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Lake Land College recognizes donors, scholarship recipients at annual Foundation Scholarship Reception

Lake Land College recently held its annual Foundation Scholarship Reception recognizing scholarship recipients as well as the donors who contribute financially to scholarship funding. The Foundation Scholarship Reception gives students and donors a time to meet and get to know more about one another.

“I’d like to thank each and every one of you, donors for your generosity and students for your efforts to pursue higher education,” said Debbie Benefiel, Foundation Board member. “We know that today more than ever, students at Lake Land College face challenges like raising families, the cost of living and transportation, and in many cases, maintaining employment while attaining education. It is through organizations like the foundation that we can all help contribute to the betterment of our communities by helping to support those around us.”

For the 2013-2014 academic school year alone, the Lake Land College Foundation has awarded more than $409,000 through more than 430 scholarships. However according to Benefiel, each year the foundation receives three times the amount of scholarship applications than can be awarded.

Foundation Board members include:, Bob Pancoast, president, Shelbyville; Nanci Huels, vice president, Altamont; Paul Glenney, secretary, Mattoon; Tom Wright, Dieterich; Debbie Benefiel, Paris; Michael Bohannon, Charleston; Steve Childers, Mattoon; Chad Faller, Charleston; Dave Frisse, Paris; Jennifer Jansen, Effingham; Garth Jones, Mattoon; John Livesay, Pana; Linda McCabe, Bethany; Jeff Mefford, Effingham; Deana Nuxoll, Effingham; Preston Smith, Mattoon; Chad Thompson, Effingham; Meg Yargus, Marshall; Doris Reynolds, Board of Trustees liaison, Mattoon; Nancy Wurtsbaugh, Neoga; Madge Shoot, treasurer, Mattoon; Amy Borntrager, honorary board member, Mattoon; Ray Rieck, Foundation CFO, Mattoon; and Josh Bullock, ex-officio and Foundation CEO.

Brooke Homann of Charleston, who is studying pre-med, said that the scholarship she received through the foundation is allowing her pursue her college education.

“It was surely a reality check when I was exploring the cost of four-year schools. I soon learned that going straight to a university was simply not in the cards for me,” said Homann. “Lake Land College was not my first school of choice and I had no idea my time here would impact me so much. I came here with a plan of doing one year and transferring. But I’m staying here for two full years to complete my associate degree and then transfer because of the excellent institution I am a part of. When I can, I plan to return to Lake Land and support the Foundation, just like it has supported me as a student.”

The Lake Land College Foundation was established exclusively for educational, scientific and charitable purposes. The foundation assists the College in developing and enhancing the educational opportunities and service to its students, alumni and citizens of the district.

The following students received foundation scholarships this year:

