• KC cosmetology students in Wilkerson competition

    The Annual Betty Wilkerson Memorial Student Competition was recently held at Kaskaskia College.

    The student cosmetology competition is held once a year, and the students compete against other students at their own level.
    This competition consists of three categories: total fashion, hair design and makeup. Students also participated in nail design.
    Students receiving awards for the different levels include those pictured here.

  • Tools for School distribution

    Tools for School Distribution
    • Wednesday, Aug. 14 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Aug. 15 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 16 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 17 – 9 a.m.-noon.
    The distribution is at First Presbyterian Church, 1221 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia. Parents or other adults must accompany students, and they are to go to the north door of the church.
    For more information, call 283-0937.


  • New truck driver training sessions at KC are set

    Kaskaskia College has announced that new sessions of courses in the truck driver training session are scheduled to begin Aug. 19 and Sept. 16 in Centralia.
    KC has a 100-percent employment rate for those who complete the program, which is is a certificate program designed for an individual with no commercial driving experience.

  • KC signs dual admission pact with SIUC

    Kaskaskia College and Southern Illinois University are joining forces to offer a Dual Admission Program for students who plan to attend a community college first, then transfer to SIU Carbondale for a specific major.
    The program is intended to help students prepare their transfer to SIU well in advance of the enrollment date and take some of the stress out of the transfer process.

  • College News

    Greenville College
    Five area residents graduated from Greenville College on May 31.
    The graduates are:
    • Charleston – Kelsey King, daughter of Lavon and Karen Shelton of Brownstown, bachelor’s degree in social work, with a minor in psychology.
    • Ramsey – Laura Hobbie, daughter of Glen and Deborah Hobbie of rural Ramsey, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology education.

  • KC Vandalia registering fall students

    Registration for classes at the KC Vandalia Campus for the fall semester is now in progress, with most fall classes beginning the week of Aug. 19.

  • KC Scholarship to Queen

    Travis Henson (left), Kaskaskia College director of marketing, presents to 2013 Miss Fayette County Fair Sydney Young of Farina a presidential scholarship.

    The college provides a presidential scholarship of up to 12 credit hours to the winners of the fair queen pageants in the district, and they may use it as they wish.

  • School Registrations/Tools for School

    School Registrations
    • Brownstown – Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Brownstown Elementary School cafeteria.
    • Ramsey – Tuesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, 2-6 p.m.; and other times, by appointment, in high school library.
    • St. Elmo – Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Vandalia – Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 7, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Vandalia Junior High School.

  • KC Vandalia Campus

    Intro to the Internet
    The Kaskaskia College Continuing/Community Education Department will offer an “Introduction to the Internet” class at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.
    The class will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon July 30-31 and Aug. 1, from 4-6:30 p.m. The registration number for this class is LLI 7025 VA01D.

  • 8th Grade VCSF Scholarship Winners

    The two eighth-grade winners of the Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation Scholarships are Molly Kern (left), daughter of Brian and Beth Kern, and Lindsay Dagen (right), daughter of Harold and Edith Dagen.

    The two completed a rigorous application process and wrote a monitored essay. The scholarship awards $1,000 to the two girls, and the money is kept in the First National Bank until they graduate from high school and decide where they will be furthering their education. This is the sixth year for the scholarship.