News & Events

Community Education offers Day Trip to Funks Grove

Waubonsee Community College’s Community Education is offering a unique day trip to Funks Grove, Illinois.

Waubonsee to host Fox Country Players’ ‘Next to Normal’ Auditions

Fox Country Players and director, Patrick Stinson, announce upcoming auditions for performers and understudies for the rock musical Next to Normal.

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Visiting Artist to Offer Lecture

Waubonsee Community College will host a visiting artist, Ross Sawyers, on Feb. 11. During his visit, Sawyers will offer a free lecture about his art.

Small Business Plan Competition Underway

Small business owners can get a boost to planned business expansion efforts through the second annual Poised for Growth Business Plan Competition. The competition is offered through the Illinois Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at Waubonsee Community College and Elgin Community College.
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Waubonsee Announces Christine Corrigan as Dean

Waubonsee Community College recently announced the appointment of Christine Corrigan to the position of Dean for Online Learning and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT). The Board of Trustees approved this appointment at their meeting on Jan. 20, and Corrigan will assume the duties of this new position on Feb. 1.
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Waubonsee Welcomes New Administrators

Waubonsee Community College recently welcomed two new administrators.

Chairman of the Board of Rich Harvest Farms Elected to Waubonsee Foundation Board

At its meeting on December 8, 2015, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation elected Jerry Rich, of Sugar Grove, to its board of directors. Mr. Rich is the architect and owner of Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, one of only two golf courses in America’s Top 100 designed by the owner and amateur architect.
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Student Success: Institutional Stories - The STAR Program

Some signs of success for Waubonsee Community College’s Student-Athletes Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR) Program are the regular visits from other colleges who seek to replicate it, and - more importantly - the accomplishments of Waubonsee’s student-athletes.

Waubonsee Asset Earth series continues with “The Many Aspects of Love”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Waubonsee Community College faculty members will present “The Many Aspects of Love,” as part of the continuing Asset Earth series.

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Waubonsee Police Chief Recognized

Waubonsee Community College Campus Police Chief J.C. Paez was recently recognized as Member of the Year 2015 by the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Management Team for exceptional service in support and operation.

Waubonsee Students Recognized on Fall 2015 President’s List

The President’s List at Waubonsee Community College celebrates excellence among students who attain a 4.0 grade-point average while enrolled in 6 or more semester credit hours. The President’s List honors the following students for the fall 2015 semester at the college:

Waubonsee Recognizes Fall 2015 Dean’s List

The Dean’s List at Waubonsee Community College celebrates excellence among students who attain a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours. The Dean’s List honors the following students for the fall 2015 semester at the college:

Waubonsee Board of Trustees Release Updated Meeting Calendar

Waubonsee Community College recently updated their Board of Trustees meeting calendar.

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Waubonsee Purchases Student Art

Waubonsee Community College recently continued its tradition of purchasing student art work to display permanently throughout the college’s four campuses.

Waubonsee Seeking Volunteer Tutors to Support Adult Literacy

The Adult Literacy Project at Waubonsee Community College is seeking volunteers to tutor adult students in reading, writing and speaking English.
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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.

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.