Listed below are the articles from the past 60 days. For a complete listing of press releases organized by school year, visit the press release archive.

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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

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

KC welcomes Lanting as VP of InstructionKC welcomes Lanting as VP of Instruction

June 15th, 2014—Kishwaukee College welcomed Dr. Mark Lanting as the new Vice President of Instruction (VPI). Dr. Lanting assumed the VPI position on May 19.  Full Article

KC Student Center certified LEED® GoldKC Student Center certified LEED® Gold

June 13th, 2014—Kishwaukee College's Student Center received LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program's Gold Certification. A LEED Gold plaque indicating the Gold certification was presented on Tuesday, June 10 during the College\\\'s Board of Trustee\\\'s regular monthly meeting. Presenting the plaque was Adam McMillen, member of the Board of Directors of U.S. Green Building Council — Illinois (USGBC—Illinois).  Full Article

Altrusa Scholarship awarded to KC's ChadraAltrusa Scholarship awarded to KC's Chadra

June 9th, 2014—Each year, Altrusa International awards the Returning Women Scholarship to a non-traditional student at Kishwaukee College. This year, Altrusa selected student Meghan Chadra, Sycamore, as the 2014 recipient of the Returning Women Scholarship. Meghan Chadra is a horticulture student at Kishwaukee College. In addition to the scholarship, Altrusa also gave Meghan a copy of the book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. Altrusa International of DeKalb/Sycamore is a service club whose members include women from various professions. Altrusa annually provides the Returning Women Scholarship to women who are returning to school to pursue a career. Pictured are Kristine Adzovic, Coordinator of Adult Student Connections; Meghan Chadra; and Dr. Joanne Kantner, Altrusa member and Dean of Adult Education and Transition Programs at Kishwaukee College.

KC offers Kids College through the summerKC offers Kids College through the summer

June 6th, 2014—The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is offering five Kids College Academies — including a new Kishwaukee Area Space Academy (KASA) — this summer. In the Academies, elementary and middle school aged kids can spend a week learning and having fun exploring a particular subject area. There are also academic preparation academies for elementary and middle school kids and high school youth. Academy participants may choose to attend all week or select specific days and topics. It is more cost-effective to register for the full-week Academy. A new summer program added to Kids College this year is a Quilhot One Room Schoolhouse Camp.  Full Article

Getting Lean with the KC Center and IMECGetting Lean with the KC Center and IMEC

June 6th, 2014—The Kishwaukee College Center for Business Development and Continuing Education partnered with Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) to offer the Lean Continuous Improvement Series this Spring at the College. Representatives from Southern Imperial, Electron Beam Technologies, Inc., Natural Choice, Little Lady Foods, Huntsman and Olson Aluminum Castings participated in the training to learn how to help their organizations be more flexible, cut costs, deliver on time, boost quality, increase capacity and grow sales. Pictured are the Spring Lean participants on their final day of training. For more information on the Lean Continuous Improvement Series, contact Melissa Gallagher, Coordinator of Business Development at the Kishwaukee College Center for Business Development and Continuing Education at 815-825-2086, ext. 3950 or at

KC offers new scholarship for adult students

June 2nd, 2014—The Financial Aid Office at Kishwaukee College has announced a new scholarship available for adults who are beginning or returning to college at Kishwaukee: the Wayne McIlrath Family Scholarship. Applications are currently available in the Financial Aid Office at Kishwaukee College. The application deadline is July 1, 2014.  Full Article

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