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It’s Not Too Late to Register for Fall – Late Start Classes Coming to South Suburban College September 18

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Registration for the Fall Semester at South Suburban College is still in progress for a wide range of “Late Start” classes. Current and prospective students are encouraged to register soon for these 12-week courses, set to begin the week of September 18, 2017 and later. Prospective students should get started with …

Artist Susan L. Moore Opens a Solo Exhibition “Light Rendering Space” in Photo Four Gallery of South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College is pleased to announce a special guest artist exhibition titled “Light Rendering Space,” by artist Susan L. Moore in the Photo Four Gallery from August 23th through October 5. The Photo Four Gallery is located in Room 4338 on the 4th Floor …

SSC Fall Open House a Success

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College hosted its 4th Annual Open House on Thursday, August 3rd from 4:30-7:00 p.m. with something for everyone. There was fun, excitement and a large dose of enthusiasm provided by college staff. The Open House, geared toward providing College information and pathways to successful careers, saw nearly 300 persons …

Free High School Equivalency & English as a Second Language Registration Days Coming Soon at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Adult Education Department is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to build the basic skills required for success. Adult Basic Education (ABE) helps men and women whose skill levels are below the ninth grade. ABE students improve their skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Many adults …

Extend Registration Services Hours

In order to serve your Fall registration needs, we have extended our Student Services hours! Dates and times listed below for Registration Services, Counseling, Financial Aid, Placement Testing and the Bookstore. Wednesday August 16th 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday August 17th 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday August 18th 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. …

Golf Outing to Support Bulldogs Baseball Program September 15

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The 2017-18 South Suburban College Baseball Team is hosting their 12th Annual Bulldog Baseball Golf Outing to raise funds for athletic equipment and travel costs for nationwide tournaments. The Bulldog Golf Outing will take place on Friday, September 15, 2017, at Lincolnshire Country Club, 390 E. Richton Road in Crete, Illinois, …

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Tom Dreesen to Perform Special “From Here to Hollywood” Show at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College alumnus Tom Dreesen is putting together an unforgettable show titled “From Here to Hollywood” to be held in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the college’s main campus in South Holland. This special one-night show will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the …

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Upcoming Court Reporting Open House at SSC’s Oak Forest Center

OAK FOREST, IL–South Suburban College (SSC) is hosting a Court Reporting Open House on Thursday, July 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., in Oak Forest Center Room 5190. The Open House will showcase this profession which offers a wide-open job market and excellent income potential. Court reporting is an interesting, challenging career which offers a …

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South Suburban College Offering Speech Language Pathology Assistant Degree

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College is offering an A.A.S. degree in the exciting field of Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SPA). An SPA is an emerging paraprofessional support person who has completed the academic requirements of an accredited two-year program. They assist a certified Speech-Language Pathologist in treating people who have speech-language and communication disorders. …

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SSC Bulldog Athletes Receive NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Athletic Department is proud to announce that six individual student-athletes have received NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Academic Student-Athlete Awards for their academic achievements. Annie Zubek (softball) and Nate Montgomery (baseball) received NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA: 2016-17 academic year. Kaitlyn Augustine (softball), Hunter Kraynak …

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Mother and Son Graduate Together at SSC High School Equivalency Ceremony

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Like all spring High School Equivalency graduations at South Suburban College, this year’s ceremony marked the culminating event of an amazing educational journey. Clad in the traditional light blue caps and gowns and marching to Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, the graduates were led in the procession by South Suburban College’s …

SSC Offering Free Highway Construction Careers Training Program

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College will be offering a Free Highway Construction Careers Training Program this summer at their Oak Forest Campus. Orientation and Assessment Testing will be June 20-22 at the Oak Forest Center, with the program set to begin on July 17, 2017. The Highway Construction Careers Training Program has been …

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South Suburban College Opens New Latino Help Center

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – In response to the growing Latino Community, South Suburban College has established the Latino Center for Information and Services. The Center is located in the Counseling Center Room 2350. The mission of the Center is to Help Latinos Achieve the Dream through education. Our Center. . . Provides excellent customer service …

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South Suburban College Presents Faculty Awards, Recognizes Retirees

