Illinois Central College

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Illinois Central College
ICCLIBADBdg.jpg
Library and Administration Building at the ICC East Peoria Campus
Motto Ancora Imparo
I am still learning.
Established 1967
Type Community
President Dr. John S. Erwin
Dean Dr. William Tammone
Academic staff 664
Students 13,049 (Fall 2009)[1]
Location East Peoria, Illinois, United States
40°42′28″N 89°31′30″W / 40.70778°N 89.52500°W / 40.70778; -89.52500Coordinates: 40°42′28″N 89°31′30″W / 40.70778°N 89.52500°W / 40.70778; -89.52500
Colors Blue & Gold
Mascot Cougar
Website www.icc.edu

Illinois Central College, often called ICC, is a large Illinois community college with its largest campus in East Peoria, Illinois, off U.S. Route 24 near U.S. Route 150/Illinois State Route 116 (North Main Street), and the McClugage Bridge. Its district, Illinois Community College District 514, is a 2,322-square-mile (6,010 km2) area covering most of Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties and parts of Bureau, Logan, Marshall, Livingston, McLean, Stark, and Mason counties.[1]

As of Fall of 2009, ICC had an annual enrollment of 13,049 students. 91.5% of students were in-district residents.[1][dead link]

Academic facilities[edit]

ICC offers 69 transferable Associate in Arts and Sciences programs, 84 Associate in Applied Science programs, and 104 occupational Certificate programs. More than 3,300 classes are offered each semester, and the average class size is 14.[1][dead link] Its educational accreditation is from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools,[1][dead link] which accredits most of the colleges and universities in the western United States.

ICC has three campuses:

  • Downtown campus, consisting of the Perley and Thomas buildings on Adams Street in Peoria (the college is planning on gradually transferring many of the academic programs offered here to the North Campus, and perhaps closing it)
  • ICC North campus, at 5407 North University, also in Peoria
  • South Campus, located in the Riverway Business Park in Pekin

The East Peoria Campus is home to the Performing Arts Center, the David R. Leitch Career and Counseling Center, the Lee Morgan School of Industrial Technology, the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology Program, and the General Motors Automotive Service Educational program. Illinois Central College's web curriculum is recognized by as a WOW Professional Academy.[2]

Illinois Central College has libraries at three locations: the Thomas K. Thomas Building in downtown Peoria; in Cedar Hall at the North Campus; and in the Edwards Library and Administration Building in East Peoria Illinois (located near the health center, Cafe Breve, and the commons). The library faculty at the East Peoria campus run an associate degree program for future library technical assistants. This program has an agreement with the University of Maine at Augusta that makes it possible to quickly complete both the two-year degree and an online baccalaureate degree for those wishing to get a senior posting or go on to graduate school. ICC has agreements with the OSF and Methodist Colleges of Nursing and with Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing where students can earn an associate and then a bachelor's in nursing; it also has an LPN-RN program, an LPN program, a medical technician program, and a CNA program. ICC recently[when?] started a culinary school at the North Campus.[citation needed]

In remarks during a Tuesday, April 8, 2014 news conference in the student lounge, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and ICC President Dr. John Erwin announced $2.6 million in state funding to build a Sustainability Center, which will house the college's truck driver training, architecture program, HVAC program, and programs relating to sustainable development and green technology. The Governor also used the conference to announce an increase in the state's MAP funds (monetary awards program, or financial aid).[3][4]

Campus life[edit]

ICC has more than 40 official student clubs and organizations.[5] Academic clubs include the CONNECT program for transfer students, and 4 honor societies: Sigma Kappa Delta, Lambda Beta, Phi Rho Pi, and Phi Theta Kappa.[6][7]

The Harbinger is the student newspaper and is distributed six times per year at no charge. Newspaper work can be arranged as academic credit or as an extra-curricular activity. The ICC ARTS Journal, featuring student writing and artwork, is published annually.[8]

There is an apartment complex, named Woodview Commons, on the ICC campus. The property, which includes a common room, an outdoor pool, and laundry facilities, is owned by a limited liability company subsidiary of the Illinois Central College Educational Foundation, and managed by the Texas company Century Campus Housing Management Corporation.[9]

Sports[edit]

ICC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and participates in intercollegiate NJCAA basketball (Division II), cross country (I), soccer (I), men's baseball (II), men's golf (II), women's fast-pitch softball (II), and women's volleyball (II).[10][11] Intercollegiate participation is only open to full-time students with a 2.0 grade point average.[10]

Intramural sports include basketball, bowling, flag football, tennis, and volleyball.[12] In 2008, an intramural "card series" was established with spades, euchre, and Uno tournaments.[13]

There is a golf course and a tennis court on campus, as well as the Lorene Ramsey Gymnasium and Fitness Center, which was drastically expanded from 2009 to 2011.

