South Suburban College Opens Multicultural Wellness Center to Foster Student Well-being and Community Engagement

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College (SSC) welcomed students, faculty, staff and community members on Thursday, February 1, 2024, to celebrate the grand opening of the Multicultural Wellness Center, located on the second floor of the main campus. The event commenced with a lively networking session, where over 75 attendees explored the center’s array of resources, embarked on guided tours showcasing the meditation room open to students, faculty, staff, and community members, and engaged in conversations with the center’s dedicated staff.

One highlight of the grand opening was the opportunity for guests to pin thoughts on what wellness means to them and how they practice self-care. Dr. Anissa Jones, Dean of Student Development started the program by welcoming attendees and sharing how the Wellness Center got its start. Dr. Jones highlighted the various areas that the Wellness Center can assist with including, but not limited to transportation, housing, child care, counseling and basic needs. She also introduced two key staff members: Alexandra Glumac, Wellness Center Director and Destinee Carter, Wellness Center Success Advisor. SSC’s Board of Trustees members Janet Rogers and Dr. Sherelene Harris delivered brief remarks, highlighting the significance of the Multicultural Wellness Center as a pivotal resource for SSC students and local community. SSC President, Dr. Lynette D. Stokes echoed these sentiments, offering heartfelt remarks on the center’s vital role in supporting the holistic well-being of SSC students. Dr. Stokes encouraged students to actively engage in the center’s diverse programming offerings. The program concluded with a formal ribbon cutting.

The grand opening also welcomed distinguished guests, including representatives from Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s office, emphasizing the substantial support and recognition garnered by the Multicultural Wellness Center within the broader community. For further information on the Multicultural Wellness Center and its initiatives, please contact Destinee Carter, Multicultural Wellness Success Advisor, via email at or by calling 708-596-2000, ext. 2312.

Ribbon cutting photo in front of the Multicultural Wellness Center.

Pictured: From left to right: SSC Trustee Janet Rogers, SSC Student, President Dr. Stokes, SSC Student, Dr. Anissa Jones, and SSC Trustee Dr. Sherelene Harris.