, took part in a one-day workshop discussing the differences and similarities in European and American approaches to water resources. NGRREC invited the Leeds scientists to an information exchange at the Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station, where the staffs of both centers engaged in discussion and came away with a better understanding of the way water is approached in the two countries as well as ideas for future international collaboration. The University of Leeds, the fifth largest university in the U.K., is research focused and includes an interdisciplinary center called “water@leeds” (

Scientists from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom visited NGRREC’s Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station in April where they networked with NGRREC scientists and toured the facility.

PISCES – A New Water Sampling Platform


ISCES (Pontoon for In-situ Characterization of Environmental Systems) is a lightweight pontoon platform that supports water quality and meteorological sampling devices. According to NGRREC Director of Aquatic Ecology Dr. John Chick, the use of PISCES will be the first water quality sampling platform to be used in a larger network of water quality platforms on the Mississippi River and large rivers around the world. Currently, NGRREC has one platform, and is preparing to purchase a second this spring. Pictured are National Great Rivers Research and Educational Center scientists as they prepared to launch PISCES into the Mississippi River for the first time on Oct. 9, 2012. 6

L &C Recognized as a Leader in Sustainability


overnor Quinn and the Green Governments Coordinating Council (GGCC) recognized Lewis and Clark Community College as a Gold Level Compact School within the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact program in Fall 2012. The gold level recognition is given to schools that have signed the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Compact, successfully engaged their campus community in sustainability initiatives, made a commitment to greening operations and continue to make measurable progress toward improvement. This level of recognition places Lewis and Clark among top colleges and universities in the state, including University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana, Illinois Institute of Technology and Moraine Valley Community College. “It is gratifying to receive statewide recognition for the vision and strategic execution of our sustainability policies and practices at Lewis and Clark,” L&C President Dale Chapman said. “It was a college-wide effort involving scores of people at all levels of the institution and is certainly a team victory headed up by the Lewis and Clark Office of Sustainability.”

“I feel strongly that this award showcases Lewis and Clark’s efforts to be a leader in the field of sustainability, not just with our campus infrastructure, but in the classroom and community.” -Ted Kratschmer Notable green initiatives include the purchase of 100 percent green energy across all district facilities, inclusion of sustainability in the college’s strategic plan and a continuing commitment to be a carbon-neutral campus by 2058. Lewis and Clark is also working on a more robust recycling program,

community education programs and infrastructure improvements, such as the eco-road on campus, which was added in 2012. Campus-wide energy efficiency projects, such as lighting upgrades and automatic computer lab shutdowns, have reduced energy consumption on L&C’s main campus approximately 3 million kWh, or 18 percent, since 2008. The Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact Awards ceremony was held Nov. 9, and recognized both public and private universities and colleges, including Lewis and Clark, at the McDonald’s Conference Center in Oak Brook. “We’re proud to receive this award and it really highlights the progress we’ve made in the past several years,” said Ted Kratschmer, L&C Water Resources and Sustainability Coordinator. “I feel strongly that this award showcases Lewis and Clark’s efforts to be a leader in the field of sustainability, not just with our campus infrastructure, but in the classroom and community.”

To learn more about L&C’s green initiatives, visit 7

Dale Threlkeld: Birth to Light


he inaugural exhibit of the Hatheway Cultural Center Art Gallery opened Aug. 25 and ran through Oct. 4, featuring the brilliantly colored abstract paintings of American artist Dale Threlkeld. The exhibit, “Dale Threlkeld: Birth to Light,” featured a collection of works, large and small, that call to mind telescopic observations from the Hubble Space Telescope of nebulas, spiral galaxies or supernovas, or aerial views from space looking down at the estuaries of the earth’s great rivers. The seminal painting in the exhibit, the 22 by 7-foot diptych “Birth to Light,” took more than three months and 15 quarts of paint to complete. Threlkeld was born in April 1944 in the small town of Shelbina, Mo. and grew up in Northeast Missouri and Southwest Illinois. For the past 40 years, he has exhibited his artwork extensively throughout the Midwest and East Coast and has become a nationally-recognized artist. The exhibit was curated by L&C Professor of Art History and Culture Jim Price.

View a video of the exhibit at Below and at right, crowds explore “Dale Threlkeld: Birth to Light,” the Hatheway Art Gallery’s inaugural exhibit, which opened on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Left and above, artist Dale Threlkeld speaks to the opening night crowd while standing in front of the 22 by 7-foot diptych “Birth to Light,” the exhibit’s seminal painting.


New Full Time Faculty Members Added in Fall 2012


ewis and Clark Community College welcomed nine new full-time faculty members in the fall of 2012:

Jennifer Cline, Sociology instructor -Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Cornell College -Master of Science in Sociology - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Deadre Holmes, Ph.D., Psychology assistant professor -Associate in Arts - American River College, Sacramento, Calif. -Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - California State University-Sacramento -Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology - University of Missouri-Columbia Travis Jumper, Welding Technology coordinator/instructor -Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Systems – Southern Illinois University Carbondale -Master of Science in Workforce Education – Southern Illinois University Carbondale Darla Long, EMT-Paramedicine coordinator/associate instructor -Associate in Science in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician -Currently pursuing Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management – Franklin University -National and state certifications as an Emergency Medical Services instructor; Licensed State of Illinois Professional Lead Instructor; Nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic DeAnna Massie, Developmental Reading instructor -Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Journalism -

Lindenwood University -Bachelor of Arts in Theater - Lindenwood University -Master of Arts in Theater - Lindenwood University -Master of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy - Lindenwood University Doyle McClellan, Computer Network Security & Administration and Industrial Technology coordinator/assistant professor -Bachelor of Arts - Columbia College -Holds 16 industry-recognized certifications or awards, including Missouri Educator of the Year Stephannie Meuth, Nursing associate professor -Associate degree in Nursing – Lewis and Clark Community College -Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of Phoenix -Master of Science in Nursing - University of Phoenix James (Scott) Moss, Restoration Ecology/ Storm Water Management coordinator/ instructor -Bachelor of Science in Biology; Environment, Ecology and Evolution - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville -Master of Science degrees in Biology; Environment, Ecology and Evolution - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Douglas Schneiderheinze, Ph. D., Business coordinator/professor -Bachelor of Science in Business Communication Concordia University -Master of Arts in Business Education Lindenwood University -Ph.D. in Education - Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Pictured: (Bottom, L to R) Deadre Holmes, Ph.D., Psychology assistant professor; Donna Meyer, Dean of Health Sciences; Jill Lane, Dean of Liberal Arts and Business; (second row, L to R) Darla Long, EMTParamedicine instructor; DeAnna Massie, Reading instructor; Lewis and Clark President Dale Chapman; (third Row, L to R) Stephannie Meuth, Nursing associate professor; Jennifer Cline, Sociology instructor; Doug Schneiderheinze, Business professor; Travis Jumper, Welding Technology instructor; (back row, L to R) Sue Czerwinski, Dean of Math, Science and Technology; Doyle McClellan, Computer Network assistant professor (not pictured) James Moss, Restoration Ecology/Storm Water Management coordinator/ instructor 9

L &C Expands Welding Program own educational paths. While students can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology at L&C, they can also earn one or more of eight certificates, including a Certificate of Proficiency in Welding Technology.


