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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • PSC Graduates Move On to Top-Tier Universities

    When Prairie State College (PSC) student Liliveth Nwanguma received her acceptance letter from Johns Hopkins University, she thought there had been a mistake. Not only had she been accepted to the school that holds the #10 spot in U.S. university rankings, but the institution offered to cover all of her tuition minus the expected family contribution (EFC)--a nearly full-ride acceptance.

  • Fall Classes to be held Online at Prairie State College

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prairie State College (PSC) administration has announced that the college will continue to operate virtually through the remainder of the year, and all fall classes will be held online except for Career and Technical Education certain labs. This decision was made as a precautionary measure to protect students, employees, and the community from the coronavirus.

  • Environmental "Impact" Exhibit on Display in the Christopher Art Gallery at PSC

    The Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College (PSC) presents "Impact," an exhibition of art that addresses the issue of the environmental impact of human's use and abuse of the earth. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery Feb. 4 through 28, 2019. An artists' reception is scheduled in the gallery from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 6. After the reception, there will be a "Chasing Coral" film viewing and discussion in the Proven IT Conference Room in the PSC Conference Center, located on the main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Villages of Richton Park and Park Forest are Special Guests to PSC Anniversary Celebration

    Throughout the year, Prairie State College has been celebrating its 60th Anniversary with open house-style events focusing on each of the villages that make up the college's district. During these events, the college has awarded Pioneer Pillar of the Community Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the college and the community it serves.

  • PSC Connects Veterans and Families to Resources at March 7 Event

    The Student Veterans Center at Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a Veterans Resources Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 7, in the Prairie Center gym of the college's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Two Awarded Tenure at Prairie State College

    Prairie State College (PSC) recently announced that two faculty members had met the college's expectations for tenure, including commitment to student success, collaboration with their peers and dedication to the college's mission and core values. The Board of Trustees approved the tenure recommendations during its February 2020 meeting. Receiving tenure, effective August 2020, are Brianna Abaté, assistant professor of communication, and Kathleen Karwoski, assistant professor of dental hygiene.

  • Prairie State College Commits to Assisting Students and the Community During COVID-19 Pandemic


  • Dr. Thomas D. Saban Named Interim President of Prairie State College

    Prairie State College (PSC) recently announced that Dr. Thomas D. Saban will serve as interim president of the college. The appointment was approved during the March 31, 2020 PSC Board of Trustees meeting. Saban has been serving as vice president of finance and administration at the college since 2014.

  • Prairie State College President Dr. Terri L. Winfree Announces Intent to Leave PSC After 25-Year Career

    Prairie State College (PSC) President Dr. Terri L. Winfree recently announced her intent to leave PSC to explore new and exciting career opportunities. The announcement comes as Winfree celebrates a 25-year career at the college.

  • Prairie State College Pivots to a Virtual Campus Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced last week a Stay-at-Home Order for the state of Illinois, through April 7, echoing the efforts already made by Prairie State College (PSC) to transition to a virtual campus. This means, for the remainder of the spring semester, all face-to-face instruction, on-campus services, and more are now offered solely online. The decision, as stated on the PSC COVID-19 webpage, was made after careful consideration and in response to state and federal recommendations to help contain the COVID-19 virus and "flatten the curve."

  • PSC Speech Team Members Earn Individual Awards

    The Prairie State College (PSC) Speech Team closed out the fall 2019 semester and has begun the spring 2020 semester with several individual successes.

  • Prairie State College to Host 32nd Annual Jazz Festival

    Some of the nation's top jazz artists will bring their talents to the classroom and the stage during the 32nd Annual Jazz Fest at Prairie State College (PSC) Feb. 20 through 22. The three-day festival begins with clinics for local junior high and high school jazz musicians, led by the artists, and culminates in a concert featuring the jazz masters at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium on the PSC main campus.

  • PSC Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast Features Economist and Economic Advisor from Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    Rick Mattoon, senior economist and economic advisor in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the Prairie State College (PSC) Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, scheduled on Feb. 28, 2020.

  • 'Reflecting Dignity' Exhibit at PSC Art Gallery Honors African American Experience

    The Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College's newest exhibition, "Reflecting Dignity," opened Feb. 10, with an artists' reception scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gallery, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Prairie State College Celebrating Third Annual Darwin Day Feb. 13

    Prairie State College (PSC) is celebrating Darwin's 211th birthday with Darwin Day 2020, the college's third annual celebration recognizing Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution.

  • Illinois College Art Faculty Works Highlighted in January Exhibition at Prairie State College

    "Beyond Pedagogy," a juried exhibition featuring Illinois college faculty members, opened Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in the Christopher Art Gallery on the Prairie State College (PSC) main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • PSC Percussion Day Bringing Music Community Together for Free Educational Event

    Educators, students and community members are invited to participate in Prairie State College (PSC) Music Department's free Percussion Day event, "All About that Bass Drum," from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in the Conference Center on the college's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Prairie State College Announces Spring 2019 Part-Time Honors Students

    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 spring Part-Time Honors List: