Clubs & Organizations

December 4, 2017

Members of the Kishwaukee College Criminal Justice Community Policing program and the HOPES Service Club decided to focus their outreach and assistance to local youth and even created a new student group on campus called All For The Kids. This fall, All For The Kids held two bake sale events at the College to raise money for the DeKalb County Youth Services Bureau. On Tuesday, November 28, the group presented a check for $750 to Youth Service Bureau Clinical Director Raya Newman. Newman stated the funding will be used to assist participating families for the holiday season. The donation represented the largest amount raised by any group in the history of the Community Policing Program. Pictured presenting the check are, front row, L to R: Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College; Shantal Howlett, Rochelle; Catherine Camacho, DeKalb; Victoria Rodriguez, Rochelle; Richard Rojas, DeKalb; Raya Newman, Clinical Director, DeKalb County Youth Services Bureau; and Trevor VanUs, Sycamore. Back row: Zachary Dodson, Sycamore; Kevin Smith, Chicago; Jaynan Harper, Chicago; Colton Beaird, Lindenwood; Dave Dammon, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; and Arron Atkinson, DeKalb.

February 16, 2017

Kishwaukee College welcomed Scott Kawall as its first Director of Student Involvement. Kawall assumed his new position on January 18.

The new Director of Student Involvement will oversee student activities -  including student organizations and clubs, Student Government and Intramurals - and assume the duties of Athletic Director.   

Kawall comes to Kishwaukee with a broad spectrum of student life experience, both as a student himself and as a professional in higher education. A community college graduate from Waubonsee where he played baseball, Kawall also holds a B.A. in History Education from the University of San Diego where he received a full-ride athletic scholarship in baseball, and an M.S.Ed. from Northern Illinois University in Adult and Continuing Education. He was inducted into the Waubonsee Community College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015. Kawall resides in Somonauk with his wife and three daughters.

Prior to Kishwaukee College, Kawall’s experience includes positions at Waubonsee Community College as a Recruitment and Retention Specialist and Intramural Director; Assistant Director of Admissions for Rockford University; Campus Director at ITT Tech; Director of Admission at Westwood College; and, most recently, Center Director (accelerated learning programs) at Concordia University in Mequon, WI.

Kawall’s extensive experience perfectly positions him to be the first Director of Student Involvement at Kishwaukee College. “This position is a great opportunity to relaunch and re-shape student programming at Kish,” he stated. “By gathering activities and athletics under one umbrella, we can connect with the students in a new way.”

Since joining the College staff, Kawall has been getting to know the history of both Student Activities and Athletics at Kishwaukee and is planning to create a Campus Activities Board, establish an Intramurals Program, and emphasize recruitment of local athletes to the College’s Athletic Programs. “I am committed to making the local community and the campus community proud of Athletics and Student Activities as we move forward,” he said. “I am very excited about the opportunities that are ahead for Student Involvement at Kish!”

For more information on Student Involvement at Kishwaukee College, including Athletics and Student Activities, contact Scott Kawall at 815-825-9837 or at

October 23, 2015

The Alpha Rho Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed new members this fall at Kishwaukee College. The new members were inducted during a candle-lighting ceremony held in the College’s Jenkins Auditorium on October 14. The ceremony was presided over by the current officers of the Alpha Rho Eta chapter: Ian Kidd, Co-President; Argyle O’Leary, Co-President; Hailey Hopkins, Recording Officer; Chelsea Erickson, Public Relations Officer; and Allison Kozinski, Hallmark Officer. The Kishwaukee College chapter faculty advisors are Laura Chiavini and Allison Von Ende.

During the ceremony, inductees and their families and friends enjoyed a guitar performance by Tim Lockman. The Key Note Speaker was Chase Budziak, Communications instructor and Director of the Speech and Debate Team at Kishwaukee College.

After the ceremony was completed, inductees, families and friends enjoyed light refreshments in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center Dining Room.

Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, is the largest honor society in higher education. Founded in 1918, there are now 1,285 Phi Theta Kappa chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, and other countries around the world. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually. The society offers opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development through programs based on the society’s hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship.

To be eligible for membership, a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of college level course work and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on  4.0 scale. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college. 

The following Kishwaukee College students were honored with membership in this prestigious organization for Fall 2015:

DeKalb: Janini Avalos, Casey Lothson, Brisa Martinez, Tia McMaster, Steven Morlan, Cheyenne Remington

Genoa: Daniel Hansen

Hampshire: Brian Stuehler

Maywood: Jada Coleman

Oregon: Bayley Kirchner

Rochelle: Alejandra Herrera, Morgan Miller, Jocelyn Ortiz

Steward: Abigail Gould

Sycamore: Debra Byrd, Myrna Guerrero, Damon Massier, Madison Schap, Kortne Shott, Michelle Turcios, and Keara Winters.