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MATTOON — Graduating nurses received their pins at the 2022 Lake Land College Associate Degree Nursing pinning ceremony.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program Peer Awards were presented to Devin Mette and Megan Walters for exhibiting excellence in the classroom and in clinical, showing willingness to help others, caring nature, professionalism and spirit.

The Patient Advocate Award was presented to Jamie Marley for displaying professionalism and compassionate care.


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Allyson French received the Clinical Excellence Award for displaying professionalism, confidence and clinical excellence.

The Marilyn Fuqua Thompson Nursing Award, which is given each year to a graduating student who is considered to be the all-around best student in the class and is voted on by faculty, went to Allyson Callaway.

To receive this award, the student must be professionally superior and morally responsible, be capable of making wise decisions, be compassionate and caring, be dedicated and possess common sense and a strong scientific knowledge base, demonstrate superior technical skills, possess superior communication skills and composure, often in crises situations.

Callaway’s name will be engraved on a plaque that is located in the nursing skills lab in Neal Hall.

The following students received pins at the ceremony:

Abisola (Abby) Akinruli, Charleston; Olivia Isabelle Allison, Kansas; Tracy Blair, Sullivan; Whitney Brandenburg, Trilla; Veronica Bridgeforth, Charleston; Eyriana Marie Brown, Paris; Allyson Callaway, Charleston; Marcedez Cassity, Paris; Jennifer Cummings, Hume; Joseph Dotson, Mattoon; Amy Eastman, Ashmore; Bridgette Anne Evans, Herrick; Jessica Fisher, Mattoon; Abagail Flach, Sigel; Allyson Marie French, Trilla; Ashley Mae Garrison, Saint Peter; Tiffani Golden, Sullivan; Kaitlyn Gutierrez, Paris; Cayla Harlow, Pana; Lane Himes, Effingham; Hannah Hubner, Westervelt; Laura Humphreys, Danville; Jade Hutchcraft, Mattoon; Erica John, Effingham; Julie Jophlin, Pana; Kira Jasmine, Katt Effingham; Shelby Keller, Charleston; Megan Koester, Effingham; Katie Nichole Lewis, Decatur; Abigail Luce, Bethany; Jamie Marley, Nokomis; Kaitlyn Maurer, Paris; Leah Mayhaus, Edgewood; Devin Mette, Effingham; Ashlyn Mitchell, Saint Elmo; Marisa Nichols, Stewardson; Amber O’Dell, Decatur; Kaitlyn Ogden, Shelbyville; Lainey Ogle, Tuscola; Morgan Lynn Otto, Lerna; Serenity Parrent, Paris; Molly Phillips, Findlay; Autumn Philpott, Lerna; Alyssa Pilcher, Windsor; Sydney Price, Effingham; Alicia Pritchard, Rantoul; Halle Ramert, Neoga; James Reynolds, Mattoon; Boston Roberts, Casey; Jennifer Root, Effingham; Gunner Runyon, Mattoon; Zayna Sanders, Mattoon; Ashton Seaton, Pana; Whitney Shafer, Mattoon; Claudia Smith, Mattoon; Monica Smith, Belleville; Misty Dawn Snyder, Effingham; Madison Stephens, Paris; Kayla Summann, Brownstown; Andrew Talley, Greenup; Stephanie Voelker, Altamont; Megan Walters, Sullivan; Kendra Warren, Charleston; Emily Wheeler, Edgewood; Heather Wilson, Wheeler.

Mattoon-area places through the years

Young Radiator

1983: The Young Radiator plant was set to close due to a disputed union contract. Local 162 UAW and the company reached an agreement on a new three year contract at the last minute. 



Oil well

Oil well

1945: Baker’s No. 1 Bates well, a half-mile north of present production, waiting to drill plug, is creating tense speculation over possible field extension.



New post office

New post office

1981: The postmaster has given his stamp of approval on the new post office. One problem remaining is the different alignment of post boxes which has forced new numbers on 112 customers and left 65 more with boxes that are smaller than they are used to. 



Memorial District Hospital

Memorial District Hospital

1956: Many residents are recalling events and personalities in the 50 history-making years of the hospital as the completion of the $1,150,000 expansion project is complete. 



Mattoon Mounters

Mattoon Mounters

1985: Class 4 state champions at Mattoon Academy of Gymnastics and Dance include: front row, from left, Krista Budde, Michelle Cisna, Stacey Brown; second row, Christi Horein, Erica Vaultonburg, Jennifer Daily, Lori Shafer, Dixie Usinger, Toni Best, Jessica Kessler; back row, Tina Barnes, Nikki Shaw, Kim Jurgens, Pennie Lane, Elizabeth Ettlebrick, Angie Tilford, Christina Ritter, Johnna Von Behrens. 



Kozy Log

Kozy Log

1983: W.D. “Pill” Fisher stands by the log house h is building for his family. Fisher became distributor for Kozy Log homes. 



Illinois Central Railroad depot

Illinois Central Railroad depot

1977: The once bustling waiting room rests quietly except for an occasional passenger for one of the station’s four trains. 



Downtown

Downtown

1973: Mattoon earned a berth in the finals of the All-America Cities competition. 



Downtown

Downtown

1988: Mattoon was bustling in the 1950s, as this vintage photo shows. Photos are being compiled in a book by Alice Larrabee, Gail Lumpkin, Jean Johnston and Marianne Thiel. 



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