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College recently hosted their annual Spring Tea Awards to recognize employees’ years of service, retirements, and announce the Faculty Appreciation Awards. The SSC Faculty Appreciation Awards have now become an annual tradition under direction of college president Don Manning and vice president of academic services, Lynnette Stokes. “We have so many …

South Suburban College Recognizes High School Students at 10th Annual Video Competition

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College (SSC), with the assistance of Career Development Systems (CDS), hosted the 10th Annual South Suburban College Video Competition on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Kindig Performing Arts Center. The competition showcases talent from high schools as well as provides students with tours of the college’s facilities, including …

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STEM for Kids Summer Programs Coming to South Suburban College in June

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Office of Continuing Education and STEM Department are partnering to offer courses to help fill the summer days with activities that will inspire and challenge kids and young adults. Explore various areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) utilizing tools available in the SouthWorks Maker Lab. Topics may …

College for Kids and Day Camp Programs Coming to South Suburban College This Summer

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Continuing Education Department is offering courses to help fill the summer days with activities that will entertain and challenge children and young adults. The College for Kids classes scheduled for this summer will begin the week of June 12 at SSC’s Main Campus in South Holland. In addition, …

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South Suburban College Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Seeking Volunteer Tutors and Offering Free Services

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College is seeking tutors and participants for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Instruction in basic literacy includes the development of phonetic reading skills combined with communication skills. SSC is …

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Free High School Equivalency & English Language Acquisition Registration Days Coming Soon at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Adult Education Department is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to build the basic skills required for success. Adult Basic Education (ABE) helps men and women whose skill levels are below the ninth grade. ABE students improve their skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Many adults …

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SSC Hosts Cook County Department of Public Health In-Service

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – On March 15, 2017, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) hosted its’ annual all-staff meeting at South Suburban College where President Don Manning welcomed approximately 210 CCDPH staff members. This is the second year that CCDPH has hosted the meeting at South Suburban College. SSC’s partnership with Cook County …

SSC Bulldogs Finish 3rd in Nation

Pictured: SSC 2016-17 Bulldogs and Coach John Pigatti SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – It’s been another great year for the South Suburban College Bulldogs. It was the men’s basketball team’s 8th time at the national championship and they finished third in the country two years in a row. Congratulations to our entire team, coaches and assistants. …

South Suburban College to Host Live First District Court Oral Arguments at 4th Annual Law Day on May 2nd

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Legal Studies Department will host their fourth annual Law Day on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. This year’s event will feature a special live court case. Oral arguments for a real criminal First District Appellate Court case will be heard in the Performing Arts Center. This is a …

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South Suburban Earns #2 Seed at NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Men’s Basketball Team won the National Junior Conference Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Region IV-A Championship last Saturday. They defeated Carl Sandburg College by a score of 81-69. Sophomore guard Rasheide Bell was named MVP of the tournament. Sophomore guard Armon Benford and sophomore forward Anthony Harris …

“Recent Drawings” Art Exhibition by Gregg Hertzlieb on Display at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is pleased to present a new exhibition located in the Dulgar Gallery on SSC’s Main Campus in South Holland. An exhibition of art works by Gregg Hertzlieb titled “Recent Drawings” is on display March 6 to April 21, 2017. There will …

Chicago Women’s Conference Star Award Winners Inspire Women to Excel

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Encouraging and supporting women is what The Chicago Women’s Conference is all about. The Star Awards, which will be presented at the Conference being held at South Suburban College on March 17, continues that theme by recognizing women for their outstanding leadership in business, community activities and/or education and encouragement of …

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Summer Classes at South Suburban College – 50% Discount for Summer Classes at Oak Forest Center for All Students

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Summer is a great time to take a few classes and our schedule will be available online at www.ssc.edu beginning Monday, March 6 at 8 a.m. with registration opening on Monday, March 20, 2017. Summer classes begin Monday, June 6th at the college’s Main Campus and Oak Forest Center. Don’t wait; …

SSC Opens New Reading Center

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College was the proud host of the grand opening of their new Reading Center. The center, funded in part with federal grant funds, is the result of a collaborative initiative to increase student retention and strengthen academic progress. Assistant Vice-President of Academic Services and Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Ron Kawanna, …

2017 Chicago Women’s Conference & Expo Coming to SSC on March 17th

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College (SSC) proudly announces Caprice O’Bryant as the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Chicago Women’s Conference on Friday, March 17th located at the college’s Main Campus in South Holland, Illinois. This year’s theme “You Can!” marks the 9th annual event planned through the college’s Business and Career Institute (BCI). …