Heather Began, Altamont

Brian Goers, Altamont

Zachary Hutson, Altamont

Taylor Kollmann, Altamont

Bryce   Kopplin, Altamont

Miles   Kopplin, Altamont

Allison Wendling, Altamont

Amelia Winters, Altamont

Eli Stephens, Annapolis

Jennifer Baca, Arcola

Alexandria Binion, Arthur

Kaden Hanscel, Arthur

James  Hatcher, Arthur

Brittney Pourchot, Arthur

Michelle Panetti, Ashmore

Mary    Gardner, Beecher City

Timothy Petty, Beecher City

Leah    Oathout, Bethany

Hannah Robinson, Bethany

Mallory Robinson, Bethany

Hollie  Austin, Brocton

Tyler    Feezel, Brownstown

Brittany Kistler, Brownstown

Ashton Smith, Brownstown

Mitchell Smith, Brownstown

Brandon Daniel, Bunker Hill

Kassidi Burton, Casey

Courtney Gossett, Casey

Kendall Hutson, Casey

Lexy Long, Casey

Alexis  Montgomery, Casey

Landon Ragon, Casey

Jennifer Roberts, Casey

Taylor Spivey, Casey

Brian   Stout, Casey

Joshua Sawyer            , Cerro Gordo

Joshua Amacher, Charleston

Toby Austin, Charleston

Thomas Bingham, Charleston

Trevor Bradley, Charleston

Dawn  Brazzell, Charleston

Jesse    Campbell, Charleston

Alicia   Carver, Charleston

Courtney Carver, Charleston

Shayla Chastain, Charleston

Kathleen Dunlap, Charleston

Erik Eix, Charleston

Jerad Ferguson, Charleston

Christen Francis, Charleston

Kerry Frazier, Charleston

Madison Goodwin, Charleston

Sydney Hadfield, Charleston

Johnathan Hedrick, Charleston

Veronica Hemmingway, Charleston

Brooke Homann, Charleston

Stephen Jackson, Charleston

Larry Kuhl, Charleston

Breeana Lankford, Charleston

Kaitlyn Nead, Charleston

Megan Obrien, Charleston

Jacqueline Rainey, Charleston

Matthew Rose, Charleston

Katlyn Smith, Charleston

Jonathan Thomas, Charleston

Lucas   Thomas, Charleston

Assita Josiane Traore, Charleston

Katherine Weber, Charleston

Emerson Wilson, Charleston

Emily   Smith, Cowden

Jill Brummer, Dieterich

Derek  Cox, Dieterich

Olivia   Kuhl, Dieterich

Candace Niemerg, Dieterich

Molly   Niemerg, Dieterich

Ashley Phillips, Dieterich

Kyle Webb, Dieterich

Taylor Kuhns, Edgewood

Ryan Mayhaus, Edgewood

Derek  Warren           , Edgewood

Anita   Bierman, Effingham

Whitlee Blakeman, Effingham

Kara     Bourgeois, Effingham

Deanna Collier, Effingham

Zebulen Collier, Effingham

Mark    Devall, Effingham

Trenton Frey, Effingham

Natasha Gardewine, Effingham

Erin Goeckner, Effingham

Todd Goeckner, Effingham

Adriana Kaufman, Effingham

Hunter Keith, Effingham

Ian Keith, Effingham

Taylor Kistler, Effingham

Kallie   Koester, Effingham

Amber Kreke, Effingham

Debbie            Ledbetter, Effingham

Brianne Martin, Effingham

Samantha Mathews, Effingham

Sean Meyer, Effingham

Megan Miller, Effingham

Shelby Overbeck, Effingham

Bailey  Pals, Effingham

Kimberly Perkins, Effingham

Cody   Pike, Effingham

Alita     Pinal, Effingham

Timothy Probst, Effingham

Zachary Pruemer, Effingham

Constance Rickey, Effingham

Anna   Shelton, Effingham

Renee Slifer    Effingham

Travis  Summers, Effingham

Haley  Tarr, Effingham

Kelli     Utz, Effingham

Kourtney, Utz Effingham

Kimberly Weishaar, Effingham

Lauren Withiem, Effingham

Jeannetta Woomer, Effingham

Hannah Kleinik, Farina

Klaiton Strullmyer, Farina

Matthew Keown, Findlay

Kacy Mugrage, Flora

Ryan Fisher, Gays

Bostyn            Kirk, Gays

Brennyn Kirk, Gays

Cole McKimmy, Gays

Erin Mowry, Gays

Kierstin, VanHyfte, Gays

Brittany Cain, Greenup

Tyler    Carl, Greenup

Christina Carter, Greenup

Adam  Gilbert, Greenup

Harley Black, Herrick

Paige Buchanan, Herrick

Kimberly Cushing, Herrick

Mackenzie Morrison, Herrick

Cheyenne Cameron, Jewett

Ryan Camp, Kansas

Teadora Camp, Kansas

Kendra            Conine, Kansas

Hayden Parker, Kansas

Jennifer Poehler, Kansas

Dylan  Rardin, Kansas

Myles  Batson, Lerna

Austin  Hernandez, Lerna

Chelsy Lorance, Lerna

Cody   Morris, Lerna

Nathan            Bible, Louisville

Kenna McGee, Louisville

Norah  Hopkins, Lovington

Nicholas Martina, Lovington

Mallory Renfro, Lovington

Kelsey Zancha, Lovington

Kendall Bombard, Marshall

Kimberly Downey, Marshall

Kyle Dunscomb, Marshall

Taylor Maurer, Marshall

Robert Smitley, Marshall

Tyler    Elliott, Martinsville

Tara-Michelle Townsend, Martinsville

Melody Wittenmyer, Martinsville

Amanda Arena, Mattoon

Karen  Arthion, Mattoon

