South Suburban College Receives Award From State Historical Society

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SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The Illinois State Historical Society recently presented their annual awards to groups or organization that have furthered the collection, preservation, and/or interpretation of an aspect of Illinois history. Judging was done by an Awards Committee appointed by the President of the Society and presentation of awards took place at the Illinois State Historical Society Annual Awards Luncheon in the old State Capitol building in Springfield.

South Suburban College received a Certificate of Excellence for their project: South Suburban College: 90-Year Anniversary Historic Wall Display. “The project provides its audience with both an immediate and long-lasting recognition for the significance of this milestone anniversary, said the State Historical Society. “The timeline book and community activities were well-planned, thus ensuring the college’s anniversary was celebrated by past and future graduates. The college has a tradition of creating individual walls to display the history of the various towns they serve. How appropriate that the college dedicates a wall for their own story.”

The 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 in honoring the institution that has made its place in the community and enriched the lives of so many.

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.

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