With the mantra, “Education cannot be taken away from me,” I left the island of Puerto Rico in 2001 with the conviction that, if anything, my education was going to help me make my way in this country.
Jessie Giron was among the thousands of other students watching her commencement ceremony online this year instead of attending it in person. While she shared that experience with most other graduates during the coronavirus pandemic, the story of how she got to the place to be able to participate in a commencement is uniquely hers.
In September and October, we celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month. We are proud of the many Latinx students who have attended Waubonsee to become leaders in their field and in their community. I am pleased to share a few of their stories.
Waubonsee Community College will host events in September and October to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. All events will be virtual.
Waubonsee Community College will offer a program that prepares students for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International certification as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor.
For the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation awarded 365 scholarships to 325 recipients. The total amount of awards is more than $326,000.
Waubonsee Community College is offering a variety of courses from the American Heart Association.
Waubonsee Community College’s fall semester began on August 24, but there is still time to register and start classes.
Waubonsee Community College’s Plano Campus has been renovated and is prepared to reopen for classroom and lab instruction for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, I can’t help but think of how daunting a task this must have been. Suffragists endured ridicule, condescension, and vicious attacks as they tried to persuade an unsympathetic public to expand voting rights to include women. They also lived in an era not unlike our own.