Alpha native ends CSC teaching career

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Janet LaDage

Janet LaDage, an Alpha native, is retiring this spring after 34 years of

teaching at Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg.

LaDage, who graduated from AlWood High School (maiden name Peterson), began

at CSC in 1974, after graduating from Western Illinois University, where she

earned a bachelor's degree in business education and a master's degree in

education. She also had attended Black Hawk College.

During her time at CSC, served as chair of the business division for 10

years, as faculty representative to the CSC Board of Trustees, as chair of

faculty assembly, on numerous committees, and as coordinator of business


She also received the Faculty-of-the-Year award in 1992.

"This is a wonderful place to work," she said. "I can't imagine working

anywhere else.

Retirement plans include gardening, reading, traveling and volunteering. She

hopes to volunteer in the education system and serve as a volunteer in her


"I hope I've made an impact on past students and have helped them," she

said. "It's rewarding to go in to a business and see past students and they

remember me, and me them. I will miss the students."