News & Events

Waubonsee to Offer Auditions for Community Play

For those who have ever performed live theater or would like to try it for the first time, Waubonsee Community College will hold auditions for the play, “Whose Wives Are They Anyway?”

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Waubonsee Offers Opportunities for Auto Tech Students

It used to be the case that people could learn to work on cars simply by tinkering with their own and by talking to others with more experience in automobile repair. That level of expertise could potentially lead to a successful career in auto services. Those days no longer exist. Now, even an entry-level job in automotive repair requires specialized certification. It is for that reason that the Waubonsee Automotive Technology Program exists.

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Waubonsee Students Learn an Essential Weather-Related Trade

With January comes cold weather in the Chicago area. This year the cold has been extreme with several days of sub-zero temperatures across the region. This has made trained and certified heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanics and installers some of the most important people in many communities. Fortunately, Waubonsee Community College provides opportunities for people to get that training and certification.

Waubonsee Offers “A Taste of Travel” Open House and “Travel Smart” Learning Event

Waubonsee Community College offers many local, national and international travel opportunities through its Community Education Department. On Feb. 9, the college will host an open house and learning event that will provide information about those opportunities. The open house will allow individuals to learn more about the travel options and the travel companies that Waubonsee partners with to provide these experiences to the community.

Waubonsee VITA Program Offers Free Tax Help

Volunteers with Waubonsee Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will offer free tax help again this season in downtown Aurora.

Waubonsee To Offer Wedding and Event Planning Course

In time for spring and summer weddings, Waubonsee Community College is offering the opportunity for people to become a certified wedding and event planner.

Waubonsee Hosts FAFSA Fair

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Waubonsee Community College will provide help with completing the 2017-2018 or the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Assistance will be provided by staff from the Financial Aid Office of Waubonsee Community College.

Registration Open for Spring Classes at Waubonsee

Classes will begin soon, but there is still time to register for the spring term at Waubonsee Community College.

Extended Service Hours at Waubonsee Community College

To help students prepare for the start of courses on Tuesday, Jan. 16, several student services offices at the Sugar Grove and Aurora Downtown Campuses will have extended hours Thursday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, Jan. 13.

Waubonsee Students Recognized at Writers Competition and Festival

Waubonsee students participated in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Writers Competition and Festival held in November at Prairie State College. 

Waubonsee Community College Winter Hours and Closure

Waubonsee Community College will continue to have normal operating hours on all four of its campuses through December 22, 2017. All campuses will be closed for the winter holiday from 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017, through Monday, January 1, 2018. Normal campus and business hours will resume on January 2, 2018.  

Visit for more information on the college’s business hours, as well as the operating hours of different offices within the college. 

Waubonsee Community College Issues Annual Report to the Community

Waubonsee Community College recently released its Annual Report to the Community. In it, the college presents a snapshot of the events of the previous fiscal year, an update on programs and initiatives, as well as financial information. 

Waubonsee Offering SAT and ACT Prep Courses

High school students in Illinois are now required to take the SAT in the spring of their junior year. To help students prepare for this, Waubonsee Community College offers test preparation courses for both the SAT and the ACT. 

Waubonsee Scholarship Application Deadline Approaches

Last year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation awarded 324 scholarships totaling more than $270,000. This year the foundation is set to provide more than 360 scholarships totaling more than $345,000. However, you must act soon to take advantage of these opportunities. People interested in receiving a scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year must apply by February 5, 2018. 

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Waubonsee’s Music Faculty Inspires Students

This time of the year is filled with sights, smells and sounds that are unique to the holiday season. These sensory experiences often cause us to wax sentimental; to reflect on things past and look forward to things ahead. Waubonsee Community College’s music department contributes to these moments through its series of holiday concerts. 

Waubonsee Community College Board Meeting Rescheduled

The December meeting of the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees has been rescheduled for Dec. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Dickson Center Community Board Room on the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. 

Waubonsee Community College Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled

The Policy Committee of the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees will meet Monday, Dec. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Dickson Center Community Board Room on the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. 

Water Boil Order Lifted at Sugar Grove Campus

The water boil order at the Sugar Grove Campus has been lifted. Tests conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Health have confirmed that the water is safe for consumption. 

Sugar Grove Campus Will Resume Normal Operations on Thursday, December 14

The repair work on the broken water main on the Sugar Grove Campus is complete. The college will resume classes and all other normal operations in Sugar Grove on Thursday, December 14. Students, faculty, and staff are to proceed with final examinations and any other remaining coursework as planned.

Due to the water disruption, a boil order will be in effect on the Sugar Grove Campus until further notice. Individuals will not be able to get drinking water from fountains or sinks. The café in the Student Center is expected to be open for regular operating hours, though with some limitations. Bottled water will be available for purchase.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while crews from Campus Operations, the contracted repair company, and the Sugar Grove Fire Department among others have worked diligently to repair the break and get the college back to its mission of teaching.

Waubonsee Community College Board Meeting Cancelled

The regularly scheduled December meeting of the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees has been cancelled. The meeting was scheduled for Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. on the Sugar Grove Campus.


While the repair work on the broken water main is going well at this point, all classes and activities scheduled for the evening of Dec. 13 have been cancelled to allow the work to proceed and to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff.

Students impacted by these cancellations will hear from their instructors with specific guidance on how their final examinations or other remaining course work will proceed. Faculty members will determine the best approach for serving the needs of their classes, while meeting the requirements of the end of the semester. 

We anticipate that the Sugar Grove Campus will return to normal operations and schedules on Thursday, Dec. 14. If there are any changes to that, updates will be posted on the college website and social media platforms by 5:00 a.m.

We understand the frustrations that this causes and we appreciate your ongoing patience as we work through this.

Again, these cancellations only apply to the Sugar Grove Campus. All other classes and activities at other campuses will continue as scheduled. 


Late last night a water main broke forcing the college to cancel all scheduled day classes and activities at the Sugar Grove Campus. Obviously, any disruption to campus operations is inconvenient to students, staff and faculty. We understand that the inconvenience, and frustration, is even greater when the disruption happens during the week of final examinations, as this one has.  

Students have, or soon will, hear from their instructors with specific guidance on how their final examinations or other remaining course work will proceed. Because of the wide variety of classes on the Sugar Grove Campus and the fact that we are at the end of the semester, faculty members will determine the best approach for serving the needs of their classes.

Again, these cancellations only apply to the Sugar Grove Campus and, at this time, only apply to classes and activities scheduled for the day. Evening classes are currently scheduled to proceed as normal. Any changes to that schedule will be posted on the college website and social media platforms.

Sugar Grove Campus Closed Due to Water Main Break

Due to a water main break, the Sugar Grove Campus will be closed during the day on Wednesday, December 13. All classes and other campus activities are cancelled. Students, faculty and staff are to not come to the campus during the day.

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President's Holiday Message

Dr. Sobek wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season.

Chiefs' Volleyball Receives Post-season Awards

Five Volleyball players recognized for their outstanding play
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Waubonsee Community College Foundation Board Welcomes New Member

At its meeting on December 5, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation welcomed Matt Winkle of Aurora to its board of directors.

Chiefs' Kempiak Named Region IV Player of the Week

Kempiak posts another double-double on the way to being honored by Region IV Basketball Committee
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Waubonsee Recognizes Mathematics Department as Student Success: Featured Faculty and Program

Mathematics is a requirement for most college majors. The faculty of the Mathematics Department at Waubonsee Community College are making great strides in enhancing the student experience in these important core classes. For these efforts, the department is being recognized as a college Student Success: Featured Faculty and Program in November. 

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Former Waubonsee Student Inspires Others

The straight-line distance from Aurora, Ill. to the Northern Patagonia Ice Field in Chile is slightly more than 6,000 miles. It is nearly 7,500 miles if traveling by land on the shortest route. Such a journey would be an adventure under any circumstances. For Isaí Madriz that journey has been nothing short of remarkable.

Waubonsee Community College to Host Music Concerts

Waubonsee Community College will host five music concerts in December. Each concert will feature a different aspect of the college’s music program.

Chiefs set to play host school in first ever match at National Tournament

Chiefs make first ever appearance at Men's Soccer National Tournament
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Waubonsee Hosts Health Care Education Information Open House

On Nov. 3, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its report on labor statistics for the month of October 2017. The report shows that health care jobs are in great demand. Jobs in health care increased by 22,000 in October with the average increase for this year being 24,000 jobs per month. The next day, these strong employment numbers were matched by a strong interest in health care careers at an open house at Waubonsee’s Aurora Fox Valley Campus.

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Waubonsee Hosts Veterans Day Events

Waubonsee Community College will host two events in conjunction with Veterans Day this year. Both are free and open to the public.

Waubonsee Cross Country Runners Advance to Nationals

The Waubonsee Chiefs cross country teams will be well represented at this year’s National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships following some impressive performances on Saturday at the Region IV Championships hosted by Sauk Valley Community College.

Waubonsee Hosts Open House at Sugar Grove

Waubonsee Community College hosted an open house at its Sugar Grove Campus on October 21. The purpose was to provide an opportunity for people to come to the campus and learn more about the college’s many transfer programs and opportunities.

Waubonsee Community College Hosts Health Care Open House Event

Waubonsee Community College will host an open house event on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1-4 p.m. at the Aurora Fox Valley Campus, 2060 Ogden Ave (Route 34 on the Rush-Copley Campus). The open house is an opportunity for people interested in working in the health care industry to learn more about the education programs available at Waubonsee.

Chiefs win Region title in shootout, qualify for National Tournament

Waubonsee Community College’s men’s soccer team earned the program’s first ever trip to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Chiefs captured their second straight Region IV Championship with a nail-biting victory over Moraine Valley Community College in a shootout 5-4.
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Waubonsee Announces 2017-2018 Student Government Members

Waubonsee Community College Student Government elections were held on Sept. 18-21 for the current academic year.

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Waubonsee Community College Enrolls 300,000th Student

Waubonsee Community College has enrolled its 300,000th student in its 51st year serving the district. Hannah Polhill, from Yorkville, is a freshman and a Gustafson Scholar majoring in business at Waubonsee. 

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Waubonsee Community College Recognizes Featured Alumnus

Service is everything to Keith Cross; he has spent almost all of his adult life serving the city he grew up in. Over the years, Cross has seen much change in Aurora and across the region, and as a long-time police officer in the city, he has been part of and led much of that change. For his many contributions to the community as a law enforcement officer and as a community leader, Waubonsee Community College is proud to honor him as a Student Success: Featured Alumnus.

APC - No Gas Leak Found

At approximately 11:15 Tuesday morning, Campus Operations received a report of a suspected gas leak in the Academic and Professional Center at the Sugar Grove Campus. An alert was sent via the college's emergency notification system to advise people to avoid the area while the matter was investigated.
The investigation found no leak. Instead, it was plastic material being used in a 3-D printer that had melted and created an unusual smell. An all-clear message was given.

Waubonsee Hosts Presentation on Paleoclimatology

Waubonsee Community College will host a scientific presentation, “Paleoclimatology: What’s Past May Not Be Prologue.”

Waubonsee Community College Hosts Open House Events

Waubonsee Community College will host two open house events that will provide information on the college’s transfer programs and health care programs. In addition to information about the programs, the events will feature free food truck treats.

Chiefs capture ISCC title for second straight year

Chiefs win overtime thriller to earn back-to-back ISCC crowns

Waubonsee Hosts Art Exhibit at Aurora Downtown Campus

Waubonsee Community College is hosting a free art exhibit at its Aurora Downtown Campus from October 4 – November 4, 2017.

Waubonsee Community College Hosts Free FAFSA Workshops

Waubonsee Community College will host six free workshops to teach students and families how college financial aid works and to help them complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Chiefs' Erastus-Obilo named NJCAA Player of the Week

Chiefs' forward earns national honor by scoring six goals in three matches

What It's Like to be a Police Cadet at Waubonsee

September is National Preparedness Month. Kimberly Shliff writes about being a student contributor to college preparedness as a police cadet.

Corning picked to lead Waubonsee Softball

Corning selected to take over from long-time coach
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Waubonsee Inducts Students into Honor Societies

Fifty-eight Waubonsee Community College students were inducted into six academic honor societies at a ceremony at the Academic and Professional Center on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.   

Waubonsee Community College Presents Comedy Show

Waubonsee Community College presents “MISSION IMPROVable,” a hysterical improv comedy show driven by audience participation.

