Lake Land College



menu


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

Back to the Media Room

Alumnus donates Mazda Miata to Lake Land College Automotive Tech Program

January 24, 2014
 
 
Alumnus donates Mazda Miata to Lake Land College Automotive Tech Program
 
Lake Land College alumnus and Danville area dentist, Jameson Baumgarten of St. Joseph, Ill., recently donated a 1997 Mazda Miata to the Lake Land College Automotive Technology Program. The donation has an estimated value of $10,000. 
 
“Owning this car isn’t very practical for me right now, and I knew Lake Land did work with donated vehicles in their classes, so it was a great fit,” said Baumgarten, who graduated from the college in 1993 with an associate degree in biological sciences. “I’d also heard about the Volkswagen that had been converted to electric power and thought this vehicle would add to the college’s efforts in teaching sustainability.”
 
As a car hobbyist, Baumgarten altered the Miata to be 90 percent electric. According to Kevin Miller, automotive technology instructor, this will expand students’ hands-on training opportunities.
 
“We’re very grateful to have this vehicle for our automotive students,” said Miller. “It will allow them to see the different aspects of automotive repair and maintenance.”
 
To learn more about the Automotive Technology Program, visit: www.lakeland.cc.il.us/as/tec/index.cfm. To learn more about ways to contribute to the Lake Land College Foundation and the education of Lake Land student, visit: www.lakeland.cc.il.us/dv/fd/about.cfm.   
 


At right is Jameson Baumgarten, St. Joseph, who recently donated a Mazda Miata to the Lake Land College Automotive Technology Program. He is pictured with college President Josh Bullock, at center, and Kevin Miller, automotive technology instructor, at left. 
 
 


Media Contacts

Kelly Allee
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
217-234-5215
kallee@lakelandcollege.edu

Paula Rosine
Marketing Design Coordinator
217-234-5265
prosine@lakelandcollege.edu
 

Megan Nelson
Marketing Production Specialist
217-234-5233

mnelson@lakelandcollege.edu

Jenny Osborn
Marketing Design Coordinator
217-234-5038

josborn52501@lakelandcollege.edu




News Releases

05/02/16
Contact your advisor and register before break!

04/27/16
Lake Land College to host Laker Academic Awards Gala

05/02/16
Jim Shaffer to receive Lake Land College Distinguished Service Award

05/02/16
David Seiler honored with Lake Land College’s Faculty Association Outstanding Service Award

05/02/16
The Rev. Kenin Smith to receive Lake Land College Alumnus Achievement Award

05/03/16
Lake Land College honored for creating unique learning environments and expanding distance learning

05/06/16
Lake Land College offers three options for the Basic Nursing Assistant/ CNA Summer Classes

05/11/16
Lake Land College Board of Trustees Appoints New Vice President

05/11/16
Lake Land College Summer for Youth

05/13/16
Lake Land College Softball Team Headed to Nationals

05/13/16
Laker Baseball Team Upsets Top-Seeded Team to earn spot in the Region 24 Final Four Tournament; Coach Jackson earns 100th win

05/16/16
Lake Land College hosts annual business and computer contest

05/16/16
Lake Land College hosts annual business and computer contest

05/18/16
Prospective students invited to Laker Visit Day

05/18/16
Lake Land College hosts Donor Recognition Reception

05/18/16
Laker Athletes Academic Spring Semester Achievements

05/23/16
Lake Land College recognizes students at annual banquet

05/23/16
Lake Land College to offer the CNA Instructor Train the Trainer Course

05/24/16
Lake Land College announces annual Outstanding Club Award winners


Give a Gift
Supporting our Veterans
No Smoking