Lake Land College Welcomes New Student Advisor
Mattoon, IL-(Radio Effingham)-The Lake Land College Board of Trustees welcomed Maggie Kelly, Strasbourg, as Student Advisor 2022-23 at the May 9 meeting.
“I am honored to have been selected as the 2022-2023 Lake Land Student Trustee,” Kelly said. “I am very excited to begin my role and be a link between the student body and the board.”
Kelly is a freshman majoring in pre-vet medicine. Growing up on a farm of purebred Angus cattle in rural Windsor, Illinois, owned and operated by her family, Kelly said she had a passion for animals instilled in her from a young age. , which led her to pursue a career as a veterinarian and eventually specialize in embryology. .
After graduating from Lake Land College, Kelly plans to attend Kansas State University and hopes to return home from veterinary school to become a large animal veterinarian and serve local ranchers and farmers.
As she adjusts to her new role as a student administrator, Kelly said she plans to not only continue to work on projects her predecessors were passionate about, but also research topics that are important to her peers and to pursue them as well.
“I want my peers to see me as someone approachable who they can come and connect with for help,” Kelly said. “I hope they see me as someone who can understand and interpret their questions or concerns and be able to provide assistance.”
Kelly said another reason she was excited to take on the role of student trustee was her passion for Lake Land College.
“Lake Land really feels like home,” Kelly said. “A lot of people say that, but that’s because it’s true. All of my instructors have been pretty awesome.
For more information on Kelly, visit lakelandcollege.edu/student-life/student-government-association.
Lake Land College District 517, located in Mattoon, Illinois, serves the second largest community college district in the state, with a total population of 189,869. The Lake Land College District comprises all or part of 15 counties and 31 public school districts in rural east central Illinois. Counties served by Lake Land College include: Christian, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Macon, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby.