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Education

  • Area students graduate from Kaskaskia College

    Kaskaskia College held its 2013 commencement exercises on Friday, May 17.  
    Area graduates are listed here. Gold cords were worn by students who have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and gold stoles were worn by members of Phi Theta Kappa; ***-summa cum laude (4.0 graduates); **-magna cum laude (high honors); and *-cum laude (honors).
    • Associate’s degree in industrial electricity-Michael Duane Stewart of Mulberry Grove and Josh R. Rhodes of Vandalia.

  • Honor Rolls

    St. Elmo Junior-Senior High
    FOURTH QUARTER
    High Honors
    Seventh grade-Wade Ireland and Olivia Pattillo.
    Eighth grade-Jordan Fedrigon, Sydney Moss and Morgan Walker.
    Freshmen-Jenna Long and Kassandra Viramontes.
    Sophomores-Cameron Gilbert, Elizabeth Guerrero, Jenna Miller and Kennedy Ray.
    Juniors-Tiffany Austin, Haley Fasnacht, Molly Hill and Hannah Magnus.
    Seniors-Tiffany Gilbert, Rachel Lilly, Megan Maxey, Ashlyn Porter and Brock Smith.
    Honors

  • Kaskaskia College

    Utah concealed carry course
    Kaskaskia College will offer a Utah concealed carry course on Saturday, June 30, from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.
    The Utah CFP permit training class takes four hours. Firing of a firearm is not required to obtain the non-resident Utah concealed firearm permit. The permit is valid for five years, and training is not required for renewal.

  • College News

    University of Illinois
    Ryan M. Jones of Ramsey received his doctorate degree in philosophy at the University of Illinois commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, which was also his birthday.

  • KC update given at community engagement

    As Kaskaskia College President Jim Underwood conducted his annual community engagement session on Monday, it was the view out the window behind him that most engaged the small gathering of local participants at the Vandalia Education Center.

  • KC announces KICK classes in July in Vandalia

    The Office of Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College has announced the schedule for KICK classes to be held in July at the Vandalia Campus.
    • Arts and Crafts – A variety of fun and creative artistic projects will be the focus of this course.
    Some of the items that may be made are beads and bracelets, picture frames, mosaics, candles, soap and jewelry boxes.
    The class will be held Monday, July 1 and 8, from 1-3 p.m. The class is for students in grade 3 and up, and the cost is $15. The registration number is CKICK 5278 VA01D.

  • Sheriff's Scholarship
  • Austin presents research at Celebration of Scholars

    Quenten Austin, a student in the class of 2016 from Vandalia, presented research at Carthage College’s third annual Celebration of Scholars.
    Austin presented “Genomic Analysis of LizLemon, a Novel Mycobacteriophage from Cluster B2 Isolated from Squirrel Feces,” a course project that explores phages capable of infecting the bacterium Mycobacterium smegmatis, a non-pathogenic relative of M. tuberculosis.
    This research can shed information how tuberculosis forms and can be cured.

  • KC Cosmetology Grads
  • Top KC grads