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LLCC’s Blake Joyner wins statewide geography award

Press Contact: Lynn Whalen

Blake Joyner

SPRINGFIELD — Blake Joyner of Springfield, a student at Lincoln Land Community College, was recognized April 29 with the Illinois Geographical Society Community College Outstanding Student Geographer Award.  

The award goes to a student who has excelled in geography courses at their community college. Joyner received a financial award and a one-year membership to the Illinois Geographical Society.

A sophomore at LLCC, Joyner is an outfielder on the LLCC Loggers baseball team. He plans to transfer to Mississippi State University in the fall and major in broadcast meteorology. 

“Blake is a dedicated student. He worked extremely hard in his classes and truly excelled in geography courses, especially the weather and climate course,” said Dean Butzow, LLCC professor of geography. “He is a person who will make a positive difference in the world.”

LLCC offers an associate degree program in geography and a certificate of completion in geographic information systems (GIS).