HWC Humanities and Music Faculty Updates

Thank you Professor Matthew Shevitz, Chair of the Humanities and Music Department for sharing the great updates below!

  • Marcy Henry was long-listed for two international literary prizes
  • Randy Miller has had a painting on display at the Hyde Park Art Center
  • Jennifer Wilson was featured in the “Spotlight” section of the Herald (HWC Student newspaper)
  • Kevin Kozol and Mike Bruno’s jazz group Spare Parts is having their music featured by the Ryan Adamsons Medium Ensemble at the Jazz Showcase on November 23
  • The jazz faculty recorded new tracks for our department’s website which will be posted soon
  • Rachel Brown’s classical ensemble the Ursa Ensemble has three concerts coming up at the Kitchen Sink (10/25), Pianoforte Foundation (10/26), and the Narloch Piano Studio (10/28)
  • Alicia Sowisdral organized the recent protest at the Trump Tower for Pussy Grabs Back, part of a nationally coordinated movement
  • Matt Shevitz will be performing at SPACE in Evanston with nationally recognized blues guitarist Eric Lindell

HWC Employee of the Month

The Harold Washington College community gathered this morning to celebrate the winner of the September Employee of the Month, Professor Mia Garrison, and also the nominees.

Nominees for September 2016:
Joyce Britten, Housekeeper, Housekeeping
Eva Lopez, College Bursar Assistant, Business Office
Valetta Buckner, Payroll Specialist, Business Office
Marie Monter, College Advisor, Advising Office
Vincent Wiggins, Associate Dean of Instruction, Office of Instruction Lisa Ayala, College Clerical Assistant, Advising Office

Winner for September 2016:
Professor Mia Garrison, English Department

Congratulations to our winner, nominees and big thanks for all of the community members who took the time to nominate their colleagues.

To nominate an employee for the October Employee of the month please click Here!!

Photo credit for the pictures below: Amelia Tsang, President’s Office

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Joyce Britten, Marie Monter, President Martyn, Professor Mia Garrison, Eva Lopez, and Lisa Ayala (from left to right).


Kelly Joseph HWC Student Government Association Vice President Leads Volunteer Efforts

Kelly Joseph, Student Government Association Vice President at Harold Washington College is leading an effort to help Harold Washington College students to volunteer their time in our community.  Kelly Dobbins, Director of Workforce Development, connected Kelly with A Safe Haven, who happens to be run by one of our Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Alum. A group visited A Safe Haven on Friday and learned more about the organization, had a tour and Kelly is working to coordinate a food pantry volunteer day. Interested HWC students, faculty and staff should contact Kelly at http://kellynicolej96.gmail.com.


HWC Alumni Recruiting HWC Students!

Two Harold Washington College alumni are now recruiting HWC students for positions at their firms.  Kelly Dobbins, Director of Workforce Partnerships shared that at the HWC Career Fair last week, Eduardo Pallares, hired at the Fall 2015 job fair and recently promoted by Baker & McKenzie was now recruiting at the Fall 2016 job fair!  Juan Arenas, another alumnus was hired by Allstate at the Spring 2016 HWC job fair and is now recruiting for them.  What a great story to hear about our HWC student successes – and their passion to have other HWC students follow in their footsteps.  Thanks for sharing Kelly!

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HWC Professor, Dr. Farah Movahedzadeh brings Dr. Nina Wolf to Campus

Professor Farah Movahedzadeh, Professor of Biology at Harold Washington College recently invited a guest speaker, Dr. Nina Wolf from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Pharmacy to speak with her class.  Dr. Wolf gave a talk about protein structure and interacted with the HWC students, many of whom are Pre-Pharmacy. Dr. Wolf is a a community college graduate who continued her education and earned a Ph.D. from UIC in 2014.  Dr. Wolf is an excellent role model for our students!

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HWC Veterans Service Team Attends Chicago Veterans Affairs Event

Harold Washington College Veteran Service team attended Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s City of Chicago Veterans Affairs event introducing The Headstrong Project. This organization provides transitional assistance to veterans. Find more about the Headstrong project here. Thank you Marcus Williams for sharing the update with our HWC Community!

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Child Development Program Update

From: specialannounce
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 12:24 PM
Subject: Spring 2017 Child Development Program Information


Dear CCC,


We would like to inform you of the status of the Child Development Programs at City Colleges of Chicago in preparation for registration for Spring 2017 semester: all students continue to be able to enroll in child development courses and programs at the colleges that offer Child Development courses and programs.


Please see below for detail regarding approved Child Development programs at each of our Colleges:



  •     Xdenotes active program at college
  •     Gateways: Students from entitled institutions completing aligned coursework are eligible for two years to apply for credentials that are recognized by the state of Illinois. www.ilgateways.com/en/entitled-institutions

If you have any questions regarding this information, please email at trumanc2c@ccc.edu or call at 773-907-4650.

Please see the flyer here for more information for Spring 2017 registration.