News & Events

Waubonsee to Host Manufacturing Career Fair June 14

Waubonsee will host a Manufacturing and Logistics Career Fair on Wednesday, June 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at its Plano Campus.

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.

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. 

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

Nominations Sought for Waubonsee Distinguished Awards

Nominations are now being sought for Waubonsee Community College’s 2017 Distinguished Contributor and Distinguished Alumnus awards.

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.
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Waubonsee to Offer Free Music Concerts

Waubonsee Community College’s Music Department will offer a spring concert series showcasing the work of its students. Waubonsee Community College’s Music Department will offer a spring concert series showcasing the work of its students.

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.

Waubonsee Offers Free Earth Week Events

Waubonsee Community College is offering a week’s worth of events on the college’s Sugar Grove Campus in celebration of Earth Day. All events are free and open to the community, and will take place on the college’s Sugar Grove Campus, located on Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

Chiefs' Carey signs with NAIA power Trinity International

Carey to continue collegiate career at TIU

Waubonsee to Host Poetry Events

Waubonsee invites the community to take part in “Poetry Out Loud,” a free open-mic poetry reading event on April 7 and 13.

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.

Waubonsee Offering Tasty Trip to Kenosha

Waubonsee invites food lovers to sign up for a one-day trip to Kenosha with a focus on food on April 12.

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 Student Art on Display

The Art Department and Aurora Downtown Campus Café present “All Together Now,” a group show featuring the various works of Waubonsee students through April 19.
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Featured Student Works Toward a Career with National Parks

For his passion and dedication towards his dream to work in our nation’s national parks, Alex Browere is being recognized as Waubonsee’s Student Success: Featured Student.

Women's Basketball clinches ISCC for third time in last four years

Waubonsee captures ISCC title for second straight year

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.