Waubonsee Community College Presents “Urinetown: The Musical”

In conjunction with the Fox Country Players, Waubonsee Community College presents “Urinetown: The Musical” in the Auditorium at the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6; Saturday, Oct. 7; Friday, Oct. 13; Saturday, Oct. 14; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15.

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Waubonsee Faculty Member Published in Online Literary Journal

Dan Portincaso, Associate Professor of English, had a work of fiction published in F(r)iction, an online literary journal. 

Waubonsee Community College Foundation Board Welcomes Three New Members

At its meeting on September 12, 2017, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation welcomed Patrick Kinnally of Sugar Grove; Nick Ninedorf of Geneva; and Lynn Dubajic of Yorkville to its board of directors.

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Waubonsee Featured Student Brings Global Perspective

It is natural that the student body at Waubonsee is as diverse as the community that the college serves. There is no better example of this than Dylan Norton, this month’s Waubonsee Student Success: Featured Student.

Waubonsee Community College Classes Focus on Photography

Waubonsee Community College is offering an assortment of noncredit classes this fall designed to improve photography and photo editing skills at any experience level.

Waubonsee to Host College Night At Sugar Grove Campus

Representatives from more than 100 public and private colleges will be on hand for Waubonsee Community College’s College Night on Monday, Oct. 2 from 6-8 p.m.

Waubonsee to Hold Career Fair At Aurora Downtown Campus

In partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Waubonsee Community College will host a career fair on Friday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. – noon at its Aurora Downtown Campus, 18 S. River St.

Waubonsee Community College Policy Meeting Scheduled

The Policy Committee Meeting of the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees will meet Monday, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m in the Dickson Center Community Board Room at the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

Dr. Sobek Addresses Recent DACA Announcement

Waubonsee Community College serves a remarkably diverse community and that diversity is reflected in our student body, faculty, and staff. I know that many Waubonsee students and employees are concerned about how the recent announcement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program might affect them, their families, their friends or their communities.

Waubonsee Names Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Members

Two Waubonsee Community College adjunct faculty members have been selected as the 2017 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Members. Nancy Emanuel, an English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor, and Mike Riebe, an Instructor of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), were both selected for their teaching excellence.

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Waubonsee Names Distinguished Alumnus

For his entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen, Steven R. Henrikson has been named the Waubonsee Community College 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. Henrikson, of Morristown, Tenn., is currently a managing partner at Henrikson & Graul Capital Partners, LLC. 

Waubonsee Foundation Awards Almost $280,000 in Scholarships

For the upcoming 2017-18 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation has provided 299 scholarship awards totaling almost $280,000 to 240 recipients. The following are local winners.
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Waubonsee Names Distinguished Contributor

For his dedication and service, Waubonsee Community College has named Richard “Shorty” W. Dickson the 2017 Distinguished Contributor.
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Waubonsee Certified by Mopar Career Automotive Program LOCAL

Waubonsee Community College has partnered with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the National Coalition of Certification Centers to establish the college as a Mopar Career Automotive Program Local training site. Officials from the Mopar Career Automotive Program Local were at the college on Thursday to launch the college’s involvement with the program.

Waubonsee Recognizes STEM Scholarship Program

Waubonsee Community College recently completed a seven-year program that resulted in 84 student scholarships totaling more than $598,000.

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Waubonsee Recognizes Support Staff

Waubonsee Community College recently presented Support Staff Awards for Excellence to college support staff members.

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Waubonsee’s Powers Named 2017 Outstanding Faculty Member

Amy Powers, Associate Professor of History, is a passionate historian and professor who has taught thousands of students during her more than 14 years at Waubonsee Community College. For her commitment to the profession, scholarly pursuits, the college and her students, Powers is honored as the college’s 2017 Outstanding Faculty Member.

Jim Williams Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Waubonsee Community College has named Jim Williams as its new Head Women’s Basketball Coach.  Williams assumes the role after spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach.
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Waubonsee’s DuCharme Receives National Honor

Waubonsee Community College Associate Professor of Biology Dani DuCharme has another accolade to add to her award-winning career.
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Waubonsee’s Voorhees Invited to Assist National Science Foundation

Waubonsee Community College Associate Professor of Earth Science/Geology David Voorhees recently participated in a National Science Foundation (NSF) review of programs.

