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Two LLCC students win state geography awards

Press contact: Kyla Kruse

SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College students Sean McCarthy and Quinten Palmer of Springfield were honored at the Illinois Geographical Society’s annual awards banquet held in Burlington, Iowa, on April 26. 

Two male students pose for a photo holding an award certificate.

McCarthy received the Charles Womack Award, which was established to honor the memory and spirit of Charles “Chuck” Womack, geography professor at Lakeland Community College. The award is given to one student who has excelled in both academics and extracurricular activities in the geography program at their community college. McCarthy plans to graduate with an associate in arts in May 2025.

Palmer received the Outstanding Community College Two-Year Student Geography Award. This award goes to a student who has excelled in one or more geography classes. Palmer, a geography major at LLCC, will graduate in December 2024, after which he plans on continuing his studies in geography at Illinois State University.