• Alexandra Green honored with ICCTA Award
  • Alumna Spotlight: Maria Grace Forbes
  • PSC Recognized With Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting

Press Releases

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  • PSC Offering Tuition-Free ESL, Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Courses This Fall

    7/19/2017
    The Adult Education Program at Prairie State College (PSC) is offering tuition-free English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency courses in fall 2017. Registration is required, and will be held at PSC Adult Training and Outreach Center (ATOC), located on the main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Former PSC Student Trustee Octavio Origel Named UNC Carolina Covenant Recipient

    Former PSC Student Trustee Octavio Origel Named UNC Carolina Covenant Recipient

    7/18/2017
    Former Prairie State College (PSC) Student Trustee Octavio Origel recently was named a recipient of the Carolina Covenant at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. The Chicago Heights native will be pursuing a bachelor's degree at UNC with a full-tuition scholarship, beginning in August 2017.

  • Prairie State College offers Tuition Free Healthcare Program to ESL Students

    Prairie State College offers Tuition Free Healthcare Program to ESL Students

    7/17/2017
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Bridge to Healthcare Careers program prepares high-intermediate to advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students to begin a successful career in the healthcare industry.

  • PSC Recognized With Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting

    7/6/2017
    Prairie State College 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 Adjunct Professor Alexandra Green Honored with ICCTA Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Member Award

    PSC Adjunct Professor Alexandra Green Honored with ICCTA Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Member Award

    6/22/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) Adjunct Professor of Music Alexandra Green recently was honored as one of the recipients of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award winners.

  • Prairie State College Announces Spring 2017 Dean's List

    Prairie State College Announces Spring 2017 Dean's List

    6/21/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) recognizes the academic accomplishments of students each year by awarding them a place on the PSC Dean's List. To be named to the Dean's List, students must have a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or better, have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at PSC during the spring semester, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

  • Prairie State College Announces Spring 2017 Part-Time Honors List

    Prairie State College Announces Spring 2017 Part-Time Honors List

    6/21/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) has announced the Part-Time Honors List of students for the spring 2017 semester. To be named to the list, a part-time student must be "in good standing" and have earned a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or better on a 4.0 scale, maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, and completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at PSC.

  • Registration Open for Fall Credit and Non-Credit Courses at PSC

    Registration Open for Fall Credit and Non-Credit Courses at PSC

    6/20/2017
    Registration for fall 2017 is open at Prairie State College (PSC). Credit courses begin Monday, Aug. 21. Non-credit courses include a variety of single-day and multiple-session offerings that begin throughout the fall.

  • Chicago Sculpture International Exhibit Open at Prairie State College

    Chicago Sculpture International Exhibit Open at Prairie State College

    6/6/2017
    The Chicago Sculpture International show, "InterAction," features 19 artists' works in a wide range of media. The exhibit is open at Prairie State College (PSC) in the Christopher Art Gallery through June 13, with a reception on Wednesday, June 7, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on the main campus at 202 S. Halsted in Chicago Heights.

  • Alumna Spotlight: Maria Grace Forbes

    Alumna Spotlight: Maria Grace Forbes

    5/23/2017
    Maria Grace Forbes is a 2016 Prairie State College graduate. Homeschooled in high school, Forbes started taking classes at Prairie State College at the age of 15. She graduated high school at the age of 16, and had earned her associate degree by the age of 18.

  • Prairie State College Announces 2017 Commencement Speaker

    Prairie State College Announces 2017 Commencement Speaker

    5/17/2017
    Brace Clement, a Prairie State College (PSC) alumnus, will address the graduates and their guests during the college's 58th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 20.

  • Union Trades Career Information Fair to be Hosted at PSC June 14

    Union Trades Career Information Fair to be Hosted at PSC June 14

    5/16/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a Union Trades Career Information Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, in the Atrium of the college's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Parking for attendees is available in the college's parking lot on the south west corner of Vollmer Rd. and Halsted St.

  • PSC Foundation Hosting Annual Scholarship Classic Golf Outing June 5

    PSC Foundation Hosting Annual Scholarship Classic Golf Outing June 5

    5/9/2017
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Foundation is hosting its 24th Annual Scholarship Classic Golf Outing on Monday, June 5, at Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit student scholarships at PSC.

  • Registration Open for Fall Semester at Prairie State College

    Registration Open for Fall Semester at Prairie State College

    5/5/2017
    Start or continue your education at Prairie State College (PSC) this fall. Registration is open for credit and non-credit courses.

  • PSC's Annual Summer Speech Camp Open to High School Speech Team Competitors

    PSC's Annual Summer Speech Camp Open to High School Speech Team Competitors

    5/5/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting its 19th Annual Summer Speech Camp, Monday, July 10, through Thursday, July 20.

  • PSC Students Recognized With Top Honors at Skyway STEM Competition

    PSC Students Recognized With Top Honors at Skyway STEM Competition

    5/1/2017
    Three Prairie State College students brought home top honors from the 2017 Skyway STEM Poster Competition. This year's competition was hosted April 21 at Elgin Community College.

  • PSC Christopher Art Gallery Presenting 2017 Graduate Exhibition

    PSC Christopher Art Gallery Presenting 2017 Graduate Exhibition

    4/28/2017
    Works of art from eight graduating Prairie State College (PSC) students is on display through Thursday, May 18, in the Christopher Art Gallery, located on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. A reception with the artists is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 3.

  • There is Still Time to Register for Summer Courses at PSC

    There is Still Time to Register for Summer Courses at PSC

    4/25/2017
    Summer 2017 registration is open at Prairie State College (PSC).

  • Increased Tuition is PSC's Latest Response to State Budget Crisis

    Increased Tuition is PSC's Latest Response to State Budget Crisis

    4/25/2017
    The Prairie State College Board of Trustees voted during a special meeting this month to raise the tuition for fall 2017, based on a $7.50 per credit hour increase for in-district students. The decision comes during a time when Illinois State lawmakers approach a third year without a budget, resulting in vastly reduced funding for higher educational institutions in the state.

  • PSC Music Department Launching Spring Concert Series

    PSC Music Department Launching Spring Concert Series

    4/24/2017
    Prairie State College is hosting a Spring Concert Series in May. All performances are free and open to the public and scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the college's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. All of the ensembles are comprised of PSC students, community members, and advanced high school musicians.

  • PSC Establishes Partnership with AAPC for Medical Billing and Coding Program

    PSC Establishes Partnership with AAPC for Medical Billing and Coding Program

    4/21/2017
    In a rapidly evolving healthcare environment, employers need trained professionals to help them manage the onslaught of changes, maintain compliance and preserve profitability. To help address these needs, Prairie State College (PSC) has established a partnership agreement with AAPC to provide training to our local workforce through the college's Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program.

  • Kids@College at PSC returns this summer with LOWER costs and NEW offerings

    Kids@College at PSC returns this summer with LOWER costs and NEW offerings

    4/21/2017
    Are you looking for fun summer 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 grades K-6. Participants will use fun, hands-on, STEAM based activities that encourage creativity in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, math and team building. Additional weeks include inventions, performing arts, and athletics. The program will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from June 19 through Aug. 3, at the college's Matteson Area Center, located at 4821 Southwick Drive.

  • Prairie State College Hosting Spring Job Fair on April 28

    Prairie State College Hosting Spring Job Fair on April 28

    4/18/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) invites job seekers to attend the 2017 Spring Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 28, in the Franciscan Fitness Center, located at 100 197th Place in Chicago Heights on Prairie State College's north campus. The fair is offered in partnership with the Franciscan Fitness Center, National Able Network and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

  • PSC President Winfree Receives IGEN Leadership Award

    PSC President Winfree Receives IGEN Leadership Award

    4/17/2017
    Dr. Terri L. Winfree, president of Prairie State College (PSC), was recently recognized with the 2017 Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) Presidential Leadership Award, in recognition of her outstanding leadership and tireless efforts in addressing and raising awareness about issues of sustainability on the PSC campus and in the community. The award was presented at the IGEN Annual Sustainability Conference on March 22 and 23.

  • PSC Sustainability Center Invites Kids to 'Go Green' During April 22 Event

    PSC Sustainability Center Invites Kids to 'Go Green' During April 22 Event

    4/17/2017
    In recognition of Earth Day 2017, the Sustainability Center at Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a special event for children, "Kids@College Go Green!"

  • Award-Winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater Brings "Romeo and Juliet" to Chicago Heights Stage

    Award-Winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater Brings

    4/7/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) is welcoming the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) to the college to perform "Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet," at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 27, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium, located on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Get ahead this summer by enrolling at Prairie State College

    Get ahead this summer by enrolling at Prairie State College

    4/4/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) offers graduating high school seniors and students from four-year colleges and universities, an opportunity to get ahead. Guest students can take general education courses at PSC this summer and transfer the credits to their home school. PSC provides many of the same courses at a fraction of the cost. Course options include English, speech, biology, chemistry, history, math and more.

  • Prairie State College Chamber Music and Wind Ensemble Concert March 27

    Prairie State College Chamber Music and Wind Ensemble Concert March 27

    3/23/2017
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Chamber Music and Wind Ensemble concert will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, March 27, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium in the Conference Center of the PSC main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Prairie State College to host event for National Single Parents Day, March 21

    Prairie State College to host event for National Single Parents Day, March 21

    3/16/2017
    In honor of National Single Parents Day, Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a resources fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and again from 4 to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, March 21, in the atrium on the college's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Prairie State College celebrates 'Unsung Heroes' of Healthcare

    Prairie State College celebrates 'Unsung Heroes' of Healthcare

    3/13/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) is honoring healthcare professionals and students in the healthcare field with a day of recognition and professional development. The Unsung Heroes of Healthcare conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30, on the main campus located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.