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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.

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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.