11 Jul

2017 SkillsUSA National Championship

From June 19-23, 2017, Illinois Central College participated at the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, Kentucky. ICC students represented the state of Illinois in Diesel Equipment Technology, Screen Printing Technology, Internetworking, Computer Programming, Advertising Design, Graphics Imaging-Sublimation, and T-Shirt Design. 2 students were awarded national silver medals.

silvermedalSILVER:

Jessica Cupples
Screen Printing Technology
Metamora
Katelyn Logsdon
Graphics Imaging-Sublimation
Pekin

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

4
Kevin Stephenson
Internetworking
Peoria
5
Tyler Phillips
T-Shirt Design
Pekin
8
Brandon Render
Computer Programming
Pekin
8
Devin Welchman
Advertising Design
North Pekin
12
Tyler Smith
Diesel Equipment Technology
Farmington

Additionally, Tyler Phillips’ T-Shirt design was selected by the state of Illinois as their official t-shirt at the National Conference. If you look closely you can see various iconic symbols and imagery of Illinois including the Chicago skyline, earth moving equipment, a corn field, the face of Abraham Lincoln, and more.

04 May

2017 SkillsUSA Illinois State Championship

ICC took 51 students and faculty advisors to the SkillsUSA State Championships in Springfield (April 27-29). Gold medalists have earned the honor of competing at the National Conference in Louisville, KY in June. Please help us in congratulating the following students on a job well done and Good Luck in Louisville:

Medalists from Illinois Central College:

goldmedalGOLD:

1 Tyler Smith Diesel Equipment Technology (Farmington)
2 Jessica Cupples Screen Printing Technology (Metamora)
3 Kevin Stephenson Internetworking (Peoria)
4 Brandon Render Computer Programming (Pekin)
5 Devin Welchman Advertising Design (North Pekin)
6 Katelyn Logsdon Graphic Imaging Sublimation (Pekin)
7 Tyler Phillips T-Shirt Design (Pekin)
8 Austin Cobb Welding (Peoria)
9 Jeff Joos
Antonio Barron
Boston Jones
Welding Fabrication – Team (East Peoria)
                                         (Peoria)
                                         (Peoria)

silvermedalSILVER:

1 Morgan Pyles Diesel Equipment Technology (Sparland)
2 Shayla Rippey Pin Design (East Peoria)
3 Kerstin Faichney Graphic Imaging Sublimation (Pekin)
4 Alex Davis Photography (Pekin)
5 Alex Davis Creative Photography Display: Digital – Color  (Pekin)
6 Brody Mosher Welding (Peoria)

bronzemedalBRONZE:

1 Chris Kittilson Diesel Equipment Technology (Utica)

Of the remaining competitors from ICC, 13 of our students placed in the top 10 in their competitions.

In addition to our many student wins, our chapter also won First Place – Total Membership Award. This is the 17th consecutive year that ICC has had the largest overall post-secondary membership.

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Special thanks to the ICC faculty and staff who attended the conference:

Kevin Wells, Kim Hawthorne, Mike Daugherty, Jeff Gardner, Shane Seals, Brian Weaver, John Baggett, Mark DuBois and Jim Hays our bus driver. As always—thank you for your extra help and commitment to the organization. Our chapter appreciates it!!

As in the past, many of our faculty and alumni continue to play supporting roles with the state and local chapters. Congratulations to all!!! ICC Alumni who give of their time as Contest Supervisors/assistants as well: Andrew Fritz—Internetworking contest supervisor; Adam Bollinger—Internetworking judge; Nick Hulva—State Board member; Michael Raydon—Computer Maintenance judge; Mark DuBois–Web Design contest supervisor; Brandy Thatcher—Web Design judge; Shari Tripp—Web Design judge; Jonathan Warrant—Web Design judge; and Eric Hill—Illinois State Executive Director. We have an amazing, active alumni that continues to grow each and every year. We can’t say enough about their dedication and commitment to giving back to the students and the organization. For those faculty advisors who couldn’t attend the conference this year, but spend the year in advance of the conference preparing the students, thank you as well!!

Thank you to our chapter officers and co-advisors (Kevin Stephenson, Brandon Render and Kevin Wells and Kim Hawthorne) for the extra help before, during, and after the conference.  Special thanks as always to Dr. Quirk-Bailey, Bruce Budde, our administration, the Educational Foundation and to the ICC Board of Directors for your continued support of our efforts and our organization!!

