News RSS, 28 Nov 2015 13:30:06 CSTCascade Serverkborchers@waubonsee.eduWaubonsee Honors Biology as Student Success: Featured Program, 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.Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST2082898f7f0000026960691a00a86f8dWaubonsee Board Appoints Jimmie Delgado to Finish Pilmer Term 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.Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST205487ec7f0000026960691aa82e18d0Waubonsee Board Honors James Pilmer For His Service and Dedication 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.Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST20516b857f0000026960691a793e89ffWaubonsee Art and Graphic Design Programs Receive Accreditation 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).Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST204d095c7f0000026960691a65bc1460Waubonsee Student’s Research Presented at STEM Conference 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.Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST2047759b7f0000026960691ab012c990Waubonsee Dean for Students Honored at National Conference 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. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST204577697f0000026960691aa57c0cddWaubonsee Marketing and Communications Receives Awards Community College’s Marketing and Communications team recently received recognition for their work.Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST2031f2667f0000026960691ab52564f7Waubonsee Faculty Honored at State Conference Community College faculty were honored during fall sessions of the Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA)Conference in Springfield.Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST202a4d327f0000026960691a4607098aWaubonsee Biology Faculty Selected for Pilot Program 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.Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST2025dc5e7f0000026960691a806cdfa1Waubonsee Driver Safety Program Recognized 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.Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST202221437f0000026960691a121cae46Waubonsee, Carpenters Union Celebrate Partnership 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.Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CSTf33b6fb97f0000026960691af1b87f6cWaubonsee Veteran Continues to Serve 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.Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CSTf285f21c7f0000026960691a854b5608Communities of Excellence Recognizes First Class of Participants Community College recently recognized the first group of participants to complete training in its award winning Communities of Excellence program.Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CSTce3d3f707f00000265327777a763e7bfWaubonsee Awarded Grant to Improve Student Success 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.Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CSTcddf49bd7f000002653277776aee5ad0Dunham Grant to Help Waubonsee Launch Accelerated Associate Degree 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.Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CSTca12e95f7f0000026532777749c61999Waubonsee Foundation Announces Scholarships Available Community College Foundation Scholarship Applications are now available online for the 2016-2017 academic year.Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CSTc8f3e1db7f00000265327777484a30a1Waubonsee Trustee Jim Pilmer Resigns After Decades of Service 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.Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:00:00 CDTa5bc2e8a7f000002653277771d9589c0Waubonsee Student Senate Members Elected 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.Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 CDT967aa8ca7f00000265327777b59beb4fLozano Named Featured Alumnus 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.Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00:00 CDT910908247f00000265327777c40370e7John Steck Jr. Receives Juror’s Choice Award Steck Jr., Waubonsee Adjunct Photography Instructor, received a Juror’s Choice award for his photograph, “Me & Mom in a photo booth.”Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00:00 CDT90e132a77f00000265327777a4608953