Spring is a time of rebirth and growth and during the month of April, both are visible on the campuses of Waubonsee Community College. With the bloom of spring flowers, shrubs and trees, the beauty found on our four campuses is seen in the various habitats despite the cool weather.
Students at community colleges bring remarkably diverse backgrounds and experiences to the classrooms they sit in. Danny Peña, a student at Waubonsee Community College, is the perfect example of this. Peña was recently named California Pizza Kitchen’s top pizza chef in America.
April is always a remarkable month at Waubonsee. Though spring officially starts in March, April is usually when it starts to feel like spring in our area. With the blooming of flowers comes the annual reemergence of the beauty of our campuses. At Waubonsee, natural beauty and sustainability are college-wide efforts.
To mark National Poetry Month, Waubonsee Community College will host Poetry Out Loud! on Thursday, April 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Todd Library on the Sugar Grove Campus.
Waubonsee Community College will host a special performance of This Evil Thing, a one-person show about British conscientious objectors in World War I. The play, performed by British playwright and actor Michael Mears, will be performed at the Sugar Grove Campus in the Auditorium on April 12.
One of the wonderful things about attending college is the lifelong connections we often make. The people we meet along our academic journey become friends, colleagues and peers. At Waubonsee, we take great pride in the relationships we have with our students, faculty, staff, and the community. We constantly work to strengthen these relationships and expand the network of people we are connected to.
Conor Snedeker, of Hinckley, has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar. He will receive a $1,250 scholarship.
Waubonsee will host an open house at its Sugar Grove Campus on Saturday, April 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is family-friendly, free and open to the public.
Industries change over time and job prospects go up and down due to many factors in society. This can make it difficult for students to choose a career. One thing is certain, though; employment in health care is going up. Dramatically.
Dr. Gina Santori, of Lisle, knows the trends and wants to help prepare people to serve in health care. She recently made a generous donation of $250,000 to Waubonsee Community College to support the students in the Nursing and Health Care Programs.
Waubonsee Community College will host its annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday, April 5 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Academic and Professional Center on the Sugar Grove Campus. The event is free and open to the public.