• 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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  • PSC Hosts Final 60th Anniversary Celebration, Recognizes Pillars of the Community

    11/29/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) welcomed the Village of Hazel Crest and the City of Country Club Hills to its final 60th Anniversary Community event to celebrate PSC's 60 years of educating the community. The college has held monthly celebrations throughout 2018 to recognize the villages and cities in PSC district 515, in an effort to bring community members on campus to learn more about the college and its offerings.

  • PSC Seeking Public Comment

    11/28/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is seeking comments about the college from the public, in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

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

    11/14/2018
    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.

  • Jazz Ensemble Soloists Among Best at Skyway Jazz Festival

    11/7/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) students Clarence Rasheed of Olympia Fields and Thomas Konieczny of Homewood were chosen as top soloists during the Skyway Jazz Festival held at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Ill, on Saturday, Oct. 27. Rasheed and Konieczny were among the top 24 performers chosen for their outstanding performance.

  • Find What Fits at Prairie State College this Spring

    10/26/2018
    Open registration for the spring 2019 semester at Prairie State College (PSC) begins Monday, Oct. 29. A wide range of degree and certificate programs are offered to help start students on the path to success. During open registration, students will have the opportunity to enroll in credit and non-credit courses and explore their options to find a program that fits.

  • PSC Speech Team Brings Home Accolades from Tournament

    10/26/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) students recently participated in a speech tournament at Moraine Valley Community College. The team placed seventh overall, and several team members brought home individual awards.

  • Annual Halloween Family Fun Fest 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.

  • 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.