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New IVCC students welcomed to student convocation

Illinois Valley Community College will host its ninth annual new student convocation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the Cultural Centre.

Incoming students are required to attend the convocation that is designed as a welcome and orientation to IVCC. After the ceremony, students will participate in breakout sessions to discuss areas of concern, college expectations and support opportunities.

“Convocation is designed to unite all new students with IVCC faculty and to meet our President Jerry Corcoran. We look forward to welcoming everyone,” said Mark Grzybowski, Associate Vice President for Student Services.

After convocation, students are invited to a new student picnic in the main lobby. The free event will include activities, intramural games, prizes and a chance to meet faculty and staff.

“Representatives from Western Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Bradley, Aurora University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign will also be at the picnic for new students to meet and start thinking about transferring," Grzybowski said.

For information, call 815-224-0439.

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