Adrianne Haley

As assistant to the chief judge, Adrianne is the daily contact for the Illinois JusticeCorps Student Ambassadors who work in the courthouse in partnership with KCC's Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies Program.

Andrew Arvanetes

An artist, Andrew created Tin Man, an outdoor sculpture now displayed on KCC's Riverfront Campus. Andrew's work often has stainless steel, bronze, mild steel, and wood. He has exhibited throughtout the country in competitions, and public art projects.

Andrew Hansen

Andrew is a local accountant and also is certified as an enrolled agent qualified to speak before the Internal Revenue Service. In the community, Andrew gives back by volunteering through his church, St. James the Apostle in Irwin, as a lector.

Andrew Wheeler

The chairman of the Kankakee County Board, Andrew has followed a newspaper career with work for the community, including volunteering. for the Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health, United Way, neighborhood organizations and other local charities.

Andy Lock

Posthumous recognition: Andy had a passion and talent for video production, and used those skills to work on historical events such as the 1996 Olympics, the Democratic National Convention, and the Chicago Bulls during Michael Jordan's last season, He also produced a 10 hour telethon for Easter Seals.

Andy Senesac

Andy spent his early years sketching landscapes by the Kankakee River. Now, he uses his artistic talent as a senior technical artist/lead facial artist at NetherRealm Studios in Chicago, where he animates characters for the popular game Mortal Combat.

Barbara Decker

KCC is a family tradition for Barbara. Her mother was an employee and all of her siblings attended KCC. A nurse, Barbara remains a strong supporter of community colleges. She serves on the KCC Foundation Board of Directors.

Brandon H. Myers

Brandon's service history includes being a police office, security contractor for the U.S. State Department, and investigator for the state Inspector General's Office. Most recently, Myers and his family created the Samuel R. Myers Foundation in honor of his son who suffered from mental health issues and ended his live in December of 2016.

Brenda Lane

Brenda came to KCC after losing a long-term job. She stuck to her goals, even as her husband lost his battle with cancer of the lymph nodes. With familiy support, Brenda completed the Medical Coding Program and earned a job immediately following her graduation.

Bruce Adams

In addition to serving as Bradley's mayor since 2009, Bruce volunteers with the Knights of Columbus, the Salavation Army and Red Cross. As mayor, Bruce advocates for responsible spending, low tax levies and responsible growth of the village.

Caleb Mau

At KCC, Caleb was a Baccalaureate Scholar and member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, serving as president one year. Now at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, he is part of Engineers Without Borders. He will graduate in May 2017 and plans to move to Colorado.

Carole Franke

As a nursing student, Carol was a single mother with four children. Now retired after a 25-year career, Carol's volunteer awards include the American Red Cross Woodrow Wilson Award and NASW Illinois Public Citizen of the Year.

Cathy Boicken

As she advanced through the ranks at Municipal Bank in Bourbonnais, Cathy also completed a KCC degree. Today, she is president of the bank and an active community volunteer. She also currently serves on the KCC Board of Trustees.

Denny Simpson

Denny was once KCC's student body president. Today, Denny and his wife own and operates a computer company founded after his KCC graduation. Denny also is chief Information Officer for People's Bank of Kankakee County and is on KCC's Technical Advisory Board.

Dominic Surprenant

After KCC, Dominic went on to Illinois State University and Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude. Today, Dominic is a senior partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, the largest litigation-only law firm in the United States.

Donald Rehmer

A geologist with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Don also volunteers his time and efforts taking the front line when natural disasters occur. As a KCC student, he was on the Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Academic Team.

Dr. Linda Dvorak

Education is Linda's second career. She was a respiratory therapist for about 10 years, but knew she wanted to teach. Today, she has more than 20 years as a teacher and administrator, and serves as superintendant of Iroquois West.

Edward Emerson III

After graduating from KCC, Ed ran a phone bank for JImmy Carter's presidential campaign. His career in behind-the-scenes politics has taken him to the White House, where he worked for seven years. Most recently, Ed served as “lead advance” for a presidential candidate.

Gloria Cobbs

While attending college, Gloria was a single mom, receiving public assistance and raising three children. Today, she works for the Kankakee School District and is able to give back to the community as a foster parent.

Ian Charter

At KCC, Ian was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. After KCC, he attended the University of Illinois, where he was head of the rocket club until graduating with an engineering degree in 2016. He now works for Space X in Texas as a test operations engineer.

Adrianne Haley

As assistant to the chief judge, Adrianne is the daily contact for the Illinois JusticeCorps Student Ambassadors who work in the courthouse in partnership with KCC's Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies Program.

Jamal Simington

A native of Hopkins Park, Jamal has gained responsibility and risen in the Illinois State Police ranks to become commander of more than 300 troopers and other personnel. Jamal also regularly volunteers as a speaker to KCC Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement students.

Jamie Greenley

Jamie has been an active member of the KCC Alumni Association and is supportive of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies program and the KCC Foundation. She is employed at the Jerome C. Shapiro Law Firm.

Jan Glazar

A nationally recognized artist, Jan is also the owner/director of Art Start Studio in Manteno. She also is executive director of Harvest View Assisted Living in Herscher and a board member and volunteer for a number of community organizations.

Jayme Bufford

A proud trooper with the Illinois State Police, Jayme spent her first five years on patrol. Today, she serves as the State Police District 21 safety education officer, sharing information about law enforcement throughout the community.

Jennifer Dinelli

A talented athlete, Jenny overcame a serious head injury suffered in middle school. She was a member of KCC's softball team for two seasons, and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is currently a speech language pathologist.

