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Morton College President Announces Resignation Effective November 2023

The Morton College Board of Trustees unanimously accepted the resignation of Dr. Stan Fields after seven years of serving in the role. His resignation is effective November 18, 2023. In announcing his resignation, Dr. Fields thanks the board for the opportunity to serve as President of Morton College. He calls it a “highlight of his …

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Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers Series at Morton College Kicks-Off with a Discussion about Higher Education in the Black & Brown Communities

Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at San Francisco State University and author Dr. Jamillah Moore along with the Executive Director of the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) Leadership Fellows Program and adjunct professor, Dr Ted Martinez, Jr. will be the first guests of Rick Najera’s nationally acclaimed interview series, Latino Thought …

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Morton College Health & Wellness Update

Morton College Community: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Morton College has been committed to providing COVID-19 resources for our college community. On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2022-16, COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 109, which lifts vaccination and testing mandates for higher education employees and students. The updated executive order states that vaccination …

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Rick Najera and his Nationally Acclaimed Series Latino Thought Makers Returns to Morton College

Award-winning Hollywood writer, actor, and producer, Rick Najera, brings his nationally acclaimed series Latino Thought Makers back to Morton College to kick off its Fall 2022 season, beginning in August at the college’s Jedlicka Performing Arts Center. Latino Thought Maker series will feature four, separate live, sit-down interviews and personal conversations on Morton College’s Jedlicka …

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Morton College Health & Wellness Update

Para español deslice hacia abajo/ For Spanish slide down Morton College Community: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Morton College has been committed to providing COVID-19 resources for our college community. As a reminder, all educators and staff working pre-K through college, college students, and health care workers require COVID -19 vaccination or undergo COVID testing at …

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Morton College recognized among 18 Illinois Colleges and Universities for ‘doubling down’ on Efforts to Strengthen Supports for Equitable Outcomes

CHICAGO (July 6, 2022)— Morton College received recognition for its ongoing work to eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities in college completion on their campuses. The recognition, awarded by the Illinois-based advocacy nonprofit Partnership for College Completion (PCC), was presented to the inaugural graduates of its Equity Academy for Presidents and Cabinets (EAPC) during the EAPC …

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Morton College Health & Wellness Reminder

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our response has been focused on our campus community’s health and safety.   If you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, you should remain at home and, consult with your healthcare provider. Common symptoms are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea or vomiting, …

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Morton College Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker: Appellate Jesse G. Reyes will address graduates during commencement ceremonies

(Cicero, IL) The Honorable Justice Jesse G. Reyes, the first Latino Judge to be elected to the Appellate Court will serve as the Morton College’s 98th annual Commencement ceremonies speaker. Morton College will be hosting two traditional in-person and in-door commencement ceremonies in the Vais Gymnasium. The ceremonies will be on Friday, May 20th at …

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Alumni Profile – Tamara Boston

This alumni profile of Tamara Boston was triggered while wandering through Morton College’s archives. Came across a 2010 photo of Boston and Tara Chavez, now a high school biology/chemistry teacher, when they represented Morton College on the Phi Theta Kappa All Illinois Academic Team. Boston is among the many who started at Morton College and …

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