Waubonsee Trustee Recognized for Service

Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustee James Michels was recently recognized by the Illinois Community Colleges Trustees Association (ICCTA) for his three decades of service.

Waubonsee Medical Assisting Program Celebrates Perfect Pass Rate

The Waubonsee Community College Medical Assisting Program is celebrating a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Medical Assistant (American Association for Medical Assistants - AAMA) Examination.

Waubonsee Physics Instructor Awarded Grant

For the third consecutive year, Waubonsee Physics Instructor Dr. Pratima Jindal was awarded a United States Compact Muon Solenoid Teacher Fellowship Grant from the National Science Foundation, in partnership with the University of Notre Dame and Fermi Lab.

Waubonsee Graphic Design Students Recognized

Students in Waubonsee Community College Graphic Design classes recently earned recognition in a poster competition.

Waubonsee Employees Accept Board Appointments

Several Waubonsee Community College employees recently accepted appointments to various industry and community boards.
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Waubonsee Featured Alum Builds Legacy in Athletics

Rosary High School Athletic Director Mary Lou Kunold is this month’s Waubonsee Community College Student Success: Featured Alumnus.

Waubonsee's Grams earns ISCC's Dick Durrant Award

Grams is Chiefs' 27th Durrant Award recipient, 73 student-athletes earn ISCC All-Academic

Santos, Meyers named NJCAA Baseball All-Americans

Chiefs' duo selected to NJCAA All-American squad

Chiefs’ softball receives post-season awards

Seven WCC softball members recognized by ISCC and Region IV

Waubonsee Athletics wins ISCC's All-Sports Trophy

Chiefs' Athletics grabs ISCC's top trophy for 7th time

Waubonsee Golfers finish 20th at Nationals

Chiefs place 20th at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa

Waubonsee Offers 5K Training

Waubonsee Community College is offering community members the opportunity to work with a fitness specialist to prepare for a 5K race.

Women's Tennis competes at Nationals

Women's Tennis finishes 24th nationally

Berenyi inducted into Hall of Fame, 2016-17 Student-Athletes honored at Banquet

Annual Athletic Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction held in APC
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Waubonsee’s James Magara Honored for Career Achievements by Alma Mater

James Magara, Waubonsee Community College Education Television and Video Production Manager, was recently honored with a Pioneer Broadcast Award from his alma mater, Central Michigan University (CMU).

Waubonsee VITA Program Celebrates 13 Years of Service

Waubonsee Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program recently celebrated its 13 year of service to the community.
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Waubonsee Featured Student Triumphs through Challenges

Jason Gruben says he is living proof of the adage “it takes a village” when it comes to reaching one’s potential. Though he has faced many personal challenges in his lifetime, his perseverance and hard work in the pursuit of his education are why he is recognized as this month’s Waubonsee Community College Student Success: Featured Student.
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First Group of Dunham Quick Path Scholars Graduates from Waubonsee

One group of exceptional graduates at Waubonsee Community College – with the help of a generous grant from the Dunham Fund – were able to complete their associate degrees in just one year, and for free.
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Dual Credit Sets Ambitious Waubonsee Graduate on Path to Success

Not many people begin work toward two associate degrees while in high school, but for Audrey Moore, of Aurora, the proactive approach has paid off: The West Aurora High School alum received both her Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees from Waubonsee Community College this month.

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Waubonsee Student Veteran Continues to Serve

When Mario Ramirez walked across the stage at the Waubonsee Community College graduation this past weekend, it was the start of the first break the U.S. Army veteran has had in a long time.

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Waubonsee Student is First Graduate of New Automotive Degree Program

Two significant achievements were celebrated when Mark Burton received his degree at Waubonsee Community College this week. The first is that Burton, of Aurora, said he never thought he’d earn a college degree, and the second is that he will be the first student to complete the new Automotive Transportation Service Technology degree.

Waubonsee faces defending champs in first game ever at National Tournament

13th seeded Chiefs set to play highly touted LSU-Eunice

GFOA Recognizes Waubonsee for Financial Reporting Excellence

Waubonsee Community College has again received national recognition for its financial reporting practices. 
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A Lesson from Waubonsee’s Oldest Graduate: ‘Expect Miracles’

When Rose Ann Whiteside, who describes herself as “73-years-young,” receives her diploma during Waubonsee Community College commencement ceremonies this weekend, it will mark the beginning of a new chapter and career for a great-grandmother whose long list of previous roles include beautician, auto mechanic, riveter for Boeing, waitress, caretaker, book keeper and more.

