Fall Semester Recap

We’re right around the corner from fall semester final exams and Christmas break. It has been a great semester filled with many accomplishments. Here are a few memories from the 2021 fall semester at Illinois Central College.

The first thing we would like to recognize is the Thome Fields dedication. Jim Thome was honored with the baseball and softball fields being named after him. Thome is a former ICC alum and was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018. He is a role model for our community, students, and athletes. Check out the Jim Thome Dedication Event.

The next thing we would like to acknowledge is the groundbreaking for the new ICC Workforce Sustainability Center. The new facility offers state-of-the-art training and educational resources for students, and it will be located near Dirksen Hall on the East Peoria campus. Programs such as Geothermal/HVAC, Truck Driving Training, Solar Installation, Highway Construction, and Manufacturing Training programs will be offered at the center.

The last thing we would like to remember is that ICC eliminated over $1.1 million in student debt during the COVID-19 impacted semesters. The outstanding balances included items such as tuition, fees, books, late fees, and more. This allowed students to relieve themselves from financial stress and to continue their education.

What a year it has been. We’re glad to be able to share these memories with students and staff here on campus. As the year comes to an end, we admire what has been accomplished and look forward to what’s in store for next semester.

This week, the Top 10 asks what your favorite memories of the fall semester were. Check it out and share your responses at ICC Top 10 #5.