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  • Jan 22, 2021

    Nominations are currently being accepted for Waubonsee Community College’s 2021 Distinguished Contributor and Distinguished Alumnus Awards. Nominations must be received by Friday, February 26 to...

  • Jan 21, 2021

    Waubonsee Community College received news this month that reaffirms its efforts to responsibly and effectively manage funds, even during the challenges of the pandemic. Moody’s has reaffirmed...

  • Jan 15, 2021

    Waubonsee Community College has announced that its 2020-2021 men’s and women’s basketball seasons are officially canceled. While the college had planned to launch the competitive season, even...

  • Jan 4, 2021

    As the area’s community college, Waubonsee Community College recognizes the economic hardships experienced by its residents and students due to the ongoing pandemic. That recognition has led to...

  • Dec 4, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College will host a virtual career event on Tuesday, December 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. Featuring up-to-date information on employment trends, the event is designed for anyone...

  • Dec 3, 2020

    The Waubonsee Community College Foundation scholarship application for 2021-2022 is now open. This one application allows people to apply for all Foundation scholarships that students may be...

  • Nov 19, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College nursing students may have an easier time earning their bachelor’s degree thanks to a new agreement with the University of Illinois Chicago. The board of trustees of...

  • Nov 12, 2020

    The Waubonsee Community College Foundation Board of Directors announces a new board president and board vice president. Edward Keating is the board’s new president. He is a Vice President and...

  • Nov 12, 2020

    The Waubonsee Community College Foundation approved Kaleshia “Kay” Page to join its board of directors at the board’s meeting on September 15. Page will attend her first board meeting on...

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    Oct 22, 2020

    The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees seated Armando Ferrer to serve as the student trustee for the 2020-2021 academic year. Ferrer is from Aurora and is studying business at...

  • Oct 22, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College announced the names of the student government for the current academic year. The members of Waubonsee’s 2020-2021 student government are: Armando Ferrer, of Aurora;...

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    Oct 22, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College Alumnus, Diana Iracheta, received the Illinois Community College Trustee Association (ICCTA) Pacesetter Award. The Pacesetter Award recognizes the success stories of...

  • Oct 8, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College was recently awarded a $3 million grant to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students. This is the third time the college has...

  • Oct 5, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College will host College Week Oct. 12 through Oct. 15. Activities will include presentations held by Zoom each evening. The college traditionally hosts College Night in...

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    Sep 24, 2020

    The president of the Waubonsee Community College Foundation Board of Directors has retired after 21 years of service on the board. Penelope “Penny” Cameron served on the board since 1999. In...

  • Sep 3, 2020
    Waubonsee Community College will host events in September and October to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. All events will be virtual.

    Waubonsee Community College will host events in September and October to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. All events will be virtual. ¡Empecemos a Cocinar! “Let’s Start Cooking” will be a...

  • Aug 27, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College is offering a variety of courses from the American Heart Association. Training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator...

  • Aug 27, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College’s fall semester began on August 24, but there is still time to register and start classes. Waubonsee offers more than 35 courses that are 12 weeks long and more than...

  • Aug 27, 2020

    For the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation awarded 365 scholarships to 325 recipients. The total amount of awards is more than $326,000. The scholarships...

  • Aug 13, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College’s Plano Campus has been renovated and is prepared to reopen for classroom and lab instruction for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. The Plano Campus closed in...

  • Jul 9, 2020
    The Dean’s List at Waubonsee Community College celebrates excellence among students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 while enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours.

    The Dean’s List at Waubonsee Community College celebrates excellence among students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 while enrolled in at least 6 semester...

  • Jul 9, 2020
    The President’s List at Waubonsee Community College celebrates excellence among students who achieve a 4.0 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 while enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours.

    The President’s List at Waubonsee Community College celebrates excellence among students who achieve a 4.0 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 while enrolled in at least 6 semester credit...

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  • Jun 25, 2020
    Waubonsee Community College has announced the 2020 Support Staff Awards for Excellence.

