According to the , food insecurity is defined as, “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.” Research indicates that about grapple with food insecurity. The numbers are worse at community colleges where do not have access to adequate food.
Many students are balancing the academic rigors of college with the physical, emotional and psychological challenges of being hungry. Waubonsee Community College and the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry (Aurora Food Pantry) have many partnerships to help these students. These partnerships, and the Aurora Food Pantry, were recognized as one of our Institutional Stories.
Curiosity and the love of learning know no bounds. Whether it is an adult learner taking a class at Waubonsee or a young child learning about the solar system, we humans desire knowledge.
In many things in life, it is appropriate to occasionally take time to reflect and take stock of things; to assess the effectiveness and impact of performance. In the education industry, this often occurs immediately following commencement ceremonies.
Many college leaders and elected officials are doing this right now.
The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Eamon Newman to the position of Assistant Dean for Online Learning and Flexible Delivery at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 20.
The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees approved the merger of the Campus Operations and the Emergency Management and Safety Departments at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 20.
According to a report from the Wisconsin Hope Lab in April 2018, 46 percent of students at community colleges are affected by housing insecurity and 12 percent identify as being homeless. Initial studies indicate that insecurity affecting a student’s basic needs also affects their likelihood of completion. Waubonsee Community College alumna, Moji Ayorinde, persevered to ensure that she and her children would not become defeated by this statistic.
Crain’s Chicago Business recently named Christine J. Sobek, Ed.D. as one of “Chicago’s Notable Women in Education 2018.”
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 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.
At its meeting on June 5, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation approved Matthew Miller and Jenni Shook-Harris to join its board of directors.