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Kishwaukee College announces Spring 2015 Dean's List

May 27th, 2015—The following Kishwaukee College students have been named to the official Spring 2015 Deans List, according to the Office of Admissions, Registration and Records.  Full Article


Bruce Griffith receives 2015 KC Roberts AwardBruce Griffith receives 2015 KC Roberts Award

May 26th, 2015—Kishwaukee College named Bruce Griffith, Sycamore, as the recipient of the 2015 John C. Roberts Community Service Award. The Award was given to the Griffith during Commencement Ceremonies at Kishwaukee College on May 16. The John C. Roberts Community Service Award was established in 2009 to recognize the importance of community members in the success of Kishwaukee College. Bruce Griffith has been a life-long advocate of education and service to the community. After being a successful business owner in DeKalb County for 30 years, he turned his energy to working with students at the Kishwaukee Education Consortium (KEC) as the Special Program Consultant. Mr. Griffith is responsible for developing the Aviation Program at KEC and overseeing development of many other other programs. He has guided and mentored hundreds of local young people from across the district and has been a strong supporter of the mission of Kishwaukee College. Pictured are, L to R: Ken Doubler, Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees member; Frank Roberts, son of the late John Roberts; Bruce Griffith; and Dr. Tom Choice, President of Kishwaukee College.

NSLS chapter induction ceremony at KCNSLS chapter induction ceremony at KC

May 21st, 2015—The Kishwaukee College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) held an induction ceremony on campus on Thursday, April 30. NSLS chapter at Kishwaukee College was established in Fall 2014. The chapter advisor is Allison Von Ende.  Full Article


KC Nursing holds Honor Society inductionKC Nursing holds Honor Society induction

May 15th, 2015—The Kishwaukee College Nursing Program held an induction ceremony for the Alpha Delta Nu (ADN) Nursing Honor Society on Friday, May 15, on campus. Nine second-year nursing students were inducted as new members of ADN.  Full Article


Five KC students take 1st place honors in state SkillsUSAFive KC students take 1st place honors in state SkillsUSA

May 15th, 2015—Kishwaukee College students earned several top ten place finishes, including five students who were first place winners, in the Annual SkillsUSA Illinois State Leadership Conference and Championships held in Springfield on April 23 - 25. The First Place winners — Seth Larsen, Ashton, in Power Equipment Technology; Justin Kaecker, Amboy, in Early Childhood Education; and the team of Susanna Herrmann, Malta, Penny Ingalls, Sycamore, and Emerald Fannin, Sycamore, in Crime Scene Investigation — will compete at the National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and Championships that will be held in Louisville, KY on June 22 — 26.  Full Article


Phi Theta Kappa installs new officers for 2015-2016Phi Theta Kappa installs new officers for 2015-2016

May 12th, 2015—The Alpha Rho Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Kishwaukee College held their annual end of the year celebration, which included the installation ceremony for the new officers for the 2015—2016 academic year, on Thursday, May 7 at the College.  Full Article


Cluff selected 2015 Simon Essay winner at KCCluff selected 2015 Simon Essay winner at KC

May 8th, 2015—Sharon Cluff, Waterman, has been selected as the winner of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Paul Simon Student Essay Contest at Kishwaukee College. Cluff received a certificate and reimbursement of her Spring 2015 tuition and fees from the Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting held April 14. Cluff's essay will now be entered in the statewide competition to possibly earn an additional $500 stipend to be used toward Fall 2015 educational expenses.  Full Article


Bryce Lough, aviation alum, is well groundedBryce Lough, aviation alum, is well grounded

May 8th, 2015—Bryce Lough came to Kishwaukee College already knowing what he wanted. "I knew I wanted to be an air traffic controller from the time I was 16 because my best friend's Dad works in Chicago and exposed me to it at a young age," he said. "Once I explored it more, I knew this is what I wanted to do. It is fast-paced, rewarding, and a steady career. Plus, I could be around my hobby of aviation everyday and still get to be home every night."  Full Article


KC Fall 2015 Achievement Award recipients announced

May 7th, 2015—Cynthia Stonesifer, Director of Financial Aid at Kishwaukee College, has announced the recipients of the 2015 Academic Achievement Awards. Academic Achievement Awards waive in-district full-time student tuition and mandatory fees at Kishwaukee College for two academic years.  Full Article


Early Childhood Center facility plans improvements over summer

May 6th, 2015—This summer, the Early Childhood Center at Kishwaukee College will be undergoing a remodeling project in which all of the current floor coverings will be replaced.  Full Article


Early Childhood Center at KC receives DCCF grantEarly Childhood Center at KC receives DCCF grant

May 5th, 2015—The Early Childhood Center at Kishwaukee College received a $2300 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation that will be used to replace cots and sheets at the ECC. The ECC provides early care and education for children between the ages of two and five in its two spacious classrooms and an outdoor learning environment. Kevin McArtor, Board member of the DCCF, visited the ECC to give the donation. Pictured are Steve Kimmel, Director of the ECC, and Kevin McArtor with several of the ECC's young members who are excited about receiving new cots and sheets.

KC Nursing students on a roll with TP drive!KC Nursing students on a roll with TP drive!

May 1st, 2015—The Nursing students at Kishwaukee College held a unique drive during the past several weeks: which class could collect the most rolls of toilet paper! Sue Hudson, Nursing instructor, explained that when the students held their annual food drive over the holidays last December, they discovered a need: toilet paper. Families who qualify for food stamps, Link cards, or SNAP programs cannot use the funds for purchasing toilet paper. The students decided to hold a friendly competition among the classes (1st semester, 2nd semester, 3rd semester, and 4th semester students). The result? The Student Nursing Organization and Nurses Christian Fellowship dropped off 3,811 rolls of toilet paper to the Barb Food Mart on April 28. The winning class was the 3rd semester students who collected 1,316 rolls. They received a pizza party for their efforts. Pictured are nursing students with the collected TP packages.

KC Annual Horticulture Plant Sale on May 8KC Annual Horticulture Plant Sale on May 8

May 1st, 2015—The Horticulture department at Kishwaukee College will be holding their Annual Plant Sale on May 8 from 7:30a.m. — 2:00p.m. in the Greenhouse located on the north side of campus. Plant Sale participants should enter campus using the North (B) Entrance on Malta Road. Parking is limited but there will be a loading area available by the Greenhouse and horticulture students and staff to assist patrons with loading their purchases.  Full Article


KC Forensics to hold Showcase of ChampionsKC Forensics to hold Showcase of Champions

April 23rd, 2015—The Kishwaukee College Forensics Team will be holding a Forensics Showcase of Champions on Monday, April 27 from 6 — 7:30p.m. and Tuesday, April 28 from 3:30 - 5:00p.m. in Jenkins Auditorium on campus. The team is requesting $3.00 minimum donation at the door from all attendees to benefit tornado relief efforts in Ogle and DeKalb counties. The performance is open to the public; some topics may contain sensitive themes and may not be suitable for children.  Full Article


KC Nursing Students attend Political Action DayKC Nursing Students attend Political Action Day

April 22nd, 2015—On March 24, the second year nursing students from Kishwaukee College traveled to Springfield to attend the 17th Annual Student Nurse Political Action Day. Organized by the Illinois member of the American Nurses Association (ANA-Illinois), this event is held annually to discuss the importance of being active politically, the impact legislation has on nursing practice, and current bills in the Illinois General Assembly which are of interest to the nursing profession. Student nurses in attendance also had an opportunity to network with various professional organizations, as well as schools that offer opportunities for continued education. The trip was organized by members of the Kishwaukee College chapter of the national nursing honor society, Alpha Delta Nu. The Kishwaukee College ADN chapter would like to thank the following members of the community, without whose support, this trip would not have been possible: Baylor Insurance Company, Michael D. Martinez, Esq., Beth Clark, and Greg Ryan. Pictured are the students in front of the State Capitol Building.

KC holds annual Student Awards DayKC holds annual Student Awards Day

April 14th, 2015—Kishwaukee College honored current students for excellence in the classroom and in the campus community on Tuesday, April 7 at Student Awards Day in Jenkins Auditorium at the College. Awardees received certificates commemorating their achievements.  Full Article


KC summer/fall registration opens April 15 & 16

April 10th, 2015—online on April 15 at 8:00 a.m. and in-person April 16 at 8:00 a.m. The Summer 2015 semester begins May 26 and the Fall 2015 semester begins August 24.  Full Article


KC's Raynor named United Way Spirit of Caring recipientKC's Raynor named United Way Spirit of Caring recipient

April 9th, 2015—Carla Raynor, Coordinator of the Family Literacy Program in Adult Education and Transition Programs at Kishwaukee College, has been selected as the recipient of the United Way's 2015 Spirit of Caring Award. Raynor received the award for her work with the Learning for Life Program, a partnership between Kishwaukee College and Opportunity House, Inc. Raynor stated, "I am deeply honored to receive this award, but the real reward for me is to watch the Opportunity House students' growth and dedication to their own learning. Personally, I am so proud of these students and how they put forth such effort and participate in class or tutoring. They are a wonderful example of dedicated students who are excited to learn!"  Full Article


KC's Desjarlais pursues true crime in new bookKC's Desjarlais pursues true crime in new book

April 6th, 2015—In the tradition of Edgar Allen Poe, Kishwaukee College English instructor and mystery novelist, John Desjarlais, is out to solve a true crime: the 1993 murder of the Cardinal of Guadalajara.  Full Article


KC Forensics continues strong spring seasonKC Forensics continues strong spring season

April 1st, 2015—The Kishwaukee College Forensics team has had a solid spring season, preparing them for the upcoming Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Cleveland in April. Chase Budziak, Director of Forensics at Kishwaukee, stated, \\\"This is our third consecutive year with at least one National Champion Speaker going into the National Tournament.\\\"  Full Article


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