    Waubonsee Community College has announced the 2020 Support Staff Awards for Excellence. One award was presented in each of three categories: Innovation and Creativity, Service and Quality, and...

  • Jun 25, 2020
    Waubonsee Community College recently received a 2002 fire engine pumper truck from the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District.

    Waubonsee Community College recently received a 2002 fire engine pumper truck from the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District. The pumper truck will be used to support students in the...

  • Jun 25, 2020
    With the need for contact tracers expected to increase for the foreseeable future, Waubonsee Community College is now offering a Public Health Contact Tracing Program.

    With the need for contact tracers expected to increase for the foreseeable future, Waubonsee Community College is now offering a Public Health Contact Tracing Program. This two-week training...

  • May 21, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College announces its 2020 Distinguished Contributor and Distinguished Alumnus. Mr. Angelo Kleronomos is this year’s Distinguished Contributor. Ms. Mary Ellen Thielemann is...

  • May 21, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College will provide new experiences for this year’s graduating class. On Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m., the college will host a virtual commencement ceremony. This event will...

  • May 7, 2020

    All of Waubonsee Community College’s summer classes will be conducted online and through alternative delivery methods. The college’s decision to not hold in-person classes this summer comes...

  • Apr 15, 2020

    The Waubonsee Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO). “We are grateful to the First National...

  • Apr 15, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College welcomes Douglas “Doug” Minter to the position of Vice President of Finance and Administration. Minter has been employed at Heartland Community College since 1991....

  • Apr 15, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College welcomes Sharon Garcia to the position of Dean for Communications, Humanities, and Arts. Garcia has served as the Assistant Dean for Communications, Humanities, and...

  • Apr 8, 2020

    The Waubonsee Community College Foundation presented eight students with the John J. Swalec, Jr. President’s Achievement Award. The students were chosen for this award from a pool of 158...

  • Mar 5, 2020

    Waubonsee Community College will host events in March to celebrate Women’s History Month. On March 5 at 7 p.m. Jeanne Schultz Angel will present “Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in...

  • Feb 27, 2020

    Volunteers with Waubonsee Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will offer free tax help in Aurora this tax season. The sessions will take place through April 13 on...

  • Feb 20, 2020

    Two Waubonsee Community College adjunct faculty members have been selected as Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Members for 2020. Dr. Samantha Solecki is an instructor in the college’s Mathematics and...

  • Feb 13, 2020

    The President’s List at Waubonsee Community College celebrates excellence among students who achieve a 4.0 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 while enrolled in at least 6 semester credit...

  • Feb 13, 2020

    The Dean’s List at Waubonsee Community College celebrates excellence among students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 while enrolled in at least 6 semester...

  • Feb 6, 2020

    The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Waubonsee Community College is hosting a Business Growth Academy. This is an 8-week program designed to help businesses chart their growth...

  • Feb 6, 2020

    The Waubonsee Community College Foundation invites community members to join the college for an evening of laughs and raising money for scholarships for Waubonsee students. Experience the stand-up...

  • Feb 6, 2020

    To help students prepare for the American College Testing (ACT) exam, Waubonsee Community College will offer test preparation courses. Classes begin on February 22 and meet on Saturday mornings...

  • Jan 21, 2020

    Retired Waubonsee Community College board member, Richard C. Bodie, M.D., passed away on January 19. He served on the board from 1998 until he retired in April 2019. Dr. Bodie was appointed to the...

  • Jan 10, 2020

    Nominations are being accepted for Waubonsee Community College’s 2020 Distinguished Contributor and Distinguished Alumnus Awards. Nominations must be received by Friday, January 31 to be...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College received a gold seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for a student voter rate between 40% and 49% during the 2018 elections. “We are excited to honor...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College welcomes Mr. Bernard Little to the position of Dean for Students. Little began his career as a Resident Director at Miami University and then as an Area Coordinator for...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College welcomes Mr. Jeffrey Gregor to the position of Dean for Health Professions and Public Service. Gregor has seven years’ experience in higher education, which includes...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host several events on the evening of Friday, Dec. 6 as part of First Fridays in downtown Aurora. The events will be held on the college’s Aurora Downtown Campus...

