Nursing and Allied Health continues to grow with the addition of Phlebotomy

By Jane Lethlean With Highland recently being ranked number three in the top community colleges in the State of Illinois by schools.com, it continues to improve in its role of preparing students for the workforce of the future. Highland works with community health care partners to identify the workforce needs of the region. The goal is to continue to improve and create allied health programs,...
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Administrator Profile: Jennifer Grobe

While Jennifer Grobe is new to the role of interim associate dean, she is not new to nursing at Highland Community College. She has been teaching multiple courses on a part-time basis in the nursing department since 2011. Most recently, Jennifer served in the capacity of Nursing Program and Lab Coordinator. Prior to coming to HCC full-time, Jennifer taught nursing at Rockford University, Aurora...
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Highland students benefit with updated chemistry lab

By Jane Lethlean “The new and improved chemistry lab has become so individualized. I like having this new equipment and it has allowed me to be able to do chemistry experiments I couldn’t do before,” said Whitney Felker of Lena, a second year student at Highland. Highland’s completely renovated chemistry lab has greatly impacted teaching effectiveness and enhanced the opportunity for...
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Mass Communication program gets a new studio

By Jane Lethlean This fall, the Mass Communication program students began studies in a new dedicated production studio on campus. The studio allows the students the opportunity for video production, with three cameras, a set, lighting, and a green screen to create elaborate videos. Above the studio is a well-equipped control room with the latest in technology. The Mass Communication program,...
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Student Profile: James Burnidge

In the fall of 2015, James Burnidge of Lena came to Highland to begin his college career. At the time, the teen wasn’t sure what his field of study would be, but after taking a course in the Mass Communication program, he said, “I had that aha moment, that eureka moment when it clicked. I knew mass communication was it for me, and now that I am in my second year of study, all I can do is look...
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A Family Legacy: The Future Sullivan-McConville Agricultural Scholarship

Back in 1996, when Elizabeth (Betty) Sullivan was updating her estate plans, she considered carefully the legacy she would like to leave. Who were the people she wanted to remember, and what kinds of causes or institutions meant the most to her? She first provided for family members and her church in her will and then added a bequest gift to establish an endowment with the Highland Community...