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Aug. 28, 2014
GALESBURG—After teaming up in high school, Martel Hunter and Trayvon Smith now will do the same at Carl Sandburg College. The former Monmouth-Roseville High School standouts have signed to suit up for the Chargers men’s basketball team this season.

Hunter, a 6-foot guard, averaged 13.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Titans during his senior season. He was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association’s Class 1A/2A All-State first team...

Aug. 27, 2014
GALESBURG—Illinois Central handed the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team a 5-1 defeat in the season opener for both teams Tuesday evening at Kleine Equipment Field.

Playing their first game under coach Ariel Pesce, the Chargers (0-1-0) surrendered three first-half goals and the first five of the match before freshman David Chiu-Hung (Miami, Fla./American) got Sandburg on the board in the 74th minute with an unassisted goal.

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Aug. 26, 2014
GALESBURG—Coming off the most successful season in program history, Ariel Pesce wants the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team to reach another level this fall.

“They had a phenomenal season last year, and I told them we’re not going to take a step down,” Pesce said. “We’re going to look to do better, and that means a lot of work.”

Sandburg had a scrimmage Friday evening at Monmouth and opens the regular season at 5 p.m. today against...

Aug. 25, 2014
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Facing three teams ranked in the initial NJCAA poll of the season, the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team dropped all four of its matches in the season-opening Battle of the Dells on Friday and Saturday.


The Chargers (0-4) opened play Friday with a 25-15, 25-12, 25-20 loss to top-ranked Parkland, followed by a 25-14, 25-15, 25-18 sweep at the hands of No. 17 Iowa Central that afternoon.


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Aug. 25, 2014
BYRON — The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team opened its season by taking sixth place at the PrairieView Preview on Friday at PrairieView Golf Club.


Making his collegiate debut, freshman Caleb Newell (Monmouth, Ill./United) led the Chargers’ Red team with a 7-over-par 79. Sophomores Ryan Ballard (Germantown Hills, Ill./Metamora) and Austin McDougall III (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) each carded an 82, and sophomore Dylan Mullins (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) shot...

Aug. 15, 2014
GALESBURG—For the first time, the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team will have a preseason intra-squad scrimmage open to the public when it holds the Navy & Red Scrimmage at 6 p.m. Tuesday in John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

Admission is free for all Sandburg students, faculty and staff, and the general public is asked to bring an item to be donated to the Carl Sandburg College Resource Room.

The Resource Room was established in 2010 to...

July 14, 2014
GALESBURG — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s Oral History Program recently released a new collection of interviews, including four from Carl Sandburg College, telling the story of community colleges in Illinois.

President Dr. Lori Sundberg, former Professors Dr. Norman Burdick and Frederick Visel, and former Associate Dean Darrell Clevidence are among the 62 teachers, administrators and legislators whose interviews are included as part of...

July 3, 2014
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Upward Bound summer program will have an open house from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 9 in the Building D lobby on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd, to showcase work students have done in their classes.

Projects include iPad videos (foreign language); reports on the novel “The Maze Runner” (literature); a full-sized medieval trebuchet and Lego robots (science); and rockets and geometrical kites (math)....

June 27, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) through the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

Both honors were presented at the College’s regular Board of Trustees meeting Thursday evening. This is the fifth consecutive year Sandburg has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, and it’s the 11th straight year it...

June 24, 2014
GALESBURG—Three Carl Sandburg College student-athletes and two Chargers teams have earned honors from the NJCAA for their outstanding performances in the classroom during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Sophomore women’s golfer Ellen Corbin (Washington, Ill./Washington), sophomore softball player Whitney Freeman (London Mills, Ill./Spoon River Valley) and sophomore men’s basketball player Mitch Wendling (Athens, Ill./Athens) each received the NJCAA Award for...

June 24, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College recently received a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support the Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition. Sandburg has received funding from Dollar General every year since 2004, totaling $143,000 for family and adult literacy.

A majority of the funds will be used for instructional books and materials for tutoring adult learners. The Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition provides trained...

June 20, 2014
GALESBURG—Abingdon-Avon High School graduate Dakota Nagel has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.

A 6-foot-5 forward, Nagel averaged five points, eight rebounds and five blocks per game last season as a senior for the Tornadoes. He was named to the All-Prairieland Conference second team and helped A-Town to a 16-11 overall record.

“Dakota is a tremendous athlete who can block shots from anywhere on the...

June 19, 2014
GALESBURG—Destinee Oenes of Amboy High School and Danielle Harper of Lewistown High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College softball team.

Oenes, a 5-foot-3 third baseman/pitcher, helped lead the Clippers to a 22-11 record and fourth-place finish in the Class 1A state tournament as a senior this past spring. The state tournament appearance was Amboy’s first in school history, and Oenes’ walk-off home run against Orangeville...

June 18, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has announced the names of students who have completed graduation requirements and graduated from the College at the end of the 2014 spring semester and pre-summer session.


Galesburg — Melissa Davis, Kristi Endicott
Galva — Karla Sterling
Monmouth — Melissa Roller
Oneida — Pamela Sallee


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June 17, 2014
GALESBURG—Sherrard High School graduate Elijah Secor has signed to run next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s cross country team.

Secor was a Class 1A sectional qualifier last fall during his senior season with the Tigers, and he was part of Sherrard’s team that won a Class 1A regional title and finished 21st at the state meet in 2011.




Elijah Secor

June 10, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Foundation will host the 20th annual Railroad Days Train & Toy Show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29 at the Carl Sandburg College Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

The cost to attend the two-day event is $5 per person; children 12 and under are admitted for free. Concessions are available and a complimentary shuttle service between the Galesburg Amtrak station and the show will...

June 10, 2014
GALESBURG—An auction for items and equipment owned by Carl Sandburg College from the Sandburg Children’s School and other departments that are no longer deemed usable for College purposes will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21 at Building A on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Hannam’s Auction Service of Galesburg will serve as the auctioneer for the sale, which will include playground and day care center equipment, furniture,...

June 3, 2014
GALESBURG—Samuel Bil and Travis Witt have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team. Both played this past season as freshmen at Clinton (Iowa) Community College.

A 6-foot-4 forward from Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Kennedy High School, Bill played in all 28 games and averaged 8.7 points and 3.2 rebounds as a freshman for the Cougars last season. He averaged 9.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two matchups against Sandburg last year...

May 29, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College baseball players Connor Shaw (Moline, Ill./Moline) and Jeff Trokey (Troy, Mo./Buchanan) have been named to the All-Arrowhead Conference team for their outstanding play for the Chargers this past season.

Shaw, a sophomore outfielder, played in 46 of Sandburg’s 49 games this spring. He hit .278 overall, and his .370 average in league play was the third highest marking among Arrowhead Conference outfielders. His tiebreaking,...

May 29, 2014
GALESBURG—Forty-one Carl Sandburg College student-athletes — including four who participated in multiple sports — earned academic All-Arrowhead Conference honors for their performances in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic year.

All 10 Chargers teams were represented by at least one member on the academic all-conference team. Student-athletes must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average and passed a minimum of 24 hours during the academic...