MVCC lauded for programs for ESL students
Moraine Valley Community College recently won the Association of Community College Trustees 2018 Central Region Equity Award and is one of four contender for the group’s national recognition. The collegewas nominated for the regional award after receiving the 2018 Equity and Diversity Award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association in June.
Moraine Valley’s selection was based on the merits of its programs and services, including the English Language Learner Bridge Basic Nursing Assistant Training program, which helps students whose native language is not English transition into the workforce and higher education opportunities. Also, the English as a Second Language conversation group that meets twice a week to give opportunities for students to practice their English-speaking conversational skills, and conferences sponsored on campus directed at retention and success of Latino and African-American students.
Moraine Valley Community College President Sylvia M. Jenkins, center, and board chair John Coleman are presented the Association of Community College Trustees 2018 Central Region Equity Award recently by officials from that organization.