Jesse Erickson

As director of external affairs & Catalyst Innovation Center at Olivet Nazarene University,.Jesse is playing a crucial role in leading the transformation of the center into a modern hub for fostering local economic growth.

John Fulton

A decorated Vietnam War hero, John continues to serve as a tireless advocate for veterans affairs and people with disabilities. KCC's level of respect for John is reflected in the college's Distinguished Alumni Award, which is named for him.

Jordan Arseneau

During his first speech class, Jordan's interest in the communications field were piqued. Today, Jordan is an Emmy-award winning videographer and editor for Tribune Broadcasting, where his main assignment is Chicago's Best.

Kyle Benoit

As vice president of Riverside Medical Center, Kyle oversees strategies for delivery and growth of the hospital system's surgical and interventional programs. He volunteers for a variety of civic, church and school organizations and has been on the area’s “40 under 40” list.

LaRee Shule

After studying nursing at KCC, LaRee went on to become a nurse practioner. Today, she has a practice in the Watseka area, visiting farmers to offer medical care. She accepts goods and services as payment from those in need.

Larry Regnier

Before his retirement as police chief in April, Larry often promoted KCC's Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement program. Larry's dedication to law enforcement and his deep community roots are a great example to our current students.

Laura Bennett McElroy

As managing editor of The Herald News in Bourbonnais, Laura covers a variety of topics including City Council meetings, social and sporting events, and civic gatherings in surrounding communities. Laura also volunteers as a reading tutor for KCC's ALIVE Literacy program.

Lisa Magruder

After earning a degree from KCC in 2003, Lisa returned to school and earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Olivet Nazarene University in 2016. Lisa's patients and co-workers are grateful for her calm and caring demeanor. Lisa enjoys being involved in sports.

Mary Webber Barney

Mary works at Willowbrook High School, where she supervises educators, manages budgets and grants, and has developed 14 dual-credit courses with College of DuPage. She continues to use methods she learned at KCC.

Matt Skelly

Matt started his career with Boy Scouts of America and continues as a volunteer. He is active in Rotary, several local boards, and as director of the Starved Rock Country Marathon. Today, Matt’s profession is foundation regional director of Lutheran Life Communities.

Maureen Powell

Maureen is a frequent volunteer who also serves on the KCC Foundation Board of Directors. For CSL Behring of Kankakee, she is site head of communications, with responsibility for internal and external communications for the manufacturing facility.

Michael Clark Duncan

Posthumous recognition: Michael was an actor and voice artist best known for the blockbuster Armageddon (1998) and The Green Mile (1999). His Green Mile role earned Michael an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. Michael played basketball at KCC from 1979-81.

Michael Spilsbury

A Navy veteran and active volunteer, Michael has made a number of contributions to the area. Mike worked full-time while attending KCC. After finishing a bachelor's degree, he started working full-time for Kankakee Valley Construction Co., Inc., where he still works.

Mike Frey

A lifelong area resident, Mike remains very involved in the community by attending numerous events as well as community functions. Mike is currently editor of the Kankakee Daily Journal.

Paul Schore

Paul has been active in the Bourbonnais community for more than 20 years, and has served as mayor since 2008. Paul also works for CSL Behring and is committed to his local Boy Scout troop.

Rebecca Schatz

Posthumous recognition: Rebecca volunteered her time to serve a number of organizations, including the Clifton Food Pantry and Zion Lutheran Church. Her involvement lead to an award as Kankakee Chamber of Commerce Athena Young Professional of the year for 2015.

Robert De Oliveira

A teacher for 19 years, Robert is now an assistant principal at Kankakee High School. Following his own firsthand experience as an immigrant, one of Robert's hallmarks is encouraging students to explore other countries and to learn their cultures.

Scott C. Hardt

After Scott was laid off from a long-term career, he came to KCC to begin a new career and a new life. He graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant and now works for Select Rehab. He enjoys working with patients and loves his career.

Scott Kendregan

A 20-year police veteran, Scott is a Bourbonnais police sergeant. He has received praise for rescuing a family of four from a house fire in 2016 and for actions at an accident scene where a child was injured in 2009. Scott also is on the board of Kankakee Trinity Academy.

Steve DePasquale

The first in his family to graduate from college, Steve is also like many KCC students because he worked full-time while attending KCC. He is now is a KCC professor, bringing history, culture, and world affairs to KCC students and the community.

Suzanne Memenga Boudreau

Suzanne earned an Associate of Applied Science from KCC in 1984. She has worked for the YMCA as a membership specialist for more than 25 years. She is an active volunteer in her church, Maternity BVM of Bourbonnais.

The Honorable Michael Kick

In his career, Michael first was admitted to the bar in 1985. He also was Kankakee County State's Attorney. Currently, Michael is a circuit judge on the 21st Judicial Circuit. He also actively volunteers in the area, including serving on the KCC Foundation Board of Directors.

Tim Bukowski

A Vietnam veteran, Tim started in law enforcement in 1977 then later served as Kankakee County Sheriff for nearly 20 years. He earned the sheriff's office Medal of Honor in 1977 for foiling a bank robbery in Momence, which resulted in a shootout.

Tim Nugent

Currently both the mayor of Manteno and president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County, Tim has had a long career in the community. Previously, he was in law enforcement. Tim continues to serve on many local boards.

Tim Smith

Frequently, Tim — the chief operating officer of Iroquois Memorial Hospital — shares information with KCC Radiography students about professionalism, interviewing, resume skills, and other marketable traits that employers look for.