Say Yes to Your Flaws

Matthew Klein, IV Leader Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

Filed under News, Uncategorized

Luke Tomsha, founder of The Perfect- ly Flawed Foundation, told his story to anIVCC psychology class on Thursday, Sept. 6. Tomsha has a bachelor’s degree in En-gineering from the University of Illinoisand a son named Kash and is a former her-oin addict. He is the founder of The Perfectly Flawed Foundation, which is a local not- for-profit focused on strengthening com-munities affected by substance abuse by investing in children, individuals, and ed-ucation. Tomsha explained what he and The Perfectly Flawed Foundation are doing to-day to fight the ongoing opioid battle. According to perfectlyflawed.org, “Luke leads a life of fulfillment through community action and helping children and individuals affected by addiction, one small step at a time. Luke is a supporter of harm-reduction and emphasizes focusing on small wins and any positive change. “Whether it be medical-assisted treat-ment, abstinence-based programs, or more holistic approaches, Luke believes addic-tion is not a one size fits all package and advocates for multiple pathways to re-covery. Luke is an active member of the Illinois Opioid Crisis Response Advisory Council. He also speaks to groups in the Midwest about his experiences in hopes of educating the unsuspecting public about how the Opioid Crisis is slowly destroying our communities from within”. The Perfectly Flawed Foundation just launched its Community Partners Pro-gram. The program collaborates with local businesses and allows children the oppor-tunity to unlock their potential in enrich-ment activities such as art, music, karate, yoga, and more, as well as support through counseling. The aim of the program is to give chil-dren something to say “Yes” to. Learn more about Tomsha and The Per-fectly Flawed Foundation at www.perfect-lyflawed.org ...

Truck Driver Training: Fill Your Brain and Your Wallet

August 30, 2018

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Over 2,000 students have earned their class “A” commercial driver’s license, CDL, through Illinois Valley Community College’s Truck Driver Training, TDT, since the program opened in 2000. The CDL comes with all endorsements...

In Kahoots

Summer Hoagland-Abernathy and Sydney Johnson

August 30, 2018

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Freshmen hit the ground running at the Student Convocation on Aug. 14. The day started out with speeches from different teachers and department heads. To first-year student Noah Fabris, one teacher stuck out in particular:...

Numbers Down, Morale Up

Rachel Maggio, IV Leader Web Editor

August 30, 2018

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Back-to-school season has officially arrived, and students are getting back into their normal routines to have a successful start to their school year. Comparing numbers from the first day of school this year and the first...

Deadline Set For Fall Graduation Application

August 30, 2018

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Are you ready to graduate or complete a degree or certificate from IVCC at the end of the fall semester?If you think that you might be eligible for a degree or certificate, you must apply for graduation in order to have it posted...

Kim Radek-Hall: A profile

Chase Ochsner, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

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Kim Radek, English and Film Professor at Illinois Valley Community College, has been inspiring college students since the 1990s. Radek wanted to “work with college students because I enjoyed college considerably…and realized I ...

News Briefs

Staff, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

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Adult Education event slated for May 15 Illinois Valley Community College’s Adult Education program will honor those who have passed the GED test to earn a high school equivalency, have obtained citizenship and hav...

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