Kankakee Community College

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Kankakee Community College
Type2-year
Established1966
PresidentJohn Avendano
Location
41°05′55″N 87°51′02″W / 41.0985°N 87.8505°W / 41.0985; -87.8505Coordinates: 41°05′55″N 87°51′02″W / 41.0985°N 87.8505°W / 41.0985; -87.8505
MascotCavaliers
Websitehttp://www.kcc.edu

Kankakee Community College (KCC) is a public community college in Kankakee, 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. The school serves a population of approximately 150,000.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Michael Clarke Duncan (1957-2012), Oscar-nominated actor (Green Mile, Whole Nine Yards, Scorpion King); KCC student and basketball player from 1979 to 1981
  • Charles Pangle (1941-2015), Illinois state representative[1]
  • Ted Petersen (born 1955), former professional football player; offensive lineman for nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Indianapolis Colts; athletic director at KCC
  • Tom Prince, catcher for five Major League Baseball teams[2]
  • LaMont "ShowBoat" Robinson (born 1961) Played oversea Denmark (1886-87) USBL (1988) Meadowlark Lemon Harlem-All-Star (1988-1995) Harlem Globetotters and Washington Generals Tour (1989) Harlem Road Kings (1995-2010) Harlem Clowns (2010-Present) KCC student and basketball player (1981-82) Central State Univ (1986) Founder of the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1985-`1986,' Biographical Sketch of Charles Pangle, pg. 106
  2. ^ "Tom Prince Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 30, 2012.

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