News & Events

Waubonsee Offers Free Music Concerts This Month

Waubonsee Community College’s Music Department will offer a Fall 2015 concert series this month, showcasing the work of their students.

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Waubonsee Honors Biology as Student Success: Featured Program

Biology, or the study of life, may date back centuries, but that doesn’t keep the Biology Department at Waubonsee Community College from being a model of innovation. For their commitment to working together, implementing technology in the classroom and collaborating with community partners, Waubonsee is pleased to recognize the faculty and staff of the Biology Department as this month’s Student Success: Featured Program.

Waubonsee Board Appoints Jimmie Delgado to Finish Pilmer Term

The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Jimmie Delgado to replace former trustee James Pilmer, who recently resigned upon accepting a new position as the executive director of the Fox Valley Park District. Delgado will finish the rest of Pilmer’s term, which ends in 2017.
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Waubonsee Board Honors James Pilmer For His Service and Dedication

The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees honored long-serving board member James Pilmer during their board meeting on Nov. 18 where they also approved his resignation from the board. Pilmer has served as an elected member of the board for 22 years, serving as vice chair for 11 years and as a member of the policy committee throughout his tenure. During the meeting, board members passed a resolution recognizing him for his decades of service.

Waubonsee Art and Graphic Design Programs Receive Accreditation

Waubonsee Community College recently became the second community college in Illinois to receive accreditation for their Art and Graphic Design programs from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Waubonsee Student’s Research Presented at STEM Conference

Waubonsee Community College student Rudolf Vierecki’s research project was selected to be presented at the Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence STEM Conference in Indianapolis last month. The selection marked a major recognition of a community college science project.

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Waubonsee Dean for Students Honored at National Conference

Waubonsee Community College Dean for Students Dr. Scott Peska was honored as Outstanding Community College Professional at the National Association for Student Personnel and Administrators IV East Regional Conference this month.

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Waubonsee Marketing and Communications Receives Awards

Waubonsee Community College’s Marketing and Communications team recently received recognition for their work.

Waubonsee Faculty Honored at State Conference

Waubonsee Community College faculty were honored during fall sessions of the Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA)Conference in Springfield.

Waubonsee Biology Faculty Selected for Pilot Program

Waubonsee Community College Biology faculty members were selected as members of the pilot cohort of the B2 Scholars Program, a two-year professional development experience for community college life sciences faculty.

Waubonsee Driver Safety Program Recognized

Waubonsee Community College’s Driver Safety Program – part of the college’s department of Workforce Development - was recently recognized during an awards banquet at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Atlanta, Ga.
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Waubonsee, Carpenters Union Celebrate Partnership

Waubonsee Community College and the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice and Training Program celebrated National Apprenticeship Week by recognizing a new degree program designed to help carpentry apprentices translate their education and work experience into a college degree.

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Waubonsee Veteran Continues to Serve

During the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Jorge Arciniega was watching the news unfold with his classmates when the teacher – a veteran – suddenly shut off the television and asked the students if any of them planned to enlist. Not yet understanding that the country was headed to war, the class fell silent. In that moment, Arciniega was overcome with a desire to be different. He raised his hand.
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Communities of Excellence Recognizes First Class of Participants

Waubonsee Community College recently recognized the first group of participants to complete training in its award winning Communities of Excellence program.
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Waubonsee Awarded Grant to Improve Student Success

Waubonsee Community College was recently awarded a five-year grant totaling $2.6 million from the Department of Education to improve student success through enhanced services and offerings.

Dunham Grant to Help Waubonsee Launch Accelerated Associate Degree

The Aurora-based Dunham Fund has awarded Waubonsee Community College a grant which will allow the college to launch an accelerated associate degree program with a business emphasis.

Waubonsee Foundation Announces Scholarships Available

Waubonsee Community College Foundation Scholarship Applications are now available online for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Waubonsee Trustee Jim Pilmer Resigns After Decades of Service

Waubonsee Community College Trustee Jim Pilmer has tendered his resignation from the Board of Trustees after 23 years of dedicated service. The resignation will be effective Nov. 8.

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Waubonsee Student Senate Members Elected

Seven students were recently elected members of the Waubonsee Community College Student Senate. Student senate members are elected by the student body to serve one year.

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Lozano Named Featured Alumnus

Waubonsee Community College has named Maria Lozano, Director of English Language Learners for West Aurora School District #129, its Student Success: Featured Alumnus for October 2015.

John Steck Jr. Receives Juror’s Choice Award

John Steck Jr., Waubonsee Adjunct Photography Instructor, received a Juror’s Choice award for his photograph, “Me & Mom in a photo booth.”

Waubonsee Faculty Council Recognized with Inspiring Leader Award

The East Aurora School District Board of Education recently recognized the Waubonsee Community College Faculty Council with the Inspiring Leader Award for their collective work on the school supply drive for East Aurora High School.

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Waubonsee Dean Serving as Board Chairman for Communities in Schools

Faith LaShure, Waubonsee Community College Dean for Enrollment Management, is serving as Board Chairman for Communities in Schools (CIS) of Aurora.

Waubonsee Test Centers Earn "Exemplary" Distinction

Waubonsee’s Learning Assessment and Testing Services have been awarded National College Testing Association (NCTA) Testing Center Certification.

Chiefs' golfers hang on for Region IV Championship

Chiefs hang on to grab Region IV Championship for the first time since 2001 

Waubonsee’s Community Education Announces “A Season of Pure Magic”

Hypnotism, magic, and career development are all part of the offerings for Waubonsee Community College’s Community Education special events programs this year.

Waubonsee’s Distinguished Contributor Award Goes to 551 Volunteers

This year, Waubonsee is honoring its VITA program volunteers with the Distinguished Contributor Award, which recognizes individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution to or given exemplary support to the college.
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Waubonsee Names Kendall Sheriff Baird as Distinguished Alumnus

As Kendall County Sheriff Dwight Baird nears his 25th year of serving and protecting as a member of local law enforcement, the Waubonsee Community College is proud to name him its 2015 Distinguished Alumnus.

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Waubonsee Auto Body Repair Professor Named Outstanding Faculty

For the past several years, Waubonsee Community College’s Auto Body Repair Program and its students have received a variety of awards and accolades, including the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) Makeover Grant and several first-place finishes in SkillsUSA competitions. And this month, the man behind the program, Assistant Professor of Auto Body Repair Andy MacDonald, of Plano, is receiving an honor of his own in the form of the college’s 2015 Outstanding Faculty Member Award.

Waubonsee Celebrates Past Year's Accomplishments

Read about Waubonsee's institutional and individual accomplishments during the 2013-14 fiscal year in this annual memo from President Dr. Christine Sobek.