Lake Land College

College Links:








For the Media - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois
Welcome to LLC!

Back to the Media Room

Lake Land College honors John Deere Tech graduates

May 28, 2014
 
 
The John Deere Technology program at Lake Land College welcomed 25 new technicians to the field at its annual Graduation Recognition Banquet. Family and friends of the graduates recently gathered at the Walk Way in Mattoon to celebrate the students’ hard work and dedication. 
 
“We appreciate the 21-year-long partnership with John Deere Company that allows Lake Land to graduate some of the finest technicians in the country,” said Josh Bullock, president of the college. 
 
The John Deere Tech program, offered jointly by John Deere Company and Lake Land College in cooperation with area John Deere dealers, offers students many unique opportunities including earning a salary while learning through on-the-job training at a participating dealership; training on the latest John Deere tractors, combines and implements, and learning the newest diagnostic and servicing procedures. 
 
Sponsored by area John Deere dealers, students also have the opportunity to move directly into employment with their sponsoring dealership upon successful completion of this associate in applied science degree program.
 
For 2014, Jenni Badding, representing the John Deere Company, was the keynote speaker. Additionally, the Outstanding Student Award and Highest GPA Award went to Dalton Groh, Crawfordsville, Ind.
 
The John Deere Tech graduates for 2014 are:
 
Lukas Allison, Attica, Ind., sponsored by Wright Implement Company, Williamsport, Ind.
Jordan Boldig, Mattoon, sponsored by Schilling Brothers, Mattoon
Luke Brazas, Williamsport, Ind., sponsored by Wright Implement Company, Williamsport, Ind.
Dalton Burgess, Assumption, sponsored by Sloan Implement Company, Assumption
Samuel Buse, Beason, sponsored by Cross Brothers Implement, Mt. Pulaski
Aaron Crawford, Raymond, sponsored by Sloan Implement Company, Virden
Nicholas Davis, New Holland, sponsored by Cross Brothers, New Holland
Benjamin Emmerich, Wheeler, sponsored by Sloan Implement Company, Effingham
Tyler Epley, Pana, sponsored by Sloan Implement Company, Taylorville
Evan Freeland, Fowler, Ind., sponsored by Castongia’s Inc., Fowler, Ind.
Dalton Groh, Crawfordsville, Ind., sponsored by Wright Implement Company, Crawfordsville, Ind.
Scott Hatley, Hettick, sponsored by Sloan Implement Company, Carlinville
Blake Huelskamp, Breese, sponsored by Riechmann Brothers, Breese
Kody Kaiser, Coal City, sponsored by Arends-Hogan-Walker LLC, Dwight
Nicholas Kinder, Golden Eagle, sponsored by Wm. Nobbe & Co., Jerseyville
Cannon Lambert, Erie, sponsored by Maloney Equipment, Inc. Fulton
Nathan Lewis, Canton, Mo., sponsored by Sydenstricker Farm and Lawn, Palmyra, Mo. 
Nathaniel Lippert, Clinton, sponsored by Cross Brothers Implement, Clinton
Nicholas Miller, Osco, sponsored by Martin-Sullivan, Inc., Galesburg 
Matt Milner, Auburn, sponsored by Sloan Implement Company, Litchfield
Thomas Moore, Callao. Mo., sponsored by Sydenstricker Farm and Lawn, Macon, Mo. 
Junior Rice, Paris, sponsored by Arends-Hogan-Walker LLC, Ashmore
Matthew Rose, Lombard, sponsored by Ag-Power, Inc. Higginsville, Mo. 
Jordan Shoemaker, Mahomet, sponsored by Arends-Hogan-Walker LLC, Melvin
Travis Weber, Newton, sponsored by Schilling Brothers, Newton
 
Instructors for the Ag Tech program are Brad Osborne, Russell Neu and Allen Drake. Jon Althaus is the division chair for the Agriculture Division. For more information about the John Deere Ag Tech program at Lake Land College, contact Drake at 217-234-5308 or adrake@lakeland.cc.il.us. 
 
Cutline: At the annual John Deere Tech Graduation Recognition Banquet, the Outstanding Student Award and Highest GPA Award went to Dalton Groh, Crawfordsville, Ind., at center. He is pictured with Russell Neu, John Deere Tech instructor, at left, and Jenni Badding, keynote speaker at right. 
 
 
 


Media Contacts

Jennifer Forneris
Media Specialist
217-234-5408
jforneris@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12

Kelly Allee
Director of Communications and Creative Services
217-234-5215
kallee@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 11

Paula Rosine
Graphic Designer
217-234-5265
prosine@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12

Megan Nelson
Assistant to the Director of Communications and Creative Services
217-234-5233
mnelson@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12

Jenny Osborn
Graphic Specialist
217-234-5233
jkovacik@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12




News Releases

07/30/14
Lake Land College offers coronal polishing training for dental professionals

07/30/14
Lake Land College welcomes 34 new practical nurses to the field

07/30/14
Earn a certificate or degree tuition free at Lake Land College

07/30/14
Gear up for fall semester at Lake Land College

08/04/14
LLC’s Dual Credit lets high schoolers jump start college career

08/06/14
Calling all green thumbs: Lake Land College’s horticulture programs sprout viable career opportunities

08/11/14
Lake Land College hosts Transfer Day

08/11/14
Student realizes college and career goals through Lake Land College’s Work and Learn Program

08/12/14
Lake Land College holds extended registration

08/12/14
Receive senior citizen tuition waiver at Lake Land College

08/13/14
Students advance project development and troubleshooting skills through Lake Land College’s Human Computer Interaction class

08/14/14
Joines named as Lake Land College’s executive director for college advancement

08/18/14
Non-traditional Lake Land College student returns to school for better future

08/18/14
Lake Land College expands Basic Nursing Assistant Program to Pana

08/20/14
Lake Land College closes successful federal grant project

08/21/14
Lake Land College expands Basic Nursing Assistant Program to Effingham

08/21/14
Lake Land College ranks well in national community college listing

08/22/14
Lake Land College offers a variety of community courses this September

08/27/14
Lake Land College library to host presentation on K-12 learning standards

08/28/14
Lake Land College announces practical nursing site review forum

08/28/14
Lake Land College welcomes new admissions representatives

08/29/14
Lake Land College, Delta Dental offer free dental care for children 5 and under

08/29/14
Deadline for Lake Land College’s Belize trip fast approaching, informational meeting planned


Alumni
Athletics
Canvas Login - Online Classroom
Career Services
Class Notifications and Updates
Community Learning
Employment Opportunities
Foundation - Make a Gift
Freedom of Information Act
IRIS
Lake Land College Email
Library
Police Department
Request More Information
Sustainability at LLC
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938-9366
217-234-LAKE
Facebook Twitter You Tube

Supporting our Veterans