Amanda Pyle Awarded 2016 Chef of the Year, Alum Jessica Deppermann Wins Student Chef

Culinary Arts Program adjunct professor Amanda Pyle (pictured on the right) was awarded the 2016 Heart of Illinois Professional Chefs Association Chef of the Year medal. ICC December 2016 Culinary Arts graduate, Jessica Deppermann, was awarded the 2016 Student Chef of the Year medal at the Hospitality Industry annual awards Feb. 6. Chef Amanda Pyle…  read more

Dr. Tracy Morris Participates in Guest Reader Week at Kellar Primary

Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tracy Morris was invited to read at Guest Reader Week at Kellar Primary School on Feb. 10. This is the 24th year Peoria Public Schools has hosted special guests to read and share both literary and life stories with children. Guest readers are business and community leaders, elected officials,…  read more

Congrats to Dr. Patrice Hess :: 2017 East Peoria Distinguished Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to ICC Assoc. Dean of Online Learning and Instructional Technology Dr. Patrice Hess — East Peoria Distinguished Citizen of the Year! The East Peoria Chamber of Commerce surprised Patrice with the award at its 37th annual dinner at the Par-a-Dice Hotel on Fri., Jan. 27. Several ICC colleagues were in attendance, including Dr. Sheila…  read more

Voices from the Field: Collaborative Innovations in ECE Educator Preparation

Andrianna Smyrniotis (ECE, SSPS) was recognized at a reception held at Roosevelt University’s Gage Building January 26, along with other authors contributing to Voices from the Field: Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation. Representatives from the Governor’s Office, IBHE, ISBE, and the IERC welcomed authors and guests with a slide show of accomplishments and…  read more

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