Kankakee Community College
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Kankakee Community College (KCC) is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Kankakee, northeastern Illinois. The main campus is located on the southern border of the city of Kankakee and spans 178 acres (0.720 km2) along the banks of the Kankakee River. KCC is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges. The college was founded in 1966. Its president is John Avendano.
Kankakee Community College was organized in October 1966 by a group of citizens concerned with providing a post-secondary educational resource for the people of the Kankakee area. The college offered its first classes in September 1968. Since that date, it has served as an educational, vocational, and recreational center for residents of Community College District 520, an area encompassing all or part of Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford, Grundy, Livingston, and Will counties and serving a population of approximately 150,000.
The following list emerged as our campus' top 5 core values. The core values represent shared beliefs about the qualities that reflect KCC’s essential characteristics.
Kankakee Community College is committed to one mission: Enhancing quality of life through learning.
KCC is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive educational programs and services in a fiscally responsible manner. KCC offers a supportive environment for lifelong learning for the development of the individual and the community.
- Michael Clarke Duncan, Oscar-nominated actor (Green Mile,Whole Nine Yards, Scorpion King), Duncan was a KCC student and basketball player from 1979 to 1981. Duncan died Monday, Sept. 3 in California.
- Ted Petersen, also known as "Denunez" (born February 7, 1955) is a former professional American football player who played offensive lineman for nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cleveland Browns, and the Indianapolis Colts. Petersen is the athletic director at Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Illinois.
- "Tom Prince Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
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