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  • 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.

     
  • Harper, Waubonsee meet for regional supremacy May 16, 2013 1:29 AM
    Most people would like to see the two best teams play for championships at the end of a season. In NJCAA baseball, that's exactly what will happen starting Friday at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove as the top-seeded Chiefs take on No. 2 Harper College (19-20) for a regional championship.

     
  • Waubonsee sells former downtown Aurora site May 15, 2013 11:13 PM
    Waubonsee Community College is selling its former downtown Aurora campus for $1.5 million to a firm interested in turning the two buildings into stores and apartments. The college board approved the sale Wednesday night to Gorman and Co. It expects to close the sale in January.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Waubonsee celebrates Earth Day with activities Apr 18, 2013 11:05 AM
    Waubonsee Community College is celebrating Earth Week April 22-26 with a variety of free activities at its Sugar Grove campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

     
  • Progress continues on getting stoplight where Waubonsee students died in 2010 Apr 18, 2013 7:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College continued progress Wednesday on getting a traffic light installed where two students were killed in a crash three years ago this week.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Congressman brings Fab Lab pitch to Waubonsee, local manufacturers Mar 28, 2013 5:50 PM
    Rep. Bill Foster hosted a roundtable discussion Thursday about his Fab Lab bill. The 11th District congressman introduced a bill last week to establish a National Fab Lab network across the country to catalyze the manufacturing sector. He spoke at Waubonsee Community College's downtown Aurora location.

     
  • Some fear new, high-tech GED a problem for low-income test takers Mar 4, 2013 5:15 AM
    Suburban education officials are worried looming federal changes to GED testing will leave those less fortunate with one less path to joining the workforce. The test will become computerized in 2014, and the price to take the exam will more than double. Plus, you need a credit card and an email address. "It’s going to be people with the least resources who are going to be left out," Josh Boies of Kane County says.

     
  • Harper approves $2 per credit hour tuition increase Feb 28, 2013 1:00 AM
    Consistent with a regional trend among community colleges, Harper College will ask its students to dig a little deeper into their pockets for the cost of a high education. The board of trustees last week unanimously approved increasing tuition by $2 per credit hour beginning in the summer 2013 term. For a full-time student taking 30 credit hours annually, that’s an additional $60 for a total of $3,735.

     
  • Meet Justin Salazar, Waubonsee’s Featured Student for February Feb 26, 2013 3:32 PM
    Waubonsee Community College sophomore Justin Salazar of Elburn is the consummate student-athlete, accomplishing extraordinary things both on and off the soccer field. In honor of these accomplishments, Waubonsee has named Salazar the college’s Featured Student for February.

     
  • 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.

     
  • WCC’s president finalist for national honor Feb 11, 2013 2:20 PM
    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.

     
  • New eatery, kids’ clothing store open in Algonquin Commons Jan 28, 2013 2:03 PM
    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.

     
  • Legislators to give insights on new session in Springfield at breakfast Jan 24, 2013 4:29 PM
    The Metro West Council of Government will host its annual Legislative Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva. It is a nonprofit organization that represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties.

     
  • Limiting student debt a priority at Waubonsee Jan 16, 2013 1:48 PM
    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 5:55 PM
    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 10:55 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 2:14 PM
    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 leads in enrollment increase Nov 9, 2012 11:53 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,

     
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