Lincoln Land Community College, founded on Feb. 23, 1967 with the passage of a referendum establishing the Lincoln Land district, kicked off the celebration its 50th anniversary on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at the annual Convocation for faculty and staff. Dr. Charlotte Warren, the college’s sixth president, announced that the observance will continue through the fall and spring semesters, including these major activities and events:
50 Acts of Service – LLCC faculty, staff and students will participate in 50 volunteer service activities throughout the LLCC district.
Spotlight on 50 alumni – The LLCC Foundation will highlight the accomplishments of 50 distinguished alumni of the college.
steppingSTONES – The steppingSTONES courtyard featuring engraved recognition bricks will be unveiled outside the A. Lincoln Commons. Engraved recognition bricks are available for purchase through the LLCC Foundation. (http://www.llccfoundation.org/stepping-stones)
“50 Years of the Lamp”– curated by Tim McKenzie, assistant professor of journalism and humanities, is now on display in the James S. Murray Gallery on the upper level of Menard Hall. Don’t miss this look back at the college’s history, both hard news and humor, through the eyes of student journalists. A reception for the exhibit will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 5-7 p.m. Current and past journalism students are especially invited.
Founders’ Day Celebration Feb. 18, 2017 – The celebration begins at 1 p.m. in the Student Union with a ceremony honoring LLCC’s founders and culminating with the opening of a time capsule from 25 years ago and the sealing of a new capsule by Phi Theta Kappa student honor society. Attendees are then invited to a historic display in the James S. Murray Gallery with refreshments served. They may also attend women’s (1 p.m) and men’s (3 p.m.) basketball games in Cass Gym. During halftime of the men’s game, the latest class of the LLCC Athletic Hall of Fame will be introduced.
Book on the history of LLCC – A “coffee table-style” book on the first 50 years of LLCC is currently in production and will first be available for sale at the Founder’s Day Celebration.
60s style LLCC Foundation Gala – The 11th annual LLCC Foundation Gala May 6, 2017 will feature a “Mad Men” vibe reminiscent of the late 1960s, when LLCC was founded and opened.
Commencement – LLCC’s annual commencement May 12, 2017 will provide the culmination of the 50th anniversary observance.
Please check back often for more details on 50th anniversary events happening throughout the year!