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  • PSC Names Dr. Michael D. Anthony VP of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness

    6/20/2019
    Prairie State College (PSC) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Michael D. Anthony as vice president of student affairs and institutional effectiveness for the college. Anthony's appointment was approved by the PSC Board of Trustees during a special meeting in early June 2019. He will officially arrive on campus on July 15.

  • Graduate Credits Prairie State College after Earning Full Ride to Stanford University

    6/20/2019
    "Choosing PSC was the best decision of my life," says Prairie State College (PSC) graduate Cahron Cross who recently was awarded a full scholarship to Stanford University, one of the top schools in the nation.

  • PSC Alumna Addresses 2019 Graduates During 60th Commencement Ceremony

    5/31/2019
    "No dream is too small for a Prairie State College graduate! Live your dreams. Lead with integrity. Remember who raised you! Now, go and make us proud!"

  • New Online Degree Options Offered at Prairie State College this Fall

    5/2/2019
    Prairie State College (PSC) is offering new, online degree programs geared to provide more flexibility for individuals who are on the go. Beginning in the fall 2019 semester, students can select from an A.A.S. in Business Management, an A.A.S. in Accounting and Business Management, an A.A.S. in Information Technology Programming option, and an A.A.S. in Information Technology Web Development option. PSC also offers an A.A. in Liberal Arts, a transfer degree option where students can earn their degree online, and transfer to a four-year college or university to continue their education.

  • Kids@College Summer Program Open to Children Grades K-5

    5/1/2019
    Let learning and fun continue year round by enrolling your child in Kids@College this summer! The Kids@College summer program at Prairie State College (PSC) provides an affordable and exciting educational experience for children in kindergarten through fifth grade (ages 5-10).

  • PSC Hosting Jazz and Wind Ensemble Concerts

    4/26/2019
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Music Department is hosting two concert events in the coming weeks. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

  • Prairie State College Introduces New Degree and Certificate Options this Fall

    4/25/2019
    Registration for the fall 2019 semester at Prairie State College (PSC) is underway with more options for students to choose from. In addition to a wide variety of programs offered at the college, PSC is now rolling out a host of new degree and certificate programs for students to explore, including five fully online degree program options.

  • Prairie State College to Host Free Earth Day Celebration for Kids on April 27

    4/25/2019
    Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting an Earth Day community celebration from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, at the Matteson Area Center (MAC), located at 4821 Southwick Dr. in Matteson.

  • Union Trades Career Information Fair is April 30 at PSC

    4/24/2019
    Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a Union Trades Career Information Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in the Atrium of the college's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Parking for attendees is available in the college's parking lot on the south west corner of Vollmer Rd. and Halsted St.

  • Legislators Help Women Pursuing a Return to Education

    4/11/2019
    (Springfield) The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL), a bipartisan, bicameral, nonprofit organization of women legislators in the Illinois General Assembly, announce their 2019-2020 Scholarship Award Program. COWL created the scholarship program as part of its mission to promote economic independence, community service and leadership development.

  • Summer Registration is Underway at Prairie State College

    3/22/2019
    Students looking to start, continue or complete their degree or certificate - and for those who want to get ahead or take classes to enhance their skills, can now register for five- or eight-week credit sessions, or select from a number of non-credit courses at Prairie State College (PSC) this summer.

  • Prairie State College Wind Ensemble to Present Concert

    3/19/2019
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of 2019 at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 25, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium in the PSC Conference Center, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Prairie State College Annual High School Juried Art Exhibit Open Through April 3

    3/13/2019
    Artwork created by talented high school students from Community College District 515 will be on display at the 2019 Prairie State College (PSC) juried high school art exhibit, "Hypnotic." The exhibit is open March 11 through April 3, in the Christopher Art Gallery, located on PSC's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • PSC Hosting Annual Spring Job Fair March 29

    3/11/2019
    Prairie State College (PSC) invites job seekers to attend the 2019 spring job fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 29, at the Franciscan Fitness Center, located at 100 197th Place in Chicago Heights.

  • Dana Trunnell Awarded Tenure at Prairie State College

    3/8/2019
    Prairie State College (PSC) announced at a recent Board of Trustees meeting that one faculty had met the college's expectations for tenure, including a commitment to student success, collaboration with their peers and dedication to the college's mission and core values.

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

    2/15/2019
    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.

  • Top Jazz Artists Coming to PSC Stage Feb. 15

    2/7/2019
    "I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."

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

    2/4/2019
    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.

  • Senior Economist at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Returns as Featured Speaker for PSC's 2019 Economic Forecast Breakfast

    2/1/2019
    William A. Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the Prairie State College (PSC) Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, scheduled on Feb. 22, 2019.

  • Full Tuition scholarship opportunity offered to high school seniors in PSC district 515

    1/7/2019
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees Scholarship application is open to qualified high school seniors in community college district 515.

  • 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.