Patrick Bell, Mattoon

Macy Berkson, Mattoon

Emily Bolen, Mattoon

Heather Brown, Mattoon

Jennifer Burrell, Mattoon

Larry    Butler, Mattoon

Joshua Caldwell, Mattoon

Ross    Carls, Mattoon

Bryan  Cox, Mattoon

Corey  Davidson, Mattoon

KeWan Davis, Mattoon

Anna DeBuhr, Mattoon

Savanah Drew, Mattoon

Jessica Dunbar, Mattoon

Cody   Easley, Mattoon

Alexandria Elliott, Mattoon

Julia Fasking, Mattoon

Jeff Gilliland, Mattoon

Jason Gilliland, Mattoon

Joseph Herbert, Mattoon

Michael Herr, Mattoon

Kerry Hess, Mattoon

Mitchel Hirsch, Mattoon

Cayla   Hoffman, Mattoon

Jennifer Jean, Mattoon

Jason Jones, Mattoon

Kourtney Jones, Mattoon

Sarah Kemp, Mattoon

Cody   Kill, Mattoon

Shui Ting Lau, Mattoon

Katherine Lloyd, Mattoon

Justin Luecking, Mattoon

Raissa Mboma Mwenze, Mattoon

Seth Miller, Mattoon

Bethany Moritz, Mattoon

Courtney Morris, Mattoon

Sam Naroze, Mattoon

Jaime Nasta, Mattoon

John Olmsted, Mattoon

Brianna Otto, Mattoon

Matthew Paddick, Mattoon

Amber Peeler,             Mattoon

Felicia  Perry, Mattoon

Delaney Porter, Mattoon

Angelica Ragonese, Mattoon

Hilary  Rawlings, Mattoon

Mikki    Rebollo, Mattoon

Phillip  Riley, Mattoon

Christina Robison, Mattoon

Andrea            Sanders, Mattoon

Kortni  Sanders, Mattoon

Cassandra Scott, Mattoon

Allie Seaman, Mattoon

Jeri Shoultz, Mattoon

Janet Tapian, Mattoon

Shelby Tate, Mattoon

Kaleb   Thornhill, Mattoon

Orville Utsler,             Mattoon

Benjamin Vieth, Mattoon

Molly Walker, Mattoon

Zack Waters, Mattoon

Lindsey Wheat, Mattoon

Michael White, Mattoon

Tyrin Williams, Mattoon

ThereseWilson, Mattoon

Eric Winans, Mattoon

Chelsy Wright, Mattoon

Matthew Zeller, Mattoon

Adam Kessler, Mode

Colton Wade, Mode

Seth Flach, Montrose

Noah Johnson, Mount Zion

Kristen Jansen, Neoga

Kathryn O’Dell, Neoga

Megan Schabbing, Neoga

Christopher Walk, Neoga

Erin Walk, Neoga

Rebecca Warfel, Neoga

Nick Wernsing, Neoga

Garrison Vezina, Newman

Anthony Vaultonburg, Oakland

Shannon McBurney, Oakland

Ami Meyer, Oakland

Austin  Meyer, Oakland

Autumn Meyer, Oakland

Beverly Notaro, Oakland

Monica Ochs-Saril, Oakland

Kelsie  Davis, Palmer

Rebecca Bland, Pana

Michael Cothern, Pana

Morgan Dressen, Pana

Bart Dubre, Pana

Kelsie  England, Pana

Jordan McCombe, Pana

Kayla   Miller, Pana

Kristina Pollman, Pana

Cynthia Schmitz, Pana

Lacey  Seaton, Pana

Sarah  Sparks, Pana

Michael Spurgeon, Pana

Aaron  Vandenbergh,            Pana

Lucrisha Weddle, Pana

Christina Wooldridge, Pana

Amanda Jernigan, Paris

Hannah Jernigan, Paris

Alyssa Lamb, Paris

Allison Melton, Paris

Ashley Spencer, Paris

Geoffrey Swinford, Paris

Courtney Wall            , Ramsey

Cassie Abendroth, Saint Elmo

Tara Johnson, Saint Elmo

Hannah Fogleman, Shelbyville

Alexis  Hall, Shelbyville

Cassie Jennings, Shelbyville

Danielle Keller, Shelbyville

Mary Mars, Shelbyville

Hayden Miller, Shelbyville

Amanda Overbeck, Shelbyville

Megan Schwerman, Shelbyville

Cassondra Strehlow, Shelbyville

Taylor Wilcox, Shelbyville

Braydon Braun, Shumway

Jamie   Shouse, Shumway

Sierra   Struthers, Sigel

Travis  Walk, Sigel

Trevor Walk, Sigel

Dylan  Roley, Stewardson

Brittani Augenstein, Strasburg

Emily   Griffin, Strasburg

Mariah Tabbert, Strasburg

Shalyn Wildman, Strasburg

Jacob   Adams, Sullivan

Anthony Gingerich, Sullivan

Sidney Goad, Sullivan

Stephanie Johnson, Sullivan

Kathleen Prideaux, Sullivan

David  Puyear, Sullivan

Tiara Ryherd, Sullivan

Isaac Smith, Sullivan

Jennifer Starr, Sullivan

Tyler Stewart, Sullivan

Kris Taylor, Sullivan

Derrick Zerrusen, Sullivan

Nicholas Heuerman, Teutopolis

Haley Isley, Teutopolis

Travis Lidy, Teutopolis

Dylan Niebrugge, Teutopolis

Dalton Overbeck, Teutopolis

Nicole  Pals, Teutopolis

Jill Weishaar, Teutopolis

Dana Westendorf, Teutopolis

Bailey  Dow, Toledo

Adam  Nail, Toledo

Marissa Tegeler, Toledo

Gage Beck, Tower Hill

Ashley Kay, Tower Hill

Donald           Stivers, Tower Hill

Brent Ladage, Tuscola

April Renfrow, Villa Grove

Melissa Dockrey, Watson

Jessica Meyer, Watson

Terry Adams, Westfield

Kaley   McKinney, Westfield

Austin  Hallock, White Hall

Olivia   Fox, Windsor

Blake   Shuemaker, Windsor

Christian Smith, Windsor

Lowell Wiltermood, Windsor


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