Learn about human services careers, and new developments in CLC's human services/social work programs at a free open house Aug. 6 in Room T326-328 at the Grayslake campus.
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.
The College of Lake County will be closed on Fridays during Summer Session, starting on Friday, June 12 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 7. Some offices have been relocated because of construction activities.
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.
To find out if mechatronics would be a good career choice for you, attend a one-hour information session on one of the following days: Tuesday, June 23 at 11 a.m. in Room T231; Tuesday, July 14 at 11 a.m. in Room T231; Tuesday, July 21 at 6 p.m. in Room T234. Sessions will be held in the Technology Building on the CLC Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. At the sessions, you will learn about the mechatronics field, the job outlook and CLC’s certificate program.
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.
Unsure of your next career move? Attend the Connect to Your Career Open House at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 to learn about several non-credit career-enhancing programs being offered during fall semester at CLC. These include Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Social Media Marketing, Home Inspection, Truck Driver Training (CDL-A), Professional Interpreting, Real Estate Broker and Event Planning.
A new exhibit of paintings called “Time and Again” featuring works by Maureen Fritchen will be on display from July 10 through Aug. 16 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art.
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.
Information sessions on how to prepare for a variety of business careers will be offered by CLC over the summer. CLC faculty will present information on educational requirements, salaries and projected demand for occupations in accounting, administrative office systems, computer information technology, hospitality and culinary management and paralegal studies.
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.
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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