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HCC seeks Vice President

Heartland Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Continuing Education and Advancement.  This position is the chief continuing education and advancement officer of the College.

General responsibilities include providing executive leadership, direction and support for the planning and operations of the College’s following units:

  • Adult Education
  • Community Education
  • Customized Training
  • Development
  • Marketing
  • Governmental Relations

For additional information and application procedures, visit the Vice Presidential Search website.


Normal Readiness Center Dedication

The Normal Readiness Center on the Heartland Community College campus is officially open.

Dedication of the center took place at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, December 14.

The 56,000 square-foot facility houses the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of the Illinois Army National Guard. The brigade includes search and extraction teams, chemical, nuclear and biological decontamination units, military police, firefighters and communications units. Twenty-two full-time and approximately 200 part-time service members will work out of the Readiness Center.

The center broke ground in March of 2013 and is a public-public partnership between the Illinois Army National Guard and Heartland Community College. The location was ideal for the guard because of easy access to major interstates and an airport.

Heartland will share 18,000 square feet of the facility with the guard. HCC will use the space during the week for law enforcement training, traffic safety school, truck driver training, first-responder training and continuing education classes.

In a news release, Heartland President Rob Widmer describes the partnership as a win-win. “The readiness center is a great addition to campus," he said. "This ... partnership affords the college use of additional classrooms and parking for students and provides the Army National Guard the opportunity to access existing campus classroom, meeting and fitness resources.”

Portions of this story courtesy of The Pantagraph.


Rummage Sale to Benefit Alternative Spring Break

HCC Rummage Sale

Date: Saturday, February 7
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place: Heartland Community College Cafeteria

This spring break, HCC students will travel to Biloxi, Mississippi to participate in community service projects including:

  • Eco system restoration
  • At risk youth
  • Elderly assistance
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Affordable housing
  • Healthcare

Support the trip by donating to and attending the HCC rummage sale.

Donations needed
Donations can be dropped off in room 1606 of the Student Commons Building.

Arrange for donation pickup by contacting Student Engagement at studentengagement@heartland.edu or 309-268-8026.

Donations can include lots of things such as:

  • Clothing
  • Housewares
  • Appliances (major and household in working condition)
  • Furniture
  • Toys
  • Sports/outdoor equipment
  • Bedding
  • Building materials
  • Tools.

HCC cannot accept:

  • Any items with significant pet or smoke odors
  • Recalled products
  • Automotive tires
  • Car/booster seats
  • Bi-fold doors
  • Mini-blinds
  • Food/beverages
  • Hazardous waste
  • Paint
  • Firearms/ammunition
  • Opened health and beauty items

 For questions on what can or cannot be donated, contact Student Engagement: studentengagement@heartland.edu or 309-268-8026