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Community invited to Discover KC on Saturday

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Kishwaukee College invites all community members interested in exploring education at the college level to Discover KC from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Student Center on campus. 

“This event is for anyone who is interested in pursuing a college education, from soon-to-be high school grads to adults who are returning to school,” Tricia Wagner, director of Adult Education at Kish College and a member of the Discover KC planning committee, said in a news release. “Kishwaukee College offers programs for everyone, whatever their plans. Discover KC is a great way for the community to see how we can help you achieve your goals!”

The event will have a fair-like atmosphere, with information on academic and student support programs available at the college as well as refreshments and activities.

“We want people to feel comfortable bringing their families with them to Discover KC,” Wagner said in the release. “If you want direct information, we have staff available to help you, but the day is also a great way for community members to come and enjoy our beautiful campus while they find out just how much we have to offer!” The event will include chair massages, door prizes, a tour of the greenhouse, and a raffle drawing for a three-credit hour tuition waiver.

The Transvac Bus in DeKalb and the LOTS bus from Rochelle will be operating special bus services for Discover KC. The Transvac Bus will pick up at the following points in DeKalb: Fourth Street at Sunset Place at 9 a.m.; 10th Street at Pleasant at 9:05 a.m.; Ridge Drive at Amber Manor Apts at 9:10 a.m.; Annie Glidden at Crane at 9:13 a.m.; and Lincoln Highway at Gideon Court Apartments at 9:15 a.m. The LOTS Bus will pick up in Rochelle at: Big R parking lot at 9 a.m.; Stop-N-Go parking lot at 9:10 a.m.; and May Mart parking lot (by Dollar General) at 9:20 a.m. Both bus lines will depart Kishwaukee College at noon for return service.

“Kishwaukee College offers a wide variety of programs, from courses that transfer smoothly to all public universities in Illinois as well as to most universities across the country to specific skill classes that help community members stay up-to-date in their current jobs to GED preparation and English as a Second Language classes,” Wagner said in the release. “Kishwaukee truly is our local community college and we hope community members will come out to Discover KC!”

For more information on Discover KC, contact Tricia Wagner at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180, or at tricia.wagner@kishwaukeecollege.edu or visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/discoverkc/.

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