Kankakee Community College

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Kankakee Community College
Type 2-year
Established 1966
President John Avendano
Location Kankakee, Illinois
Mascot Cavaliers
Website http://www.kcc.edu

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 (0.72 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.

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957-September 3, 2012): Oscar-nominated actor (Green Mile, Whole Nine Yards, Scorpion King), Duncan was a KCC student and basketball player from 1979 to 1981. Duncan died on September 3, 2012 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.


  1. ^ "Tom Prince Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 

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