Waubonsee Celebrates Class of 2017

Waubonsee Community College’s 2017 commencement ceremonies provided a celebratory highlight of the college’s 50th anniversary year, as a record number of graduates participated on May 13.

Waubonsee and Elmhurst College Announce New Scholarship Agreement

Thanks to a new agreement between the two colleges, one Waubonsee Community College Honors Program participant will receive a full tuition scholarship to Elmhurst College each year.

Waubonsee Camps Offer Summer Diversions for 4 to 14-year-olds

Summer is quickly approaching and Waubonsee Community College is now enrolling campers in its popular summer enrichment Xcelerate programs. The college will offer nearly 40 different camps for children ages 4 to 14.

Waubonsee edges Madison for Region title, advance to Nationals for first time

Waubonsee Softball advances to National Tournament for the first time

Waubonsee Accepting Applications for Tuition-Free Degree

Waubonsee is now accepting applications for the second class of students who will pursue the college’s innovative, grant-funded, tuition-free, one-year associate degree. Priority deadline is June 1.

Waubonsee earns top seed for Region IV Softball Tournament

Yorkville H.S. site of Region IV Division II Softball Tournament

Waubonsee Softball wins 7th straight ISCC title

Chiefs keep streak of dominance going with 7th consecutive ISCC title

Santos tabbed NJCAA Player of the Week

Santos' sensational streak recognized nationally
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Waubonsee Seats New Trustee, Elects Board Leadership

The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees has seated newly elected member Roger T. Harris to the board.
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Waubonsee Board of Trustees Seats Student Trustee

J. David Vera, of Aurora, will serve as student trustee on the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees.

Waubonsee Sugar Grove Campus Certified as Wildlife Habitat

Waubonsee Community College’s efforts to preserve, protect and promote the natural habitat on their Sugar Grove campus were highlighted during recent Earth Day events, and with recognition of the campus as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
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Waubonsee’s Paver Appointed to Quad County Urban League Board

Dr. Jonathan Paver, Assistant Vice President of Transfer and Developmental Education at Waubonsee Community College, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Quad City Urban League.

Waubonsee to Host Charter Meeting of New Lions Club

The new Waubonsee Community College Lions Club will host their Charter Night on May 9, and the evening will feature a visit by international Lions Club leadership.

Hernandez Recognized in Illinois Senior Hall of Fame for Education

Joseph Hernandez, Associate Professor Emeritus of Art/Ceramics/Drawing and Design at Waubonsee Community College, was recently inducted into the Illinois 2016 Senior Hall of Fame in the category of education.

Longtime Waubonsee Trustee Karen L. Cotter Retires from Post

Longtime Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustee member Karen L. Cotter, of Plano, has retired after 18 years of service.
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Waubonsee Featured Program and Faculty Drive Student Success

The hands-on learning and student-first mentality of the Waubonsee Community College Automotive Technology program has brought the college national recognition and produced scores of successful alumni who complete the program ready to lead in the field.

Waubonsee players earn Post-Season Awards

Eight members of Chiefs' basketball programs honored

WCC Co-Ed Cheerleading Tryouts set for mid-May

Tryouts for 2017-18 school year
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Waubonsee Names New Vice President of Educational Affairs

Waubonsee has named Dr. Diane Nyhammer as the college’s Vice President of Educational Affairs.

Chiefs' Carey signs with NAIA power Trinity International

Carey to continue collegiate career at TIU

April 4 Incident at Sugar Grove

There was NOT an active shooter on the Sugar Grove Campus on Tuesday, April 4. An emergency management training course was being held on campus, and a message was sent unintentionally to 911 dispatch as a result of those activities. We are very grateful to the local agencies who responded so quickly and to the members of the Waubonsee community who followed the college’s safety protocols.

Waubonsee Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering

Instead of hitting the beach for a week of relaxation, a group of Waubonsee Community College students are spending their spring break volunteering in Pulaski, Virginia, through an organization called Beans and Rice INC.
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Waubonsee’s Student Success: Featured Alumnus Serves Aurora Community

Zaida Rodriguez is living proof that with a little patience and a committed mindset, continuous learning and connection-building pay off. Because of Rodriguez’s many health care and cultural contributions to the City of Aurora through her community service, Waubonsee Community College is proud to honor her as the Student Success: Featured Alumnus for the month of March.

