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April 2021 News Articles

John A. Logan College Names New Police Chief

The John A. Logan College Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Southern Illinois University Police Sergeant Marion Allan Willmore as the College’s new Chief of Police. He will take over as Chief on May 17.  He replaces Interim Chief Stan Diggs, who has held the position since 2019. Willmore brings over 26 years of experience […]

JALC President Completes First 100 Days

When Dr. Kirk Overstreet took over as President of John A. Logan College on January 1, he was walking into the middle of an academic year affected by COVID restrictions and a fire on the opening day of the fall semester that left a large portion of the College’s staff displaced.  The avid runner had […]

Poshard Foundation Announcing 30 Grant Awards to Southern Illinois Agencies

Carterville, IL – As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Jo Poshard, Director of The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children, announced grants for over $100,000 to be distributed to 30 agencies in direct support of abused children. A total of 30 grants has been given to Southern Illinois agencies to be used specifically for services […]

JALC To Present Virtual Presentation of Schoolhouse Rock Live!

A pop culture phenomenon comes to the stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it’s lighting up stages everywhere. Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous […]

JALC’s Griffith Named Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year

John A. Logan College Agriculture Instructor Dr. Wayne Griffith was recently named the IACTE Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year during the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education annual conference. This award goes to a member employed as a full-time post-secondary CTE teacher. It is given for demonstrating innovation in the classroom, commitment to students, […]

If You Can’t Bring Them, Join Them

JALC Students Services Takes New Student Orientation on the Road As the world ground to a halt in March of 2020, so did the annual high school orientation events at John A. Logan College, but that didn’t stop Student Services staff from continuing to reach out to students. Each April, the College rolls out the […]

With Summer and Fall Registration Underway, JALC Officials Plan for Return to Face-To-Face Classes

Registration for summer and fall semester classes at John A. Logan College has begun, and students are finding more face-to-face class options on the fall schedule. As more southern Illinoisans receive the COVID vaccine, John A. Logan College officials have developed a plan to bring more people back on campus. According to College President Dr. […]