Dr. Rick Polanin elected as Vice President of the American Welding Society

At the Fabrication and Manufacturing Conference and Exposition (FABTECH) in November, the American Welding Society National Nominating Committee selected Dr. Rick Polanin (AIT) as vice president-elect. Polanin will move through the vice president chairs and become president of the AWS in 2021. As president, he will be responsible for assisting in the planning and execution…  read more

Congrats to Athletics Director Sue Sinclair on Win #900!

Congratulations to Athletics Director Sue Sinclair on her milestone win #900! This is Sue’s 27th season coaching the ICC Cougars. Her teams have qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament 18 times with a successful National Championship in 2009. She was inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2004, and reaching the…  read more

Congratulations to Marc Bailey

Congratulations to Marc Bailey for being promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 in the Navy Reserves on Nov. 3! He is a full-time instructor in the HVAC/R program and teaches in the Dirksen Building on the East Peoria Campus.  He has been serving in the active Navy Reserves since 2006 and a…  read more

Dr. Rick Polanin Presents at the National Science Foundation Conference

Dr. Rick Polanin (AIT), Co-Principal Investigator for the NSF ATE (Advanced Technological Education) funded National Center for Welding Education and Training,  presented Accreditation: The Path Toward Technician Education Accountability at the annual NSF Principal Investigators Conference on Oct. 27. Through NSF funding, the National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed) has established a consortium…  read more

Tim Kowalczyk’s Work Gets Attention on Social Media

Congratulations to Arts & Communication Adjunct Faculty member Tim Kowalczyk, whose ceramics work is getting the attention of many followers on social media. After one of Kowalczyk’s ceramics students posted some of his work on the social networking website Reddit, the post was “upvoted” enough by Reddit followers to put him on the front page…  read more

Vote for Chianakas’s “Rabbit in Red” in Readers’ Choice Award

Joe Chianakas, ICC communication professor, has a novel up for a special readers’ choice award for his first published novel, Rabbit in Red. The contest begins September 1 and ends September 11. It’s based on votes, and you can vote once a day, each day, from now until the end of the contest. Select Rabbit…  read more

WAZU 90.7 FM Features Chef Charles

WAZU 90.7 FM will feature ICC Chef Charles Robertson at 8 am as part of their special guest series. The series highlights a special guest based on a letter of the alphabet, and this week’s featured letter is “I” for ICC.

Congratulations to Chef Amanda Pyle!

Congratulations to Chef Amanda Pyle (Business, Hospitality & Information Systems), who won the “Food Fight” at the Peoria Civic Center  for the benefit of Neighborhood House and 1st Place for People’s Choice Chicken at an annual BBQ competition held by the Chef’s Association — all in the same weekend! Chef Amanda is an adjunct instructor…  read more

Melanie Fleming Honored as a “Children’s Champion”

Congratulations to Melanie Fleming, Children’s Center manager, who is being honored as a Children’s Champion for the State of Illinois through her association with Heart of Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children. The designation is awarded to those who “go further than anyone else to make a positive difference in the lives of…  read more