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  • Certificates lead to great careers Feb 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Isaac Wilson: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Isaac Wilson, running for Waubonsee Community College School Board (4-year Terms)

  • L. Konen: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for L. Konen, running for Waubonsee Community College School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Richard Dickson: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Richard Dickson, running for Waubonsee Community College School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Richard Bodie: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Richard Bodie, running for Waubonsee Community College School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Emmett Bonfield: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Emmett Bonfield, running for Waubonsee Community College School Board (4-year Terms)

  •  Waubonsee President Christine Sobek is a finalist in the Emerging Leadership category of the Awards of Excellence, sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges.

    WCC’s president finalist for national honor Feb 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College is among a select group of finalists in a prestigious new program designed to recognize innovation and promising practices among two-year colleges nationwide. The American Association of Community Colleges established the Awards of Excellence this year and will award them annually.

  •  Aladdin Mediterranean Grill has opened at Algonquin Commons.

    New eatery, kids’ clothing store open in Algonquin Commons Jan 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    The New Year is bringing with it changes at the Algonquin Commons shopping center along the Randall Road corridor. There are several new businesses coming to the outdoor mall — which already has more than 70 businesses — while an old favorite is closing.

  • Limiting student debt a priority at Waubonsee Jan 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Institute for College Access and Success' Project on Student Debt reports that in 2011 four-year college graduates averaged more than $26,000 in student debt. Educational and financial experts are deeply concerned about the amount of debt students are incurring to complete bachelor's degrees.

  • Elgin CC to host ISCC Tip-Off Classic Jan 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference men’s and women’s basketball season will kick off this weekend when the conference’s eight schools converge on the Elgin Community College Events Center for the league’s second annual Tip-Off Classic.

  • Counselors and advisors help students learn the ropes Dec 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Have you ever traveled to a foreign country where you don't speak the language? The entire experience can be disorienting. For some students, going to college is equally foreign. When traveling, it's always prudent to consult a map to make sure you reach your destination. It's no different in college. Taking advantage of the counseling and advising services available at Waubonsee and other colleges is a smart decision.

  • Textbook prices affect college affordability, accessibility Nov 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Across the country this fall, many colleges and universities reported a decline in student enrollment. For years now, declining state and federal support has been a major factor in causing the average college tuition to grow at a much higher rate than overall inflation. However, textbook prices, which have also been on an upward track, are another key part of college affordability.

  • McHenry County College had the highest rate of growth in student head count and full-time-equivalent enrollment in the last five years of all community colleges in Illinois, officials said.

    McHenry County College leads in enrollment increaseNov 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    McHenry County College had the highest rate of growth in head count and full-time equivalent enrollment in the last five years among all community colleges in Illinois, officials said. The fall student head count is up 33.9 percent — from 5,374 students in fall 2008 to 7,914 students now. MCC leads the pack of community colleges that posted five-year gains. In the Chicago suburbs,

  • Grant programs make a difference to students Oct 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    The pursuit of grants provides colleges with a way to increase their impact on the local economy through immediate and long-term benefits as even more community members are given an opportunity to realize their full potential. Just last month, Waubonsee hosted U.S. Senator Dick Durbin at our downtown Aurora Campus to announce a new $2.8 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to serve displaced community residents.

  • First-year experience critical to college successOct 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Research shows that a college student's first year largely determines whether or not that student earns a degree. Last year, Waubonsee Community College participated in the Foundations of Excellence program to look at how we can improve our first-year student outcomes.

  •  An innovative Harper College program aimed at preparing students to fill available jobs in the manufacturing sector soon will spread to community colleges across the state thanks to a $12.9 million grant awarded through the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Innovative Harper College manufacturing program spreading statewide Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $12.9 million in federal funding to expand Harper College's new Advanced Manufacturing program to schools statewide, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced today. The program will expand to 20 more community colleges, including suburban campuses.

  • League of Women Voters wants to register voters Sep 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Kane County League of Women Voters has scheduled several dates to register voters for the November election.

  •  Waubonsee Community College’s downtown Aurora campus saw higher enrollment than expected and taught about 9,500 students in its first year after opening in June 2011. The college is continuing to see increasing enrollment this fall for classes at the 18 S. River St. location.

    Waubonsee’s Aurora enrollment exceeds expectations Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Enrollment exceeded expectations for the first year at Waubonsee Community College's downtown Aurora campus, which opened in June 2011 at 18 S. River St. About 9,500 students enrolled in classes at the campus last year, which topped expectations of about 6,000 students, or 3,000 a semester, spokesman Jeff Noblitt said. Enrollment this fall also is up 10 percent compared with last year's fall enrollment, he said, calling the new facility "an unquestioned success."

  •  Ashley Peters of Elburn speaks with Dominic Cassat of Phoenix Staffing & Management Systems during the “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair Friday at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove. Her husband serves in the Air Force and is stationed in Arkansas.

    High marks for ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ fair in Sugar Grove Aug 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Several local chambers of commerce host a "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove. Seventy employers participated in the event that showcases jobs for veterans, active military personnel and their spouses.

  • Waubonsee remains committed to diversity and inclusion Jul 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    People from a variety of cultural backgrounds represent our friends and neighbors, our colleagues and classmates. Waubonsee Community College is proud to have received the Illinois Community College Trustees Association's 2012 Equity Award for our efforts in promoting collegewide equity and diversity.

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