Championship teams[edit]

The six-time national champion women's basketball program is well known. Lorene Ramsey's 33 years coaching the team brought them 887 wins to 197 losses (.818), and five NJCAA Women's Basketball Championship titles in Division II: 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, and 2003.[11][14] After Ramsey's retirement, the team achieved a sixth championship win in 2006.[11] Famous players from the women's basketball team include Christelle N'Garsanet (2003), who was signed by the New York Liberty in the WNBA, and Cindy Ellis, who played for the Milwaukee Does in the Women's Professional Basketball League and was in the trials for the 1976 Olympic team.[15]

The ICC softball team has also been national champions twice: 1982, and 1998 as NJCAA Division I.[11]

In Fall 2009, the Illinois Central College Women's Volleyball team won the NJCAA Division II National Championship.[16]

Alumni[edit]

Board of trustees[edit]

An elected Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance of the College. Trustees are elected for different six-year terms by public election across District 514.

Illinois Central College District 514 Board[19]
Name Joined Term End City Background
Brennan, DonDon Brennan 2011 2017 Peoria Retired Vice-President River City Construction Company, former adjunct faculty,Illinois Central College
Coyle, KatherineKatherine Coyle 2009 2015 Peoria adjunct faculty, Bradley University
Ehrich, Robert R.Robert R. Ehrich 1976 2013 Pekin retired dentist in private practice
Elder, Timothy L.Timothy L. Elder March 2008 2015 Dunlap retired Director of Corporate Public Affairs, Caterpillar Inc.
LaHood, David J.David J. LaHood 2007 2013 East Peoria retired, Caterpillar Inc.
Polk, James K.James K. Polk 1998 2011 Peoria President, Ballance Stone Strategy group; was also ICC trustee in 1993
Sherman, James G.James G. Sherman 2005 2011 Metamora retired President/CEO, Peoria Children's Home
Yoder, Susan K.Susan K. Yoder 1999 2011 East Peoria Vice President of Marketing, CEFCU

In addition to the elected trustees, there is a Student Trustee, as required by a 1974 amendment to the Public Community College Act. Student Trustees are elected by campus referendum, for a single term from April 15 to April 14. Student Trustees have the right to make and second board motions, and to attend closed sessions to which the general public is not privy. A Student Trustee's vote is advisory and non-binding.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "ICC Essentials, Fall 2009". Illinois Central College. 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2010-01-14. [dead link][dead link]
  2. ^ WOW Web Professional Academy Directory
  3. ^ http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409087
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152360039493664.1073741843.110096363663&type=1
  5. ^ "ICC - Campus Life - Clubs & Organizations". Illinois Central College. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  6. ^ "QUEST". Illinois Central College. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  7. ^ "ICC - Campus Life - Honor Societies". Illinois Central College. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  8. ^ "ICC - Campus Life - Student Publications". Illinois Central College. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  9. ^ "ICC Lease Packet". Educational Foundation Student Residence, L.L.C. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  10. ^ a b "ICC - Campus Life - Athletics". Illinois Central College. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  11. ^ a b c d "NJCAA - College Home Page For Illinois Central College". National Junior College Athletic Association. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  12. ^ "ICC Athletics - Intramural Sports". Illinois Central College. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  13. ^ "ICC - Campus Life - Intramural Sports". Illinois Central College. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  14. ^ Duvall, Adam (2008-03-24). "Always at home at nationals". Peoria Journal Star. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  15. ^ "ICC Athletics - Women's Basketball - All-Time Records". Illinois Central College. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  16. ^ NJCAA | Sports | Women's Volleyball | National Championship
  17. ^
  18. ^ "Jim Thome Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  19. ^ "Board of Trustees". East Peoria, Illinois: Illinois Central College. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  20. ^ "Board of Trustees Student Representative 2009–2010 Manual". East Peoria, Illinois: Illinois Central College. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 

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