PSC in the News

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.

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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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ALPLM collecting oral history of community colleges

The State Journal-Register
By The Associated Press
April 22, 2014

A yearlong effort to capture the stories of a schooling system that covers the entire state and nearly one million students will be unveiled next week.

The Oral History Program at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential library and Museum will present, "Education is Key - Community Colleges." Officials plan an April 30 news conference at the presidential library in Springfield.

The Illinois community college system celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Karen Hunter Anderson is executive director of the Illinois Community College Board. She says the system is "one of the state's hidden gems." She says it makes education affordable and the schools become vital parts of the communities where they're located.

The presentation will include portions of the recorded histories, historians, and community college leaders.


 

PSC freshman places 2nd at national speech tourney

nwi.com
April 23, 2014

A Prairie State College freshman from Riverdale placed second in Informative Speaking in the recent national speech and debate championships in Denver.

The Prairie State College speech team placed seventh overall out of 35 schools in the small school division at the recent 86th annual Phi Rho Pi National Speech and Debate Championships.

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College Baseball: Prairie State gets offense going in 14-9 win over Triton

Southtown Star
April 11, 2014

Prairie State coach Bill Storrs Jr. has seen the injuries pile up.

He’s seen the Pioneers suffer through a tough stretch of losses.

Storrs, however, believes his team is close to bursting out. A big reason for his optimism? A loaded Pioneers batting order from top to bottom.

Slapping out 14 hits and drawing eight walks Thursday, Prairie State powered its way to a 14-9 win over Triton in Chicago Heights.

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Prairie State College Art Student Bolsters Résumé with Real Life Experience on Campus

eNews Park Forest
April 7, 2014

Prairie State College (PSC) art student Olivia Willoughby has always been interested in pursuing a career in art. However, it wasn’t until she had been in college for a couple years studying journalism that she realized how strong her passion was.

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PSC Foundation has supported students 40 years

Nwi.com
April 6, 2014

The Prairie State College Foundation is celebrating 40 years of offering opportunities for students through tuition assistance. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 and dedicated to helping Prairie State College students pursue their education.

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Prairie State College names two vice presidents

Southtown Star
April 2, 2014

Prairie State College recently named two individuals as vice presidents, according to a press release from the Chicago Heights school.

Craig Schmidt was named vice president of community and economic development, and Marie Hansel was named vice president of academic affairs.

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