Today, we celebrated Earth Day at City Colleges of Chicago! The Harold Washington College community took a #GlobalSelfie this afternoon, and Commissioner Mariyana Spyropolous of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District presented at Truman College in the Larry McKeon Lobby.
Spyropolous talked about the Chicago region’s impact on the environment and how the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant is the largest wastewater treatment plant in the world, serving 2.38 million people over 260 square miles.
Click here to learn more about how what CCC is doing every day to be green.
Since she was 16, Bazil Brainard dreamt of studying nutrition and helping people change their diets. Unfortunately, she also had a fear of taking the science classes that were needed to achieve that dream!
But Bazil did not let her fear stand in the way of a good challenge. She got her Associate in Science Degree from a school in Illinois and then came to Harold Washington College to take prerequisite courses as a non-traditional student. Bazil excelled and recently was accepted into the Nutrition Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), one of the school’s most competitive programs.
Bazil also has a habit of helping others and working for the greater good. She has taught English while living abroad in Cambodia and spent seven years farming organically in Washington State and on the West Coast. She also has a nutrition blog called Delicious Alternative where she posts about “deliciously alternative nourishment with hints of vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free and ancestral eating.”
Congratulations, Bazil! For her, transferring to UIC is just another beginning.
Congratulations to Ishmael Ochir of Olive-Harvey College! Ishmael has been awarded The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 per year tor two years after transfer.
Only 75 students were selected nationally, and it is the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.
This week, we remember the life of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He was a Nobel laureate and his book “Cien años de soledad” is one of the finest works of Spanish language literature ever written.
Happy Birthday to Wilbur Wright, the namesake of CCC’s Wright College! Wright was an aviation pioneer, and he and his brother Orville are credited with making the first ever manned, powered flight in 1903. They tinkered and experimented for four years before getting things right!