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Board Members

Carli Fox

Carli Fox

Carli Fox

  • Associate of Arts
  • Class of 2007
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Carli was a Community Scholar and a Student Ambassador while at Heartland Community College
  • After leaving Heartland, Carli received a Bachelor and a Masters of Science degrees at Illinois State University
  • "Heartland provided me with multiple opportunities to learn and be involved. Because of this I would love to give back to Heartland any way I can."
  • Currently serves on the Alumni Association's Benefits and Services Committee
Val Funk

Justin Boyd

Justin Boyd

  • Business and Management
  • Class of 2002
  • Financial Representative at COUNTRY Financial.
  • "I am proud to have attended Heartland and I know we have many Alumni who are now leaders in the area and I am excited to get them involved."
  • Currently serves as committee member for the Community Cancer Center.
Melissa Larsen

Melissa Larson

Melissa Larson

  • Associate in Arts
  • Class of 2007
  • Graphic Designer/Marketing at CPG Printing and Graphics.
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from Lincoln College.
  • Currently pursuing a Social Media Marketing Certificate from Heartland Community College.
  • "I think community college is so necessary in the community where students can explore and better understand their personal goals. Heartland allows this kind of exploration and did that for me. "


Katie Eades

Katie Eades

Katie Eades

  • Associate in Arts
  • Class of 2009
  • Associate Web Developer at Country Financial
  • Katie continued her education after HCC and plans to earn a bachelor's degree in organizational communications from Franklin University in 2012
  • "The great thing about HCC is that it is accessible - both in affordability and location."
  • Currently serves on the Alumni Association's Recognition, Special Events and Outreach sub-committee
Joe Saracini

Joe Saracini

Joe Saracini

  • Associate in Arts
  • Class of 2012
  • Peer Mentor Heartland Community College
  • Working toward a bachelor's degree at Illinois State University
  • "I want to give back to the school that gave so much to me. I genuinely appreciated the personal contact I had with my teachers and respect the way Heartland prepared me to further my education."
  • Currently serves on the Alumni Association's Benefits and Services Committee
Robert Whelan

Robert Whelan
Inaugural Board President

Robert Whelan

  • Associate in Arts
  • Class of 2008
  • Replacement Service Assistant in Property and Casualty Claims at State Farm.
  • Non-traditional student and Phi Theta Kappa member.
  • "Serving on the Alumni Association Board of Directors allows me to continue my relationship with HCC, and to give back to the institution that provided me with such a strong academic foundation for pursuing my bachelor's degree."
  • Bob recently completed his bachelor's degree requirements at Greenville College.
  • Currently serves on the Alumni Association's Benefits and Services sub-committee
Kathy Prince

Kathy Prince

Kathy Prince

  • Digital Media Communication
  • Class of 2013
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • "Attending Heartland was such a positive experience I want to stay connected and help provide service to students
    and alumni."
  • Currently serves on the Alumni Association's Benefits and Services Committee

Past Board Members

  • Val Funk 2013-2014
  • Janet Hood (past president)
  • Claron Sharreiff 2011-2014
  • Abigail Posey 2013
  • Tiffni Bushue 2012-2013
  • Emily Miller 2012-2013
  • Jennifer Feaman 2010-2013
  • Stephanie Breedlove 2010-2012
  • Jen Stewart 2010-2011
  • Dana Yeazle 2009-2012
  • Shirley McCauley (past vice president) 2009-2012
  • Jerry Caldwell 2009-2011
  • Brooke Ballance 2009-2010
  • Pam Page (past inaugural vice president) 2009-2010
  • Sara Scheffert 2009-2010
  • Tim Rixstine 2009-2010
  • Charlie Mehl 2009-2010