ewis and Clark Community College is excited about the future of the welding industry. “There is a national shortage of welders, which is also reflected in the local job market,” said Travis Jumper, Welding Technology coordinator/ instructor. “The future outlook for welders just keeps looking brighter while other career choices seem to be fading away.” Welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. It’s also used to join beams when constructing buildings, bridges and other structures, and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants and refineries. “Welders are a major part of the construction and alternative energy industries,” Jumper said. “Welders are going to be needed as long as the world needs energy, infrastructure and defense products. The world’s economy simply cannot survive without the technology of welding.” Over the last decade, Lewis and Clark has offered a number of welding courses, which were taught at local high schools. In the fall of 2012, L&C expanded its Welding Technology program and began offering courses in a newly renovated building on the north end of the college’s Godfrey campus. “If you are looking for ways to enter this trade or upgrade your expertise, Lewis and Clark’s welding program can position or reposition you in the industry,” Jumper said. Lewis and Clark offers welding students the opportunity to shape their 10

Welding Technology coordinator/instructor Travis Jumper is pictured with a student at a welding station on the college’s Godfrey campus.

“I don’t just want to turn students into strong welders. I also want them to understand what it means to be great employees who show up on time ready to work, have the knowledge to work safely and quickly, are able to not only accept criticism but also improve from it, and never stop learning new skills and tricks from those around them.” -Travis Jumper For more information, visit and search keyword “welding.”

Adult Education Achieves New Milestones in 2012


he year 2012 was a great one for Lewis and Clark’s Adult Education division, which focused on innovative ways to improve student success. “Adult education is an issue of social justice – the faces of our students and the faces of their children are enough to give our staff a sense of urgency to design the most relevant, successful programming possible,” said Associate Dean of Adult Education Val Harris. “When our adult learners succeed, their individual successes add value and tax dollars to our community, and our state and nation benefit as well.” This was the first full year of the Accelerating Opportunity program at L&C. Illinois is one of five states participating in the initiative, which enrolls students into the Automotive Technology, Emergency Medical Technician and Welding programs even while they work to obtain their GED. Lewis and Clark is one of eight sites in Illinois selected to participate. “These adult learners are essential to improving the state’s economy. In Illinois, and I think in the nation, we have a 60 by 25 goal where we will need 60 percent of workers to have a college credential by 2025,” Harris said. “If we are able to meet this goal, the state will bring in an additional 1.3 billion dollars in increased revenues.” Improvements have also been made to the General Education Development program. Because GED testing is now offered by the college’s Assessment Center, the Adult Education division is able to offer ExpressGED, which means that eligible students can take all five of the tests required to earn their GED in less than 30 hours. Like the college’s credit students, GED students are now required to attend a mandatory orientation as well, and enrollment is only open every eight weeks. Since this managed enrollment process has been implemented, participating students are more successful at obtaining their GEDs, Harris said. In 2012, more than 1,200 students were served through Community Technology Centers (housed in eight different locations throughout the district) and the division, in conjunction with Madison County Community Development and the Perkins Project, awarded approximately 20 CNA scholarships for students in need. The Highway Construction Careers Training Program completed its first year in June 2012. Of those first year graduates, 90 percent reported gaining employment.

For more information on Adult Ed, visit and search keywords “adult education.” More than 180 students graduated and 61 walked in the ceremony during the 36th Annual General Education Development (GED) graduation ceremony held on June 14, 2012 in the Ann Whitney Olin Theatre inside Hatheway Cultural Center. 11

College Dedicates Building in Honor of Long-Time Vice President George C. Terry


ewis and Clark Community College honored long-time Vice President of Student Life George Terry on Nov. 3, 2012 by renaming River Bend Arena in his honor. Just before the Trailblazers men’s basketball team’s season home opener, the building was rededicated as the George C. Terry River Bend Arena in a ceremony involving many of Terry’s family and friends. “George Terry is a respected leader among employees, students, athletes and the various community organizations which he serves,” said Lewis and Clark Board chairman Robert Watson. “His presence on this campus had a tremendous impact on the lives of thousands of students he mentored, and the renaming of this building, where Mr. Terry made the biggest impact, is a fitting tribute to his dedication to this institution and its people.” Terry served the college in various student support roles throughout his 41 years of service to Lewis and Clark, with extensive work in minority affairs and student services, before retiring in the spring of 2012. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of renaming the building for Terry at its August 2012 meeting. “As much as the college and our students have benefitted from his involvement with many community groups, the community has benefitted greatly from George’s knowledge, experience and leadership,” said L&C President Dale Chapman. “This tribute honors his leadership and devotion, not just to Lewis and Clark, but to the entire River Bend community.” Terry, who holds bachelor and master’s degrees in Education from Illinois State University, as well as a Specialist in Educational Administration degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has served on the Alton School Board for more than 20 years and is a past president. 12

He is a life member of the Alton branch of the NAACP, serving more than 25 years, and has been a member of 100 Black Men of Alton since its early years. In addition, he has provided more than 20 years of service as a member of the Madison County Urban League, and was a member of the executive board of the Madison County Equal Opportunity Commission. His other board commitments include, among others: the Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education, the Salvation Army, the Alton Boys and Girls Club, the Gateway Council and the Alton Park and Recreation Commission. Terry has been the recipient of numerous accolades throughout his decades of service, and has been honored for his athletic prowess and support. He is a member of four halls of fame including the Athletic Hall of Fame at ISU, both as an individual player and as a member of a team. He was recently named to both the Illinois Coaches Basketball Association Hall of Fame and the Lewis and Clark Community College Athletic Hall of Fame. “I came to Lewis and Clark hoping it would give me an opportunity to pay back and give back to this community that has done so much for me,” Terry said. “I never thought that a boy born and raised in an area of Alton called ‘Mexico’ would grow up and be a vice president of Lewis and Clark and have a building named in his honor. This is a historical event in the Terry family. All I can say is that God is good, and he is good all the time.” At right, George C. Terry celebrates with more than 300 family members, friends and former colleagues during the renaming and rededication of the River Bend Arena as the George C. Terry River Bend Arena on Nov. 3, 2012. Top row left, Terry speaks during the ceremony; top center, his sons look on; top right, L&C board member Dr. Ed Hightower speaks; left center, Sam White, Bishop of United Fellowship International Ministries, Inc. and friend of George C. Terry speaks; center and right center, Terry interacts with friends after the ceremony; bottom left, the new George C. Terry River Bend Arena banner; bottom center, L&C Board Chair Robert Watson and President Dale Chapman share happy memories from Terry’s time at L&C; Terry poses with former Student Life Secretary Brenda Wallace, Vice President of Academic Affairs Linda Chapman and Bishop Sam White.


L &C Gets New Vice President of Student Engagement


r. Sean Hill is Lewis and Clark’s newest vice president since he took over in the wake of former Vice President of Student Life George Terry’s retirement in the spring of 2012. Dr. Hill’s has a doctorate in Psychology, with research interests in race and chaos theory. “My primary goal is to create a stronger connection between the academic mission of the college and student services and programming,” said Hill, whose updated title is Vice President of Student Engagement. “I strongly believe education is not confined to the classroom or the sole responsibility of instructors. “ Hill has been with the college since 2002, most recently serving as coordinator and associate professor in the Social Sciences division. He has served on numerous campus committees and as a club advisor for student organizations. Off campus, he has worked with the YWCA of Alton, Edwardsville School District, Cornerstone Center for Early Learning and is a member of several professional organizations.

