Category Archives: Recognition

And In the End . . .

I quoted Max De Pree on my way into Harold Washington College, and I’ll use the same quote on the way out: The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. It is time for me to say thank you. The […]

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CHEA Award for HWC

I am pleased to announce that Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, has won the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s 2013 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. In joining a select group of community colleges who have won this award, our faculty have demonstrated excellence as recognized in the announcement: […]

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For Alvin

Sometime towards the end of Alvin Bisarya’s remarks to the Board of Trustees in September, his voice cracked and his eyes welled up. He had presented on Reinvention progress. His closing remarks were a summation of the progress over the past two years and a hopeful projection of what great things we would do in […]

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Crescat scientia; vita excolatur

Saturday marked attendance at the third graduation ceremony in a month. CCC celebrated on May 12, last week I was at my nephew’s high school graduation, and yesterday the University of Chicago held its 511th convocation. Although I was there to see my son receive his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Honors, I had […]

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Green Star

Rich Wren, our Chief Engineer, doubles as a Media Celebrity in this week’s Time Out Chicago. Rich worked with Nikole Muzzy, our media relations/PR expert at HWC, to help prepare him for the interview. If you read to the end, you will find Rich’s views on an ecologically friendly graffiti removal product.