Photo of Jim Glash
May 19th, 2022
Jim Glash Returns as Head Coach for Blue Knights Basketball
Jim Glash is back where his head coaching career began with Olney Central College men’s basketball. “This is very much like coming home,” said Glash, who coached the Blue Knights for nine years. “The community here is amazing. So many people care about Olney Central College and the men’s basketball program. It’s something I loved being a part of the first time I was here and something I’m looking forward to now. This is where I started as a head coach at the collegiate level and this is where I want to end my coaching career. I feel like I have come full circle.”
Photo of Laurel Cutright
May 19th, 2022
Laurel Cutright Serving as IMACC President
Olney Central College Professor Laurel Cutright is serving as the 48th president of the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges. Cutright was sworn into office in April, following a one-year term as the organization’s president-elect. A member of the association for 21 years, Cutright has served three terms on the IMACC Board of Directors. Cutright noted, “I am the third faculty member from OCC to serve as president, which is pretty awesome. Out of 48 community colleges in Illinois, to have three presidents from OCC — to me that is pretty impressive.”
Photo of Frank C. Gibson Memorial
May 17th, 2022
New Trees Planted at Frank C. Gibson Memorial Site
A memorial grove of redbud and dogwood trees will once again bloom on the Olney Central College campus after being restored this spring. Erected at the entrance to the North Parking Lot, the site honors Frank C. Gibson, of Olney. The 24-year-old concrete worker was fatally injured in an accident on Sept. 7, 1972, during construction of Wattleworth Hall’s third floor. The memorial, which includes a stone monument, was established through the OCC Foundation’s Frank C. Gibson Fund.
Karlie Berberich
May 17th, 2022
Karlie Berberich Places First in ISSRT Competition
Olney Central College Radiography student Karlie Berberich captured first place in the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists’ e-poster contest. “I was so surprised when they called my name,” Berberich said. “When they said it was someone from OCC, I was wondering who it was. I had no idea it would be me.”
Photo of Lisa Benson teaching
May 17th, 2022
Complete Summer Math Courses in Just 6 Weeks
Olney Central College is offering three summer hybrid math courses students can complete in just 6 weeks. MTH 1105 Trigonometry will meet from 8 to 8:50 a.m. and MTH 1102 College Algebra will meet from 9 to 10:50 a.m. MTH 1103 Liberal Arts Math, which meets math requirements for graduation, will be held from 11 to 11:50 a.m. All three courses will meet Monday through Thursday, from June 6 to July 19, with Instructor Lisa Benson.
LTC Detour Map
May 12th, 2022
Route 1 Closure to Impact LTC Entrance
The Illinois Department of Transportation is replacing a bridge on Illinois Route 1 just north of Illinois Route 33. The road will be closed from May 16, 2022, until the project is completed, which is expected to be in mid-September.  Lincoln Trail College will only be accessible from the north during the construction and visitors should allow extra time to arrive to campus. Detour: Use North Jackson Street in Robinson to North Trimble Road to Illinois Route 1.
Lunar Eclipse
May 12th, 2022
Upcoming May 15th Total Lunar Eclipse Dubbed "Prime-time Totality"
During the night of May 15-16, Mount Carmel and the surrounding region will experience a total lunar eclipse. The event is described as a “prime-time totality” by timeanddate [sic].
Danyelle Ayers receives teacher of the year award
May 11th, 2022
Ayers Named Teacher of the Year
The Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association recognized Lincoln Trail College instructor Danyelle Ayers as the 2022 Arthur J. Stejskal Teacher of the Year. She received the award at a virtual ceremony on May 5, which is Teachers Appreciation Day. 
Lincoln Trail College Phi Beta Lamba Members
May 11th, 2022
Phi Beta Lamba Students Win State Honors
The Lincoln Trail College Phi Beta Lambda brought home eight state finishes at the recent State Conference in Effingham.  Ezequiel Fernandez Carunchio took first place in the Marketing Concepts category. Nicholas Harness was second in Macroeconomics and Juan Solivellas Garcia was third in Macroeconomics. Mackenzi McIntosh finished fourth in both Organizational Behavior and Leadership and Personal Finance and Garcia was fourth in Microeconomics.  Carson Musgrave earned sixth-place finishes in Computer Concepts and Personal Finance.
LTC Phi Theta Kappa Members Holding Awards
May 11th, 2022
Lincoln Trail College Phi Theta Kappa Earns Recognition
Lincoln Trail College’s Alpha Iota Epsilon Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society earned international recognition at the PTK Catalyst event. LTC was named a Top 100 Chapter and received a Distinguished Honors in Action Project Hallmark Award.   Phi Theta Kappa chooses its Top 100 chapters based on equally-weighted Honors in Action and College Project scores. The organization has nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 countries with approximately 240,000 active members.