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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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Space Program Icons NASA is decommissioning the shuttles and launch pads that once were workhorses of the space program. Through his photographs of these icons, Roland Miller, a CLC dean, photography instructor and professional photographer, has created an enduring and often lyrical portrait of space program technology.

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Fine Dining, CLC Style Prairie, a new student-managed restaurant on the Grayslake campus, is the latest example of the growth in the college’s hospitality and culinary management program.

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Writing Success: Tenacity and the Right Niche

To Our Readers: Aspiration is a common thread running through the stories in this issue. In our cover story, featuring Roland Miller, a CLC dean, photography instructor and professional photographer, we tell of his quest to capture poignant and lyrical images of space technology. In “Writing Success,” we present the paths followed by two former CLC students to achieve their dreams of publishing. And, in “Fine Dining” and “More than Competition,” we show how two CLC enterprises—a new student-run restaurant and a winning forensics team—are the latest examples of academic excellence at the college. Enjoy the articles, and if CLC has helped you attain a meaningful goal, send an email to our writer, Dave Fink, at dfink@clcillinois.edu. You may be profiled in AlumNews! Julie Shroka, director of Alumni Relations and Special Events

Meet two former CLC students—a former mechanical engineer turned children’s author, and a woman who has worked through her dyslexia to attain success as a self-employed researcher and published author.

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More than Competition Led by instructors Lynn Harper and Joel Chmara, the CLC forensics team has won state and national awards. And the rewards of participating have inspired several alumni to give back as volunteer coaches.

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Class Notes

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News Roundup

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Upcoming Events

AlumNews AlumNews is published three times a year by the College of Lake County’s Office of Alumni Relations and Special Events. Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events JULIE SHROKA Administrative Secretary DORAE BLOCK

Cover: Roland Miller captures textures and reflected light on the underside of the space shuttle Discovery in 2012. Photo Credit: Ken Thorsley

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The College of Lake County Alumni Association serves as a vital link between alumni and the college by sponsoring educational, social and cu...