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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.

“It’s Not Just Black and White”  through Dec. 14 in the Murray Gallery

The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College will feature the exhibit, “It’s Not Just Black and White,” an achromatic work in graphite and charcoal by Michelle Smith, Nov. 27-Dec.14. The public is invited to view the exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Smith, who teaches drawing for LLCC Community Education, is a member of the Springfield Artist Collective and the Colored Pencil Society of America. She won the Best of Show award twice in the Chatham Area Public Library Annual Winter Art Exhibit.

She says of her LLCC exhibit, “Life is what inspires me to draw. I believe there is so much in our daily living that just screams ‘put me to paper!’ and that is what I try to portray in my work. Creating art is creating communication: intellectual, emotional and even spiritual communication with the viewer. 

“The ‘It’s Just Not Black and White’ exhibit is a very good representation of my artistic inspirations. The title alone lends itself to the deeper issue of life; most things are not as simple as they first appear to be. I believe it is the duty of art to point out those things that we either go completely blind to or take for granted.” 

Read more about Smith, LLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery and its exhibits at www.llcc.edu/james-s-murray-gallery.

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.

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