JJC Receives ‘Salute to Service’ Honor from JTHS

Joliet Junior College was honored as a Salute to Service award recipient, receiving a superintendent’s medallion from Joliet Township High School District 204 on May 2 at the Jacob Henry Mansion in downtown Joliet. The award recognizes the outstanding partnership between District 204 and the college.

JJC was honored as a Salute to Service award recipient, receiving a superintendent’s medallion from District 204 on May 2.

JJC has been a JTHS partner for a long time – dating as far back as 1901, when JJC was formed as a part of the high school. The college eventually branched off into its own entity in the late 1910s and then moved to its main campus on Houbolt Road in the late 1960s.

At the JTHS partnership event, JJC was acknowledged for the support services it offers to JTHS students, which include dual credit courses – classes that count as college credit but students can take in high school, saving them both time and money.

JJC and JTHS have also worked together on the Latino Empowerment Conference, the African American Teen Summit, the Advanced Integrated Maintenance (AIM) program for students interested in technical careers, the nursing assistant program, and the Educational Talent Search program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

“I truly believe our relationship with JTHS is stronger than ever,” said JJC President Dr. Judy Mitchell. “District 204 continues to be a dedicated collaborator in our collective mission: to positively impact our community through access to education.”

“It is truly humbling to know that we have so many dedicated and supportive community members and volunteers that believe in giving back to our students and schools,” said JTHS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl McCarthy. “I am so grateful for their support.”

Others recognized at the event included Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Will and Grundy County, Joliet Central alum Sue Pritz Bornhofen and Betty and Rev. Lishers Mahone.

To learn more about District 204, visit www.jths.org. To learn more about JJC, visit www.jjc.edu.

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