TRiO Destination College - 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

Julie Gosnell
Outreach Advisor
Phone: 217-234-8219

Molly Myracle
Outreach Advisor
Phone: 217-234-5074

Kimberly Manion
Office Coordinator
Phone: 217-234-5003

Lake Land College
Workforce Development Center
305 Richmond Ave. East
Mattoon, IL 61938
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Destination College identifies and assists individuals who meet elgibility criteria and have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post-secondary education. We work collaboratively within partner schools and with parents, teachers, counselors, and community outreach organizations.

How do you apply?

Applications can be printed by clicking the green button to the left. They can also be picked up in your school guidance/student services office.

Please complete application FULLY and submit it to your school guidance/student services office. You can also mail your application to:

305 Richmond Avenue East

Mattoon, IL 61938

What do we do?
  • Monthly club meetings at school, during the school day
  • Tutoring/connections to tutoring
  • College visits and trips
  • Explore careers and Colleges
  • Help improve study skills/learning styles
  • Help find funding for college
  • Summer camps
  • ACT prep course
  • Individual/family assistance in completing college, scholarship and financial aid application
  • Annual award ceremony
  • Hollor roll students acknowledged
  • New experiences and fun activities


Important Dates
Calendar November 12

Financial Aid Night Cowden-Herrick High School 6pm

Calendar November 17

Paris High School-College 101 Night 6pm

Calendar November 18

Lake Land College Campus- College 101 Night 6pm

Calendar November 24
Lake Land College New Student Registration
Calendar December 1

Financial Aid Night Casey-Westfield High School 6pm

Calendar December 2

Financial Aid Night Lake Land College Campus 6pm Webb Hall 081

Calendar December 3
Financial Aid Night Pana High School 6pm
Calendar December 4

Financial Aid Night Ramsey High School 6pm

Calendar December 5
Laker Visit Day
Calendar December 10

Financial Aid Night Brownstown High School 6pm

Calendar December 10

Financial Aid Night Paris High School 6:30pm

Calendar January 1
2015-2016 FAFSA Available
Calendar March 7

ACT Prep

Calendar March 14

ACT Prep

Calendar March 21

ACT Prep

Calendar March 28

ACT Prep

Calendar April 6

Indiana State Visit

Calendar April 25

U of I Visit

Calendar April 30

Annual award ceremony

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

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