TRIO Destination College - Parents - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois
TRIO Destination College
High School
Jr High School


Contact Us
Lori Ohnesorge
Director of TRiO Destination College
Phone: 217-234-5048

Casey Harley
Outreach Advisor
Phone: 217-234-5047

Shannon Stuemke
Outreach Advisor
Phone: 217-234-5074

Jenny Figgins
Outreach Advisor
Phone: 217-238-8219

Joy Wohlman Boyce
Office Coordinator
Phone: 217-234-5003
Fax: 217-234-5437

Lake Land College
Workforce Development Center
305 Richmond Ave. East
Mattoon, IL 61938
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Tips for Parents

Destination College is a great program for students wishing to pursue postsecondary education.  We will encourage them to complete high school and continue on to a college of their choice.  The Destination College program is open to middle and high school students within the area.  We work with them on a monthly basis to improve their skills to help them reach their goals.  We strive to make their dreams come true.

Monthly Club Meetings

Each month has a different topic! We get together at your high school and lead games and fun activities that follow our topic. What will next month's topic be?

College Visits

Have you ever been on a college campus? Each year, Destination College provides several opportunities to explore campuses in Illinois and neighboring states.

ACT Prep Classes

Are you prepared to take the ACT? In March, TRiO Destination College offers ACT classes on Saturdays. This year, they will be March 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. Be sure to sign up early to get a spot!

Class Advisement

Do you know what Classes are required to be fully prepared for college? DC advisors will review your transcripts with you to see what classes you still need to take in high school to be prepared for college. Here's a clue:

  • English - 4 years
  • Math - 3 years, including Algebra 1 and another higher level course such as Algebra II, geometry or data analysis and statistics
  • Science - 3 years, including at least two courses from biology, chemistry and physics
  • Social Studies - 3 years
  • Foreign Language - 2 years

Tips for Parents
Tips for Parents
  • Sit down and plan together your child’s course schedule
  • Keep records of classes and grades
  • Track graduation requirements
  • Recommend colleges to match academic profiles and career goals
  • Stay in contact with your high school counselor
  • Provide encouraging words
  • Set goals and expectations
  • Discuss future plans with your child
  • Stay involved with the school


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Trio Links

Here are some links to help guide your child in the right direction.

Forms Newsletter

November 16

Southern Illinois University campus visit and Salukis vs. Redbirds (Illinois State University) football game. This trip is for high school students of Brownstown, St. Elmo, Ramsey, Pana, Cowden-Herrick and South Central.

January 1

Seniors apply early for FAFSA. 

March 1

ACT Prep workshop

Important Dates
Calendar February 22

Regional TRiO Day

Calendar March 1

ACT Prep workshop

Brownstown Junior High SchoolCasey Westfield High SchoolCasey Westfield Roosevelt Junior High SchoolCowden Herrick High SchoolHerrick Elementary SchoolMattoon High SchoolMattoon Middle SchoolPana High SchoolPana Junior High SchoolParis High SchoolParis Middle SchoolRamsey Grade SchoolRamsey High SchoolSouth-Central High SchoolSt Elmo Junior/Senior High School

Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938-9366
(217) 234-LAKE

Community Locations:
Eastern Region Center - Marshall, IL
Kluthe Center for Higher Education & Technology - Effingham, IL
Western Region Center - Pana, IL
Workforce Development Center - Mattoon, IL

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