“My primary goal is to create a stronger connection between the academic mission of the college and student services and programming. I strongly believe education is not confined to the classroom or the sole responsibility of instructors.” - Dr. Sean Hill “Our focus is to equip and empower students to move beyond simply passing a course, rather to stay in school and graduate. We can do that through tutoring, teaching study skills, encouraging extracurricular involvement and providing experiences, programming and activities that support intellectual and character development, critical thinking and an awareness and understanding of different ways of thinking and seeing the world,” Hill said. “As we continue to focus in on student success and completion, we find ourselves strengthening and enhancing our student service areas. As vice president, Sean is tasked with enhancing those services that will boost student success, retention and ultimately completion,” L&C President Dale Chapman said.


My L &C Orientation Preparing Students for Success


&C revamped its orientation process, formerly known as LCCC 101, and made it a requirement for new students beginning in 2012. “Students who attend “My L&C” will be better prepared for a successful college experience,” said Delfina Dornes, Director of Enrollment and Advising. “The first day of classes can be intimidating, and we’re hoping this will help. At orientation, students will learn about college policies and meet with enrollment staff members who will help guide them throughout their time here. We’ve also included a campus tour and scavenger hunt with prizes.” In the spring alone, between April and August 2012, more than 1,050 students attended “My L&C: New Student Orientation.” Although fall numbers have not yet been released, the success of the program can already be seen through the college’s rising completion rate, which was 13 percent higher in the fall of 2012 compared to one year earlier.

“At orientation, students will learn about college policies and meet with enrollment staff members who will help guide them throughout their time here.” “We have only one semester’s worth of data at this point and will continue to monitor the program, but it appears it is going to be very successful” said Kent Scheffel, Vice President of Enrollment Services. An overwhelming majority of students, 92 percent, said they feel like they are more prepared and confident about their upcoming experience at L&C, according to a survey given at orientation. In response to numerous student requests, financial literacy information was added to orientation in the fall. “New students are now more informed about the availability of financial aid, how to apply, and how to navigate through the financial aid process,” said Angela Weaver, director of Financial Aid.

For more information, contact the Enrollment Center at (618) 468-2222. Seniors from various high schools across the district visited Lewis and Clark for on-site Early Bird Registration. At right, East Alton-Wood River High School seniors attended Early Bird Registration on Feb. 16, 2012.


Cultural and Diversity Events

Financial Position

These figures represent Lewis and Clark’s audited figures from July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012

2012 Percent


Tuition and Fees Sales and Services/Facilities Other State Grants/Contracts Property Taxes Personal Property Replacement Tax Federal Grants/Contracts Investment Income

24.6% 3.3% 2.3% 23.6% 38.8%

$13,460,029 1,749,000 1,283,660 12,921,948 21,239,088

1.7% 5.4% 0.3%

943,951 2,962,337 148,634




2012 Percent


32.2% 6.5% 5.0% 5.2%

$18,457,315 $3,703,380 $2,861,122 $2,998,656

14.2% 16.3% 1.6% 3.1% 9.0% 6.9%

$8,148,556 $9,338,544 $936,175 $1,752,412 $5,170,961 $3,984,604



Instruction Academic Support Student Services Public Service Operation and Maintenance of Plant Institutional Expense Financial Aid Auxiliary Enterprises Debt Service Depreciation Total


Auditing Services provided by C.J. Schlosser & Company L.L.C., Alton, IL Investment Services provided by Stifel, Nicolaus, Inc., St. Louis, MO

Seeking Alternative Revenues Lewis and Clark Receives Prestigious Grants in 2012


his year was a big one for Lewis and Clark Community College in the competitive grants arena. In the fall of 2012, the college announced that it had received not one, but two, prestigious grants from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Program in support of its annual Trebuchet competition and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) service technology. The Trebuchet grant will help spread the event to more schools, including those outside of the district, and allow the college to strengthen and build collaborative relationships with engineering schools and industries in the region and track enrollment histories of engineering students. This year’s Trebuchet competition will be held on March 22, 2013 on the college’s Godfrey campus. The HEV grant will help the Automotive Technology department reach out to students and their peers to provide them with training critical for servicing the HEV population safely, efficiently and effectively. Visit and search keyword “NSF” to learn more. In August, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that L&C was also the recipient of a $4.15 million YouthBuild Grant – one of only five awarded in the state. YouthBuild is a program which helps out-of-school youths (ages 16-24) receive pre-apprentice certificate training and GEDs, while training for careers in health, construction, welding or technology fields.

“Building Futures expands Lewis and Clark’s services to young people who normally would not pursue education.” - Val Harris “Building Futures expands Lewis and Clark’s services to young people who normally would not pursue education,” Director of Adult Education Val Harris said. “It appeals to them because it is hands-on and tangible.” The program will impact the lives of more than 64 local young people over the next two years. These participants will receive extensive student support, which includes help from a professional counselor and two case managers. While focusing on training, leadership and career development, community service and job or college placement, program mentors not only guide young people through preparation for college or work, but also follow up with those students after placement.

Visit to learn more.

L&C’s Youthbuild helps out-of-school youths, ages 16-24, receive pre-apprentice certificate training and GEDs while preparing for careers in health, construction, welding or technology fields.


L &C Highlights and Achievements Academics

• L&C’s High School Partnership program reached the $23 million mark in savings for district families and students (based on Lewis and Clark tuition). • Early Bird Registration was revamped, and six area high schools came to campus for registration and orientation services in the spring. They were: Alton, Civic Memorial, East Alton-Wood River, Bunker Hill, Southwestern and North Greene. • The year 2012 marked the college’s 17th year of consecutive enrollment growth. • Corporate and Community Learning added a SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Learning System course to help human resources professionals add credentials to their repertoire. • The Board approved an affiliation agreement for a 2+2 Engineering program with SIUE to help students obtain bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering by attending Lewis and Clark for two years and SIUE for two years. • In Fall 2012, the Board approved two new certificates of completion in Smart Grid Technology and Storm Water Management. • L&C added an admissions agreement with the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), which allows students with an associate degree to transfer to UMSL with junior status. The agreement also qualifies L&C students to receive UMSL’s in-state tuition rate. • Jane Saale, President and CEO of Cope Plastics, Inc., spoke at the college’s 41st annual Commencement in May. Approximately 200 students took part in the ceremony. • Following an eight-month effort by a campus committee, the Board approved a new Five-Year Strategic Plan that defines the college’s strategic and operational priorities for the next five years, focusing attention and resources to address challenges and opportunities that reflect existing and emerging forces for change, including the economy, jobs, globalization, changing demographics and rapid changes in technology. • The American Criminal Justice Association started a chapter at L&C, with 28 initial members. • L&C received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to revitalize and transform the YouthBuild project. (p. 19) 20

