Seven diverse art exhibitions of paintings, clay, sculpture, photography and more are planned for the 2015-16 season at the College of Lake County’s Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art. The exhibits feature work by well-known Chicago area artists as well as exhibits by members of the gallery, CLC faculty and students.
The College of Lake County, known as a leading educator in the field of lasers, photonics and optics, will recognize the International Year of Light at a CLC Open House and at several events at the Lake County High Schools Technology Campus this fall. Throughout 2015, the United Nations has been celebrating the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies
Since 2011, dozens of students in the College of Lake County’s health and wellness promotion program have played an active role in assessing the fitness levels of the Chicago Blackhawks’ players during training camps.
Five outstanding Lake County students who completed their GED certificates were honored at a luncheon for 2015 GED Scholarship recipients on July 15, where they were awarded $7,500 in scholarships. The event was sponsored by CLC and the Lake County Regional Office of Education.
The Board of Trustees on July 27 considered options for increasing participation of Lake County minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses in construction projects included in the college’s $163 million Sustainable Campus Master Plan.
On July 13, tickets will go on sale for 13 entertainment events featured in the 19th Professional Touring Season at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County in Grayslake.
The CLC Board of Trustees approved a balanced operating budget of $102.8 million for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins July 1. The budget represents a 1.6 percent increase over the FY 2015 budget of $101.2 million.
CLC held a ceremonial groundbreaking on March 24 at the Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills for a $1.7 million expansion to create a new chemistry lab. The event was held prior to the Board of Trustees’ scheduled March meeting held at the campus.
CLC will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at noon on May 16 for a new café and campus core remodeling on the Grayslake campus. The ceremony will be held in the Main Lobby between the two commencement ceremonies being held on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Character Matters in Lake County, a committee of the YES (Youth Empowerment for Success) Coalition, the Lake County Regional Office of Education and College of Lake County Southlake Campus, announce recipients of the 10th annual Excellence in Character Award. This year, 26 staff members and 35 students from grade schools, middle schools and high schools across Lake County received this distinguished award.
Chris Wyniawskyj, a CLC mathematics professor since 2012, has been hired as the part-time golf coach by the Athletics department, effective immediately for the fall 2015 season.
Barbara D. Oilschlager of Vernon Hills, who has served on the CLC Board of Trustees since 1989, has been awarded the 2015 Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.
The College of Lake County Foundation’s annual Golf Classic in Honor of Richard J. Galla, held June 1 at the Ivanhoe Golf Club in Mundelein, generated more than $60,000 for CLC student scholarships, according to Karen Schmidt, executive director of the Foundation.
Preparing for a career as a medical assistant will be the focus of a series of information sessions being offered at the College of Lake County’s Lakeshore Campus. CLC’s medical assisting program is holding the information sessions in Room S305 at the Lakeshore Campus, 33 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, on the following dates and times: June 24 at noon, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m., Oct. 13 at 12:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. The college’s phlebotomy program will also be discussed.
The College of Lake County and its high school partners are wrapping up the school year by celebrating the successful launch of an alliance to improve student success in college. Two goals adopted by the alliance will be to improve the college readiness of high school graduates and to increase opportunities for students to earn college credit while still in high school.
The CLC Board of Trustees authorized placing a proposed $102.8 million operating budget for Fiscal Year 2016 on public display in the Finance department (Room A107) at the Grayslake campus, starting May 21. The board will hold a public hearing on the budget at 6 p.m. on June 23 in Room A206 at the Grayslake campus. Following the hearing, trustees will vote on the FY 2016 budget.
The college held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 16 for a new central plant, café and student activities center on the Grayslake campus. The $24.7 million project consists of creating a new central heating and cooling geothermal plant, renovating the campus core to creative student activity space and adding a new café building.
English Professors Jenny Lee and Penny Steffen received, respectively, the 2015 College of Lake County Outstanding Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty of the Year awards. Both were chosen by a vote of CLC students, and the two were recognized at the April 23 meeting of the CLC Board of Trustees.
Four College of Lake County career and technical education students competed and earned medals at the SkillsUSA Illinois State Conference, held April 25 in Springfield. The competitors were Stephan Grimm, Ahmad Alchaa, Kevin Foli and Jacob Thorpe.
We exist to serve you, the Lake County community. In addition to providing an educational pathway to a better life, we are also a major employer. And since, we receive taxpayer support, many of our services are available not just to students but also to Lake County residents.
We pride ourselves on offering the kind of campus work environment where individual achievement and a sense of community can both thrive. We hire for a wide range of job opportunities, from faculty to staff at all levels, offering competitive salary and benefits.
Many college services are open to the community at large. Some are free; others are available at reasonable cost.
Leisure, recreation and continuing education classes for adults of all ages and their families.
All of the court programs are offered for the 19th Judicial Circuit Court to assist the public.
“I rediscovered my love of chemistry at CLC. My professor was such a great teacher and passionate about chemistry that it was easy to go to class and learn.”
“CLC offers so much more than cost savings. I’ve received an excellent education that’s a good stepping stone to my goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.”
“CLC is such a welcoming environment for international students. Within my first year here, I was helping other international students as a student ambassador.”
“CLC has absolutely played a role in changing my educational and career goals. I had space to explore different fields and talk to many knowledgeable people about careers and opportunities.”
“I loved my education courses. The professors bring a lot of experiences into their classrooms, and everything we learn builds from class to class.”
“I have enjoyed all the instructors in the horticulture department, especially their expertise and practical work experiences. All the classes that I have taken are pertinent to my career choice.”
“Even if money hadn’t been an issue for me, I think CLC still would have been the right decision for me because of the wonderful things that I took with me from the college.”
“Really get to know your professors; they are the ones who will write you a letter of recommendation in a few years, so keep in touch with them.”
“College is the best decision I ever made. As a senior at Zion-Benton High School, I received a scholarship to CLC. I thought, “This is an opportunity.””
“I traveled to Peru for a two-week trip with five other CLC students as part of CLC’s first service-learning trip abroad. We were able to do good and experienced Peru’s breath-taking eco-systems.”
“The Truck Driver Training course built my confidence and really prepared me well for a successful career in this field.”
“I chose CLC’s Small Business Development Center for guidance and help meeting people who have already gone through the process of starting a business. They are a great team of experts to have on my side.”
“I became the first community college student accepted as an intern at a newsroom in Erie, Penn., thanks to my experiences on The CLC Chronicle and working with Professor Kupetz. That first internship opened many doors for me.”
“I am currently working part-time as a paralegal while enrolled as a full-time student in Roosevelt University’s Paralegal Studies program. If I had not received the education I had from CLC, I would not have the part-time job.”
“CLC was great preparation for transfer to a four-year school. I got comfortable with my abilities, and I was confident when I transferred to NIU. At CLC, I was also able to explore different courses and my interests.”
“There is something about CLC’s environment and the professors that makes your experience very enjoyable and helps you to do well academically.”
“The course prepared me for a veterinary assistant job and the externship was a great part of the reason I felt prepared.”
“CLC is a melting pot; a microcosm of America. The students come from so many different backgrounds and contexts, that you learn almost as much from your classmates as you do from your courses.”
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