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Nominations open for 2018 LLCC Honored Alumni Award

Lincoln Land Community College Alumni Services is accepting nominations for its 2018 Honored Alumni Award. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 15, 2017.

Anyone may nominate an LLCC alum for the award by completing the form that is available at www.llcc.edu/honored-alumni-award.

Nominations will be scored on the following four criteria: 1) role model – inspiring excellence in others, 2) outstanding success – attaining significant career or personal achievements, 3) impact – achieving accomplishments which have changed the community for the better and 4) community service – demonstrating a visible commitment to the community through leadership and/or volunteerism.

Additionally, nominees must have successfully completed coursework at LLCC and be able to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018.

Past recipients of the Honored Alumni Award include: 2017 - William D. McCarty II of Springfield; 2016 - Dr. Andrew Thoron of Newbury, Fla.; 2015 - Cinda Edwards of Springfield; 2014 - Dr. Karla (Carwile) Ivankovich of Glenview; 2013 - Jim Matheis of Springfield; 2012 – Gregg Humphrey of Springfield; 2011 - Bruce Compton of St. Charles, Mo.; 2010 - Michelle Tjelmeland of Springfield; and 2009 - Bill Ames of Springfield.

“LLCC alumni are positively impacting the communities where they live and work, and we’re pleased to be able to recognize their outstanding success with this award,” says Joanie Rogers, office coordinator, LLCC Alumni Services.

For more information, call LLCC Alumni Services at 217.786.4612, or email alumni@llcc.edu.

LLCC's 50th anniversary celebrated in city holiday ornament

The 2017 City of Springfield official holiday ornament benefitting St. Joseph’s Home will feature Lincoln Land Community College, in honor of our 50th anniversary. The ornament was designed by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, Public Relations and  Marketing.

The ornament is now available in the LLCC Bookstore for $25.  The Bookstore's phone number is 217.786.2300 or to order yours online, click here.

LLCC’s oldest living alumna honored for dedication to lifelong learning

At 103 years old, Mary Alkire, of Jacksonville, Ill., is Lincoln Land Community College’s oldest living alumna and a testament to the fact that one is never too old to learn, take classes or receive a degree. While it has been about 20 years since she took a class at LLCC, she recently received her graduation diploma from LLCC and a bouquet of flowers from the Alumni Association to commemorate the event.

It seems Alkire has a knack for research and learning. She was a genealogist for Alkire Genealogical Research and a past president and life member of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society.

Alkire started taking courses at LLCC during the spring semester of 1977 when she was 63 years old. Over the following 19 years, she took a variety of courses covering such topics as real estate, farm management, communication, psychology and computers.

To receive a diploma, students must file an application for graduation. In her pursuit of lifelong learning, Alkire had amassed more than 60 credit hours, which is enough to earn an associate degree in general education with an emphasis in liberal arts. However, during her time at LLCC, Alkire had not filed an application for graduation.

“When reviewing alumni lists, we discovered that Mrs. Alkire had earned enough credits to have received her diploma. We were impressed by her desire to continue her education over the years and wanted to honor and recognize her work and passion for lifelong learning,” says Joanie Rogers, office coordinator, LLCC Alumni Services.

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