Chiefs upset Triton, advance to Nationals

Chiefs rally to upset 4th ranked Triton in Region IV Championship
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Waubonsee Celebrates Reunion

As part of Waubonsee's ongoing celebration of its 50th anniversary, the college hosted a reunion event for alumni, students, current and former employees, and community members.

Waubonsee's Charielle signs with North Central College

Charielle to take defensive skills to Naperville

WCC's Heiss reaches another milestone

Heiss becomes 11th active NJCAA coach with 600 wins

Chiefs' Pagan signs with St. Francis

Pagan to run for NAIA power St. Francis

Waubonsee Recognizes AID Partnership As Institutional Success Story

For the role it has played in improving the mental health of the college’s students, Waubonsee is proud to recognize its partnership with Aurora-based Association for Individual Development (AID) as this month’s Student Success: Institutional Stories.

Carey lifts Chiefs to road win in Heiss' 1,000th game

Chiefs win on road in Heiss' 1,000th game

Waubonsee VITA Program Offers Free Tax Help

Volunteers with Waubonsee's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will offer free tax help again this season in downtown Aurora from Jan. 21-April 15.

Waubonsee Recognizes Student Life Department and Co-Curricular Transcripts as its Student Success: Institutional Stories

It is common practice for students to submit an official transcript to document their academic achievements. But what about those achievements that happen outside the classroom?
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Winners Shine at Waubonsee Auto Body Repair Contest

Waubonsee Community College offers one of the top Auto Body Repair programs in the entire country. Recently the college hosted a competition among its students that was judged by industry-leading experts from collision equipment companies and owners of auto repair shops in the Fox Valley.

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Waubonsee Student Senators Elected

Several students were recently elected to the Waubonsee Community College Student Senate.
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Author and Motivational Speaker Named Student Success: Featured Alumnus

Waubonsee Community College alumnus Amy Chally has faced many challenges over her lifetime, but has persevered to turn those challenges into an opportunity to help and motivate others.
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Surgical Technology Program Receives National Recognition

Waubonsee Community College’s Surgical Technology Program recently received recognition by the Board of Directors of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving at least a 90 percent graduate pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam cycle for August 2015 through July 2016.

Adult Education Programs Provide Economic Opportunity

National Adult Education and Literacy Week, September 26 – October 1, underscores the continued demand for programs and services for adult students who need to improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math and obtain a high school equivalency certificate. More than 36 million adults nationwide, including 1.2 million in Illinois, lack basic literacy skills that limit their ability to advance in education and at work.
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Waubonsee Featured Student Follows Heart into Nursing

Kati Sibenaller grew up wanting to work in health care, but after graduating from high school, she didn’t feel ready for college and so those dreams were sidelined until she was inspired by the dedicated nurses who helped her through a high risk pregnancy and the delivery of her son.

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Aurora Resident Named Waubonsee Student Trustee

Tori Joray, of Aurora, will serve as Waubonsee Community College’s Student Trustee for 2016 – 2017.

Congressman Bill Foster Recognizes 50th Anniversary of Waubonsee Community College

U.S. Representative Bill Foster (IL – 11) honored Waubonsee Community College for its 50th anniversary during recent remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Former Chiefs' Athlete earns another medal in Rio

Berenyi wins silver at Rio Paralympics
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Oswego Fire Protection District Named Waubonsee Distinguished Contributor

Waubonsee Community College has honored the Oswego Fire Protection District as their 2016 Distinguished Contributor.
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Puamuh T. Ghogomu II Named Distinguished Alumnus

Waubonsee Community College has named Puamuh T. Ghogomu II its 2016 Distinguished Alumnus. Ghogomu, of Evanston, is currently Senior Counsel in the Employment Law department at Walgreens.

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Danielle DuCharme Named Waubonsee Outstanding Faculty Member

After only a few seconds inside of Danielle DuCharme’s office on the first floor of the Science Building, it’s easy to see why the Associate Professor of Biology was selected as the Waubonsee Community College 2016 Outstanding Faculty Member.