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 merger of the Campus Operations and the Emergency Management and Safety Departments at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 20.
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.
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 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 is offering an academic program that allows students to earn an associate degree with an emphasis in business at its Aurora Downtown Campus.
At its meeting on June 5, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation approved Matthew Miller and Jenni Shook-Harris to join its board of directors.
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.