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Rich Jacksic Automotive Technology Memorial Scholarship Announces 2021-2022 Recipient

(Cicero, IL) Amy Jacksic was 100 percent certain of her choice of Morton College student Jose Ochoa-Villalta for the first Rich Jacksic Automotive Technology Memorial Scholarship, but she needed to text her sister. Emily Meyerowitz, Amy’s sister, quickly responded, Jose, followed by many exclamation marks. Judging by Jose’s joyous response to the news today (July …

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Morton College Cannabis Dispensary Technician Certificate Program
Debuts in the Spring 2022 Semester

(Cicero, IL) When marijuana became legal in Illinois in 2020, Morton College acted on an opportunity to meet its goal of developing programs to serve community needs by creating a new Cannabis Dispensary Technician certificate. Morton College’s program, which debuts in the Spring 2022 semester, focuses on the industry’s medical and business aspects.Just the numbers …

Morton College Cannabis Dispensary Technician Certificate Program
Debuts in the Spring 2022 Semester
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Morton College Announces Two One-Time Awards to Eligible Enrolled Students

(Cicero, IL) Morton College’s registration push always has been to sign up in advance for the best choice of classes. Now, there’s a new incentive for students to enroll early for the Fall Semester at Morton College with two one-time awards, funded by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. One focuses on recent high …

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Morton College Awarded Renewal of the Perkins Grant to
Continue the Growth of Career Technical Education Programs

(Cicero, IL) Morton College received good news on the renewal of its Perkins Grant for $358,720 in Fiscal Year 2022. However, the real story is about how Morton College accomplished its renewal. Morton College, which uses Perkins Grant funding for a variety of technical education and health science educational needs ranging from equipment, professional development …

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Continue the Growth of Career Technical Education Programs
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Morton College’s Joe Albanese received the
Illinois Community College Trustees Association’s 2021 “Lifelong Learning” Award

(Cicero, IL) While Morton College’s Joe Albanese received the Illinois Community College Trustees Association’s 2021 “Lifelong Learning” Award, the Berwyn native considers this honor being about many others above himself. It’s for his late mother, Loretta, who sat side-by-side with Albanese among the graduates at Morton College’s 1989 Commencement ceremony. It’s for his sister, Colleen, …

Morton College’s Joe Albanese received the
Illinois Community College Trustees Association’s 2021 “Lifelong Learning” Award
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Morton College Announces 2021 Commencement Speaker

 May 3, 2021 (Cicero, IL) Award-winning writer, actor, producer, Rick Najera, will be the guest speaker at Morton College’s 96th annual Commencement ceremonies.  Morton College will be hosting three separate, socially distant, in-person commencement ceremonies for graduates only in the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center. The ceremonies will be on Friday, May 21st at 6 p.m., …

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The Higher Learning Commission Extends Morton College’s Fully Accredited-On Notice Status

The Higher Learning Commission Extends Morton College’s Fully Accredited-On Notice Status (Cicero, IL) Morton College announced today after an extensive evaluation process the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Board extended the College’s accreditation status of ‘Accredited-On Notice.’ The institution remains fully accredited and meets all Criteria for Accreditation. The designation of Notice indicates that the College …

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Morton College Introduces Panther Balance Forgiveness Grant

Morton College is introducing a new program for the Spring 2021 semester to help students in good academic standing, but who are facing financial difficulties. The Panther Balance Forgiveness Grant Initiative, a one-time program, will allow students to enroll for the Spring 2021 semester even if they have a previous balance from the Fall or …

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#MCTeaching&LearningSince1924 is part of an ongoing series…

#MCTeaching&LearningSince1924 is part of an ongoing series about how teaching and learning are taking place at Morton College during the pandemic. Responses are edited for clarity and length. Business Technologies Department chair and instructor Dr. Brian Gilligan shares how he’s adapting to teaching online classes at Morton College. This is his 13th year teaching at …

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#MCTeaching&LearningSince1924 is part of an ongoing series…

#MCTeaching&LearningSince1924 is part of an ongoing series about how teaching and learning are taking place at Morton College during the pandemic. Responses are edited for clarity and length. Speech communication instructor Jason Edgar shares how he’s adapting to teaching online classes at Morton College. This is his third year teaching at Morton College and 16th …

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