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 eighth annual College of Lake County Memorial Day ceremony will be held at noon on Friday, May 22. The ceremony will be held outdoors at the CLC Willow Lake Veterans Memorial on the Grayslake campus.
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.
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.
CLC is offering a series of Prospective Student Information Sessions prior to the fall 2015 semester, which starts Aug. 24. The meetings will provide prospective students with information about getting started at CLC, financial aid/scholarships and an overview of academic programs and available academic resources.
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.
The College of Lake County Foundation has added four new members to its board of directors and elected new officers.The new CLC Foundation board members are Liz Bronneberg, Michael Isaacs, Pete Govorchin, and Ben Nichols. The new chair is Christopher Piazzi.
A new photography exhibit called “20/20 Vision: Travels Along America’s Accidental Highway” will be on display at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at from May 22 through June 26.
Lake County Green 2015, a May 27 conference sponsored by the College of Lake County, will bring together local business, education, non-profit, municipal and county leaders for presentations and panel discussions on the theme of “Creating a Resilient Economy.”
The Grayslake campus was turned into a living laboratory on April 21, as 20 students and two instructors had the chance to observe contractors drilling wells for a new geothermal heating and cooling system being built.
Dhruv Patel, who attended CLC from 2012-14, was chosen as the first winner of the Wilmot Prize for Excellence in Mathematics scholarship totaling $11,500.
Visiting CLC to “listen and learn” more about what community colleges are doing, Gov. Bruce Rauner praised the important work of community colleges in supplying a skilled workforce for Illinois.
Job seekers are invited to attend the 20th Annual JobMarketPlace job fair on May 21 sponsored by the CLC Career and Job Placement Center. The fair will be held from 1-5 p.m. in the P.E. Center, Building 7, Grayslake campus.
Guadalupe Granados of Mundelein, a CLC student, received the National United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders during the USHLI National Conference.
After canvassing the results of the April 7 election, the Board of Trustees on Thursday night seated the three top vote getters, incumbents Richard Anderson of Grayslake, William Griffin of Lake Forest and Amanda Howland of Lake Zurich, all to serve six-year terms. Anderson has served on the CLC board since 1974, Griffin since 1995 and Howland since 2009.
The College of Lake County Foundation invites all golfers to the 2015 Golf Classic, honoring the late Richard J. Galla, on Monday, June 1 at the beautiful Ivanhoe Golf Club, 28846 Thorngate Drive, Mundelein.
CLC professors Patrick Stegman (accounting) and Amy Curry (mathematics) have received the 2014-15 Teaching Excellence Award from the Austin, Texas-based National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).
Community members are invited to audition for the CLC summer musical, “Working,” based on the book by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago author Studs Terkel. Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 18 and 19 in the Studio Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.
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.
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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