PSC in the News

PSC Professor Elighie Wilson Receives IHSA Distinguished Service Award

eNews Park Forest
July 30, 2014

Prairie State College (PSC) Professor of Communication Elighie Wilson III recently was named a recipient of a Distinguished Service Award by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).

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College Baseball: Mark Hernandez named coach at Prairie State

Southtown Star
July 23, 2014

Mark Hernandez has filled out the lineup cards. He has stood in the third-base coaching box.

He even has some head coaching experience under his belt.

Now, however, Hernandez believes he has found the right place to leave his mark long term as a head coach.

Hernandez was named Prairie State’s baseball coach Monday.

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Prairie State College police officers accept water challenge, donate to charity

Nwi.com
July 21, 2014

Tuesday, the Prairie State College  Police Department accepted the Cold Water Challenge to raise money for charity.

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Prairie State College Dean Kim Marisa Kunce Earns CMPI Certification

eNews Park Forest
July 20, 2014

Kim Marisa Kunce, dean of adult education at Prairie State College, recently completed an intensive two-year training as a Certified Manager in Program Improvement (CMPI).  This national certification makes her a member of an elite group of professional managers in the adult education and literacy field.

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Why you should consider a community college

Nwi.com
July 6, 2014

If you still haven’t finalized your educational plans, attending a community college this fall is an excellent option.

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Community Colleges Don't Get Nearly the Attention They Deserve. These Are Illinois' 25 Best

Huffington Post
June 18, 2014

For many students graduating high school in Illinois, four-year colleges and universities aren't a viable option for many reasons. But if the end goal for these students is to graduate from a four-year school, going to Illinois community colleges for the first two years makes a lot of sense. It allows the student the opportunity to take two years of college credits while saving money and living close to home, making the realization of eventually graduating with at least a bachelor's degree from a four-year school a possibility.

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Hobart's Brandon Murray drafted by Phillies

Nwi.com
June 7, 2014

...Prairie State College freshman catcher Kevin Reiher was a 24th-round pick by the Braves. He is the first PSC player ever selected in the entry draft. This season, he helped lead the Pioneers to a second consecutive NJCAA Region IV Sectional title. He threw out 23 of 26 would-be base stealers in 2014. He also made just four errors in 178 total chances (.978 fielding percentage).

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Summer at PSC is perfect for guest students

Nwi.com
June 1, 2014

When you think of summer, you don’t always think about college. But, maybe you should. Taking a college course in the summer can lighten your load in the fall and make your next academic year a bit more manageable.

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Decision to change careers brings PSC art student's talent into the spotlight

Nwi.com
May 22, 2014

Prairie State College art student Ashieka Daniels had been a hairstylist for 17 years when she decided to go back to school to study art.

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Tennis takes Taylor Townsend from Englewood to Paris

Chicago Tribune
May 20, 2014

...And there are plenty of scholarships for men too. Osiris Carroll, who went through the XS Tennis program and also worked there, is attending Prairie State College on a full-tuition tennis scholarship.

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Alvarez feels bond with Prairie State College graduates

Nwi.com
May 17, 2014

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez felt like she was in a familiar place Saturday, giving the commencement speech during Prairie State College’s graduation.

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STEM at Prairie State College Leads to Educational Opportunities

eNews Park Forest
May 16, 2014

What an interesting path Carine Bah’s education has taken since starting at Prairie State College (PSC) in 2011. And who knows where her career will go once she completes her chemistry studies.

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Two Prairie State College Graduates named to All-Illinois Academic Team

eNews Park Forest
May 16, 2014

Two Prairie State College (PSC) May 2014 graduating students were named Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois Academic Team members.

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Industrial Electricity Program at Prairie State College Gives 2014 Graduate a Brighter Future

eNews Park Forest
May 16, 2014

In 2012, Prairie State College (PSC) student Kurt Stremming was moving to a new city and getting married in less than a year. He had an associate degree and certificate in computer programming from Ivy Tech Community College, but he just couldn’t find a job.

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School districts to receive grants for improved security

Nwi.com
May 8, 2014

Two community colleges, two area high school districts and six area elementary school districts are among recipients of some $25 million in state funds being distributed to help pay for security improvements.

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PSC noncredit courses designed with manufacturing in mind

Chicago Southland Economic Development News
May 2014

Manufacturing is back and one of the industries with high-paying jobs available. Many companies have an older workforce and are facing a future shortage of workers. Over the past few months representatives from Prairie State College have been meeting with manufacturing companies to find out what skills workers need and what training the college can offer to fill that skills shortage. An outcome from those meetings are new noncredit manufacturing courses. The courses are called NIMS Certification Manufacturing Courses, which stands for National Institute for Metalworking Skills.

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Graduating veterans honored with special ceremony at PSC

Nwi.com
May 4, 2014

Prairie State College recently honored its graduating veterans during a special stole ceremony on campus.

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PSC noncredit courses designed with manufacturing in mind

Nwi.com
May 4, 2014

Manufacturing is back and one of the industries with high-paying jobs available. Many companies have an older workforce and are facing a future shortage of workers. Over the past few months representatives from Prairie State College have been meeting with manufacturing companies to find out what skills workers need and what training the college can offer to fill that skills shortage. An outcome from those meetings are new noncredit manufacturing courses. The courses are called NIMS Certification Manufacturing Courses, which stands for National Institute for Metalworking Skills.

Read more: PSC noncredit courses designed with manufacturing in mind

 

Pioneers Become First PSC Program to Win Back-to-Back Titles

eNews Park Forest
May 1, 2014

When Prairie State tennis coach Patrick Reichard took a look at his team prior to the 2014 season, he knew his squad would be strong and one definitely capable of repeating as NJCAA Region IV champions.

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She lives a dream & changes lives: College president returns to her alma mater (at p. 24)

Yes!
May 2014

Energetic and inspired, one Chicago Heights educator could be the only college president whose acadmic career began with a dreadful first semester, Fs in every class, at the college she now heads. She insists the star-topped "magic wand" on her desk had nothing to do with her promotion.

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 -Information contributed by Jennifer Stoner and Andrea Small of Prairie State College