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Third annual Winter Art Sale at LLCC Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

Special art sale preview night being held Nov. 29

The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum is hosting the third annual Winter Art Sale on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the college’s Springfield campus at 5250 Shepherd Road. This event is free and open to the public.

A wide variety of original artwork, including ceramics, paintings, photography and more, will be for sale. The artwork has been created by LLCC students during the fall semester. All proceeds from the art sale support LLCC art students and the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum. Purchases can be made with cash, check or credit cards.

“This event provides an opportunity for the community to see student artwork and to raise funds for LLCC art students,” says Janet Semanik, LLCC Foundation development specialist and coordinator of Trutter Museum exhibits. “Plus, the art pieces make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season.”

The public is also invited to attend the art sale preview night on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Trutter Center. The event provides an exclusive first opportunity to browse and buy art and includes a silent auction. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres will be prepared by LLCC culinary students and a cash bar will also be available. 

Reservations for the preview night are appreciated and can be made by calling 217-786-2785.

For more information about the event, call 217-786-2785, or email llccfoundation@llcc.edu.

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 surgical technology program receives national recognition

Lincoln Land Community College’s surgical technology program received a national merit award for achieving a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam during the 2016-17 academic year from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. The award recognizes LLCC’s role as a leader in the field of surgical technology education.

The CST is widely recognized in the health care community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation. Surgical technologists are members of the surgical team during medical operations. They help prepare the operating room, check and/or assemble equipment, assist the surgeon during the operation, transfer patients to their rooms and clean the operating room.

Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST have demonstrated understanding of the competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. This certification is required for employment within many local, state and national health care organizations.

“We are proud of our graduates and honored to receive this recognition,” says Janice Lovekamp, program director, LLCC Surgical Technology. “We strive to provide our students with skill training and hands-on experience that prepares them to take the CST, enter the workforce and deliver quality patient care.”

For more information on the surgical technology program at LLCC, visit www.llcc.edu/surgical-technology.

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