Illinois Central College is an incredibly diverse environment to surround yourself in. With over 12,000 students across 3 campuses, hundreds of courses offered including certification, occupational, and online programs, and over 50 unique clubs recognized on campus (most of which are officially listed on ICC’s website), there is no shortage of activities to get involved and immersed in. ICC as a community college is a rarity which makes the Student Leadership Awards ceremony that more impressive.
Hosted April 24th by Emily Points, Dean of Students, and Mr. Bruce Budde, the Student Leadership Awards recognize the most outstanding examples of extracurricular student leadership while also acknowledging the future of student leaders here at ICC with representatives from the Vagabond Art Club, Campus Activities Board, International Club, Student Life, and various academic societies in attendance.
During the ceremony, we received compelling words of encouragement from current ICC students transitioning to the next step in their academic career as well as new students beginning their journey. This includes introductions by Elaina Sassine, Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, the swearing in of new Representative to Trustees KJ and Student Government Officers which include Cheryl Harvey, new Student President, Valerie, VP, and Chase, Treasurer.
We also had many students recognized for their achievements on a more individual level, this includes our winners and runners-up in the annual writing contest:
Finally, we have the awards awarded by the college to officers and organizations of special recognition for their contributions to Illinois Central College and the community:
Due to the nature of the event, names and pictures may not be currently available but corrections and additions are greatly appreciated. If you or someone you know was attendance or was recognized, share your story and let everyone at ICC know why your story matters!