SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The Executive Director of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Mike Monaghan made a special trip Thursday evening to the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of South Suburban College to acknowledge and present the ICCTA Service Award to Chairman Frank M. Zuccarelli.
“The ICCTA would like to recognize Frank Zuccarelli for 40 years of dedicated service to the Board of South Suburban College, Community College District 510, and the Illinois Community College System,” said Monaghan at the open meeting. “Of the more than 2,000 trustees to serve since 1965, Frank is one of only four still serving with 40 or more years of service. So this wasn’t by accident, this is all about his leadership.”
Zuccarelli, a South Holland resident and SSC alumnus, enrolled at SSC–then Thornton Community College–in 1974 after he completed his enlistment in the United States Air Force where he served as a medic. Zuccarelli earned his Associate of Science Degree in 1976 and his Associate of Arts Degree in 1978. He was elected to the unpaid post on the Board of Trustees in 1978, and was chosen by his peers to be the Chairman of the Board in 1987. He has served in this capacity for the college ever since.
“I would like to thank Mr. Monaghan and the ICCTA for this honor and especially all of the faculty, staff and administrators here now and through the years that I have had the privilege of serving with,” said Zuccarelli. “Our talented faculty are our best asset and they are what have kept me going here—all of us working together—that’s what makes it work and makes SSC so special.”
Established in 1927, South Suburban College is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college with a diverse annual student population of more than 10,000. Located in South Holland, Illinois, SSC offers over 100 educational and career pathways through associate degree, certificate and transfer programs.