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July 1, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball and women’s cross country teams each have been named NJCAA All-Academic Teams for their outstanding performances in the classroom during the 2014-15 academic year.

 

Teams had to have at least a 3.0 overall grade point average in order to qualify for the award. A total of 591 NJCAA teams qualified for All-Academic recognition out of 3,461 teams in 28 different sports.

 

Sandburg’s women’s...

June 29, 2015
GALESBURG — Former Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball player Seth Wickert has rejoined the program as an assistant on head coach Ryan Twaddle’s staff.
 

A native of Macomb, Wickert was a two-year starter for the Chargers from 2011-13 and averaged 11.3 points per game on 51.2 percent shooting. As a sophomore, Wickert earned first-team All-Region IV and second-team All-Arrowhead Conference honors after leading the Chargers in scoring (14.2), 3-point...

June 26, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College trustees Tom Colclasure and Bruce Lauerman were honored for their years of service by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association on Thursday evening at the College’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
 

Colclasure was recognized with the ICCTA’s 30-Year Award and Lauerman was presented with the 25-Year Award in honor of their years of service as members of the College’s Board of Trustees. The awards honor not...

June 25, 2015
GALESBURG — Isaiah Thurmond of Alton High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.
 

Thurmond, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, averaged 5.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game for the Redbirds as a senior this past season. He helped Alton, coached by former Monmouth College and Galesburg High School assistant Eric Smith, to a 27-5 mark, matching the school record for wins in a season.
 

The...

June 17, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Foundation’s 21st annual Railroad Days Train & Toy Show, one of the largest summer shows of its kind in the Midwest, will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 28 on Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
 

Admission is $5 for adults, and children under 12 are admitted for free. Concessions are available and a complimentary shuttle service between the Galesburg Amtrak...

June 16, 2015
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 2015 spring semester or pre-summer session.

 

ASSOCIATE DEGREES
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE
Accounting
Galesburg — Danielle Hunter
Monmouth — Tara Hackspacher

 

Administrative Office Professional
Abingdon — Ellen Penn
Galesburg — Kathy...

June 8, 2015
GALESBURG — Tyler Jones of Williamsfield High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.
 

A 5-foot-10 shooting guard, Jones averaged 12 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists for the Bombers as a senior last season, helping Billtown to a 23-12 record and its first regional title since 2007.
 

Jones scored a game-high 23 points in the Bombers’ upset of No. 10 Ridgewood in the Class 1A regional...

June 8, 2015
GALESBURG — Peoria High School graduate Shane Maple has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.
 

A 6-foot shooting guard, Maple averaged 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists for the Lions as a senior last season. He helped the Lions to a 17-9 record and was an All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention selection.
 

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Shane Maple

June 4, 2015
GALESBURG — Spots are still available for this summer’s Carl Sandburg College youth soccer camps, which will be led by head coach Ariel Pesce, assistant coach Kokou Kaho and members of the Chargers men’s soccer team.
 

All campers will be taught fundamentals, tactical awareness and techniques that are critical to the game. Players will learn to receive and pass with all parts of their body in addition to learning unique and individual team skills that can be...

June 1, 2015
GALESBURG — A school-record 49 Carl Sandburg College student-athletes earned academic All-Arrowhead Conference honors for their performances in the classroom during the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

Eight Chargers teams had at least one player earn academic all-conference honors. Four players — Jessica Lieber, Megan Mixer, Ashley Reinbeck and Madison Wherley — participated in multiple sports, and 11 Chargers sophomores earned academic all-conference honors each...

June 1, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2015 spring semester.
 

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

DEAN’S LIST...

May 28, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball associate head coach Jeff Thurman has left the program to become the women’s basketball head coach at Black Hawk East.
 

This is the first head coaching position for Thurman, who was part of Chargers coach Ryan Twaddle’s staff from 2007-15. During the 2013-14 season, Thurman helped Sandburg win its first Region IV tournament championship and reach the NJCAA Division II national tournament for the first time...

May 27, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College political science and history instructor Lara Roemer has been appointed to serve as the service learning representative for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Honors Program Council. Roemer was appointed to serve out the unexpired term of the late Kentucky Regional Coordinator Margo Hamm, who lost her battle with cancer earlier this month.
 

Roemer will serve through PTK’s 2018 Honors Institute and visit the Center for...

May 22, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Sophomore Ryan Ballard shot a 4-over-par 76 to lead the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team in the final round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Friday at Goose Pond Colony.
 

Ballard’s day gave him four straight rounds in the 70s for the tournament, and he finished with the Chargers’ lowest total for the week at 304, good for a tie for 73rd. Sandburg posted a 318 for the day and finished in a tie for 16th with Southeast (Neb...

May 21, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Sophomore Dylan Mullins (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) shot an even-par 72 to pace the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team in the third round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Thursday at Goose Pond Colony.

 

Mullins, whose 1 under in the first round tied the Sandburg record for lowest round at nationals, had a chance to break the mark Thursday before recording a double-bogey on No. 18. Mullins had five birdies on the day, and his...

May 20, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Sophomore Ryan Ballard (Germantown Hills, Ill./Metamora) and freshman Caleb Newell (Monmouth, Ill./United) each shot a 3-over-par 75 to lead the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team in the second round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Wednesday at Goose Pond Colony.
 

Sandburg shot 307 in the second round, and the Chargers’ 36-hole total of 610 has them 16th in the team standings midway through the tournament. Sandburg is on...

May 19, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Sophomore Dylan Mullins (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) fired a 1-under-par 71 and the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team posted its second-lowest score of the year to open the NJCAA Division II national tournament Tuesday at Goose Pond Colony.

 

Mullins, appearing in his second straight national tournament, paced the Chargers, who shot 303 as a team and are in a tie for 14th place after the first of four rounds. One of 33 players to shoot...

May 17, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team’s last trip to Goose Pond Colony for the NJCAA Division II national tournament resulted in a high point for the program.
 

Two years later, the Chargers are hoping to make history again.
 

Sandburg’s 12th-place finish in 2013 at Goose Pond under head coach Ryan Twaddle was its best showing ever at nationals, and the Chargers’ total of 1,222 that year matched the program’s lowest score...

May 15, 2015
GALESBURG — Michael Crandell has been named the 2015 Carl Sandburg College Faculty Member of the Year after students and fellow faculty members nominated Crandell for his outstanding work in the classroom. Crandell was introduced as the winner during the 47th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement on Thursday night at Galesburg High School.
 

A professor of biology, Crandell has taught full-time at Sandburg for 24 years and for 30 years total. By being...

May 15, 2015
GALESBURG — Amanda Nichols has been named the 2015 Carl Sandburg College Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year after students and fellow faculty members nominated Nichols for her outstanding work in the classroom. Nichols was introduced as the winner during the 47th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement on Thursday night at Galesburg High School.
 

Nichols has been a clinical instructor in Sandburg’s dental hygiene program for the last four years. A 2003...

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