Waubonsee Alumnus Recognized by Board of Trustees

Christopher Hess, from Aurora, was recognized by the college’s board of trustees at its June meeting.

Waubonsee Student Recognized for Excellence on Job

Most people want to make a splash in life. Benjamin Summers has done that both literally and figuratively.

Summers, a 2018 Yorkville High School graduate, chose to go to Waubonsee Community College, in part, because he wanted to continue working as a head lifeguard at the Vaughan Aquatic Center. 

That ability to work while going to school paid off in March 2019 when he received the International Golden Guard Safety Award from Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc.

Waubonsee’s Fire Science Technology Program Prepares People for Service

Firefighters are on the front line of service to their communities at all times. The work of a firefighter requires specialized training and skills in order to save lives and property. Waubonsee Community College’s Fire Science Technology Program provides the training necessary for communities to have the firefighters they need.

Waubonsee Celebrates Retiring Trustees

Two long-standing members of the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees have retired from their service on the board.

Waubonsee Student-Athlete Overcomes Bumps To Succeed

Most professions, hobbies and activities have slang terms that describe aspects of the activity. In baseball, one of the colloquial terms is the ‘bump’ used to describe the pitcher’s mound. For Justin Sartori, the bump was more than an expression and more than a physical place on a baseball diamond. It was something that happened to him.

Waubonsee’s Student Success Coaches Make a Difference in Lives

Robin Nelson was 55 years old in 2016 when he decided it was time to go to college. He had had issues with various addictive substances in the past but had been clean and sober for about 10 years.

Nelson is now an honor student, a member of Phi Theta Kappa and working to help other people recover from addiction. 

 

Waubonsee Recognizes Featured Student

The student body at Waubonsee Community College is made up of many students with different backgrounds and stories. As a former competitive rugby player, Anthony Bisogni planned to play rugby professionally until he received an injury which prevented him from pursuing that dream. At that point, he decided to go to college.   

“Personal success is being able to look in the mirror and be satisfied with the person that you are and the achievements that you accomplished.”

The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love

“The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love” was the tagline for the Peace Corps in the 60s but whenever I think about that line I think of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  The position of CNA, held by countless caring individuals across this country, is an important fundamental piece of the health care team. 

The Importance of Heating System Maintenance

I know no one wants to spend extra money, but there probably isn’t much else in your home that can be as deadly as a poorly working furnace. A reputable technician will do a lot of work to make sure you are safe, and make sure you don’t have preventable problems during the winter. Through regular inspection of your system, you should be able to avoid breakdown and be warned years before your furnace reaches the end of its life.

Waubonsee Offers Career Path in Massage Therapy

As people become more aware of and concerned about their health, they find ways to take care of themselves both as a way to heal and prevent injuries and illness. Therapeutic massage is one of the tools that people are increasingly looking to for both injury recovery, as well as injury prevention.

Waubonsee Community College offers a program that puts people on the path to a career in this growing industry.