Student Achievements

• The Board swore in new student trustee, Nate Gnau, in Spring 2012. • Kelsey Busler and Grace Lane were Lewis and Clark’s Fall 2012 student nominees for two prestigious national scholarships: the All-USA – Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team Scholarship and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Faculty, Staff, Administration Achievements

• Drs. Dale and Linda Chapman received the 2012 Distinguished Citizens Award from the Lewis and Clark Council, Boy Scouts of America. • Professor of Art, History and Culture Jim Price was named Lewis and Clark Community College’s nominee for the 2012 ICCTA Outstanding Faculty Member Award. • The Video Services Department won a bronze Telly Award for 2012 for “Don’t Be a Johnny,” a safety video that gives a lighthearted look at the day in the life of an unsafe worker, filmed for Olin Corporation. • Steve Blount (English) and Stephanie Fernandes (Math) were among an elite group to participate in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-sponsored Global Skills for College Completion (GSCC 2.0) project, a partnership between LaGuardia Community College and Knowledge in the Public Interest. • Dean of Health Sciences Donna Meyer and L&C Board member Ed Hightower were inducted into SIUE’s Alumni Hall of Fame for excellence in their chosen career fields, in October 2012. • Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Professor Debbie Witsken was nominated for the 2012 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award in the fall. This year marked the 19th year L&C has participated in the award program. • Music faculty member Doug Byrkit was chosen as a Plus Award recipient by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in the concert music division. • President Dale Chapman was one of only two community college presidents from across the nation invited to a special signing ceremony at the United

States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development headquarters in Washington, D.C., in April.

• “Dale Threlkeld: Birth to Light,” the inaugural exhibit in the new Hatheway Cultural Center Art Gallery, opened in Fall 2012. (p. 10)



• The Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams competed at Nationals in Texas in May (women in Tyler, TX May 6-12 and men in Plano, TX May 14-18). • Vice President of Student Life George Terry was inducted into the L&C Athletic Hall of Fame with former Trailblazers baseball player Bob Sirtak, and into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012. (p. 14-15) • The 15th Annual USTA Men’s Futures Tournament welcomed 125 players representing more than 50 different countries to the Godfrey campus from July 19-29. Jason Jung (USA) defeated the No. 2 Cesar Rameriz (Mexico) for the win, and L&C was honored with District Tournament of the Year by the St. Louis District of the USTA, an award which included a nomination for the Missouri Valley Region’s Tournament of the Year. • L&C Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach Tim Rooney became the all-time winningest women’s soccer coach in NJCAA history early in the Fall 2012 season with a 1-0 win over Kaskaskia College Sept. 12.

Arts and Entertainment

• The Notre Dame Glee Club performed for the second time on the Ann Whitney Olin Theatre stage inside the newly-renovated Hatheway Cultural Center on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2012. • A new sculpture, “LaFavola” by sculptor Ed McCullough, was donated by Dr. Terry Travis and installed on campus. • Local artist Sun Smith-Foret’s “Art About Film” African-American-themed exhibition ran through Valentine’s Day 2012 in the Trimpe ATC. The mixed media textile exhibit focused on African-American films, actors and directors – from Billie Holliday and Tupac Shakur to Malcolm X and Spike Lee. • Former Edwardsville resident Mannie Jackson visited the N.O. Nelson campus for a book signing in April for his memoir, “Boxcar to Boardrooms.” He also announced the creation of the Mannie Jackson Endowment and Center for the Humanities. (p. 26-27) • The Music Department held its first weeklong Music Production Clinic, dubbed MPC 2012. Funded by an Innovation grant from the ICCB, the free, hands-on clinic gave participants a chance to learn about music production/ recording, editing and radio broadcast production using Avid Pro Tools software, and about video production, filming, lighting and editing using Vegas Pro software.

• The Nursing program joined the White House’s “Joining Forces for Veterans” initiative to improve the health of military service members, veterans and their families.

Capital Projects

• Wade and Fobes Hall walkway renovations were completed. • Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel renovations in 2012 included new exterior paint, interior lighting, sounds system upgrades and a new black stage backdrop. • An Eco Road (with pervious pavers) and parking lot extension were installed on the Godfrey campus this summer. The new roadway allows water to be absorbed through the pavers to prevent runoff into nearby China Creek. • Jacksonville Art Glass removed and restored all the stained and art glass on campus - 78 panels, including the “Praise Angel” window inside Reid Library - over the summer. The glass was reinstalled in the fall and rededicated in October. (p. 5) • In the fall, work began on the expansion of the Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station (phase II), which includes a general expansion, the addition of mesocosms for river research, boat ramp access and additional parking.


• First Night River Bend 2013 attracted around 1,000 people for fireworks, art and entertainment to ring in the new year. • The dental programs held their Fourth Annual Clean and Screen Event, which provides free physicals and dental exams to underserved children in the area prior to the start of the school year. • Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka hosted “Employment Expo: Metro East” in January on the N.O. Nelson campus as part of a series of regional events targeting unemployment in the Metro East. • Talent Search, Upward Bound and Student Support Services (under TRIO) were awarded grants totaling more than $4.4 million for the next five years. • The summer 2012 College for Kids program offered a total of 76 different classes. Nineteen students received scholarships this year in the amount of $2,525, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals.


• Lewis and Clark, in partnership with the Great Rivers Land Trust, became engaged in the removal of invasive plant species, as well as the development 21

of a forest restoration management strategic plan that includes annual spraying, reforestation, construction of wood-chipped trails, further pool and riffle creek bank restoration and planting of native grasses in the Godfrey campus’ “urban forest,” which is home to China Creek. • The Sustainability Department worked to update the College’s 2011 greenhouse gas emissions inventory as part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. The college reduced its total carbon footprint by 12 percent from 2008-2011, which was a much more aggressive reduction than estimated in the college’s FY2010 Climate Action Plan. • In February, Lewis and Clark and SWIC’s Sustainability departments teamed up to offer energy efficiency training for businesses and free sessions for homeowners. • NGRREC hosted six water resource scientists from water@leeds, an interdisciplinary center at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, as part of an international exchange sponsored by the University of Illinois. The scientists toured the Field Station, and participated in a one-day workshop discussing differences and similarities in European and American approaches to water resources. (p. 6) • Lewis and Clark and NGRREC joined the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) in an effort to attract new partners and dollars for research projects (July), becoming the only community college to be a part of the CESU, with the majority of members being universities. • This year marked the NGRREC Summer Intern Program’s 10th year. The intern class included 24 students from colleges and universities around the globe, including Lewis and Clark’s own Grace Lane and Kye Breen. • NGRREC Terrestrial Ecologist Lyle Guyon and Biologist Charlie Deutsch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) presented the Upper Mississippi River Systemic Forest Stewardship Plan to the Board. The plan includes management strategies and guidelines for forest restoration along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to the headwaters. • The 10th annual Waterfest took place on the Godfrey campus. More than 530 fifth graders from 10 schools took part. • Two new environmental education initiatives were launched this year – the Mississippi River Xchange Program and the Upper Mississippi River Symposium. The Xchange program connected Alton High School students with students at Edison High School in Minneapolis, Minn., who video chatted and shared their experiences related to river research along the Mississippi. • Lewis and Clark received an Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact Gold 22

Level award for sustainability initiatives on campus. (p. 7)

