News & Events

Waubonsee Students Place in State Automotive Competition, Will Compete Nationally

Four Waubonsee Community College students placed at the Illinois SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held in Springfield this month.

WCC's Liebelt again tabbed NJCAA Pitcher of the Week

Liebelt named national Pitcher of the Week for second time this season

Waubonsee Receives Financial Reporting Award, Maintains Moody’s Rating

Waubonsee Community College received news this month reaffirming the college’s efforts to responsibly and effectively manage funds while also addressing financial challenges brought by the ongoing state budget standoff.

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YWCA Aurora Names Scholarship for Waubonsee President Dr. Christine Sobek

Waubonsee Community College President Dr. Christine Sobek was recently recognized by YWCA Aurora, which named a scholarship in her honor.

Student Government Elected

Waubonsee Community College recently held elections for the 2016-2017 Student Senate members.

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Aurora Resident Named Waubonsee Student Trustee

Mildreth Torres, of Aurora, has been elected to serve as Waubonsee Community College’s Student Trustee for 2016-2017. Torres was seated at the college’s board of trustees meeting April 20. The student trustee serves as the liaison between the Waubonsee Board of Trustees and the college’s students, representing students’ interests at the board level.

Waubonsee Student Art Exhibits Open to the Public

Waubonsee Community College currently is offering several student art exhibits that are free and open to the public.

Waubonsee Students Plan Day of Service

Waubonsee Community College students will spend Saturday, April 16 volunteering at seven sites throughout the area for their Day of Service.

Waubonsee Visiting Artist Offers Lecture to the Public

Danielle Dobies, a Fox Valley-based artist currently exhibiting her work at Waubonsee Community College, will offer a lecture on April 18 that is free and open to the public. The lecture takes place from 11 a.m. to noon in Von Ohlen Hall, Room 201 at the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

Wadsworth heads up Waubonsee post-season awards

Wadsworth named NJCAA All-American for second straight year

Earth Week Events Offered for Community

Waubonsee Community College plans to offer a wide variety of events and programs in celebration of Earth Week. The community is invited to participate.
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Fox Country Players to Perform “Next to Normal”

Waubonsee Community College’s Community Education department and the Fox Country Players will present “Next to Normal” this month. Performances take place at 7 p.m. April 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. on April 17 at the Waubonsee Sugar Grove Campus Auditorium, Route 47 and Waubonsee Drive.

Chiefs' Liebelt tabbed NJCAA Pitcher of the Week

Chiefs' Liebelt recognized nationally

Waubonsee to Host Spring Job and Internship Fair on April 8

Registration so far for Waubonsee Community College’s Spring Job and Internship Fair on Friday, April 8 indicates that the event is on pace to break employer participation records once again.

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Waubonsee Students Featured in Skyway Juried Art Exhibition

The work of six Waubonsee Community College art students is currently featured in the 2016 Skyway Juried Art Exhibition, which runs through April 4 at Elgin Community College.

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Featured Student Already Worldly Humanitarian

Danielle Adamowski’s young life has already taken her around the world in pursuit of her desire to help others.

Waubonsee Community College Announces Name Changes for Two Campuses

Waubonsee Community College publicly announces name changes for two of its campuses, which will better reflect the distinct identities of and create consistency across all four of Waubonsee’s campuses. Effective immediately, the Aurora Campus, 18 S. River Street in Aurora, will be called the Aurora Downtown Campus and the Copley Campus, 2060 Ogden Ave. in Aurora, will be called the Aurora Fox Valley Campus.

Waubonsee set to play at Nationals

Lady Chiefs make second consecutive trip to Nationals

Students Invited to Compete in ‘Motivate to Complete’

Waubonsee Community College students are invited to take part in the second annual “Motivate to Complete” Public Service Announcement Contest, which aims to inspire students to complete their studies.
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Waubonsee Student Named 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar

Waubonsee Community College student Anna Dutton, of Oswego, has been named a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar.
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Waubonsee Professor Previews Spring Forecast

The official start of spring comes this month – Sunday, March 20. Waubonsee Assistant Professor of Earth Science, Karl Schulze, who teaches classes such as Meteorology and Climate and Global Change, took a moment to tell us what we can expect here this spring.

Spoiler alert: No groundhogs were used in the making of this spring forecast.

Lady Chiefs headed to National Tournament for second straight year

Wadsworth's clutch 15-foot jumper with 0:03 left sends Waubonsee to Nationals

Women's Basketball Captures Conference Title

Women's Basketball completes undefeated ISCC title, earns conference honors
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Powers Appointed to AACC Faculty Council

Waubonsee Community College Associate Professor of History Amy Powers was appointed to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Faculty Council. Her term runs until June 30, 2018.

Waubonsee Faculty, Staff Work Published

Members of the faculty and staff at Waubonsee Community College had their work published in various places during the past month.

Waubonsee Earns Tree Campus USA Designation for Sixth Consecutive Year

For the sixth consecutive year, Waubonsee Community College has earned a Tree Campus USA recognition.
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'Opening a Window of the Universe' - Gravitational Waves Discovery Explained

Major news for the science world – and really, our universe – took place last week when scientists announced they’d detected gravitational waves. Waubonsee Physics Instructor, Dr. Pratima Jindal, sat down to explain to us why this is such big news.

