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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


Administrative Office...

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...

May 28, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2014 spring semester.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). To qualify for the honors list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.


May 23, 2014
PLYMOUTH, Ind.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team posted its best score of the week and finished in 17th place Friday during the final round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Swan Lake Resort.


“It was nice to see this team to go out on a good note,” Chargers coach Ryan Twaddle said. “They had nothing to lose today, and they went out and played like it. We played our best round of the week by far.”


The Chargers totaled a...

May 22, 2014
PLYMOUTH, Ind.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team remained in 17th place but trimmed its deficit behind Independence (Kan.) to just three shots after the third round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Thursday at Swan Lake Resort.


The Chargers trailed Independence by 15 shots entering the round but ended the day three shots behind the Pirates after shooting 336 as a team. Sandburg’s three-round total of 997 is nine shots ahead of College...

May 21, 2014
PLYMOUTH, Ind.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team improved its score by 11 shots and moved into sole possession of 17th place during the second round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Wednesday at Swan Lake Resort.

Each of the Chargers’ four scorers topped their totals from the opening round. Sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) led Sandburg with a 2-over-par 74 that included an even-par performance on the back nine....