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  • Spring registration for 2022 is now open at Prairie State College

    11/19/2021
    Registration is open for the spring 2022 semester at Prairie State College (PSC) with various options, including in-person, online, and hybrid classes, with flexible scheduling options and convenient start dates throughout the semester.

  • Prairie State College Hosts 10th Anniversary Veterans Day Ceremony

    11/12/2021
    Prairie State College (PSC) hosted a 10th Anniversary Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium. Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Howard Robinson, President of the Olympia Fields Library Board of Trustees, delivered the keynote address.

  • Prairie State College Speech Team Earns Awards at Recent Tournaments

    11/11/2021
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Speech Team has earned several awards in recent tournaments, including first place in Novice Persuasive Speaking.

  • Message to Students: President Dr. Michael D. Anthony

    10/14/2021
    I hope this message finds you well as we enter the mid-term of the fall semester. I am Dr. Michael Anthony, your new College President, and I cannot express how thrilled I am to serve in this new role. Some of you may have met or interacted with me in my past role as Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness. As we are back on campus and continuing to reach for normalcy in these turbulent times, I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage you to stay the course.

  • Board Appoints Dr. Michael D. Anthony as the 16th President of Prairie State College

    10/1/2021
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees has appointed Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D., to serve as the college's 17th president. The announcement was made at a special board meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 30. Dr. Anthony currently serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at PSC. He will start his new role as PSC president on Oct. 15, 2021. Dr. Anthony will replace Dr. Thomas Saban, who has served as interim president since March 2020.

  • Prairie State College Announces Finalist for Presidential Search

    9/15/2021
    The Prairie State College Board of Trustees have announced their final two candidates in the search for the college's 17th president.

  • Cook County Health Vaccination Clinic to be held at Prairie State College

    8/20/2021
    With the increased number of COVID-19 cases and the uncertainty surrounding the Delta variant, Cook County Health has partnered with Prairie State College (PSC) to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations. The pop-up clinics will be held from noon to 4:30, on Monday, Aug. 30, Monday, Sept. 20, and Monday, Oct. 18, in the PSC Conference Center, located at 202 S. Halsted St., in Chicago Heights.

  • Prairie State College to offer in-person, hybrid, and online courses this fall

    6/17/2021
    In addition to online courses, Prairie State College (PSC) students will have the opportunity to return to the classroom for in-person instruction and hybrid classes, with flexible scheduling options and convenient start dates throughout the fall 2021 semester.

  • PSC Board Of Trustees Search For New Member

    5/16/2021
    With the retirement of Marc Wiley from the Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees, the board is seeking candidates to fill the vacant position. The board is required to appoint an interim trustee to serve until the next PSC election in 2023.

  • PSC offers Elementary School Students a Chance to Win a Ride to School in New Fire Truck

    4/23/2021
    Prairie State College (PSC) has a new fire truck and is seeking the help of elementary school students in Illinois Community College District 515 to help give it a name. The winner will receive a gift card, a PSC swag bag, and a ride to their school in the new fire truck.

  • PSC Forensics Team Earns Several Medals and Member Wins Three National Titles

    4/14/2021
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Forensics Team competed in a number of tournaments over the spring 2021 semester. Despite limitations associated with the pandemic, the team persevered, earning several medals, with individual successes including a PSC student earning three national titles at the Phi Rho Pi National Speech Tournament held April 5-11, 2021.

  • Communication Day Event Celebrates Prairie State College Students

    4/1/2021
    The fourth annual Communication Day at Prairie State College (PSC) was held virtually Wednesday, March 31, 2021, via Google Meet; 67 individuals were in attendance.

  • Economic Forecast Breakfast to Feature CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    4/1/2021
    Charles L. Evans, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will speak at the annual Prairie State College (PSC) Foundation Economic Forecast Breakfast to be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on April 7, 2021, via Zoom.

  • Registration for the Summer 2021 Semester is Now Open at Prairie State College

    3/12/2021
    Virtual learning continues at Prairie State College (PSC) this summer with five-and eight-week sessions available to new, current, and guest students. All classes are offered online, with the exception of labs and clinicals.

  • Prairie State College Announces Fall 2020 Part-Time Honors Students

    2/3/2021
    Prairie State College (PSC) recognizes part-time students who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher and who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. The following PSC students have earned a spot on the fall Part-Time Honors List:

  • Prairie State College Announces Fall 2020 Dean's List

    2/3/2021
    Each semester, Prairie State College (PSC) recognizes the outstanding academic accomplishments of students by awarding them a place on the PSC Dean's List.

  • Free Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing at Prairie State College

    2/2/2021
    CHICAGO HEIGHTS -- Illinois Action for Children's Early Learning Programs, in partnership with the Housing Authority of Cook County, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and Prairie State College (PSC), will offer free COVID-19 testing for Illinois residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 16, Thursday, Feb. 18, and Monday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in parking lots C and D, on the main PSC campus, located at 202 South Halsted, in Chicago Heights.

  • Tuition Relief offered to PSC students with outstanding balances for 2020 spring and summer semesters

    1/18/2021
    Prairie State College (PSC) students with balances from the 2020 spring and summer semesters may be eligible for the Tuition Relief Program. This $300,000 grant provides eligible PSC students the opportunity to receive funds to clear their financial encumbrance at the college and regain good financial standing and avoid future collection or garnishment actions.

  • PSC Services Offered Exclusively Online During Stay-at-Home Advisory

    11/21/2020
    With the stay-at-home advisory in place for South Suburban Cook County residents, Prairie State College (PSC) is taking precautions to provide the safest method for students and prospective students to meet with key offices during the pandemic.

  • Virtual Appointments Available during Spring Registration at PSC

    11/19/2020
    Registration for the spring 2021 semester is open at Prairie State College (PSC), with flexible options, convenient start dates, and various meeting patterns to accommodate students' availability and the different ways they prefer to experience online learning. Through Dec. 11, 2020, and again from Jan. 4 to Jan. 29, 2021, appointments can be booked during Virtual Rapid Registration, an online option for those who want to meet with an advisor or speak with someone in enrollment services, financial aid, or the business office.

  • New Physical Therapist Assistant Program Beginning Fall 2021

    10/8/2020
    Prairie State College (PSC) announced a new Physical Therapist Assistant program set to begin fall 2021, pending achieving candidacy accreditation status with the Commission of Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education.

  • Prairie State College to Continue Virtual Operations through Spring 2021

    9/28/2020
    Prairie State College (PSC) administration has announced the decision to remain online for the spring 2021 semester. This decision, similar to fall, was made as a precautionary measure to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

  • Prairie State College Names Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

    9/24/2020
    Prairie State College (PSC) recently appointed former dean of liberal arts and social sciences, Elighie Wilson III, as the interim vice president of Academic Affairs.

  • Prairie State College Graduate on Experience as NASA Intern

    9/15/2020
    If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that life is a chaotic system, where small differences cascade into a variation of outcomes. Recent Prairie State College (PSC) graduate, Emanuel "Manny" Gomez, who spent his summer as an intern at NASA, anecdotally agrees.

  • Aunt Martha's to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing at Prairie State College

    8/27/2020
    Representatives from Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness will be on location at Prairie State College (PSC) to offer free COVID-19 testing for Illinois residents on a first-come, first-serve basis. Testing will take place Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, in parking lot C and D, on the main PSC campus, located at 202 South Halsted, in Chicago Heights.

  • PSC expands access to resources and enhances online experience for students

    8/24/2020
    Prairie State College (PSC) stands ready to meet the needs of students enrolled for the fall semester by providing a wealth of resources, including access to technology, online academic support, in-person and virtual meetings with staff, and upgrades to promote excellence in online learning.

  • Prairie State College offers flexible options for remote learning this fall

    8/14/2020
    Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 17 at Prairie State College (PSC), with flexible options, convenient start dates, and various meeting patterns to accommodate students' availability and the different ways in which they prefer to experience online learning.

  • Prairie State College to offer Drive-up and Walk-in Registration Options for Fall

    7/22/2020
    Returning and first-time Prairie State College (PSC) students will have the opportunity to register for fall classes at Rapid Registration, a drive-up and walk-in option, held Monday, July 27 through Thursday, September 3.

  • Prairie State College Announces New Building Access Guidelines

    7/16/2020
    Prairie State College (PSC) announced that classes for the fall 2020 semester will be taught online, with the exception of certain labs. While the college is operating virtually for the remainder of the year, PSC wants to ensure that offices, departments, and services are available for students on campus. Therefore, the college has established Building Access Guidelines to provide a framework for employees, students, and community members to enter PSC buildings and facilities safely.

  • Prairie State College to Host Virtual Summer Speech Camp

    6/22/2020
    Prairie State College (PSC) will host its Annual Summer Speech Camp, July 6 through July 16, 2020. The camp meets virtually from 1:15 to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday.