Should I Even Go to College in a Pandemic?

2020 has definitely been a year that will remain in all our memories forever. If you were just getting ready to start or have just recently started along the path to a college degree, you may be thinking about reconsidering. Even with the economy slowing down there are still lots of great, high-demand and high-paying jobs out there. Waubonsee can be your path to them.

Waubonsee Rolls Out Pandemic Relief Plan to Help Taxpayers and Students

As the area’s community college, Waubonsee Community College recognizes the economic hardships experienced by its residents and students due to the ongoing pandemic. That recognition has led to the development of the Waubonsee Pandemic Relief Plan. This plan is aimed at providing economic relief to both district taxpayers and students.

Nursing Students Learn to Dance During the COVID-19 Storm

Artist, author, and entrepreneur Vivian Greene wrote, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain…” Our nursing students could have easily decided to wait out the storm, but they accepted the challenge to learn to dance in the rain. Since the spring of 2020, students have learned many dances. They have learned the dances of patience, collaboration, adaptability, and perseverance.

Waubonsee Hosts Free Career Event

Waubonsee Community College will host a virtual career event on Tuesday, December 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. Featuring up-to-date information on employment trends, the event is designed for anyone looking to launch a new career or improve the one you currently have.

Holiday and New Year Wishes from Waubonsee

The end of the year is often a time of reflection for many.

Waubonsee Scholarship Application Is Open

The Waubonsee Community College Foundation scholarship application for 2021-2022 is now open. This one application allows people to apply for all Foundation scholarships that students may be eligible for. Scholarships awarded will be available for use beginning with the Fall 2021 semester.

Outcomes: Our Planned Destination

In 2018, we surveyed the community and received responses from more than 1,500 people. In this needs assessment, we learned that our stakeholders did not know the scope of our offerings and many hoped for new programs to be developed at the college. Feedback from this survey helped us create our FY2020-2022 Strategic Plan which includes new program development as one of our key drivers with the goal to design and deliver community-responsive programming.

Waubonsee Announces Partnership with UIC

Waubonsee Community College nursing students may have an easier time earning their bachelor’s degree thanks to a new agreement with the University of Illinois Chicago. 

Waubonsee Community College Foundation Board Welcomes New Member

The Waubonsee Community College Foundation approved Kaleshia “Kay” Page to join its board of directors at the board’s meeting on September 15.

We Need the Arts Now, More Than Ever

We need the arts now, more than ever. In this troubling time, as we isolate and maneuver through the pandemic, we have probably found ourselves listening to music, watching movies, reading books, or perusing museum websites all the time. We have turned to the arts for safety and security, maybe without even realizing it.