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College has released its Annual Report to the Community for 2019. This year’s report tells the story of the people, programs, and events of the 2018-2019 academic year, as...

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host the Fox Valley Festival Chorus winter concert, Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening? The event will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 3 p.m. on the...

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host music concerts throughout November and December. The concerts will feature a variety of different musical styles and performing groups. All concerts are on...

  • Oct 28, 2019

    The Waubonsee Community College Foundation scholarship application is now open. This one application allows people to apply for all Foundation scholarships that students may be eligible for. Last...

  • Oct 28, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College announced the names of the student government for the current academic year. The members of Waubonsee’s 2019-2020 student government are: Angela Nwalie, of...

  • Oct 3, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host an open house on its Aurora Fox Valley Campus on Saturday, October 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is family-friendly, free and open to the public. Waubonsee...

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host comic ventriloquist Steve Brogan. The show will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium on the Sugar Grove Campus. As a career comedian and...

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host events and activities from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4 as part of First Fridays in downtown Aurora. Waubonsee’s Jazz Combo will be performing and...

  • Sep 19, 2019

    The Waubonsee Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) achieved President’s Circle status for the 2018-2019 academic year. The students completed nine of ten chapter...

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host a discussion titled, “Sifting Through the Ashes of Truth: John Peter Altgeld, The Press, and the Internet’s Fake News Conundrum.” Bryan Murley,...

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host College Night on Monday, Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. on its Sugar Grove Campus in the Academic and Professional Center. Waubonsee’s annual College Night is a...

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host a one-hour discussion with Joe Dittmar. Dittmar was on the 105th floor of Two World Trade Center in a business meeting on the morning of September 11, 2001....

  • Aug 30, 2019

    It is a good idea for anyone who is thinking about college to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the form does not obligate anyone to accept financial aid or...

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College and the Fox Country Players will present their fall musical, Children of Eden! From musical theatre greats, composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) and...

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College has released a new strategic plan that will guide the college’s decision making and development for the next three years. Waubonsee’s Strategic Plan FY2020-FY2022...

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have established an articulation agreement that presents students with a step-by-step guide to a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College welcomes two new full-time faculty members for the coming academic year. Dr. Steven Kifowit joins the faculty as an Instructor of Mathematics. He holds a doctorate and...

  • Aug 8, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College welcomes Mr. Kenneth Cohn to the position of Dean for Community Education and Corporate Outreach. Cohn, of Westmont, has nearly 20 years of experience in higher...

  • Jul 25, 2019

    The Dean’s List at Waubonsee Community College celebrates excellence among students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 while enrolled in at least 6 semester...

  • Jul 25, 2019

    The President’s List at Waubonsee Community College celebrates excellence among students who achieve a 4.0 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 while enrolled in at least 6 semester credit...

  • Jul 18, 2019

    The Waubonsee Community College Foundation has awarded 405 scholarships to 346 recipients. The total value of the scholarships this year is more than $378,000. The number of scholarships and the...

  • Jul 18, 2019

    A former Waubonsee Community College student received the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Pacesetter Award. Caroline Amelse studied science at Waubonsee in 2009-2010. She...

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College welcomes Mr. Derek Schreiner to the position of Assistant Dean for Business and Career Technologies (CTE). Schreiner has been employed at Southeastern Community College...

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College has partnered with North Central College on a Guaranteed Admission Agreement. This agreement creates a clear pathway for Waubonsee students to transfer to North...

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College presented the 2019 Support Staff Awards for Excellence. One award was presented in each of three categories: Innovation and Creativity, Service and Quality, and...

  • May 30, 2019

    A Waubonsee Community College student has been selected for an international project to study climate variability in Europe. Roxana Garcia, of Plano, was selected to participate in the...

