Cheyenne Brickner, graduate candidate in music at Eastern Illinois University, was selected by the graduate program in music as a 2020 Distinguished Graduate Student. Brickner is a native of Effingham, her parents are Mary Ann Corbitt and John Corbitt, and she is married to Dan Brickner.
D. Kameron Browning, graduate candidate in communication disorders and sciences at Eastern Illinois University, was selected by the graduate program in communication disorders and sciences as a 2020 Distinguished Graduate Student. Browning is a native of Mattoon, and his parents are Kyle and Julie Browning.
Azure Newman of Altamont was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Newman was initiated at Bradley University.
Lake Land College students Suhyun Moon, Gimhae, South Korea and Chandler Smith, Charleston, submitted essays for consideration in the 2020 Illinois Community College Trustees Association’s Paul Simon Essay Contest.
Effingham Public Library is closed through April 30 due to the state’s Stay at Home order. However, the library is still able to supply thousands of online books and entertainment options to the community, many of which do not need a library card.