Alpha native ends CSC teaching career
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
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."