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.

2016NLSC

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.

07 Jul

2015 SkillsUSA National Championship

2015NLSC-Tshirt

This year five students represented Illinois Central College in Louisville, Kentucky to take part in the 51st annual SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference that was held from June 22-27, 2015. One student was awarded a National medal.

silvermedal SILVER:

Jason Horn
 Graphic Communications

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

4th Place Seth Schumacher Diesel Equipment Technology
7th Place Tyler Phillips Graphics Communications
12th Place Mitchell Sandlin Telecommunications Cabling
14th Place Noah Mefford Telecommunications Cabling

As always Illinois Central College had several Alumni and Faculty participating at this year’s National Conference to help assist students, judge competitions, and represent the State of Illinois:

Kim Hawthorne, Kevin Wells, Mark DuBois, Dave Cook, Jeff Gardner, Shari Tripp, Brandy Thatcher, Nicholas Hulva, Michael Raydon, and Jonathan Worent. Eric Hill (former state and local ICC SkillsUSA officer) will be taking over as the State Director for SkillsUSA Illinois in September.

In addition, Mark DuBois and Jeff Gardner will be representing not only ICC, but Illinois and the nation as supervisor and judges at World Skills International in August 2015. They are the first two from Illinois with this honor.

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

2015NLSC

28 Apr

2015 SkillsUSA Illinois State Championship

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ICC took 70 students and faculty advisors to the SkillsUSA State Championships in Springfield (April 22-25). These Gold medalists have won the honor of competing at Nationals in Louisville, KY in June. Please help me in congratulating 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  Tyler Phillips  Graphic Communications (Pekin)
3  Jason Horn  Graphic Communications (Morton)
4  Noah Mefford  Telecommunications Cabling (Pekin)
5  Mitchell Sandlin  Telecommunications Cabling (Pekin)
6  Mitchell Sandlin  Quiz Bowl (Pekin)
7  Logan Winkler  Quiz Bowl (Pekin)
8  Christopher Boyer  Quiz Bowl (Farmington)
9  Zachary Regnier  Quiz Bowl (Cuba)

silvermedalSILVER:

1  Kelsey Fields  Graphic Communications (Pekin)
2  Fritz Hinrichsen  HVACR (Congerville)
3  Bryc Myers  Telecommunications Cabling (Pekin)
4  Christopher Boyer  Information Technology Service (Farmington)
5  Joel Nieman  Sheet Metal (East Peoria)
6  Zachary Regnier  Technical Computer Applications (Cuba)
7  Samuel Johnson  Welding (Peoria)

bronzemedalBRONZE:

1  Kyle Hoeft  Diesel Equipment Technology (Manito)
2  Alex Schwarz  Telecommunications Cabling (Pekin)
3  Shayla Rippey  Graphic Communications (East Peoria)
4  Joeseph Privett  Internetworking (Pekin)
5  Amy Guynn  Internetworking (Peoria)
6  Jeffery Chiaravalle  Welding (Peoria)

Of the remaining competitors from ICC, 35 of our students placed in the top 10 in their competitions.

In addition to our many student wins, our chapter also won First Place – Total Membership Award. This is the 15th consecutive year that ICC has had the largest overall post-secondary membership.

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07 Jul

2014 SkillsUSA National Championship

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The SkillsUSA Championships, held in Kansas City, Mo., took place June 24-26, 2014, as part of the SkillsUSA 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. Illinois Central College was represented by twelve students across nine different competitions. Two students in particular were awarded medallions.

goldmedalGOLD:

 
Nathaniel Riehl
Computer Programming

bronzemedalBRONZE:

 
Adam Bollinger
Internetworking

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

4th Place
Kelley Milligan
Graphics Communications
6th Place
Logan Winkler
Telecommunications Cabling
7th Place
Katie Julien
First Air/CPR
9th Place
Anavel Trujillo-Anaya
James Banks
Web Design (Team)
10th Place
Mary Marck
Advertising Design
16th Place
Mitchell Sandlin
Telecommunications Cabling
18th Place
Brad Russell
Diesel Equipment Technology
25th Place
Dustin Cart
Welding
26th Place
Mitchell Hill
Internetworking

Illinois Central College also had several Alumni and Faculty participating at this year’s National Conference to help assist students, judge competitions, or were representing the State of Illinois:

Kim Hawthorne, Kevin Wells, Mark DuBois, Dave Cook, Jeff Gardner, Tom Wester, Shari Tripp, Brandy Thatcher, Eric Hill, Nicholas Hulva, Michael Raydon, and Jonathan Worent.