Waubonsee to hold Cheerleading Tryouts

Co-Ed Competitive Cheerleading Tryouts set for April 16 and 17
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Dunham Fund Establishes Scholarship to Honor Waubonsee Administrator

In honor of a career of public service in higher education, the Aurora-based Dunham Fund of Advisors has established the $50,000 Dr. Bill and Mary Marzano Endowed Scholarship with the Waubonsee Community College Foundation.

Nominations being accepted for Waubonsee’s Athletic Hall of Fame

HOF Nominations being accepted until February 1

Waubonsee Community Education Wins International Award

Waubonsee Community College’s Community Education Department received the International Award in the Best Programming category during the recent Learning Resources Network conference in New Orleans.

Waubonsee Art Instructors’ Work Featured

Waubonsee Community College art instructors have been busy offering their expertise and showing their art throughout the Chicago area.

Waubonsee Jazz Band Members Receive Skyway Recognitions

Waubonsee Community College Jazz Band members received recognition during the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Jazz Festival.

Waubonsee Student Awarded in Writing Competition

Waubonsee Community College students recently participated in the Skyway Writers Competition and Festival at Moraine Valley Community College.

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Waubonsee Math Instructor Honored

Waubonsee Community College Math Instructor Christopher Cunningham won first place at the Faculty Math League during the annual conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

Waubonsee Geology Students Awarded at National Conference

Two Waubonsee Community College geology students were among 115 nationwide to receive a competitive scholarship to attend their first geology conference, the 2015 Geological Society of America Annual meeting in Baltimore.
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Waubonsee Auto Body Students Hold Annual Competition

Waubonsee Community College students recently competed against each other in the college’s annual Auto Body Refinishing Competition.

Waubonsee Grant Will Help Temporary Workers

Waubonsee Community College’s Workforce Development Division will offer a free workplace safety seminar on Dec. 15 for employers about keeping temporary workers safe.

Waubonsee Student Honored with Ted Brattin Civic Youth Award

Waubonsee student Christian Urrea, of Aurora, received a Ted Brattin Civic Youth Award from the Rotary Club of Aurora.
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Waubonsee Honors Biology as Student Success: Featured Program

Biology, or the study of life, may date back centuries, but that doesn’t keep the Biology Department at Waubonsee Community College from being a model of innovation. For their commitment to working together, implementing technology in the classroom and collaborating with community partners, Waubonsee is pleased to recognize the faculty and staff of the Biology Department as this month’s Student Success: Featured Program.

Waubonsee Board Appoints Jimmie Delgado to Finish Pilmer Term

The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Jimmie Delgado to replace former trustee James Pilmer, who recently resigned upon accepting a new position as the executive director of the Fox Valley Park District. Delgado will finish the rest of Pilmer’s term, which ends in 2017.
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Waubonsee Board Honors James Pilmer For His Service and Dedication

The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees honored long-serving board member James Pilmer during their board meeting on Nov. 18 where they also approved his resignation from the board. Pilmer has served as an elected member of the board for 22 years, serving as vice chair for 11 years and as a member of the policy committee throughout his tenure. During the meeting, board members passed a resolution recognizing him for his decades of service.

Waubonsee Art and Graphic Design Programs Receive Accreditation

Waubonsee Community College recently became the second community college in Illinois to receive accreditation for their Art and Graphic Design programs from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Waubonsee Awarded Grant to Improve Student Success

Waubonsee Community College was recently awarded a five-year grant totaling $2.6 million from the Department of Education to improve student success through enhanced services and offerings.

Dunham Grant to Help Waubonsee Launch Accelerated Associate Degree

The Aurora-based Dunham Fund has awarded Waubonsee Community College a grant which will allow the college to launch an accelerated associate degree program with a business emphasis.

Waubonsee Foundation Announces Scholarships Available

Waubonsee Community College Foundation Scholarship Applications are now available online for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Waubonsee Trustee Jim Pilmer Resigns After Decades of Service

Waubonsee Community College Trustee Jim Pilmer has tendered his resignation from the Board of Trustees after 23 years of dedicated service. The resignation will be effective Nov. 8.

Waubonsee’s Community Education Announces “A Season of Pure Magic”

Hypnotism, magic, and career development are all part of the offerings for Waubonsee Community College’s Community Education special events programs this year.

Waubonsee’s Distinguished Contributor Award Goes to 551 Volunteers

This year, Waubonsee is honoring its VITA program volunteers with the Distinguished Contributor Award, which recognizes individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution to or given exemplary support to the college.
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Waubonsee Names Kendall Sheriff Baird as Distinguished Alumnus

As Kendall County Sheriff Dwight Baird nears his 25th year of serving and protecting as a member of local law enforcement, the Waubonsee Community College is proud to name him its 2015 Distinguished Alumnus.

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Waubonsee Auto Body Repair Professor Named Outstanding Faculty

For the past several years, Waubonsee Community College’s Auto Body Repair Program and its students have received a variety of awards and accolades, including the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) Makeover Grant and several first-place finishes in SkillsUSA competitions. And this month, the man behind the program, Assistant Professor of Auto Body Repair Andy MacDonald, of Plano, is receiving an honor of his own in the form of the college’s 2015 Outstanding Faculty Member Award.

Waubonsee Celebrates Past Year's Accomplishments

Read about Waubonsee's institutional and individual accomplishments during the 2013-14 fiscal year in this annual memo from President Dr. Christine Sobek.