PSC in the News

Chicago Heights’ Bloom High School is introducing millennials to the manufacturing industry

Global Diversity News
October 19, 2017

Ray Hayes
Just a few weeks post ago, I wrote an article about the talent gap in the manufacturing industry, today I am coming to you again under different circumstances. In my last article, I talked about how high schools needed to bring back technical education, and I am pleased to announce that, in Chicago, this may already be happening.

Read more: Chicago Heights’ Bloom High School is introducing millennials to the manufacturing industry

 

 

Baranek: Prairie State basketball game to raise funds for wounded Park Forest cop Tim Jones

Daily SouthTown
October 18, 2017

Let's take a break from the stories about violence and division in the world today and talk about compassion, sharing and fellowship. I want to tell you about an event on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Prairie State College called "Hoopin' For A Hero." A charity basketball game is to take place that night between the Pioneers men's basketball team and police officers from PSC, Park Forest, Country Club Hills, Chicago Heights and other surrounding communities.

Read more: Baranek: Prairie State basketball game to raise funds for wounded Park Forest cop Tim Jones

 

Senator Duckworth, Area Leaders Discuss Workforce Development

eNews Park Forest
September 23, 2017

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) highlighted her efforts to support workforce development programs throughout Illinois at a roundtable yesterday with community leaders from Park Forest and the greater Chicago area. Duckworth discussed her Community College to Career Fund (CC2C) Act, which would encourage collaboration between small businesses and community colleges to develop workforce training programs and curricula that reduce the “skills gap” that makes it harder for graduates to find jobs and harder for employers to fill openings. The programs and curricula supported by Duckworth’s CC2C Act would better prepare students for careers with employers in their communities in high-demand industries like manufacturing, healthcare, clean energy and information technology.

Read more: Senator Duckworth, Area Leaders Discuss Workforce Development

 

Prairie State College Graduate Angela Camilleri Evacuates Patient from Nursing Home Fire

eNews Park Forest

September 22, 2017

Angela Camilleri

Prairie State College graduate Angela Camilleri was just doing what she was taught in the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Prairie State College when she made a habit of keeping a sheet, blanket and pillow by the door of patients’ rooms in a nursing home in case of fire.

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Spotlight: ICCHE President Kelly Lapetino

ICCHE Newsletter
September 2017

After a few years away, the ICCHE Spotlight is back! Recently I was able to catch up with current ICCHE President Kelly Lapetino to learn a bit more about her and her interests. Kelly is the Dean of Corporate and Continuing Education at Prairie State College and has an impressive and varied career path.

Read more (at page 7): Spotlight: ICCHE President Kelly Lapetino

 

Safer Foundation receives grant to help more ex-offenders

Daily Southtown
August 28, 2017

As Labor Day approaches, ex-offender Gyniece Trebble is thankful for a second chance to be counted among the employed. The 28-year-old mother of two credits Safer Foundation's South Holland office with helping her to be self-sufficient by landing a job with the Chicago Transit Authority.

Read more: Safer Foundation receives grant to help more ex-offenders

 

Cancer Support Center hosts first 'Survivor Camp' on Sept. 16

Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle 
August 27, 2017

The Cancer Support Center is hosting its first Survivor Camp on Saturday, Sept. 16, designed to give information and tools for cancer survivors. The free event is open to anyone who has battled or is currently battling cancer. Caregivers are welcome to join and take part in the sessions as well. 

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Meet PSC's New Student Trustee: Hector A. Guevara

Daily Southtown
August 22, 2017

Hector A. Guevara recently was sworn in as the newest student trustee on the Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees, and he is excited to serve in his new leadership role. Hector says he hopes to grow as a leader and gain more confidence to be able to speak on behalf of the student body, as well as be a positive role model for his peers.

Read more: Meet PSC's New Student Trustee: Hector A. Guevara

 

'It's not easy to do business with the state,' but new Rockford program aims to help disadvantaged businesses

rrstar.com
August 8, 2017

Bidding on state contracts and navigating the often-overwhelming requirements can be daunting, but an Illinois Tollway program in Rockford aims to help disadvantaged business owners do just that.
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They opened the first Technical Assistance Program at Rock Valley College’s Stenstrom Center in May, in partnership with Prairie State College’s Construction Business Development Center. Two other programs exist in Aurora and Chicago.

Read more: 'It's not easy to do business with the state,' but new Rockford program aims to help disadvantaged businesses

From the community: Prairie State College Alumnus Spotlight: Kevin Boyd

Daily Southtown
August 2, 2017

Prairie State College Alumnus Spotlight: Kevin Boyd

Prairie State College (PSC) graduate Kevin Boyd says he was concerned when he was leaving PSC that he wouldn't be prepared for a bachelor's degree program. He quickly realized he needn't have worried.

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Prairie State College thanks Homewood dentist for his work establishing dental hygiene clinic

Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle
July 26, 2017

It was 50 years ago that Homewood resident Dr. Francis Wright helped organize the dental hygiene program at Prairie State College (PSC).
 
Because of his efforts, the college developed what today is a fully accredited American Dental Association program that has graduated more than 1,000 dental hygienists, some of whom have gone on to be dentists.
 

Prairie State College Celebrates 58th Annual Commencement Ceremony

Chicago Tribune
June 12, 2017

Prairie State College Celebrates 58th Annual Commencement Ceremony

PSC hosts an annual commencement ceremony to celebrate the academic accomplishments of students. More than 300 graduates walked across the stage during the 2017 ceremony, and more than 550 associate degrees and certificates were awarded.

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Notre Dame great Chris Zorich climbs out of 'bad place' and finds a new calling

NDInsider
June 11, 2017

Chris Zorich

Chris Zorich can take a square apple and make a meal.

He was 5 years old when his mother, Zora Zorich, lifted him into the dumpster. They were a few blocks from home, on the corner of 79th Street and Manistee Avenue on the south side of Chicago, and they were hungry.

Read more: Notre Dame great Chris Zorich climbs out of 'bad place' and finds a new calling

 

 -Information contributed by Andrea Small and Crystal Alston of Prairie State College