Services at L&C

• The Illinois State Transition Conference awarded the College’s Supported College Transition and College for Life programs with the “Best Post Secondary Program for Students with Disabilities” in the state. • The Community College Consortium on Autism and Intellectual Disabilities issued a program spotlight on Lewis and Clark and its College for Life and Supported College Transition programs. L&C is only the third community college nationwide to ever be featured. • GI Jobs Magazine named L&C a “Military Friendly School” for the third year in a row. • Veterans Services reported in Fall 2012 that the number of veterans being served at the college was 250 and rising. Board member Dwight Werts and his wife Cheryl made a donation of $10,000 to establish a Veterans Emergency Loan Fund to serve this growing segment of L&C’s student population. • Lewis and Clark awarded $13,412,306 in scholarships, grants, and loans in FY12. • The Assessment Center added services, including GED exams, the Paramedicine entrance exam, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) solar panel installation and Pearson VUE high stakes certifications, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Captains Maritime Exam and DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) in 2012. COMPASS, an ACT product, is now being used as L&C’s college placement test and allows the use of diagnostic testing in Reading and Writing to assess students’ skill level in those subjects. Testing services at N.O. Nelson were also expanded.

Technology Enhancements

• Reid Library added mobile apps and eBooks to its offerings. • The My L&C Portal launched on campus to a select group of students, faculty and staff, with a full launch in Jan. 2013. The portal is a “one stop shop” for information and tools for all internal audiences of the college, including email, Blackboard, BlazerNet, news, announcements and events. • Four computer labs in Caldwell Hall were converted to the new “Virtual Desktop” system, which provides “computerless” desktops controlled by a central server. The labs feature 22-inch monitors, keyboards and mouses, but no longer require the individual CPUs, resulting in a savings to the college.

2012 Board of Trustees


n elected seven-member Board of Trustees governs L&C. A student trustee is elected annually by the student body to represent their opinions on the board. Beyond its policy responsibilities, the board is a driving force behind L&C’s innovation and creativity. It provides an atmosphere where entrepreneurial thinking can flourish and fosters partnerships with businesses, other schools, government agencies and community organizations.

Robert L. Watson

Brenda Walker McCain

Walter S. Ahlemeyer

Marlene Barach,

Pete Basola

Dr. Edward Hightower

Dwight Werts

Nate Gnau, Student

Chairman (Brighton)


Vice Chairman (Alton)


Secretary (Brighton)


Assistant Secretary (Bethalto)

Trustee (Godfrey)


The Foundation 24

Letter From the President


he Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation has received tremendous support over the years in all of our traditional fundraising initiatives such as Collage, the golf tournament and Regatta. We are so very grateful to the numerous individuals, businesses and organizations in the region who either donated money, items for our auction or even human resources through the countless volunteer hours it takes to support such endeavors. We would not be where we are today without the tremendous outpouring of support that it takes to raise the funds necessary each year to help the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation add impact to the college. All of you have experienced in one way or another the incredible impact Lewis and Clark has had on the lives of 220,000 people in the parts of the seven counties we serve through: baccalaureate transfer degree programs, 35 career programs and transfer programs, corporate education and workforce training, College for Kids, the Family Health Clinic, musical events and other various initiatives. In lieu of the traditional fundraising events, this year the Foundation shifted its focus on how we can better communicate the impact that Lewis and Clark has on this region. We have created two new societies—the 1838 Society and President’s Circle. The 1838 Society members make an annual commitment of $1,838, which corresponds with the founding of Monticello College by Benjamin Godfrey. The President’s Circle is a $5,000 annual commitment. These societies generate unrestricted funds to be used for advancing new programs and assure Lewis and Clark’s future in such areas as workforce education, baccalaureate transfer degree programs, associate degree career programs, cultural events and other programs of public engagement. In only a matter of months, these societies helped Lewis and Clark exceed the amount of funding raised by traditional events last year. By creating the two societies we are now scheduling events that are free to members and better communicate the work the college is doing to help the region grow and prosper. One example of an 1838/President’s Circle event we hosted this year was our Oct. 2 event in Reid Memorial Library to celebrate the reinstallation of the priceless stained glass collection established by Monticello College and restored by Lewis and Clark. It was a moving evening filled with art and history as we celebrated our culture and honored the historic individuals and their vision for what our region could become through higher education.

We also hosted an opening event for the fantastic art exhibit that displayed the work of Dale Threlkeld. Members of the 1838 and President’s Circle societies had the opportunity to meet with the artist before the opening, ask him about his creative process and hear about the tremendous work that went into the exhibit in the newly renovated Hatheway Art Gallery. Next, we hosted a Scholars and Donors dinner on Nov. 1 to honor those scholarship recipients who graduated in the top 20 percent of their high school classes and celebrate the donors who support them each year. Other events that showcase the impact the college has on area residents will be scheduled throughout the year and will art exhibit openings, musical performances, sporting events and various other social outings. I would welcome the opportunity to speak to you directly either by phone or in person about the 1838 Society or President’s Circle or other opportunities to be involved with our Foundation as we raise the necessary resources to meet expectations for the future of our region and the generations to follow. Considering the cutbacks in state funding and other traditional public revenue streams, this is a particularly critical time for the college, and the Foundation is doing everything it can to help continue and increase the impact the college has on this region and its residents. I encourage you to join in and help us make the impact of Lewis and Clark even greater. As you read through an annual report like this, you can see firsthand all that the college manages to accomplish each year. Now imagine how, with your support, they can make an even greater impact. Sincerly,

Bill Schrimpf 2012 President, Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation


Mannie Jackson Presents Memoir, Announces Endowment


ormer Edwardsville resident and iconic figure Mannie Jackson was celebrated by the community this past spring when he visited Lewis and Clark Community College’s N.O. Nelson campus for a book-signing tribute to his hometown. More than 200 copies of Jackson’s memoir, “Boxcar to Boardrooms,” were sold during the April 24 event, where Jackson also announced his partnership with Lewis and Clark in the creation of the Mannie Jackson Endowment and Center for the Humanities, a vehicle through which lectures, internships, dialogues, public service opportunities and humanities programs for the community will bring together diverse populations to explore pluralism and understanding of transformational leadership. “This project will serve as a model for other community colleges with interests in strategies for building capacity in the humanities,” said Lewis and Clark President Dale Chapman. “We are so grateful to Mannie for choosing Lewis and Clark as a site for his book tour, as well as for lending his support to our fundraising efforts to establish this humanities endowment. His support is a key factor to helping us fulfill the grant’s mission and repurpose the humanities at L&C to accomplish the goals of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities.”

Mannie Jackson speaks to and interacts with fans in the Edwardsville community during his April 24, 2012 book signing for his memoir, “Boxcar to Boardrooms” on the college’s N.O. Nelson campus.

