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Petition to Graduate Deadlines Announced

Complete a Petition to Graduate to receive the academic credential you have earned

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For students earning academic degrees and certificates by the close of Parkland College Spring Semester 2018, the college has announced the following Petition to Graduate deadlines:

  • Deadline to petition for spring and summer graduation (to participate in Commencement ceremony): March 6

  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation (not participating in Commencement ceremony): April 6

  • Deadline for summer graduation petitions: July 19

Students who plan to graduate must complete and submit a Petition to Graduate to Admissions and Records, room U214. Parkland College Commencement 2018 has been scheduled for Thursday, May 17, at 8 p.m. at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana. 

For inquiries about graduation status, contact Dennis Kaczor or Beth Chepan in the Admissions office, room U214 or call 217/351-2482 for more information.

LIFE Clinic Available through March 29

Free strategies for living with pain or completing day-to-day activities

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Residents who live with daily pain or who have difficulty completing simple to more complex day-to-day activities can get help from a free clinic at Parkland College in March.

The Learning Information for Everyday (LIFE) Clinic, offered by the Parkland College Occupational Therapy Assistant program, offers simple strategies to conserve energy or can recommend or construct an assistive device to help residents navigate their activities better.

For Spring Semester 2018, the LIFE Clinic is offering services Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 1, 8, 15, and 29. For more information and to sign up, please call Michelle Roberts, OTA program director, at 217/353-2782. Other details are available in this Parkland Prospectus News article


Aviation Students Earn Flight Credentials

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The following students earned flight credentials from the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College during the institute's fall session.

Flew Solo for the First Time in a Piper Archer
Henry Arp, Paris
Damiloa Iseyemi, Dolton
Gabriel Aaron, ChampaignInstitute of Aviation at Parkland College
Joseph Monroe, Chicago
Cullen Brucker, Melvin
Paul Hildebrandt, Bethany
Bryson Chancellor, Tolono
Trevor Dittmer, Champaign
Kelsey Engstrom, Tolono
Andrew Greene, Urbana
Evan Baker, Danville
Colin Rudicil, Mahomet
Paul Burk, Champaign
Dylan Retzolk, Tolono
Jake Renfrew, St. Joseph
Jorge Carrillo, Champaign
Stretton Beal, Mahomet

Earned a Private Pilot Single-Engine Land Certificate
Nevin Rangan, Palatine
Louis Farrakhan, Crete
Trenton Edelman, Forrest
Theoplus Coleman, Urbana
Patrick Berdan, Champaign

Earned an Instrument Rating Certificate
Jacob Walwer, Watseka

Earned a Commercial Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Rating
Brook Van Gundy, Arcola

Earned a Flight Instructor-Instrument Airplane Single-Engine Rating
Edward Tirpack, Sparta, NJ

Earned an Airplane Multi-Engine Land Rating Certificate
Connor Sheehan, Bloomington

Parkland College assumed ownership of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Institute of Aviation in fall 2014, leasing its aircraft and facilities at Willard Airport in Savoy to continue flight training under a three-year agreement. The community college has continued the excellent instruction provided by the university's institute, which educated more than 13,000 pilots in its 70-year history. Many of its graduates are employed in the aviation industry around the world.

Along with the two-year degree in aviation, students can earn a private pilot certificate and commercial pilot ratings, including multi-engine land and flight instructor.

Meet private college/university representatives from Illinois during the spring Private Illinois Colleges and Universities Fair, set for Wednesday, April 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college's Student Union.

Colleges Attending (as of 4-10-18):

Aurora University
Blackburn College
Bradley University
Columbia College Chicago
Concordia University Chicago
DeVry University
Eureka College
Greenville University
Illinois College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Judson University
Kendall College
Lakeview College of Nursing
Lincoln College
Loyola University Chicago
MacMurray College
McKendree University
Methodist College of Unity Point Health
Millikin University
Olivet Nazarene University (2)
Resurrection University
St. John’s College of Nursing
Quincy University

This event is sponsored by Parkland College Counseling Services; for more information, call 217/351-2461.