  • May 24, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College announces its 2019 Outstanding Faculty Member. Dr. Jeanne McDonald, Professor of English, has served as a full-time English professor at Waubonsee since 2001. She was...

  • May 24, 2019

    A Waubonsee Community College student was recently awarded the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship. Gisel Leija Montoya, of Aurora, moved to Aurora in 2017 from Mexico. She graduated from West Aurora High...

  • May 20, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College’s men’s basketball and golf coach has retired from coaching basketball. David Heiss had coached the Chiefs men’s basketball team since 1985. In that time he...

  • May 20, 2019

    The Waubonsee Community College Foundation will host a free Trivia Night on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. This is a free event hosted by the college’s foundation. It will be held at Ballydoyle...

  • May 16, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has completed 15 years of service to the community. Since 2005, more than 700 students and members of the community...

  • May 16, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College has partnered with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in creating pathways and guaranteed course schedules. These program enhancements are...

  • May 16, 2019

    The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees seated Angela Nwalie to serve as the student trustee for the 2019-2020 academic year. The student trustee was chosen by the Student Senate and...

  • Apr 26, 2019

    The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees seated newly elected members at its scheduled meeting on April 25. Rick Guzman and Tina Willson were elected to 6-year terms on the board of...

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will celebrate the accomplishments of its students with commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, at the college’s Sugar Grove Campus Field House. Ceremonies will...

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College announces its 2019 Distinguished Contributor and Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Gina Santori is this year’s Distinguished Contributor. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman...

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Students from several Waubonsee Community College Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs recently earned recognition at the annual Illinois SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference....

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Fifty-five percent of people over 50 years old have low bone density. This puts them at greater risk for hip fractures. Waubonsee Community College is presenting a free workshop that offers...

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will offer a wide variety of summer camps for kids this summer. These Youth Enrichment Program (YEP!) Camps give children an opportunity to learn skills and explore new...

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host events and activities from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 as part of First Fridays in downtown Aurora. Music students from Waubonsee’s Jazz Combo, Big Band...

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Beginning in the fall of 2019, Waubonsee Community College will offer a program that prepares students for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH)...

  • Apr 5, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will offer a new annual scholarship. The Aurora Strong First Responders Scholarship is a $1,000 annual scholarship that will be awarded to one student in the Fire...

  • Apr 5, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College has partnered with The Hartford to create an apprenticeship program that is a remarkable opportunity for Waubonsee students. Students selected for The Hartford...

  • Apr 5, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will offer a new music class this summer. The course will introduce students to the art of writing a song. The credit course will present methods used in composing a...

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Waubonsee will host an open house on the Sugar Grove Campus on Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is family-friendly, free and open to the public. Waubonsee students, faculty members,...

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host the third event in its Faculty Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Campus Auditorium. Michael Moran, Instructor of Human Services,...

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College announces that Mr. Robert Cofield has assumed the position of Director of School District Partnerships. Cofield has served as the High School Partnership Manager at...

  • Mar 21, 2019

    The Waubonsee Community College Foundation presented eight students with the John J. Swalec, Jr. President’s Achievement Award. The students were chosen for this award from a pool of 174...

  • Mar 19, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will host its annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday, April 11 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Academic and Professional Center on the Sugar Grove Campus. The event...

  • Mar 19, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College is offering a professional development opportunity designed for government and municipality employees. Communities of Excellence is a series of training modules written...

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Wednesday, March 20 is National Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Day. While that day is significant, the SBDC at Waubonsee Community College celebrates small businesses and their owners...

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College will offer a new free way for people to earn their High School Equivalency (HSE) at its Plano Campus. This program features blended learning, which combines in-person...

  • Mar 8, 2019

    Waubonsee Community College completed a guaranteed transfer agreement with Columbia College Chicago on March 6. The agreement was signed by Dr. Diane Nyhammer, Vice President of Educational...

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