News & Events

Author Kalisha Buckhanon to Visit Waubonsee

Author Kalisha Buckhanon will visit Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus to read from her work and discuss writing and publishing with Assistant Professor of English Dan Portincaso.

WCC's Heiss reaches another milestone

Heiss becomes 11th active NJCAA coach with 600 wins

Waubonsee Community College to Offer Wedding Planner Course

Waubonsee Community College is offering a unique opportunity — the chance to become a certified wedding and event planner.

Chiefs' Pagan signs with St. Francis

Pagan to run for NAIA power St. Francis

Waubonsee Students Complete Service Projects

As part of ongoing efforts by Waubonsee Community College to celebrate its 50th anniversary through community service, several student groups recently completed large projects coinciding with the holiday season.

Waubonsee Sophomore Receives Scholarship Recognizing Community Service

A Waubonsee Community College sophomore was recently selected as the state recipient for a National Society of Leadership and Success State of Mind Scholarship.
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Waubonsee Announces New Assistant Dean

Waubonsee recently named John Metych III as Assistant Dean for Social Sciences, Education and World Languages.

Heiss to be recognized for his 1,000th game

Heiss reaches 1,000 games at Waubonsee

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

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

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 Humanities Faculty Member Publishes Novel

Aaron Lawler, Humanities Instructor at Waubonsee Community College, recently published his debut novel, “The Marvelous Paracosm of Fitz Faraday and the Shapers of the ID” through independent publishing house Black Rose Publishing.

Waubonsee Jazz Band Members Receive Skyway Recognitions

Waubonsee Community College Jazz Band members received recognition during the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Jazz Festival. The event was hosted by College of Lake County on October 29.

Waubonsee Community College Offering SAT and ACT Prep Courses

Now that high school juniors in Illinois are required to take the SAT college entrance exam, Waubonsee Community College has expanded its test preparation courses. The college is offering affordable SAT prep courses to help high school students prepare for the exam.

Waubonsee to Offer Free Music Concerts

This December, Waubonsee’s Music Department will offer a winter concert series showcasing the work of its students.

Waubonsee Foundation Announces Available Scholarships

Waubonsee Community College Foundation scholarship applications are now available online for the 2017-2018 academic year. Apply by Feb. 6, 2017.

Waubonsee Marketing and Communications Receives Awards

Waubonsee Community College’s Marketing and Communication team recently received national recognition for their work.

Waubonsee Community College Driver Safety Program Wins Awards

Waubonsee Community College’s Driver Safety Program was honored at the National Safety Council Congress held on October 15-19 in Anaheim, CA.
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Waubonsee Recognizes Communications Department as Student Success: Featured Faculty and Program

Waubonsee's Communications Department takes the basics of writing, speaking and listening in entirely new directions to make learning more effective, engaging and productive. For its efforts, the department is being recognized as the college’s Student Success: Featured Faculty and Program for November.  
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Waubonsee Recognizes Area First Responders

As part of its ongoing 50th Anniversary celebration, Waubonsee recently held a First Responders Appreciation Day at its Plano Campus. The event was designed to recognize local police and fire organizations, expressing the college’s gratitude for the help they provide in educating future “first responders.”

Waubonsee Brings Veterans Day to Life

This year’s Veterans Day events at Waubonsee celebrate the college’s unique role in helping veteran and active service student members apply military training to careers in civilian life. Observances start at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in the Academic and Professional Center on the Sugar Grove Campus.
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Waubonsee Student Senators Elected

Several students were recently elected to the Waubonsee Community College Student Senate.

Chiefs win Region title, advance to Great Lakes District Championship

Chiefs grab Region IV title, extend winning streak to 19 matches. Waubonsee set to host Great Lakes District Championship
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Beer Named Waubonsee Assistant Dean for Business and Career Technologies

Dr. David Beer has been appointed to the position of Assistant Dean for Business and Career Technologies at Waubonsee Community College. His new position is a promotion, as he has previously been serving as Career and Technical Education Analyst for the college.
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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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Waubonsee Administrator Honored as part of Influential Women in Business

Waubonsee Community College Vice President of Student Development Dr. Melinda Tejada is being honored in the “Business Ledger’s” 19th Annual Influential Women in Business awards program.
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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

Waubonsee Previews Multiple Career and Technical Education Programs

Individuals interested in a broad variety of career and technical (CTE) programs will have the opportunity to sample these programs through sessions scheduled this fall at Waubonsee Community College.

Waubonsee Student-Athletes, Teams Recognized for Classroom Achievements

Twenty-three Waubonsee student-athletes and five Chiefs teams were recently recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their excellence in the classroom for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Waubonsee Coach accepted into USA Volleyball Training Program

Kish to work with USA Volleyball's High Performance Program
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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.

Pilot Courses in Community Paramedicine Offered

Waubonsee Community College will soon offer an innovative pilot program that will introduce hospitals, emergency agencies, paramedics, and students to the field of community paramedicine. This new field is part of the mobile integrated health care initiative, which is a new local, state, and national initiative designed to provide better healthcare to patients while they are in the community.