South Suburban College and Thornton Township Partner To Provide Education and Training for Residents

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College and Thornton Township have pooled resources to help residents with training and job opportunities. This collaboration has saved taxpayer dollars by helping clients get off of General Assistance and into gainful employment. For the past 18 months, residents have received almost 7,000 hours of training, resulting in at …

African American History Month Programs Coming To South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Office of Student Life & Leadership presents four programs open to the public at no charge in honor of African American History Month. Poetry Slam and Open Mike w/Jus Words Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Place: SSC Cafeteria SSC welcomes Chicago Author, …

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It’s Not Too Late to Register for Spring – Late Start Classes Coming to South Suburban College in February

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Registration for the 2017 Spring Semester at South Suburban College is still in progress for a wide range of “Late Start” classes. Current and prospective students are encouraged to register soon for these 12-week courses, set to begin February 13 and later. Prospective students should get started with the Online Application …

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Breakfast with BCI Workshop Presents – HR Essentials for Small Businesses

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute (BCI) presents a Breakfast with BCI Workshop titled HR Essentials for Small Businesses, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., with check-in and continental breakfast to begin at 8:45 a.m. This workshop will be held in the South Suburban …

South Suburban College Seeks Star Awards Nominations

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – SSC will be holding its 9th Annual Chicago Women’s Conference on Friday, March 17. This will be our second year of presenting the STAR AWARDS and we are seeking nominations. The Star Awards recognize the accomplishments of fabulous women and encourage other women to also be STARS. The application deadline is …

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South Suburban College Foundation to Host Free Alumni & Retiree Networking Event with Jarrett Adams, esq.

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Foundation (SSCF) is calling all college alumni and retirees out for Our Lifelong Connections—a free cocktail reception and networking event on Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. in the Kindig Performing Arts Center. The evening is a unique opportunity for SSC associates to reconnect and will …

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Bulldogs Baseball Program to Host Adult-Child Baseball Camps in 2017

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Baseball Program and Head Coach Steve Ruzich will be conducting Adult-Child Baseball Camps February 10, 11, 17, 18 and 19 for boys and girls ages 6 thru 14. The camps will feature sessions for pitching, catching, hitting and fielding while providing adults and children the opportunity to …

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Beauty Tames the Beast at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The Children’s Theatre Company of South Suburban College is celebrating its 30-year anniversary with Michele L. Vacca’s enchanting and warmly amusing dramatization of the beloved tale Beauty and the Beast. Performances will take place on Saturdays, January 14 and 21, 2017 at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Florabunda, the Enchantress (Sandy Wagner of …

SSC Students Give Back During the Holidays

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College recently rallied together and served as volunteers on National Wreaths Across America Day. Wreaths Across America is an organization dedicated to honoring our nation’s military by laying memorial wreaths at the graves of veterans across the United States. SSC students, administrators and staff placed wreaths at the headstones …

Free High School Equivalency & English Language Acquisition Registration Days Coming Soon at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Adult Education Department is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to build the basic skills required for success. Adult Basic Education (ABE) helps men and women whose skill levels are below the ninth grade. ABE students improve their skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Many adults …

Give the Gift of Education This Holiday Season Through SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Office of Continuing Education has a wide variety of non-credit classes that would make the perfect holiday gift for friends and family of all ages and interests. Continuing Education classes are offered in sports, computers, home improvement, new hobbies such as art, and dance classes for stepping, line-dancing, …

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South Suburban College Seeks Vendors for Annual Women’s Conference

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College is planning their Annual Women’s Conference and is seeking interested vendors who would like to promote their business. The conference is for women of all ages and is designed to help women discover how they may enhance, explore, and enrich their lives both personally and professionally. Over 200 …

South Suburban College Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Seeking Volunteer Tutors and Offering Free Services

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College is seeking tutors and participants for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Instruction in basic literacy includes the development of phonetic reading skills combined with communication skills. SSC is …

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Give a Gift of Scholarship This Holiday Season Through the South Suburban College Foundation Donor Drive

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Foundation (SSCF) is seeking year-end gifts from those who wish to help make a difference in the lives of local college students in need of financial assistance. The SSCF Scholarship Donor Drive will continue through the end of the year, providing both a charitable gift opportunity and …

