• Earth Day Celebration
  • Prairie State College Annual Job Fair
  • PSC Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Fall Registration is Open
  • Columia si Featured Country at PSC International Committee
  • Summer Speech Camp for High School Students

Press Releases

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  • Driving Academy Graduate and Apprentice Plans to Grow Trucking Business

    6/21/2018
    Apprenticeship programs meet the skilled workforce needs of American industry by connecting job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers. This results in a workforce with industry-driven training and employers with a competitive edge. Thanks to a generous apprenticeship grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Prairie State College (PSC) launched the Driving Toward Apprenticeship Success initiative, a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) apprenticeship program offered at PSC, in partnership with KLLM Driving Academy, Inc. (KLLM).

  • One Million Degrees Student Supports and Volunteer Opportunities Open at Prairie State and South Suburban Colleges

    6/19/2018
    A Chicago nonprofit organization that empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life--is expanding to South Suburban College (SSC) and continuing its work at Prairie State College (PSC). The organization is currently recruiting Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) residents who will be enrolled full-time at South Suburban or Prairie State College in fall 2018 to enroll in the OMD program.

  • Chicago Heights Educator to Set Sail on Gulf of Mexico Research Cruise

    6/14/2018
    Dr. Angela Hung, a biology professor at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois, will sail on June 22 to assist scientists on a 14-day survey of groundfish populations in the Gulf of Mexico. Hung will participate in this cruise as part of NOAA's Teacher at Sea program, which bridges science and education through real-world research experiences.

  • PSC's CNA Program Coordinator Honored With ICCTA Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award

    PSC's CNA Program Coordinator Honored With ICCTA Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award

    6/11/2018
    Rebecca Wolfe, adjunct faculty member and coordinator of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program at Prairie State College (PSC) recently was recognized as the 2018 Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award recipient.

  • Four Graduates Recognized with President's Leadership Awards at 59th PSC Commencement Ceremony

    6/7/2018
    Four of the Prairie State College (PSC) 2017-2018 graduates received special recognition for their leadership, both on and off campus, during the 59th Annual Commencement Ceremony held on campus last month. Hector Guevara of Chicago Heights, Aaron Horta of Chicago Heights, Chanel Smith of Matteson and Jeanine Koger of Harvey were honored with the President's Leadership Award. The award is presented to graduating students who, during their years at PSC, have combined excellent academic achievement with outstanding co-curricular contributions to the college.

  • Two PSC Graduates Named to PTK All Illinois Academic Team

    Two PSC Graduates Named to PTK All Illinois Academic Team

    6/6/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) recent graduates Anthony Dickerson and Omar Martinez were named to the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Illinois Academic Team. In addition to being recognized for the honor in Springfield in April, Dickerson and Martinez were recognized for their achievements during a recent PSC Board of Trustees meeting and the 59th Annual Commencement Ceremony at the college last month.

  • New Collaborative Exhibit Opening June 11 at PSC Christopher Art Gallery

    New Collaborative Exhibit Opening June 11 at PSC Christopher Art Gallery

    6/5/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting "Studio Conversations," a new exhibit of mixed media works by Mary Bookwalter, Janice Meister, and Carol Weber, in the Christopher Art Gallery, located on the college's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The artists' work will be on display through July 19. An artists' reception will be held in the gallery from noon to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 14.

  • Prairie State College to Host Summer Music Production Boot Camp

    5/31/2018
    Learn how to record music, compose and create beats and use music software at the Song Writing and Music Production (SWaMP) Boot Camp at Prairie State College this summer. The three-week camp is scheduled Monday through Thursday, beginning July 9, on the main campus, located at 202 South Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Participants can choose from two sessions. The first class meets from 8 to 10 a.m., and the second from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • PSC Students Get High Marks at 2018 Skyway STEM Competition

    5/31/2018
    Three Prairie State College (PSC) students brought home awards from the Skyway STEM Poster Competition recently hosted by Lake County Community College.

  • Calvary Baptist Church, Prairie State and South Suburban Colleges Partner to Host Career and Job Resource Fair

    5/24/2018
    The Calvary Baptist Church of Glenwood is partnering with Prairie State College (Chicago Heights) and South Suburban College (South Holland) to hold a special event designed to provide south suburban residents with important information on resources and education opportunities available to help launch a new career. The program will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 801 East Glenwood Dyer Road in Glenwood.

  • PSC Matteson Area Center 'Micro Pantry' Installed to Help Residents in Need

    PSC Matteson Area Center 'Micro Pantry' Installed to Help Residents in Need

    5/23/2018
    Because of a generous donation from Micro Pantries in Joliet, Ill., Prairie State College (PSC) recently installed a micro pantry at the Matteson Area Center (MAC), located at 4821 Southwick Dr. in Matteson, Ill. The micro pantry is a small, outside pantry stocked with free food and personal care items. There is 24-7 access to the pantry and no forms to fill out.

  • Prairie State College Foundation to Host 25th Annual Scholarship Classic Golf Outing

    5/10/2018
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Foundation is hosting its 25th Annual Scholarship Classic Golf Outing on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor, Ill. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit student scholarships at PSC.