Thank you to all the students and faculty for representing Illinois Central College and the State of Illinois in such a remarkable way!!

NLSC

16 Apr

2014 SkillsUSA Illinois State Championship

SkillsIL-50th

Illinois Central College took 85 students and faculty advisors to the SkillsUSA State Championships in Springfield (April 2-5). These Gold medalists have won the honor of competing at Nationals in Kansas City in June. Please help me in congratulating the following students on a job well done and Good Luck in Kansas City:

Medalists from Illinois Central College:

goldmedalGOLD:

1 Brad Russell Diesel Equipment (Glassford)
2 Adam Bollinger Internetworking (Pekin)
3 Mitch Hill Internetworking (Pekin)
4 Logan Winkler Telecommunications Cabling (Pekin)
5 Mitchell Sandlin Telecommunications Cabling (Pekin)
6 Kelly Milligan Graphics Communication (Mackinaw)
7 Mary Marck Advertising Design (Delavan)
8 Nathaniel Riehl Computer Programming (Washington)
9 Dustin Cart Welding (Bartonville)
10 Anavel Trujillo-Anaya
Stephanie Blackwell
Web Design (Glassford)
Web Design (Morton)

silvermedalSILVER:

1 Jason Moser Diesel Equipment (Roanoke)
2 Katie Julien First Aid/CPR (Marquette Heights)
3 Tyler Durham Internetworking (Pekin)
4 Sean Linden Job Interview (Pekin)
5 James Banks Web Design (Peoria)

bronzemedalBRONZE:

1 John Wyatt Diesel Equipment (Pleasant Plains, IL)
2 Montie Wilder Internetworking (Pekin)
3 Jesse Peters Internetworking (Pekin)
4 Chad Birchenall Computer Maintenance (Eureka)
5 David Watson Graphics Communication (East Peoria)
6 Maxwell Overholt Graphics Communication (Pekin)
7 Logan Welchman Telecommunications Cabling (Pekin)

Of the remaining competitors from ICC, 32 of our students placed in the top 10 in their competitions.

In addition to our many student wins, our chapter also won First Place – Total Membership Award.

­Special thanks to the ICC faculty and staff who attended the conference:

Kevin Wells, Mike Daugherty, Jeff Gardner, Mark DuBois, Eric McCann, Shane Seals, Jeff Joos, Brian Weaver, John Baggett, and our amazing bus driver!! As always—thank you for your extra help and commitment to the organization. The students and I appreciate it!!

Thanks again to Mark DuBois who was a contest supervisors for Web Design. Our Alumni continue to play supporting roles with the state and local chapters. Congratulations to all!!! ICC Alumni who give of their time as Contest Supervisors/assistants as well: Jonathan Warrant—Web Design contest assistant; Brandy Thatcher—Web Design contest assistant; Andrew Fritz—Internetworking contest supervisor; Dave McKnight—Internetworking judge; Nick Hulva—State Board member and Contest Floor setup assistant and Quiz Bowl and Computer Maintenance Contest Supervisors; Michael Raydon—Computer Maintenance; and Eric Hill—State Assistant Director, Conference and Alumni Assistant. We have an amazing, active alumni that continues to grow each and every year. I can’t say enough about their dedication and commitment to giving back to the students and the organization.

Thank you to our chapter officers and co-advisor (Adam Bollinger, Logan Winkler, Chad Birchenall, Montie Wilder, Nate Riehl, Sean Linden, Donald Clouse and Kevin Wells) for the extra help before, during, and after the conference. Lunch delivery helper: Kevin helped me deliver the lunches (over 60 lunches served at two locations) to all of the competitors.

10 Mar

2014 IACTE Conference

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The Illinos Central College chapter officers and advisors attended the 2014 IACTE conference. We volunteered our time to the organization by helping out with the technology aspects of the conference and by taking pictures, among other things. Below are (will be) some pictures from the conference.