SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College’s Anna Helwig, Ph.D., Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) was presented with a Board Recognition Award from Bremen High School District 228 at their Students in Leadership Board Meeting this week. According to the District, the award is intended to acknowledge individuals who have provided above and beyond service or assistance to its students.
“We presented Dr. Helwig with the award because we are very thankful for all that she has done to help build such an impactful partnership among our schools, and she has been critical in providing many new opportunities for District 228 students,” said Renee Mack, Career Readiness Supervisor for BHSD 228. “Some of these opportunities include STEM Day, Manufacturing Day, the Robotics Olympics, and Dual Credit opportunities. She donated a 3-D printer on behalf of SSC to our IT staff and also trained our Industrial Tech teachers on programs using the College’s Maker Lab.”
Dr. Helwig said she has enjoyed working collaboratively with District 228 to engage high school students in all of the technology opportunities that SSC’s provides, including its Manufacturing Lab, Maker’s Lab, CNC Lab – all housed at its Oak Forest Center (OFC) near BHSD 228 schools. She also serves as the lead contact for the District’s Alternative Education Program and has assisted in creating new college classes for DELTA students, now housed at the OFC.
“It has been my pleasure working with the students of District 228 and alongside their outstanding teachers and administration,” said Dr. Helwig. “SSC looks forward to building new partnerships and seeing all of our students have great success in the years to come.”