Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Are more students choosing to attend community colleges over a four-year college? Tell us what you think in the comments section.
While statewide enrollment at community college decreased by 2.5 percent in 2013, McHenry County College saw a 2.2 percent increase in this year's enrollment, according to a McHenry County College press release. The enrollment numbers were recently released as part of a Spring 2013 enrollment report from the Illinois Community College Board. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, between 2000 and 2010, nationwide enrollment at two-year institutions increased from 5.9 to 7.7 million students and is expected to reach 8.8 million students by 2021. Here is a look at how other area community college fared for spring enrollment: “I believe our continuing increases at MCC are because we are offering new programs that meet …
Laura Arboleda will earn an associate degree from McHenry County College two weeks before she graduates from Crystal Lake South High School.
Crystal Lake South High School student Laura Arboleda will graduate this May with her high school diploma and an associate degree from McHenry County College. In fact, she will receive her MCC degree two weeks before her high school graduation. She plans to transfer in the fall to University of Florida, Gainesville, to pursue a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Arboleda wanted to get a jump-start on college and save money on tuition, so she enrolled in the Running Start program at MCC in summer 2010, where she started earning credit for college while still attending high school. “I realized that taking classes ahead of time would save me a considerable amount of money and I would accomplish my educational and career goals faster,” …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The plant sale will be held this Wednesday and Thursday at McHenry County College.
Area residents can buy perennials, vegetables, herbs, annuals and hanging baskets of flowers at the annual bedding plant sale at the McHenry County College campus this week. The plant sale is sponsored by the McHenry County College Greenhouse Production class and will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a McHenry County College press release. Students in the MCC greenhouse production class have been growing and caring for the plants. All proceeds will support the MCC Horticulture Department, according to the news release. The sale will be held in the Greenhouse in Building D on the MCC campus, 8900 U.S. Highway 14 in Crystal Lake. Payments by cash or checks made out to MCC are accepted.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
MCDH offers the free testing Wednesday, April 24, at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake.
Sunday, April 21
The McHenry County Department of Health will offer free confidential, or anonymous rapid HIV testing by appointment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Wednesday. The testing will be conducted at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, in Crystal Lake. The test consists of a small finger-stick blood sample and results are available in less than 20 minutes so residents can learn their HIV status quickly. Individuals are also assessed for risk factors and provided educational material. For appointments, call MCDH at 815-334-4500. "It is important to learn your HIV status and that of your partners," MCDH spokesperson Debra Quackenbush stated in a release. "Studies show that when people find out they are living with HIV, they take steps to protect …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill issued a proclamation on Thursday to declare the county a disaster area.
Due to the heavy rains and flooding that have pounded the area the past two days, McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill on Thursday issued a proclamation declaring the county a disaster area. Hill's declaration allows the state to provide assets for assistance to the county. The proclamation is effective through Wednesday, April 24, 2013, unless extended by the McHenry County Board, according to a county press release. Hill's actions came after the Illinois Department of Natural Resources declared the flood of April 16-18, 2013, to be "a flood of record." River projections have exceeded previous estimates by over two feet. All McHenry County river front communities are in a state of emergency, McHenry County spokeswoman Debra …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Job fairs at both McHenry County College and Elgin Community College will be held this Friday.
Tuesday, April 16
McHenry County College will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Gym/Multipurpose Room of the college, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake. Sponsored by MCC’s Career Services and the McHenry County Workforce Network, the job fair will feature more than 40 employers from various fields. The fair is open to MCC students and community residents. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress professionally. Opportunities for both full-time and part-time positions ranging from entry level to professional abilities will be available. According to Evette Thompson, MCC’s coordinator of Career Services, job seekers should plan to arrive early and meet as many employers, take notes and ask for employers’ …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Results from the April 9, 2013 Consolidated Election.
Community College District (CCD) 528 (6 year terms) Vote for not more than 3. Mike Smith
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at the Shah Center in McHenry.
Wednesday, April 3
Bullying in the schools is a serious problem for our children. What do you think happens to these bullies when they leave the playground? They go to work. Roughly one-third of the workforce will experience bullying in the workplace, said panelists of “Rebel Without A Cause: Best Practices for Responding to Workplace Bullying,” at a recent Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference in Chicago. About two million violent crimes occur at work each year, according to U.S. Dept. of Justice statistics. McHenry County College is committed to helping organizations to head off this serious issue by offering Preventing Workplace Bullying, a seminar that will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 18 at the Shah Center, 4100 W. …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
City leaders refused to make an exception for college parking lot after hearing several residents speak against MCC's deferral request.
On Monday, Crystal Lake-Cary Patch ran a story asking readers to share locations of the area's worst roads or potholes. One reader posted: "MCC's parking lot, and exit! I thought I had done major damage to my car leaving the St. Baldricks event on Friday! I feel awful for those students!" It turns out McHenry County College officials are currently looking to repair parking lots B and D at the college, which were built in 1974. An analysis of the 39-year-old parking lots, located on the south side of the college building at 8900 Route 14, shows the lots are in "substandard condition and need to be completely removed, the base rebuilt and replaced," according to city documents. MCC President Vicki Smith appeared on Tuesday night before the…