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KC students compete at National SkillsUSAKC students compete at National SkillsUSA

August 28th, 2014—Kishwaukee College students competed in the 50th National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and SkillsUSA Championships held in Kansas City, MO on June 23 — 27. Four students who earned First Place honors at the Illinois statewide SkillsUSA Competition in April advanced to compete at the National championship against first-place finishers from across the country.  Full Article


KC Therapeutic Massage holds pinning ceremonyKC Therapeutic Massage holds pinning ceremony

August 28th, 2014—Kishwaukee College Therapeutic Massage graduates participated in a traditional pinning ceremony on Saturday, August 23, in Jenkins Auditorium in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center.  Full Article


Enrollment open in KC's free ESL and GED® classes through September 3

August 28th, 2014—The Adult Education and Transition Programs division of Kishwaukee College is offering free GED preparation classes and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes during Fall 2014 in Rochelle. All classes are offered free of charge to participants. Classes begin the week of August 25. Enrollment is open for classes from August 25 — September 3. Students may register on class meeting days at the class site or at the Adult Education offices at Kishwaukee College. There will be future opportunities for enrollment in GED and ESL classes this semester in October and November.  Full Article


KC offers free GED® preparation classes in DeKalb area

August 28th, 2014—Adult learners can prepare for the GED exam by taking free classes offered through Kishwaukee College\\\'s Adult Education and Transition Programs division. GED classes cover Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Adults work at their own level and speed. GED preparation classes are free for the participants. Classes begin the week of August 25. Students may enroll through September 3 and then again from October 6 - 9 in any of the classes.  Full Article


KC Art Gallery opens new season with <em>Drone R' US</em>KC Art Gallery opens new season with Drone R' US

August 21st, 2014—The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery will open the new season with a provocative dual exhibition titled Drone R' US featuring the works of artists Dominic Sansone and CJ Hungerman. The show will run from August 25 — September 25 with an Artists' Reception on Tuesday, September 9 from noon — 2:00p.m. in the Gallery. The Gallery hours for Fall 2014 are Monday through Thursday 10:00a.m. — 6:00p.m. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery and the Artists' Reception are both free and open to the public.  Full Article


KC Alum named NIU Honors FellowKC Alum named NIU Honors Fellow

August 15th, 2014—Kishwaukee College alumna Jennifer Jane (formerly Grafton) has been selected as one of 12 students to serve as a University Honors Fellow for the upcoming academic year at Northern Illinois University. Jennifer graduated from Kishwaukee College in May 2013 and transferred to NIU in Fall 2013. The Lee resident has future plans to attend law school.  Full Article


KC holds Massage and Esthetics information sessionsKC holds Massage and Esthetics information sessions

August 8th, 2014—Students interested in pursuing a certificate in Therapeutic Massage or Esthetics at Kishwaukee College can now attend regularly scheduled information sessions on campus the first Wednesday of each month. There will be two sessions available: one at noon and the second at 5:30p.m., with both sessions meeting in Room B1240 on campus. The next information session will be held on Wednesday, September 3.  Full Article


KC Adult Orientation on August 21

August 6th, 2014—Kishwaukee College will hold an orientation for adults on Thursday, August 21 from 5 — 7:30p.m. in Room A1225 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. The Orientation, Soaring to New Heights, is designed especially for new adult students who have registered for classes for the Fall 2014 semester, which begins August 25.  Full Article


KC floral design students attend national symposiumKC floral design students attend national symposium

July 29th, 2014—Students and faculty from the Floral Design Program in the Kishwaukee College Horticulture Department attended the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) National Symposium held in Chicago, July 3 - 7. Each year, the AIFD Symposium is attended by over 1200 floral designers, design instructors, and design students from across the United States and Canada. Kishwaukee College Floral Design instructor Janet Gallagher attended the symposium with students Wendy Faley, Dixon; Jamie Moore, Dixon; and Sierra Blevins, Oregon.  Full Article


KC receives NIMS funding for scholarships

July 24th, 2014—Kishwaukee College was awarded scholarship dollars as part of a new partnership with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF). The partnership will help prepare more students for success in precision machining careers in the manufacturing industry.  Full Article


Allstate donates vehicles to KC Collision Repair Tech programAllstate donates vehicles to KC Collision Repair Tech program

July 10th, 2014—Kishwaukee College's Collision Repair Technology Program (CRT) received two vehicles from Allstate Insurance for students in the program to gain experience. Greg Brink, CRT faculty, had contacted the I-CAR Foundation about possible vehicle donations. The Kishwaukee College information was shared with Allstate which donated the 2000 Honda Civic and a 2003 Honda Accord, each of which had sustained body damage in separate accidents. Brink stated, "We are grateful to Allstate for this donation. We will use them in our structural repair course and repair them. Then we will be able to use them in some of the other classes as well." Jim Ledder, claim field director at Allstate, stated, "Allstate is proud to support Kishwaukee College and contribute to their collision repair program. \\\"We are proud to offer our resources to help ensure that students have access to high-quality equipment to learn from for years to come." Pictured are several CRT students with the donated vehicles. Registration for Fall 2014 is currently in progress. For more information on enrolling for Fall, contact New Student Connections at 815-825-2086, ext. 6099 or email welcome@kishwaukeecollege.edu.

KC's Raynor holds trainings in BhutanKC's Raynor holds trainings in Bhutan

July 7th, 2014—Carla Raynor, Coordinator of the Family Literacy Program in the Adult Education and Transition Programs (AETP) division at Kishwaukee College, spent two weeks in May in Thimphu, Bhutan. Raynor visited Wangmo\\\'s Montessori Day Care Center to work with the young students, hold trainings for their teachers and meet the parents of the children enrolled in the school. Raynor said, \\\"The education system in Bhutan is fairly new compared to the United States and the interactive, early-childhood educational philosophies that are so prevalent in the United States are still being developed in Bhutan. This gave me the opportunity to share family literacy or intergenerational learning with the teachers there and meet with parents to encourage reading and hands-on activities in the home.\\\"  Full Article


KC Radiology holds pinning ceremonyKC Radiology holds pinning ceremony

July 3rd, 2014—Kishwaukee College Radiologic Technology graduates participated in a traditional pinning ceremony on Saturday, June 21 in Jenkins Auditorium in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center.  Full Article


Bolden joins KC CenterBolden joins KC Center

July 2nd, 2014—Kishwaukee College welcomed Michele Bolden as the Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education. Bolden assumed her new position on May 1.  Full Article


KC grad draws a line to success!KC grad draws a line to success!

July 1st, 2014—Like many young men, when Nate Vogeler, Rochelle, graduated from high school, he wasn't sure what he wanted to do. He enrolled for a semester at Kishwaukee College, but found himself a bit unfocused. He left school after that semester and joined the Marines. Honorably discharged over four years later, Nate found new purpose and came back to Kishwaukee College, this time with a clearer plan: to become a Mechanical and Architectural Designer through the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program.  Full Article


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