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  • Technology transforms educational opportunities Dec 15, 2014 2:01 PM
    In the last two decades, few things have changed our lives more than the Internet and mobile technology. Whether in classrooms, boardrooms or living rooms, the advent of our mobile and online existence has transformed how we work, how we learn and how we all interact with one another.

     
  • Colleges work to educate engaged residents Nov 3, 2014 3:15 PM
    At first glance, the connection between fallen leaves and ballots may not be readily apparent. Certainly, the act of raking leaves is as much a symbol of fall as the American rite of the November Election Day.

     
  • Return on investment still high for college degrees Sep 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    In recent years, some have begun to question whether college is still worth the investment. At Waubonsee, as well as at our sister community colleges, we believe the answer remains a resounding yes. On a daily basis, we see the difference quality, affordable higher education can bring to those we serve.

     
  • Waubonsee has bright visions for the future Sep 9, 2014 1:01 AM
    In early 2015, Waubonsee Community College will fulfill the final commitments of its 2020 College Master Plan. And in two years, it will celebrate 50 years of outstanding accomplishments. We hope all of you will join in our celebration of these two milestones.

     
  • Community colleges offer cultural enrichment Jul 15, 2014 9:21 PM
    In addition to the economic benefits of a higher education, colleges also offer priceless opportunities for personal enrichment and life changing experiences.

     
  • The importance of completing college Jun 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    Consider the results of a study reported earlier this year by the Pew Research Center. The survey’s findings were striking, noting “on virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment … young college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education.”

     
  • How community colleges help the economy May 12, 2014 2:22 PM
    Recently, the American Association of Community Colleges reported for every $1 invested in America’s community college system, $25.90 will rebound to the U.S. economy during the working lives of those community college students.

     
  • Colleges work to smooth transfer path Mar 5, 2014 12:47 PM
    With a variety of offerings, programs and services, community colleges strive to meet all the educational needs of their local communities. One of the most well-known programs of institutions like Waubonsee is the transfer degree option for students looking to transfer to a four-year college or university.

     
  • Waubonsee plans for new year and beyond Jan 22, 2014 3:32 PM
    At Waubonsee Community College, we are looking forward to what 2014 will bring, but we are also looking further ahead, to prepare the college to continue to meet the educational and lifelong learning needs of our students for the next decade and beyond.

     
  • New year right time for new start at college Dec 18, 2013 1:20 PM
    While starting college in the fall makes sense for many students coming directly from high school, there are distinct advantages to beginning in the spring semester.

     
  • Serving students who served our country Dec 9, 2013 2:56 PM
    Waubonsee Community College considers it a privilege to serve members of our community through its educational programs and services, and is also honored to be able to serve many students who have served our country.

     
  • Waubonsee readies GED students for new exam Nov 20, 2013 3:31 PM
    January 2014 will mark the implementation of a new edition of the General Educational Development exam designed to ensure that this first step toward a higher education is truly a step up. When it debuts, the 2014 GED test will have a new structure and delivery method, along with new content.

     
  • Complete College America works to eliminate barriers Oct 28, 2013 2:42 PM
    In recent years, it has been difficult to miss the emphasis placed on the importance of college degree or certificate completion. Many statistics and studies have been quoted outlining the benefits to individual students, society and the economy.

     
  • Embracing engagment at Waubonsee Community College Aug 28, 2013 1:43 PM
    Education has embraced the three “Rs” since at least the late 1700s. While Waubonsee Community College remains committed to teaching students to excel in reading, writing and arithmetic (along with other vital academic skills), this year we’re focusing on the three “Cs”: connect, collaborate and cultivate.

     
  • Student, community safety a priority for Waubonsee Jul 24, 2013 12:44 PM
    Safety is among the many priorities addressed by Waubonsee Community College. There are some exciting new projects the college is working on to further enhance the health and safety of our students and college community.

     
  • Community colleges connect employers with job seekers Jun 28, 2013 6:11 AM
    For decades, a core mission — and strength — of community colleges has been to prepare students for successful careers. Throughout the Fox Valley, it is difficult to find an employer that doesn’t have at least one community college alumnus on staff. In fact, many of our local business leaders started their education at a community college.

     
  • Celebrating the milestone of college graduation May 30, 2013 5:02 AM
    No matter how old you are, completing your college degree and receiving your diploma is one milestone that you will never forget. Hours upon hours, weeks upon weeks, months upon months, and, occasionally, years upon years of hard work go into a student earning a degree. The ceremony is rightfully full of pomp and circumstance.

     
  • Sobek: To succeed in college, commit to a major May 1, 2013 3:09 PM
    For most people, college is the time to answer the age-old question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" Students are often exposed to new ideas and academic disciplines as they navigate their college curriculum. However, research has shown that students who declare a major field of study early have higher rates of degree completion.

     
  • Studying abroad benefits college student Apr 5, 2013 6:33 AM
    Exploring the world beyond our borders creates unparalleled learning opportunities. Travel exposes you to different cultures, languages and perspectives. Dedicating a summer, a semester or a month to studying abroad deepens the benefit, forging lifelong skills.

     
  • Certificates lead to great careers Feb 18, 2013 3:35 PM
    For the past decade, labor experts have outlined the need for education beyond high school to compete in nearly every industry. With 36 million workers in our country having attended college without completing a degree, certificates are another way to earn a marketable credential.

     
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