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IVCC Art Instructor Retiring

Justice Petersen, IV Leader Editor April 30, 2021

After a teaching career of 32 years, IVCC Art instructor Karen Zeilman is retiring after this year.  Karen Zeilman has taught at IVCC for 17 years, as well as having taught high school...

Mathematics professor retires

Samuel May and Jacob Kinsella March 11, 2021

Dan Serafini, a professor with the IVCC mathematics department, is retiring following the 2021 spring semester. When asked about what made him decide to teach math, Mr. Serafini explained that there...

Meet IVCC’s New Welding Instructor

Raina Murdock, IV Leader Staff March 11, 2021

Theresa Molln is a new welding instructor at Illinois Valley Community College. When asked about why she chose teaching welding as a career, she said, “I have always loved helping others figure things...

New Faculty Spotlight: Theresa Molln

Raina Murdock, IV Leader Staff March 11, 2021

Theresa Molln is a new welding instructor at Illinois Valley Community College. When asked about why she chose teaching welding as a career, she said, “I have always loved helping others figure things...

Scholarship created in memory of Christine Jordan Kalil

Scholarship created in memory of Christine Jordan Kalil

IV Leader Staff February 18, 2021

A scholarship for students planning to teach in the fine arts has been established in memory of Christine Jordan Kalil.  The $1,000 annual award will support students pursuing teaching careers...

Psyched Up for Psych

Hallie Hellman, IV Leader Staff February 18, 2021

A wise person once said, "Teaching is the profession that creates all other professions." This quote is precisely why Mrs. Jill Urban-Bollis began teaching and has been for the last 23 years at IVCC. She...

Naomi Pickens and her three children ready for their first day of the school year.

Knowing Naomi Pickens

Chloe Garkey, Staff Writer May 1, 2020

A day in the life of Naomi Pickens is always different and always eventful. Whether she is trying to keep up with her three kids or grasp the attention of her high school students. She tries her best to...

Diversity Writing Entries Sought

Diversity Writing Entries Sought

November 26, 2019

Illinois Valley Community College’s Diversity Team has begun accepting submissions for “Honoring His Legacy: 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Writing Contest.” All IVCC students are encouraged...

IV Leader staff attended the Illinois Community College Journalism Association spring conference and accepted awards. Back row: Noah Currie, Summer Hoagland-Abernathy, Rachel Einhaus, Alexandria Bennett, and adviser Lori Cinotte. Front row: Kellsie Edgcomb and Martha Hoffman.

IV Leader wins again

IVLeader, Staff Writer April 26, 2018

For the second straight year, IV Leader, the student newspaper at Illinois Valley Community College, was awarded the Mike Foster Award for General Excellence, the highest award presented, at the Illinois...

Farewell part I

Martha Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2018

Well, the time has finally come. This is the final issue for the 2017–2018 school year. Our staff has strived to serve you to the best of our abilities, giving you the news, sharing ideas, and engaging...

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