01 Jul

2016 SkillsUSA National Championship

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This year our students represented Illinois Central College in Louisville, Kentucky as part of the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference that was held from June 20-25, 2016. Five students were awarded National medals.

goldmedalGOLD:

 
Seth Schumacher
Diesel Equipment Technology
Tyler Phillips
Screen Printing
Kelsey Fields
Graphic Imaging Sublimation

silvermedalSILVER:

 
Jessica Cupples
Graphic Communication

bronzemedalBRONZE:

 
Joel Nieman
Sheet Metal

Of the remaining competitors from Illinois Central College, five placed within the top 10 in their competitions.

5th Place Anthony Vinson
First Aid/CPR
5th Place Joshua Neumann
Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
6th Place Zachary Regnier Technical Computer Applications
8th Place Shayla Rippey
Jason Horn
3D Animation and Visualization
3D Animation and Visualization
10th Place Jacob Day
Internetworking

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Several of ICC’s Faculty and Alumni have continued to assist at the National Conference. Eric Hill (Pekin) (former State and local officer) and current State Director for SkillsUSA Illinois. Michael Raydon (Chillicothe) (former local officer and national medalist) assisted with the National Education Team in the Computer Maintenance competition. Jonathan Worent (Peoria) (former national medalist) assisted with the National Education Team in the Web Design competition. Brandy Thatcher (Former local officer and national medalist) and Shari Tripp (Pekin) (ICC) assisted with judging for Web Design. Mark DuBois continued this year (as in the past several years) in the role of National Technical Chair for the Web Design competition. Nick Hulva (East Peoria) (former State and local officer and national medalist) served on the Quiz Bowl National Education Team. Nick has also served this past year at the State level serving on the Board of Directors. Colin Van Orman (Forest City) (former state medalist and national competitor) has joined us this year as a new faculty member and faculty advisor. Kevin Wells (East Peoria) (former local officer and student medalist in Internetworking) continues to serve as the Faculty and Chapter co-advisor for SkillsUSA. Thank you all for representing Illinois Central College and the State of Illinois in such a remarkable way!!

Congratulations to the following faculty and staff for their tremendous efforts in preparing our students and for accompanying the students to Louisville in addition to those who assisted them virtually: Kim Hawthorne, Kevin Wells, Colin Van Orman, Brian Weaver, Mark DuBois, John Baggett, Jeff Gardner, Mike Daugherty, Shane Seals, Eric McCann, and Alyson Smith. Special thanks to Mike Beltramea (our driver) for getting us to and from Louisville safely. Thank you all for a job well done

Thank you to all the students and faculty for representing Illinois Central College and the State of Illinois.

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26 Apr

2016 SkillsUSA Illinois State Championship

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ICC took 60 students and faculty advisors to the SkillsUSA State Championships in Springfield (April 21-23). Gold medalists have earned the honor of competing at the National Conference in Louisville, KY in June. Please congratulate the following students on a job well done and Good Luck in Louisville:

Medalists from Illinois Central College:

goldmedalGOLD:

1 Seth Schumacher Diesel Equipment Technology (Eureka)
2 Jessica Cupples Graphic Communications (Metamora)
3 Shalya Rippey
Jason Horn
3D Animation and Visualization (East Peoria)
3D Animation and Visualization (Morton)
4 Jacob Day Internetworking (Washington)
5 Kelsey Fields Graphics Imaging Sublimation (Pekin)
6 Anthony Vinson First Aid (Secor)
7 Joshua Neumann Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (Creve Coeur)
8 Zachary Reginer Technical Computer Applications (Cuba)
9 Tyler Phillips Screen Printing (Pekin)
10 Austin Cobb Welding (Peoria)
11 Joel Nieman Sheet Metal (East Peoria)

silvermedalSILVER:

1 Bailey Tindall Graphic Communications (Pekin)
2 Brandon Render Computer Programming (Pekin)
3 Montie Wilder Internetworking (Eureka)
4 Corbin Steiner Diesel Equipment Technology (Tremont)
5 Christopher Johnson Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration  (Bartonville)
6  Antonio Barron Welding (Peoria)

bronzemedalBRONZE:

1 Ben Meyer Diesel Equipment Technology (Rockton)
2 Robert Gills Jr. Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (Delevan)
3 Christopher Johnson Sheet Metal (Bartonville)

Of the remaining competitors from ICC, 34 of our students placed in the top 10 in their competitions.

In addition to our many student wins, our chapter also won 2016 Membership Award. This is the 16th consecutive year that ICC has had the largest overall post-secondary membership.

2 of Illinois Central College's students on the medal stand.