Getting involved on campus is important to college success. Being part of a community where people have the same interests and goals builds you up, gets you excited about being part of the college. It also translates to the real world … Being in that team environment is a wonderful opportunity to thrive.
LLCC has been helpful with all areas where I needed assistance and help with planning. The online classes fit my schedule, and my education is advancing my career goals. It helps to be able to be home with my kids if they have to quarantine or their school goes to remote learning.
I look at it from the student point of view, from where they’re starting, to help them build a foundation in radiography and then expand on that … I always try to break up lecture and have an activity that reinforces the material covered. I’m a visual, hands-on type person, and those are ways of learning that students seem to enjoy.
LLCC is definitely the best place if you’re trying to figure out what your major is going to be, if you want to save money and get a great education. It feels like you’re at a university. It makes me happy to see students want to get involved like I do. It’s fun!
Collaborating with the Illinois Life Goes On organization, we held an all-day drive to sign up new organ donors. It was very fulfilling to know our efforts increased the number of people on the organ donor registry.
After the hip injury, I returned to LLCC to study for a career in IT. I continued to work even though in pain. I just kept taking classes and studying, and then the work-based learning opportunity with Systemax came about.
I worked as a tech in the ER at HSHS St. John’s ... we receive patients from ambulances, take vitals, work in the trauma bay, do EKGs, cast splints on people and attend to psychiatric patients ... It definitely has helped to have my emergency medical skills as I progress through the nursing program.