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  • 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:

  • Prairie State College Announces Spring 2019 Dean's List

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

  • Apprenticeship Week: Gerardo Favela

    Gerardo Favela earned his CDL from PSC in July 2019. His fascination with trucks and desire to travel, led him to pursue his license as a certified truck driver. While the journey was tough, Gerardo says the experience was worth it.

  • Prairie State College Hosting Diversity Business Procurement Event Nov. 19

    On Tuesday, Nov. 19, Prairie State College is hosting a Diversity Business Procurement event, featuring breakfast, information sessions, a luncheon and networking. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Conference Center of the college's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • PSC Board Chair Named to ACCT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

    Prairie State College Board of Trustees Chair Marc Wiley recently was elected as a member of the Association of Community College Trustees Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, representing the Central Region. Wiley was sworn in during the 50th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress last month.

  • PSC Dean Elighie Wilson Recognized with Annual ICTA Award

    Prairie State College (PSC) Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Elighie Wilson recently was recognized with the 2019 Connie Link Outstanding Mentor Award from the Illinois Communication and Theatre Association (ICTA).

  • Registration for Spring 2020 Begins Oct. 28 at Prairie State College

    Open registration for the spring 2020 semester at Prairie State College (PSC) begins Monday, Oct. 28, with a wide range of degree and certificate programs, as well as noncredit options offered to meet the needs of students in Community College District 515.

  • PSC Speech Team Places Third in First Tournament of the Season

    The Prairie State College Speech Team took third place in Team Sweepstakes and brought home several individual awards from a recent tournament hosted by Moraine Valley Community College.

  • Jazz Legend Orbert Davis to be Recognized at PSC Foundation Annual Gala

    The Prairie State College (PSC) Foundation is hosting its annual Gala at 6 p.m., Saturday, October 19, on the college's main campus, located at 202 South Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. In support of this year's gala theme, "Reach for the Stars," the Foundation will, for the first time, recognize an individual who went above and beyond in their support of PSC students.

  • Prairie State College Honored at 10th Annual Chamber 57 Anniversary Breakfast

    Chamber 57 Board of Directors selected Prairie State College (PSC) as their 2019 "Partner of the Year," award recipient for the college's continued partnership and contributions to the region.