• Driving Academy Graduate and Apprentice Plans to Grow Trucking Business
  • Fall registration is open at Prairie State College
  • Annual Photographer of the Year Exhibit Opens at PSC Aug. 21
  • PSC Offering Tuition-Free ESL, Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Courses This Fall
  • Opportunities for Musicians at Prairie State College
  • Prairie State College Alumna Finds Her Passion after Retirement

Press Releases

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  • Annual Halloween Family Fun Fest and Fashion Show at Prairie State College Oct. 31

    10/15/2018
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Police Department will host its annual Halloween Family Fun Fest from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Prairie Center Gym, located on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Spring Open House at PSC Oct. 27

    10/11/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting an Open House for community members looking to begin or continue on the path to earning a college degree; start or change careers; pursue adult education, personal interest or continuing education courses; or learn about all the programs and services available at PSC.

  • Oct. 20 PSC 60th Anniversary Gala to Benefit Student Scholarships

    10/1/2018
    To celebrate Prairie State College's (PSC) 60th anniversary this year, the PSC Foundation is hosting its annual Gala at 6 p.m., Saturday, October 20, on the college's main campus, located at 202 South Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Three Awarded Tenure at Prairie State College

    9/27/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) announced at a recent Board of Trustees meeting that three 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.

  • Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show returns to Prairie State College Oct. 20 and 21

    9/21/2018
    Exhibits featuring fossils, crystals, jewelry, and fluorescent stones will be on display for the two-day Fossil, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Prairie Center Gym, located on the Prairie State College (PSC) main campus at 202 South Halsted in Chicago Heights.

  • Prairie State College Partners with Chicago Heights and Park Forest to Honor Vietnam Veterans

    7/13/2016
    Prairie State College (PSC) is honoring Vietnam veterans in November 2016, as a part of the nation's ongoing 50th Vietnam War Commemoration.

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

    9/7/2018
    CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. --- No matter how successful of a regular season that a team may have, postseason play is always a completely different animal.

  • Prairie State College Names New Director of Athletics

    9/5/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) recently named Christopher J. Kuchta director of athletics for the college. Kuchta has been serving as coordinator of Sports Information at PSC since 2010.

  • Touch-A-Truck Community Event at PSC Sept. 22

    Touch-A-Truck Community Event at PSC Sept. 22

    9/4/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) and KLLM Driving Academy, Inc. are hosting a Touch-a-Truck community event on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the college's Transportation, Warehousing and Logistics Building, located at 191 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The event will include a horn-free half hour from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

  • Safety Seat Check Community Event at PSC Sept. 5

    8/29/2018
    Proper use of a child safety seat can lower the risk of injury or death in most car crashes. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on the Prairie State College (PSC) campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install a child safety seat and how to place the child into the seat properly to ensure their safety.

  • Prairie State College Announces New Student Trustee

    8/14/2018
    Benedict Shogunle, an international student at Prairie State College (PSC), recently was sworn in as the 2018 - 2019 student trustee on the college Board of Trustees.

  • Annual Photographer of the Year Exhibit Opens at PSC Aug. 21

    Annual Photographer of the Year Exhibit Opens at PSC Aug. 21

    8/6/2018
    "It took me a while to grasp the fact that there was a difference between simply taking photographs and actually creating them. Taking photographs is easy because all there is to it is pushing a button. But to actually create a photograph takes so much more," said Prairie State College (PSC) 2018 Photographer of the Year award winner Kacey Culbreth.

  • Opportunities for Musicians at Prairie State College

    Opportunities for Musicians at Prairie State College

    8/6/2018
    Fall 2018 registration is open at Prairie State College (PSC), and the schedule brings exciting opportunities for musicians to join one of the various ensembles the college offers during the semester.

  • Prairie State College offers flexible options including Saturday classes and more this fall

    7/26/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is providing more flexibility this fall with convenient start dates for credit classes, with courses offered during the day, evening, online and now on Saturdays. Students can choose from 16-, 14-, 12- and eight-week credit course options.

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

    7/26/2018
    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 2018. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 27.

  • Prairie State College Alumna Finds Her Passion after Retirement

    Prairie State College Alumna Finds Her Passion after Retirement

    7/25/2018
    While she has been enjoying life and traveling since retiring, Christina Holston, a 1990 Prairie State College (PSC) graduate, says her daily life isn't all about relaxation.

  • Prairie State College Announces Spring 2018 Part-Time Honors Students

    7/11/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) 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, have been added to the spring 2018 PSC Part-Time Honors list. PSC recognizes part-time honor students at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

  • Prairie State College Announces Spring 2018 Dean's List

    7/11/2018
    Each semester, Prairie State College (PSC) recognizes the outstanding academic accomplishments of students by awarding them a place on the PSC Dean's List.

  • PSC Recognizes SCORE Mentors During 60th Anniversary Celebration

    PSC Recognizes SCORE Mentors During 60th Anniversary Celebration

    7/10/2018
    During a recent Prairie State College (PSC) 60th Anniversary Community Celebration, PSC President Dr. Terri L. Winfree (center) presented Pioneer Pillar of the Community Awards to Milton Payton (left), Village of University Park Trustee and SCORE mentor; and Carmen Chidichimo (right), SCORE mentor.

  • I See Music to Provide Demonstrations for the Blind During AccessChicago's Expo for Those with Unique Abilities

    7/10/2018
    Training for visually impaired helps spur employment/entrepreneurship

  • 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.