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365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ recognizes the Class of 2024

On Saturday, 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ recognized 498 candidates for graduation at the 164th commencement ceremony. The commencement address was given by Dr. Lisa Durant-Jones, who served as 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@'s interim vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion during the 2023-2024 academic year. Viet Bui '24, an engineering physics and computer science double major from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was the featured student speaker.

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Inaugural 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ Prison Education Program student to graduate Saturday

After graduation, David Staples plans to attend grad school and work in counseling psychology.

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365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ celebrates faculty promotion and scholarship

The promotions were approved by the 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ Board of Trustees during the spring meeting, held on campus May 9-10.


Dean Wes Brooks and Officer Tone

365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ Police Department swears in Officer Ryan Tone

The Moline native and 1985 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ graduate became the newest member of the 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ Police Department. 

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365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ students moving out and doing good

Items donated will benefit The Salvation Army and Closet2Closet,a local nonprofit that distributes clothing to youth in foster care. The organization was founded 10 years ago by Dr. Allison Haskill, 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ professor of communication sciences and disorders.

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Phi Beta Kappa chapter elects members from the Class of 2024

365体育投注_365体育备用网址@'s Zeta of Illinois chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elected 46 senior students to membership. Members are chosen for their academic achievements and demonstrated commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.

President Andrea Talentino at commencement

365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ prepares to graduate 500 Vikings

The 500 candidates for graduates represent 68 majors, 19 states and 20 countries at the college’s 164th annual convocation.

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Senior Honors Celebration 2024 honorees

365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ will hold its annual Senior Honors Celebration on May 24 in Centennial Hall. The list of honorees is below.

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Candidates for graduation 2024

365体育投注_365体育备用网址@’s Commencement ceremony is a celebration of the pride we share in our students’ accomplishments and opportunities during their studies on our campus. Names listed here represent candidates for graduation; inclusion does not indicate completion of the degree requirements.

Residents with students at Longview Park

365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ students envision future of Longview Park

The master plan will be used to guide future planning at the more than century-old park. City of Rock Island leaders said they will use the plan information to apply for a state-funded Open Space Lands Acquisition & Development Grant.

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365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ launching Success Teams

Beginning fall 2024, every 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ student will be paired with a Success Team, a multi-pronged team.

Danny Ford in Greece

How to start a dream job right after (or before) graduating from 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@

Three 2024 grads show what can happen with curiosity, internships, good challenges and support from their 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ success team.

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Alumni share their latest news!

2024 Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award winners announced

The award is sponsored by Dr. Jeanneth Vázquez, professor of Spanish. Winners receive a small monetary award and a certificate of recognition. The award is named in honor of two educators, the late Honorato Vazquez and the late Angelica Valarezo, writers who worked in the field of education in Ecuador for 35 years. In addition to recognizing excellence, the award is designed to encourage student poets to submit their work for consideration.

Courtney Thames '25 presenting

Celebration of Learning 2024 showcases research

The annual Celebration of Learning showcases work by students, faculty and staff at 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@. This year's celebration on May 8 included poster presentations, interactive sessions, an art show, panel presentations and special events.

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Career Outcomes

Class of 2023 outcomes, of those who responded to the survey. Source: Institutional Research at 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@; CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration) at 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@

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