Waubonsee Offers Two-Year Business Degree at Aurora Downtown Campus

Waubonsee Community College is offering an academic program that allows students to earn an associate degree with an emphasis in business at its Aurora Downtown Campus.

Waubonsee Community College Earns Certificate of Achievement For Excellence in Financial Reporting

Waubonsee Community College has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award was given for the college’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

The GFOA Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Waubonsee Community College Foundation Board To Welcome New Members

At its meeting on June 5, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation approved Matthew Miller and Jenni Shook-Harris to join its board of directors.

For People Facing Opioid Crisis, Help Is Available

On May 2, Waubonsee Community College had the honor of hosting United States Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams as he addressed a community forum convened by U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren regarding the opioid crisis that is challenging America. While his presence is not an everyday occurrence in our community, it is striking that his comments focused on everyday occurrences for many throughout our community.

Daily throughout this land, thousands are wrestling with the challenge of living with drug and alcohol problems, not just with opioids but with other substances including prescription drugs, synthetic drugs, cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol. While his comments touched on many aspects of these challenges, there are two that make this crisis particularly difficult to resolve. One is the tendency to stereotype, the second is the influence of stigma.  

First-Generation Student Completes One-Year Degree Program

When Cynthia Garcia of Oswego graduated from high school, she wasn’t thinking about going to college. As a home-schooled student—and with no one in her family before her having attended college—it was not at the top of her mind.

However, she saw an announcement about Waubonsee’s Dunham Fund QuickPath Degree Program and was intrigued. She looked into it, applied, was accepted and is now the first person in her family to graduate from college; and she did so with a 4.0 GPA.

Waubonsee Offers Accelerated Associate Degree Program

Waubonsee Community College is offering an academic program that allows students to earn an associate degree in just one year.

The Dunham Fund QuickPath Degree Program gives motivated students the opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts Degree in a year by taking a series of hybrid classes that combine face-to-face meetings on the Sugar Grove Campus with online classes.

Waubonsee Names 2018 Outstanding Faculty Member Awardee

Waubonsee Community College has named its 2018 Outstanding Faculty Member. Steven Zusman, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has served as a full-time philosophy professor at Waubonsee since 2012.

Waubonsee Featured Student Overcomes Obstacles Thanks To Help From Others

Waubonsee Community College provides opportunities to people with diverse backgrounds from across the region, as well as from around the world. One of those people is Victoria Garcia, Waubonsee’s Student Success: Featured Student.

Waubonsee Announces 2018 Distinguished Contributor and Alumnus

Waubonsee Community College announced its 2018 Distinguished Contributor and Distinguished Alumnus at the college’s annual commencement ceremonies on Saturday. Jerome A. Rich, Chairman of the Board of Rich Harvest Farms, is this year’s Distinguished Contributor. Ashley Lewis, singer, songwriter and performer, is this year’s Distinguished Alumnus.

Never-Ending Development

My high school years ended in tragedy and isolation. A close friend had died after an accident almost a week before graduation, my clique quickly grew apart as our summer had progressed and I distanced myself from family members and other friends to deal with such a drastic and sad change in my life....

However, all of that changed when I ran for Student Senate.