“This project will serve as a model for other community colleges with interests in strategies for building capacity in the humanities.” - Dale Chapman Jackson, a former Edwardsville High School basketball standout, all-Big Ten basketball superstar at the University of Illinois and former owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, discussed his memoir with the crowd, highlighting his journey from being born in a railroad boxcar in Illmo, Mo. to his athletic and professional success and world travels. A documentary film based on the book called “From Boxcar to Boardrooms: The Mannie Jackson Story” is being released in early 2013. The Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville is the site of the film’s national premiere. Lewis and Clark was one of only six community colleges nationwide to be selected to receive a National Endowment for the Humanities grant – the first ever awarded to community colleges by the NEH. The grant is a $250,000 grant, with a required match of $500,000 from the college. Jackson has pledged $200,000 toward the required $500,000 match and has challenged others to also show their support for the college’s efforts in the humanities. The college’s goal in 2013 is to establish a $1 million NEH endowment for the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities. 26

Local Attorney Donates Island to L&C, NGRREC for Research


ocal Attorney and Philanthropist John Simmons donated a 170-acre Mississippi River island, appraised at $250,000, to the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation to be utilized by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) this past fall. An official signing of the deed to the Foundation took place on Aug. 23, 2012 on the roof of the Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station. The forested island, located in Calhoun County, provides an ideal setting for both research and conservation, said Dr. Lyle Guyon, NGRREC Terrestrial Ecologist. “By gifting this land to the Foundation for NGRREC’s use, John Simmons is conserving and allowing NGRREC to sustainably manage the island’s natural floodplain forest and wetland communities, which will ensure that they continue to provide benefits to the numerous wildlife, waterfowl and migratory bird species dependent on riverine habitats,” Guyon said. “In addition to initiating a long-term ecological monitoring project to study the vegetation and wildlife which inhabit this part of the river, the donation of this island to the Foundation will also allow NGRREC researchers to actively explore the effectiveness of specific methods to restore habitat diversity, as well as the long-term impacts of those efforts on wildlife communities.” Guyon said the land will also provide an educational location where Lewis and Clark and the University of Illinois (both partners of NGRREC) will be able to train the next generation of ecologists. Lewis and Clark Community College President and NGRREC Chair Dale Chapman said Simmons’ gift will prove an extremely useful site for the long term monitoring projects NGRREC is currently conducting along the rivers. “This island, which is located adjacent to Rip Rap Landing State Fish and Wildlife Area and Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge, provides an ideal setting for both conservation and research,” Chapman said. “Since 2003, I’ve had the pleasure of owning and visiting this small island,” said Simmons. “I’m pleased to pass the island to the Foundation for use by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. This River Bend area has an abundance of wildlife and natural history. I’m happy my donation will help in the mission of NGRREC to protect and sustain the river environment.”

Local attorney and Philanthropist John Simmons (left) poses with L&C President Dale Chapman after Simmons donated a 170-acre island in Calhoun County to the L&C Foundation to be utilized by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.

“I’m pleased to pass the island to the Foundation for use by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. This River Bend area has an abundance of wildlife and natural history. I’m happy my donation will help in the mission of NGRREC to protect and sustain the river environment.” - John Simmons


Estate and Lifetime Gifts

Individuals who have achieved membership in the Meriweather Lewis, William Clark and Benjamin Godfrey Society levels have committed single or lifetime gifts in excess of $25,000. Their dedication to the Foundation serves as an inspiration to the community.

Meriwether Lewis Society (Single or lifetime gifts of $100,000 or more) Corporations, Organizations Individuals Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation Drs. Dale and Linda Chapman Ameritech Mrs. Mozelle Cope Brookfield Renewable Power Dr. D.H. Cramblet College Bookstores of America Mrs. Jeana K. Hutchinson Emerson Electric Mr. L. Thomas Lakin Pepsi Cola General Bottlers, Inc. Drs. Randall J. Rogalsky and C. Anne Bowman Piasa Charitable Foundation of Alton TCI of Illinois, Inc. Roberts Ford William Clark Society (Single or lifetime gifts of $25,000 or more) Individuals Corporations, Organizations AAIC, Inc. Mrs. Marlene Barach Mercantile Ms. Emma Sawyer Albrecht-Hamlin Chevrolet Monticello College Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mick Barach Mrs. Joan Sheppard Alton MultiSpecialists, Ltd. Phone Masters, Ltd. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ditman Mrs. Antigone Simpson BPW Roberts Motors Scholarship Fund Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hamlin Mr. and Mrs. J. Lloyd Tomer ConcocoPhillips Wood River Roberts Motors , Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John G. Helmkamp Dr. Wilbur R. L. Trimpe Cope Plastics, Inc. Saint Anthony’s Health Center Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kratschmer Mr. & Mrs. Byron Farrell Godfrey Women’s Club The Bank of Edwardsville Mr. and Mrs. Andreas Kuhn Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Sheppard Holmes Murphy Union Planters Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Nick Maggos Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Werts Hortica Webb Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morris Illinois Community College System Werts Welding & Tank Service, Inc. Ms. Trula O’Neil Foundation Wegman Electric LCCC Board of Trustees Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Roberts Benjamin Godfrey Legacy Society Includes L&C Alumni and friends who have formally notified Lewis and Clark Community College and/or the L&C Foundation of their intentions to provide a gift through estate or financial planning. S. Wiley Davis Thomas K.* and Jeana Hutchinson Byron Farrell Randall J. Rogalsky, M.D. Paul and Loretta* Hanks Emma Sawyer* John G. (Jack) and Beth Helmkamp Calvin Whitlock* 28


President’s Circle and 1838 Society President’s Circle

The 1838 Society

The President’s Circle is made up of a distinguished group of community leaders, alumni and friends of the college who are devoted to sustaining Lewis and Clark’s excellence and ensuring its future. Each year, the president applies President’s Circle funds to further specific initiatives, advancing Lewis and Clark in its mission to empower people by raising aspirations and fostering achievement. Membership in the President’s Circle requires a $5,000 investment, renewable annually.

Named for the year the Godfrey campus of Lewis and Clark Community College was originally founded as the former Monticello College, the 1838 Society is a group of community leaders, alumni and friends who demonstrate their commitment to Lewis and Clark and the historic Godfrey campus by giving $1,838 (or more) in unrestricted funds annually. The 1838 Society supports the tradition of excellence and education that was established by Monticello College, and funds contributed by this society help fulfill Lewis and Clark’s educational mission and assist in sustaining the historic grounds of the former Monticello College. Member contributions make an immediate and meaningful impact on students, faculty and staff.

For more information on how you can invest in the future of Lewis and Clark by becoming a member of the President’s Circle or 1838 societies, please contact Lori Artis, Vice President of Media and Foundation Relations at (618) 468-3200 or by email at

Please join us today with an undesignated gift of $1,838. We welcome your membership and encourage you to invite others to become members with you.


