CLC News

College recognized for high educational quality standards in accreditation
The College of Lake County recently received reaffirmation of accreditation from its regional accrediting agency. CLC received the highest possible rating on more than 120 criteria, demonstrating that the college meets quality standards for the rigor of its academic programs, assisting students financially and with educational support, managing its finances and planning for future needs. For more information, visit
CLC trustees appoint Shroka to fill board vacancy
The College of Lake County Board of Trustees voted Oct. 24 to appoint Julie B. Shroka of Grayslake to finish the term of Trustee Dr. Philip J. Carrigan, who resigned for personal reasons in September. For details, visit
Children’s Learning Center receives $371,952 grant to supplement childcare costs for low-income students
The Children’s Learning Center at the College of Lake County is now able to provide assistance with childcare costs to 50 low-income students per year for the next four years, thanks to a $371,952 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, visit
Nov. 7: College of Lake County hosts former presidential advisor on climate
To what extent are the deadly hurricanes and forest fires of 2017 related to climate change? What are Lake County residents doing to reduce carbon emissions?
Dr. Donald Wuebbles, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois and a former advisor to President Barack Obama on climate change, will join local officials in providing perspectives from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Room A011 at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. For details, visit

Nov. 8: CLC sponsors panel discussion on social justice and nonviolence
Four distinguished experts in nonviolence and social justice will present a panel discussion, “Take a Stand: Nonviolence as Affirmation of our Shared Humanity,” from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 8 in Room A013 at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Find out more at

Nov. 10: CLC hosts Veterans Day Ceremony, resource fair and breakfast
The College of Lake County’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in Room A013 at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake. The keynote speaker will be Navy Capt. Paul Roach, a combat trauma surgeon who led a medical and surgical company that supported a Marine Corps offensive in southern Afghanistan in 2014. For details, visit

CLC Theatre’s fall production of ‘Street Scene’ is swan song for long-time faculty member
The Theatre department’s fall production of “Street Scene,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, will be directed by Thomas B. Mitchell, who will retire in December after 30 years with the Theatre department.
Six performances will be presented in the Studio Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts over two weekends: Nov. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at7:30 p.m.  Find out more at

Art exhibit features works by renowned potter, Warren MacKenzie
More than 60 ceramic art pieces created by world-famous potter Warren MacKenzie will be on display at the College of Lake County Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art from Nov. 17, 2017 to Jan. 13, 2018. An opening reception for Daniel and Caroline Anderson’s Warren MacKenzie Collection will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and is free and open to the public with live music and refreshments. For more information, visit

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