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Bulldog’s Baseball Program Hosting Catching Camp December 26 and 27

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College Head Baseball Coach Steve Ruzich will be directing a two-day Catching Camp on Monday, December 26th and Tuesday, December 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Coach Ruzich has directed youth camps for the past 30 years and has taught baseball skills at many other baseball camps throughout …

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Veterans Event at SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – On Wednesday, November 09, 2016, South Suburban College presented their annual Veterans’ Day Celebration in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) with a “Presentation of Colors,” a guest speaker and a student/staff panel. The “Presentation of Colors” was presented by South Holland School District 151’s CSWAP (Coolidge Students with Academic Pride). The …

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Upcoming Court Reporting Open House at SSC’s Oak Forest Center

OAK FOREST, IL – South Suburban College (SSC) is hosting a Court Reporting Open House on Thursday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., in Oak Forest Center Room 5190. The Open House will showcase this profession which offers a wide-open job market and excellent income potential. Court reporting is an interesting, challenging career which …

South Suburban College Information Literacy Month Closing Event

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – On October 25th, South Suburban College’s Library ended the month-long celebration of their 3rd Annual Information Literacy Month (ILM) with a visit from the Honorable Congresswoman Dr. Robin Kelly and other distinguished guests. The Congresswoman presented SSC’s Library with a gift of books from the U.S. Library of Congress’s Surplus Book …

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File Early for Financial Aid

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Beginning in October, 2016, financial aid applications (FAFSA.ED.GOV) will be available for the 2017-2018 school year. You will be using tax information from your 2015 tax return rather than 2016 tax information. Because of the change, students and parents will be able to complete their FAFSAs using information from a completed …

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Art Works by Joe Rejholec To Be Shown in South Suburban College’s Thiel Gallery

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is presenting a memorial exhibition of Art Works by Joseph “Joe” Rejholec – colleague, mentor, friend, artist and faculty member of South Suburban College, in the college’s Thiel Gallery from October 25 through November 22, with a reception on Thursday, October …

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SSC Honors Tutors on “Make a Difference Day”

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – On Saturday, October 22, volunteers from across the country will come together with a single purpose: to improve the lives of others. In its 25th year, Make A Difference Day is one of the largest days of community service worldwide. Make A Difference Day shows that anyone, no matter their age …

SSC Celebrates National Information Literacy Month

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – On October 1, 2009, President Barack Obama’s issued the first national proclamation establishing October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. This was the first time this important 21st century skill set received federal attention at the national level. In today’s digital world, people who are information literate know how to find, …

SSC Foundation Annual Scholarship Donor Drive Critical for Local College Student Success

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Foundation (SSCF) is seeking year-end gifts from those who wish to help make a difference in the lives of local college students in need of financial assistance. The SSCF Scholarship Donor Drive will continue through the end of the year, providing both a charitable gift opportunity and …

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South Suburban College Hosts “Welcome Back” Celebration

SOUTH HOLLAND — On Tuesday, September 27, South Suburban College hosted their annual “Welcome Back Bull Dog Bash” Celebration for students. The college partnered with several agencies to present current and meaningful information to get the semester off to a great start. Free giveaways and prizes added to the excitement as students mingled and gathered …

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South Suburban College Student Artists Win Best Group Project Award for Tinley Park’s Benches on the Avenue Contest

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Eight South Suburban College (SSC) Art & Design students were presented with a municipal award from Tinley Park recently for their artistic bench entered in Tinley Park’s 13th annual Benches on the Avenue contest. Narita Sharma, Devin Walker, Kathleen De Jong, Shelby O’Hara, Natasha Swindle, Alexis Jannotta, Samantha Bynum and Nicholas …

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South Suburban College Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Seeking Volunteer Tutors and Offering Free Services

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College is seeking tutors and participants for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Instruction in basic literacy includes the development of phonetic reading skills combined with communication skills. SSC is …

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South Suburban College BCI Presents Another Elevation Leadership Summit

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute (BCI) presents an Elevation Leadership Summit Taking Faith-Based and Non-Profit Leadership to Loftier Heights! on Monday, October 17th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This conference will be held in the South Suburban College Performing Arts Center with the keynote address by Roy …