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CLC Inspires


Watch as six CLC faculty and staff are surprised to learn how they inspired past students and impacted their lives for the better.

“When Jill Bruellman led our study trip to Japan, she taught selflessly and was full of encouragement. When I grow up, I want to be like Jill.”
Arthur Zdrinc, ‘15

music teacher and graphic designer


“Warren Thomas tutored me in every subject for my GED, and a lot of times, I didn’t see what Warren saw in me. I wouldn’t be here without him.”
Da‘jah Smith

psychology major


“Carolyn Serdar works in the Career and Job Placement Center. She is someone whom I could go back to for advice and support, and her advice and guidance didn’t stop when I left CLC.”
Yazmin Patino, ’14

graduated from Lake Forest College in 2016 with a double major in sociology and anthropology, and a minor in environmental studies