  • Prairie State College Hosting Spring Job Fair on May 11

    5/4/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) invites job seekers to attend the 2018 spring job fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 11, at the Franciscan Fitness Center, located at 100 w. 197 Place in Chicago Heights. The fair is offered in partnership with National Able Network and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

  • SOFTBALL NEWS: 20th-Ranked Pioneers Dispatch CLC in Quarterfinal Triumph

    5/3/2018
    CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. --- No matter how successful of a regular season that a team may have, postseason play is always a completely different animal.

  • Fall Registration Underway at Prairie State College with New Saturday Options

    Fall Registration Underway at Prairie State College with New Saturday Options

    5/1/2018
    Get the classes you need to start or complete your degree or certificate at Prairie State College (PSC). Fall registration is underway for 16-, 14-, 12- and eight-week credit course options. Individuals looking to advance their skills also can select from a variety of non-credit classes scheduled throughout the semester.

  • Prairie State College to Host Annual Summer Speech Camp for High School Students

    5/1/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting its 20th Annual Summer Speech Camp, July 9 through July 19, 2018. Speech camp meets from 1:15 to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on PSC's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Prairie State College Student Honored with National Scholarship Award

    4/27/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) student Omar Martinez of Homewood, Ill., recently was awarded the 2018 Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders at the 36th Annual United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) National Conference. He was one of only 20 high school and college students chosen nationwide to receive the 2018 scholarship, and the fourth PSC student recognized with the award in four consecutive years. Past PSC recipients were graduates Emmanuel Lopez who won the award in 2015; Juan Cazares, who was named a recipient in 2016; and Celeste Garcia, who won the award in 2017.

  • Prairie State College to Host Earth Day Celebration for Kids on May 12

    Prairie State College to Host Earth Day Celebration for Kids on May 12

    4/23/2018
    In recognition of Earth Day 2018, Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a free community event designed for children ages four to 13. The Saturday, May 12 event is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. at the college's Matteson Area Center (MAC), located at 4821 Southwick Dr. in Matteson.

  • PSC Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    PSC Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    4/20/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) recently was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

  • PSC Panel Celebrates Women's History Month

    PSC Panel Celebrates Women's History Month

    4/17/2018
    Celebrating Women's History Month, Prairie State College (PSC) hosted a panel of distinguished alumni and faculty of the college who shared their experiences as professional women in the workforce.

  • Colombia is Featured Country in PSC International Committee Annual Event

    4/13/2018
    José Luis Magán, registered landscape architect and principal with Accent Urban Design in Homewood, Ill., was the guest speaker for the 2018 International Tea (and Coffee) at Prairie State College. He presented, "Colombia: Land of Enchantment."

  • Registration is Open for PSC's Kids@College Summer Program

    Registration is Open for PSC's Kids@College Summer Program

    4/6/2018
    Are you looking for fun activities to keep your kids busy this summer? Let learning and fun continue year round at Prairie State College (PSC). The Kids@College Summer Program at PSC is designed to enhance the problem solving skills of children ages 5 through 10. Participants will use fun, hands-on, iSTEAM based activities that encourage creativity in the areas of inventions, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

  • PSC to Unveil New ProvenIT Conference Room on April 12

    4/2/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is unveiling the ProvenIT Conference Room during a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the Conference Center at the college, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Thanks to a generous donation to the PSC Foundation from ProvenIT, the room is getting a new and improved look for the tens of thousands of visitors using the college's facilities for events each year.

  • Summer Registration Open at Prairie State College - New Five-Week Sessions Available

    4/2/2018
    Summer registration is now open at Prairie State College (PSC). Students looking to start, continue or complete their degree or certificate, or for those who want to get ahead or take classes to enhance their skills, can now register for five- or eight- week credit sessions or select from a number of non-credit courses this summer.

  • PSC Workshop on Sexual Harassment Supports #MeToo and #Time'sUp Movements

    PSC Workshop on Sexual Harassment Supports #MeToo and #Time'sUp Movements

    4/2/2018
    Sexual harassment and discrimination prevention in the workplace has been on the training delivery agenda of many employers for years. Supporting the efforts of #MeToo and #Time'sUp movements, Prairie State College (PSC), in collaboration with Favaro & Gorman, Ltd., an employment law firm in Chicago, is presenting "It's a New Day," a highly informative workshop designed to equip participants with the ability to identify sexual harassment and understand reporting responsibilities and rights, as well as assist in establishing the basis for creating a worry-free working environment.

  • PSC's Economic Forecast Breakfast Features Senior Economist at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    3/28/2018
    William A. Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the Prairie State College (PSC) Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, scheduled on April 20, 2018.

  • New at Prairie State College: Transfer Admission Guarantee Program in Partnership with UIC

    3/26/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is participating in the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program, offered in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). This initiative offers a guaranteed transfer pathway to several UIC bachelor's degree programs.

  • PSC Speech Team Headed to Regional Competition After Semester of Successes

    PSC Speech Team Headed to Regional Competition After Semester of Successes

    3/22/2018
    The Prairie State College Speech Team has had a number of successes during the spring 2018 tournament season. Here is a wrap-up of their competition results as they head into the regional competition this coming weekend.

  • Women Veterans Featured During Women's History Month Events at PSC

    3/14/2018
    The Prairie State College Student Veterans Center is hosting two events during the month of March, in recognition of Women's History Month.

  • Women's History Month Celebrated with Distinguished Panel at PSC March 28

    3/14/2018
    Celebrating Women's History Month, Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a panel of distinguished alumni and faculty of the college who will share their experiences as professional women in the workforce. The program is free and open to the public, and will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium on the college's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.