South Suburban College Dedicates 90-Year Anniversary Display

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SOUTH HOLLAND, IL– South Suburban College hosted a dedication ceremony for the new College History Wall and Display on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the atrium of the College’s Main Campus. The display features photos and memorabilia from the college’s 90-year history. Many students, faculty, staff and administrators joined us in honoring the institution that has made its place in the community and enriched the lives of so many. Before cutting the ribbon, College President Don Manning highlighted the role the college has played in the lives of so many students, and how students today share the same hope for the future as those who came before.

South Suburban College was once known as Thornton Community College and Thornton Jr. College. In 1927, a small group of high school graduates gathered at Thornton Township High School on 151st street in Harvey. They were the start of what is now a 90-year legacy of educational opportunity for residents of the south suburban region.

South Suburban College continues to grow with the changing cultural, technological and educational needs of the 21st century. Throughout our many years of service, thousands of people have received their education and gone on to improve their lives and their community. We at SSC are proud of our history of quality, convenience and affordability. The wall and display are now permanent features of the college located at 15800 S. State St., South Holland, IL. The public is invited to stop by Monday through Friday to view the display. A video segment spotlighting the Dedication may be seen at

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South Suburban College’s 90th Anniversary Historic Wall Dedication

South Suburban College’s 90th Anniversary Historic Wall Dedication.