President’s Circle and 1838 Society Members President’s Circle Members

1838 Society Members

AAIC-Cal Morris The Bank of Edwardsville - Tom Holloway Marlene Barach Mick Barach Mr. & Mrs. Donald Beem Drs. Dale & Linda Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Byron Farrell Mr. & Mrs. Eric Gowin Mr. & Mrs. Jack Helmkamp Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Kuiper Holmes Murphy - Mike Kniepman Mr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Long Michael Moehn & Lisa Nielsen Olin Corporation - Tom O’Keefe Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Roberts Drs. Randy Rogalsky & C. Anne Bowman Phillips 66-Jay Churchill Mr. & Mrs. Steve Saale Mr. & Mrs. Bill Schrimpf Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Sheppard The Suddes Group Trane-Scott Lucykow Wegman Electric Co. Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Werts Arthur Williams

AAIC-Cal Morris Mr. & Mrs. Scott Adams Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ahlemeyer Mr. & Mrs. Terry Artis Mr. & Mrs. Gary Ayres Mr. & Mrs. Pete Basola Bric Partnership -Tom Buchheit Bruce Unterbrink Construction Inc. - Bruce Unterbrink Drs. Dale & Linda Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Jay Churchill C.J.Schlosser & Co., LLC - Terry Dooling Susan Czerwinski & Scott Aljets Mr. & Mrs. Richard Georgewitz Mr. & Mrs. Sean Hill Judy Hoffman Holmes Murphy - Mike Kniepman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hough Jeana Hutchinson Kane Mechanical - Tom Kane Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Kane Mr. & Mrs. John Kender Mr. & Mrs. Mark Kratschmer Mr. & Mrs Andreas Kuhn Mr. & Mrs. Terry Lane Jill Leka Loellke Plumbing, Inc. - David & Stacey Loellke Brenda McCain Donna Meyer Tom O’Keefe


Mr. & Mrs Robb Pike Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Kent Scheffel Mr. & Mrs. Cas Sheppard Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Sheppard Sheppard, Morgan & Schwaab, Inc. Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. - Duane Thomas Mark Tuck Cindy Tyler Mr. & Mrs. Robert Watson Mr. & Mrs. Fred Whitworth Dr. & Mrs. Clyde Wieland Tom Wunderle

1838 Society and President’s Circle Events


Foundation Financial Position

These figures represent Lewis and Clark’s audited figures from July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012


Cash $1,105,719 Investments $6,968,914 Current Receivables $169,185 Prepaid Expenses $1,484 Long Term Receivable $444,478 Land - Palisades Preserve $2,888,423 Cash Value of Life Insurance $95,984 Other Assets $5,000

Total Assets

Liabilities & Net Assets


Current Liabilities $61,392 Non-Current Liabilities - Unrestricted: Operating $1,262,539 Temporary Restricted $2,338,379 Permanently Restricted $8,016,877

Total Liabilities & Net Assets $11,679,187 Auditing Services provided by C.J. Schlosser & Company L.L.C., Alton, IL Investment Services provided by Stifel, Nicolaus, Inc., St. Louis, MO 32

Academic Year 2011-2012 Distinguished Scholars


istinguished Scholars represent students attending Lewis and Clark who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. These students are awarded full tuition and fee scholarships, with funds raised annually from the Collage dinner and auction event.

Kathryn Blotna

Jersey Community HS

Kristen Bowman

Kelsey Busler

Southwestern HS

Debra Kraner Staunton HS

Alton HS

Diane Lahey

Southwestern HS

Cameron Costanzo Civic Memorial HS

Kayci Legate

Jersey Community HS

Kara Hecker

Jerseyville Community HS

John Stimac

East Alton-Wood River HS 33

2011-2012 Golden Eagle Scholars

Nicklaus Dorsey Civic Memorial HS

Alyssa Plummer Greenfield HS


Colby Hall

East Alton-Wood River HS

Kristi Scott

Jersey Community HS

Stephanie Holford Roxana HS

Brittany Smith

East Alton-Wood River HS

Ryan Howland

Danielle McNear

Christine Tonsor

Kaitlin Vogel

Alton HS

Jersey Community HS

Southwestern HS

Brussells HS

Bridget Meszaros

Michael Paisley

Adam Watts

Nicholas Zankl II

Roxana HS

Southwestern HS

Alton HS

Alton HS

Academic Year 2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients



THE ROBERTS MOTORS, INC. SCHOLARSHIP Samantha Davis Jennifer Evanick

ILLINOIS HEALTH IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP Shawn Avery Katlyn Dealey Chelsea Scanzoni Brant Whited Michael Wynn














2012 Foundation Donors 100 Black Men of Alton, Inc. AAIC, INC. Abbco Service Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Scott Adams Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ahlemeyer Mary Lu Albee Susan Paige Allen Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation Ameren Illinois Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Terry L. Artis AT&T United Way Employee Giving Campaign Mr. & Mrs. Gary Ayres Mr. & Mrs. Steven Banjavcic Mr. & Mrs. Mick Barach Mr. & Mrs. Peter Basola, Jr. Renee L. Bauer Mr. & Mrs. Floyd R. Bazzell Mr. & Mrs. Donald F. Beem Betty Beile Virginia S. Bell Leonard Berg BJC Healthcare Charles A. Bonney, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lowell E. Bosaw Janet K. Brehm BRIC Partnership, LLC Dean Brown Roberta Brown Bruce Unterbrink Construction, Inc. Alan J. Bruha Dr. John R. Bruker Robert M. Bruker Susan L. Bruker Alice C. Bunjan Mr. & Mrs. William Burcky C. J. Schlosser & Co. Shane W. Callahan CAM, LLC 36

Steven Campbell Darla S. Cardine Carpenter’s District Council of St Louis Carrollton Bank Cathy Carruthers Chapman & Cutler, LLP Mr. & Mrs. Jay Churchill Citizens for Beiser Citizens for Jim Watson Mr. & Mrs. Gordon E. Clark R. Theodore Clark Clark Baird Smith, LLP College Bookstores of America Commerce Bank Jean Connoyer Sandy Connoyer Contegra Construction Co., LLC Jacquelyn M. Cooper Cope Plastics, Inc. Ed Cordes Cornerstone Bank & Trust, N.A. Dr. Susan M.Czerwinski Dr. Patrick J. Dailey Terry S. Darling Mr. & Mrs. Mark Darr Jan L. Davenport Ann M. Davidson Mr. & Mrs. G. Martin Dawson Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Delfert Dr. Keith W. Dickey Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Ditman Mr. & Mrs. Leo E. Dodson Delfina Dornes Anne J. Droste Richard C. Dunn, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Dunn Mr. & Mrs. Terry J. Durham Dr. & Mrs. Edward DuVivier Wayne Eastby Deborah Edelman

Edwardsville Moose Lodge No. 1561 Shirley Emons Johanna M. Erlenbach Joan Evers Farmer Environmental Services, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Byron Farrell Stephanie Fernandes First National Bank - Staunton Maloy E. Flinn Molly Freimuth Evelyn M. Gabriel Mr. & Mrs. Randall R. Gallaher Dean Garrett Thomas J. Geller Mr. & Mrs. Richard Georgewitz John W Gibbons Susan R. Gieseking Jean Gilkison Godfrey Women’s Club Judith Ann Goodman Greater Madison Co. Federation Gribble Printing Angela Grubb Donna Guthrie H. Adams Development Co. Lora Kathleen Haberer Mr. & Mrs. James D. Handley Paul B. Hanks Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Harkey Valorie Harris Jeffrey D. Harrison Brenda K. Hausafus HDR, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John G. Helmkamp Andrea Hill Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Hill Mr. & Mrs. Sean C. Hill Vicki Hinkle Judy G. Hoffman Holmes Murphy Hortica

