Each spring at Lake Land College, faculty and students square off to raise money for scholarships. This year, the annual Faculty vs. Student Softball Game raised nearly $1,800. During the event’s 16-year-history, more than $22,000 has been raised.
This year, the students won both games 4-2.
“After sixteen years of playing the faculty vs. student softball game, the instructors’ age finally caught up with them, being soundly beat by younger and more athletic students!” English Instructor Matt Landrus, who organizes the event every year, said. “But more importantly, the game was a huge success, raising the second highest total in the event’s history.”
Members of the Faculty Softball Team are: Bryan Burrell, academic counselor; Greg Powers, speech communication/broadcasting instructor; Dirk Muffler, director of adult and alternative education; Greg Capitosti, chemistry instructor; Tina Moore, director of career services; Marc Dal Ponte, biological science instructor; Jordan Rauch, agriculture instructor/judging team coach; Eva Ritchey, speech communication instructor; Josh Fulk, civil engineering technology instructor/coordinator; Kristen Holsapple, dental hygiene instructor; Sarah Hill, information services librarian; Matt Landrus, English instructor.
The Student Softball Team players are: Lily Laatsch, Altamont; Ashley Miller, Armington; Tessa Philpot, St. Elmo; Ryan Kremer, Teutopolis; Charles Meaker, Mattoon; Travis Winans, Taylorville; Sterling Howard, Windsor; Hunter Laughhunn, Mattoon; Brock Burgener, Moweaqua; Brett Langen, Taylorville; Eric Wolff, Effingham; Lija Workman, Sullivan.
To learn more about scholarship opportunities at Lake Land College, visit lakelandcollege.edu/scholarship-opportunities