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HCC seeking Distinguished Alumni nominations

Nominations open for Distinguished Alumni award

A call for nominations
Heartland is proud of its graduates and their accomplishments.

The HCC Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumni award. The award recognizes HCC alumni who demonstrate exceptional achievement in their profession and make a positive impact on their community.

Do you know an alum who is making big things happen in their profession or in their community? Tell us about it.

Anyone is eligible to nominate an alum including employers, co-workers, family members, friends and professors.

Criteria for nomination
To be considered for the award, candidates need to meet the following requirements:

  • Completed at least one class at HCC
  • Achieved success of an exceptional nature within their chosen field or profession
  • Made a positive impact on his/her community, through leadership and/or active volunteering
  • Agrees to be present and accept the award during commencement Saturday, May 15 at the College

Send your nomination by March 31

  • Get the form here (http://www.heartland.edu/alumni/eventsDistinguishedAlumni.jsp)
  • Complete the form and submit it to Colleen Reynolds, Director of Alumni Relations -Donor Engagement, Heartland Community College 1500 West Raab Road. You can also drop the form off in CCB Suite 2300 or scan and email it to alumni@heartland.edu

 For more information, call (309) 268-8188.


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.

Students: "Faces of Heartland" Positions Available

Heartland Students!

Here’s your chance to work in a prestigious leadership position at HCC as one of the "Faces of Heartland"!

Positions Available:

  • Student Ambassadors* lead campus tours, welcome visitors at the information desk, coach students through the registration process, and speak at campus events.
  • Members of the Mascot Team serve as goodwill ambassadors for the College and appear as Hunter the Hawk and/or Hunter's Spotter at community events and celebrations.

Think you fit the bill? If you are:

  • enrolled in or planning to enroll in at least 6 semester hours during the semester (summer enrollment not required)
  • friendly and energetic
  • enthusiastic and articulate
  • dependable and organized
  • quick thinking and flexible

...then you are exactly the person we're looking for!

These coveted positions are loaded with benefits:

  • one of the campus' top-paying student jobs
  • flexible hours that fit around your class schedule
  • provide networking opportunities with key HCC staff and community members
  • helps you build skills employers value
  • looks great on a resume

Students must apply by May 1, 2015.

Call (309) 268-8059 or email admissions@heartland.edu for an application today!

The following two applications are required for those interested in applying for a Faces of Heartland position.

*Student Ambassadors must maintain a 2.5 or greater GPA to be eligible for the position