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Hough Debra A. Houghton Stephanie Houin Illinois American Water Illinois Community College System Foundation Jack Schmitt Wood River Mannie Jackson Terri L. Jakuboski Jerseyville Motor Co. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Johnson Josephine’s Ltd. Nancy Kaiser Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Kane Sally Karnes Mr. & Mrs. John J. Keller Mr. & Mrs. William E. Kessler Sarah B. Kirschner Dawn P. Klingler Judy K. Knight Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Kochanski Donna L. Koenig Robert Kokenyesi Mr. & Mrs. William A. Kuebrich Mr. & Mrs. Andreas J. Kuhn Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Kuiper Robert N. Kunselman Mr. & Mrs. Terry D. Lane Dr. Patricia Lawlor Jill D. Leka Lewis & Clark Community College Liberty Bank Lions Club of Alton Godfrey Loellke Plumbing, Inc. Ryan G. Loew J. Thomas Long Virginia Long Thomas W. Louvier, Jr. Scott A. Lucykow Brad Maher Erma J. Maloney

Carolyn J. Manley Lola Mans Rick Marshall Brenda Walker McCain Linda K. McCormick Cindy McCoy Melissa J. McKee Myra O. Medhurst Donna Meyer Kelley A. Millemon Mr. & Mrs. George S. Milnor Michael L.Moehn Dr. & Mrs. Yusuf A. Mohyuddin Saundra Mosby Dr. Gerald Mozur Gary Nimmo Northern Trust Company Thomas J. O’Keefe Olin Brass -Global Brass & Copper, Inc. Olin Corporation Charitable Trust Linda L. Orr Melvin Osburn Christina L. Paulda Mr. & Mrs. Mark Peipert Pepsi Cola General Bottlers, Inc. John R. Pfeiffenberger Phillips 66 Phone Masters, LLC Piasa Management Company, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Robb S. Pike Denise Plunk Diane Porter Mr. & Mrs. William Allen Preston Annette Proctor Mr. & Mrs. Richard Propes Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc. Quality Buick GMC Cadillac Michael C. Randall Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Ringhausen Linda Robel Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Roberts Mrs. Sharon Roberts Mr. & Mrs. John V. Robinson Drs. Randall J. Rogalsky & Anne Bowman Rotary Club of Edwardsville

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin C. Rowland Royal Office Products Mr. & Mrs. Steve Saale Wilma Sawyer Abigail L. Scheffel Mr. & Mrs. F. Kent Scheffel Jodene A. Scheller Mr. & Mrs. Jack Schmitt Mr. & Mrs. Bill Schrimpf Mary Helen Schulte Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Sheppard Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Sheppard Joan L. Sheppard Sheppard, Morgan & Schwaab Eric Shultis Betty M. Siemer Mr. & Mrs. Earl H. Simmons Mr. & Mrs. James S. Sinclair Michelle Singley Mr. & Mrs David P. Smalley, Sr. Tracey L. Smith Southwestern Illinois Employers Assoc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Speidel Dr. Kenneth Spells Steckel Produce Rebecca Steiner Mr. & Mrs. David Stevenson Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Leland C. Sudlow Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Sutcliff Neale Sutcliff Mr. & Mrs. Dean Sweet Talley Radio Network Mr. & Mrs. Kevin A. Taul Terra Design The Bank of Edwardsville Dr. & Mrs. Rance Thomas Phyllis H. Titus Dennis R. Tomkinson Mr. Mark A. Tuck Beverly Sue Underwood United Way of Greater St. Louis US Food Service Christopher D. Vahle Douglas Wagner Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Walker, III

Rosalind Walker Dorothy Waters Mary Lou Watson Mr. & Mrs. Robert L Watson WBGZ Radio Wegman Electric Co. Mr. & Mrs. N. Gail Weinrich Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program Mr. & Mrs. Dwight A. Werts Werts Welding & Tank Service, Inc. Rodney A. White

Dr. & Mrs. C. L. Wieland William E. Schmidt Charitable Foundation Art R. Williams Mary E. Williams Kathy Willis Mr. & Mrs. Adam Witsken Wunderle Consulting, Inc. Dawn Zedolek Kathleen Zimmerman Cody M. Zippmann Zonta Club of Alton Wood River

Dwight and Cheryl Werts Donate $10,000 to Support L&C Veterans College and Foundation Board Member Dwight Werts and his wife Cheryl made a significant contribution this year to establish a Veteran’s Emergency Fund for Lewis and Clark students. Dwight and Cheryl donated $10,000 to establish a loan fund for veterans. The generous donation from the Werts Family was also matched with a $10,000 contribution from the President’s Circle, to establish a $20,000 loan fund for this growing student population. Veterans Services Manager Terry Lane said Lewis and Clark is experiencing an increased need in emergency funding for veteran students. The number of veterans and military students Lewis and Clark is currently serving is up to 250 and continues to rise each semester. “With the increased number of veterans and military students come logistical challenges,” Lane said. “The increased number of returning service members to higher education institutions is slowing down paperwork processing at the VA, which can take up to 10 weeks to complete.” Lane said this gap is leaving many of Lewis and Clark’s student veterans short on funds for basic needs such as housing, transportation, books and food. “This generous gift from Dwight and Cheryl Werts and the matching funds from the President’s Circle will make a significant difference in the lives of this growing student population at Lewis and Clark. These students are hard-working individuals who just need something to fill the gap, and this display of generosity will be appreciated by veteran students for years to come.” 37

2012 Foundation Board Members

Bill Schrimpf President

President of Piasa Motor Fuels

Retired President and CEO of Hortica

Dr. Linda Cassens

Dr. Dale T. Chapman

Professional Counselor

Eric Gowin

Owner of Contegra Construction


Robert McClellan Vice President

President of Lewis and Clark Community College

Mona Haberer

President and CEO of Hortica

Jane Saale Vice President

President and CEO of Cope Plastics, Inc.

Jay D. Churchill

Manager of Phillips66 Wood River Refinery

John G. (Jack) Helmkamp Retired Chairman and CEO of Illinois State Bank

Thomas W. Hough Secretary, Treasurer Chairman and CEO of Carrollton Bank

Byron Farrell

Chairman and President of CAM, LLC

Mark Kratschmer Vice President of Wegman Electric

Thomas E. Berry

Retired President/Owner of CBW Transport Services

Harlan (Skip) Ferry

President of Commerce Bank, N.A./Commerce Bankshares, Inc.

J. Thomas Long

Chairman of the First National Bank of Grant Park, Illinois

Michael Moehn

Senior Vice President of Ameren Services

Karla Olson Teasley President of Illinois American Water

Tom O’Keefe

President of Winchester

Robert L. Watson

Attorney and Chairman of the Lewis and Clark Community College Trustees

Sharon Roberts

Retired Bank Executive of Metro Savings Bank

Randall J. Rogalsky, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon

Joan Sheppard Philanthropist

Dwight Werts

CEO and President of Werts Welding & Tank Service, Inc.

Directors Emeritus Delores J. Ennico Jeffrey J. Haferkamp Edward Hamlin Paul B. Hanks Thomas K. Hutchinson* L. Thomas Lakin Nick Maggos*

Robert L. Plummer Anne Schmidt Robert Schrimpf Herman Seedorf III Harold Thomeczek U.S. Ambassador George H. Walker III Robert Wetzel* *Deceased 39

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Lewis and Clark Community College and Foundation 2012 Annual Report  

A look at our accomplishments and achievements in 2012.