Faculty & Staff

Comm 113 Class Thanks Community Volunteers

The Communication 113 class (Business & Professional Speaking) would like to thank the following community volunteers for working with our students. So much more than just a guest speaker, these individuals work one-on-one with students interested in their field. The class completes a special interview project where each student researches their career, develops a resume and cover letter, and then participates in a job interview with someone in that field. More importantly, they practice real networking strategies. Some received information about internships and jobs that weren’t even announced to the public, and we learned invaluable career advice!

In no particular order, thank you to each of the following volunteers and the students they worked with!

Pamela Perrilles (second to the right), Executive Director of CASA, speaks to us about working as a court appointed child advocate and opportunities ideal for communication and PR students. She networked with ICC students Chase Coleman, Unique Worthy, and Adair Rodriguez.
Michelle Weghorst (left), ICC Criminal Justice Advisor, speaks to us about working as a Probation Officer and networks with ICC student Jayla Pickles.
Scott Sorrell (right), County Administrator of the County of Peoria, talks to us about public administration, communication, and human resources opportunities at the county. Pictured (left to right) are ICC students Ben Beaver and Coy Suprunowski with Sorrell.
Senator Dave Koehler (center) speaks to us about working as an elected official. He networked with ICC student Mitchell Bartgen, and the class took a photo with the Senator.
Shay Obery (left), owner of The Runaway Rack joins us to talk about starting our own business and working in fashion and retail. She networked with ICC student Cambrya Jordan.
Judy Winkler (center), Strategic Marketing Director for OSF, spoke to us about health care careers using communication, writing, and marketing. She networked with ICC students (pictured left to right) Ben Beaver and Kuzi Zhou.
Kurt Pegler (center), chief sports anchor at WMBD News, speaks to us about sports journalism and broadcasting. He networked with ICC student Jalen Burch-Jenkins and Sam Black.
Dawn Gries (right) from the Illinois Central College Career Center shares a variety of interviewing tips and networks with Jordan Von Rohr, who aspires to be a professional counselor.

On behalf of Illinois Central College and our communication program, thank you so much for your time and expertise! — Joe Chianakas