Issuu on Google+

A Message from Our Chairman To the Triton College Community: During this holiday season, the spirit of giving fills us all. In this giving spirit, friends and supporters of Triton College gathered at the Triton College Foundation President’s Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 13. This enjoyable event, held in honor of Dr. Mary Jo Schuler, raised more than $33,000 for the Foundation. Dr. Schuler is a Board member on the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation and a member of Women Leaders in Philanthropy. A strong supporter of Triton College, Dr. Schuler also serves on the Triton College Community Advisory Committee. Thanks to the students and faculty of Triton’s Hospitality program for showcasing their culinary talents, as well as to our Triton Faculty Jazz Trio for providing musical entertainment. Special thank you to the following area restaurants for providing a fabulous spread for the crowd: Clavio’s Eatery, Elmcrest Banquets by Biancalana, Jim & Pete’s, Kervil’s, and Maria’s Mexican Restaurant. See photos and more information about this wonderful event within. The Triton College Foundation supports the college by providing funding for student scholarships and programs. This support helps Triton College serve our students and community despite the financial need created by the state’s funding shortfall in excess of $100 million over the last 15 years. We’ve tightened our belts and are as fiscally prudent as possible, but we can’t ignore repairs that are needed on campus. Projects, like roadway repairs and carpet replacement, are being phased over many years. Some repairs, however, cannot be phased in over a period of years. Such is the case with our swimming pool. Prior to the start of the fall semester, a leak was detected in our swimming pool. The pool had to be shut down and is in need of significant repairs. Thanks to the fantastic job Triton College does to get things done with limited resources, we are able to not only make repairs but also enhance the facility out of our reserves. At a community meeting on Nov. 14, the pool repair and enhancement project was explained to community members present. I’d like to thank the concerned students and community members who took time to attend that meeting and provide their suggestions and input. I appreciated the open dialogue and suggestions of the folks who use the facility. Watch the college website for progress on this project and the return of this amenity to the community next spring. I’m proud to tell you that in spite of the state funding shortfall mentioned above, the Triton College Board of Trustees will again maintain a flat tax levy. There will be no tax increase as the 2013 Tax Levy comes before the Board for approval this month. I hope you enjoy this issue of Page One and the many highlights of student success at Triton College. If you have any ideas of how Triton College can better serve you, I would like to hear them. Please feel free to contact me through the Office of the President at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3201, or e-mail me at Wishing you a peaceful and joyous holiday season! Best regards, Mark R. Stephens, Chairman, Triton College Board of Trustees Register Today! Stop by Super Saturday on Jan. 11 to register for classes in one day. Classes begin Jan. 21! This Issue Speaking of Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Letter From Our President . . . . . . . 3 Foundation President’s Reception . . 3 Did You Know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Program Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Triton Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 School of Business News . . . . . . . . . . 7 Dates to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Page One: Volume 8, Issue 4 • December 2013

Related publications