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Congressman Hultgren Recognizes Waubonsee from U.S. House Floor

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (Il – 14) honored Waubonsee Community College for its 50th anniversary during recent remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The college was established in August of 1966 when the electorate of 12 school districts in most of Kane and portions of Kendall, DeKalb, LaSalle and Will counties voted to establish Community College District 516. Since then, more than 290,000 students have been served.

During the remarks, Hultgren said Waubonsee “provides innovative education to its students, offering career programs, business training and professional learning,” and that “the college has stayed true its mission of fostering a literate democratic society through accessible, quality and innovative institutions.”

He said that critical to Waubonsee’s success is the leadership of President Dr. Christine Sobek.

“As a member of my higher education advisory committee, she regularly provides me with advice and wisdom on the needs of community colleges and guidance on improving educational policy at the federal level,” he said. “I am grateful for her friendship and leadership in offering students high quality education.”

The remarks can be watched by clicking here .