Waubonsee Community College is proud to recognize Dr. Christine J. Sobek, President of Waubonsee Community College, for 20 years of exceptional public service to the Waubonsee Community College district.
May is a time of change and transition for many people. This is particularly true for high school and college graduates.
April is a special month for everyone associated with community colleges; it is Community College Month.
It’s hard to believe that Waubonsee’s Spring Break is just around the corner and that last year at this time we entered entirely unfamiliar ground, a global pandemic. One year later, I am so proud of the incredible resilience that Waubonsee students and employees have demonstrated during such a challenging year.
Black History Month got started as national Negro History week in 1926 created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and sponsored by what is known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, also founded by Dr. Woodson. With the growing awareness of Black identity and the civil rights movement of the 1960s, many colleges expanded the event to Black History Month. Official recognition of this annual celebration began with President Gerald Ford in 1976 and every American president since then has designated February as Black History Month. This year, the theme is “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.”
January is the time that many of us strive to live up to New Year’s resolutions or make commitments to enhance our lives in a variety of ways. We have all been affected by the global pandemic in some way and the practice of physical distancing has highlighted the importance of our personal and professional connections. As a result, many of our resolutions and commitments may be focused on creating or renewing connections.
Every year at this time, we are putting the finishing touches on the college’s Annual Report to the Community...
The stories and information highlighted in the report share progress toward the goals of our Strategic Plan, provide fiscal year financial data, and most importantly celebrate individual and college successes. We hope that through these stories, we can help create and foster personal connections between you, our community members, and Waubonsee Community College, YOUR community college.
This fall, many students have learned what thousands of community college alumni have known for years; community college is an excellent choice! Whether your dream is a certificate, associate degree, bachelor’s degree or beyond, you can get there from here.
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.