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Crowded scene at a banquet
Aug 3rd, 2020
Lincoln Trail
Lincoln Trail College Adds New Microcertificate Options
Lincoln Trail College is offering two new certificate options this fall that can be completed in as little as one semester. The microcertficates are in Special Events Management and Public Service Management and students will be able to take all of the courses online.
Process Technology Outdoor simulator program
Aug 3rd, 2020
Lincoln Trail
Lincoln Trail College Process Technology Program Adds New Simulator
Lincoln Trail College Process Technology students have a new tool to help them prepare for their future careers. The new virtual outside operator program simulates working outside in a facility like a refinery.
LTC Logo
Jul 31st, 2020
Lincoln Trail
Lincoln Trail College Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Earns Illinois Region Awards
Lincoln Trail College’s Alpha Iota Epsilon chapter of Phe Theta Kappa earned more awards. The chapter was named an Outstanding Chapter in the Illinois Region and earned an Outstanding College Project Award and an Outstanding Honors in Action Award.
Students raising their hands at orientation
Jul 29th, 2020
Lincoln Trail
Lincoln Trail College Prepares for New Student Orientation
Lincoln Trail College is planning to hold orientation sessions for new students and dual credit students as the College prepares for the start of the Fall Semester August 20. Most of the orientation sessions will be conducted online. The orientation sessions are intended for new, incoming students to help with their transition to college says Director of College Access Tona Ambrose. “Orientation is a way for students to meet other students along with faculty and staff, become familiar with campus services, and ask questions about the college-going culture.”
Adam Rotar walks the sideline in front of the Lady Statesmen bench
Jul 23rd, 2020
Lincoln Trail
Adam Rotar Named Lincoln Trail College Head Women's Basketball Coach
Adam Rotar was named the Head Women’s Basketball Coach for Lincoln Trail College. Rotar had served as the Assistant Coach for the team since 2016. He replaces Scott Sparks, who stepped down this summer so he could spend more time with his family. “I am excited and thrilled to lead the Lady Statesmen,” says Rotar. “It’s a unique situation to be in now from a different seat, but with the same goals in mind: to rise back to the top of the conference, and to get back to where the program last won a regional championship in 2010.”
Collage of 32 athlete headshots
Jul 15th, 2020
Lincoln Trail
NJCAA Honors 32 LTC Student-Athletes, 5 Teams for Academics
The NJCAA honored 32 Lincoln Trail College student-athletes for their work in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year. They also recognized five LTC teams for their academic achievements. Four student-athletes earned NJCAA All-Academic First Team honors. Volleyball player Sydni Bailey, golfer Jordan Hosick, baseball player Joey Perkins, and volleyball player Emily Yocom all achieved a 4.0 GPA to earn first-team honors.
Fred Chinn, Rena Gower, Bill Rutan stand in front of Crawford County Jail holding donated book
Jul 1st, 2020
Lincoln Trail
LTC Donates GED Books to Crawford County Jail
The GED program at Lincoln Trail College donated books to the Crawford County Jail to help inmates prepare to earn a GED. “There’s a significant positive impact on the community when someone earns their high school equivalency,” says LTC Academic Success Center Director Rena Gower. “The donation of these books will help give inmates without a high school diploma a chance to start preparing to earn a GED.”
Cyndi Boyce
Jun 30th, 2020
Lincoln Trail
Boyce Elected As Chair of IBHE Community College Caucus
Lincoln Trail College Assistant Professor of History Cyndi Boyce has been elected as the Chair of the Community College Caucus of the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s Faculty Advisory Council. 
Woman studying microscope
May 26th, 2020
Lincoln Trail
Student-Athletes Complete 2019-20 Year With 3.11 GPA
Lincoln Trail College student-athletes have combined for a GPA above 3.0 for the 13th consecutive semester. In the Spring 2020 Semester, the department had a combined GPA of 3.08.  “I’m very proud of the work of the administration at LTC, the coaches, and our student-athletes,” says Baseball Coach and Athletic Director Kevin Bowers. “In light of this spring’s events, to stay consistent with effort and outcome is very commendable.”
2020 Award Winners
May 21st, 2020
Lincoln Trail
LTC Recognizes Students and Staff
Lincoln Trail College honored two members of the Class of 2020 along with three staff members with awards.