Triton’s Super Saturday Makes Enrollment Fast and Easy

 TRIEven though summer is in full swing, now is the time to start thinking about enrolling for the upcoming fall semester at Triton College. Luckily, registering for classes has never been easier, thanks to Triton’s Super Saturday enrollment event.

The one-stop registration event is Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Learning Resource

Center (A Building) located on the west side of campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove.

From counselors on hand to ensure students enroll in the classes that best fit their goals and schedule,

to financial aid specialists who will help craft a plan to pay for school, Super Saturday will provide current and prospective Triton students everything they need to get ready for the fall semester, which starts Aug. 21.

During the event, students can:

·         Complete their application.

·         Register for classes.

·         Take placement tests.

·         Participate in the new student orientation.

·         Meet with financial aid advisors and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

·         Tour the campus.

·         Enter a raffle to win a free three-credit hour class.

Students attending the event should bring:

·         Photo ID.

·         Copies of their ACT results.

·         Transcripts for college level coursework completed at another college/university. Copies of their (or their parents’) tax returns (to complete the financial aid application).

 For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130.

Triton Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair Aug. 4

ENGINEChicagoland employers from a variety of industries, including engineering technology and manufacturing will be at Triton College this summer recruiting for full-time and part-time positions.

The Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair is Friday, Aug. 4, from noon – 3 p.m.

The event will be held in room T-156 (T Building) on the east side of Triton College’s campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, Ill.

The job fair is open to community members and free to attend. Job seekers should bring multiple copies of their resume to provide to potential employers. 

For more information, contact Rich Williams at (708) 456-0300, ext. 3805, or e mail richwilliams@triton.edu.

Make Enrolling a Breeze with Fast Pass Registration Event

campProspective Triton College students will find everything they need to get ready for the fall semester at the upcoming Fast Pass Registration event.

 The event is July 18, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Triton College Student Center (B Building), located on the west side of the Triton College Campus, 2000 5th Street, River Grove, Ill.

 On this day, students can register for classes, take placement exams, tour the campus, complete Triton’s orientation program and meet with academic counselors and financial aid advisors to learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can also enter a raffle to win a 3-credit hour voucher to take a class for FREE!

 For more information, call (708)-456-0300 Ext. 3130

GIRL POWER! Camp GADgET Returns to Triton This Summer

With 400 thousand manufacturing jobs in the Chicagoland area, Triton College’s one-of-a-kind summer camp is inspiring young ladies aged 12-16 from throughout Chicagoland to make their mark on the traditionally male dominated field.

 Camp GADgET (Girls Adventuring in Design, Engineering & Technology) is a two week program beginning July 17 that builds confidence in camp goers through creativity and craftsmanship. Participants work together to design and build their very own robots and other creations, while learning important manufacturing skills like laser cutting, pneumatics and more.

 Additionally, Camp GADgET’s field trips to top manufacturing companies and inspiring visits from industry leaders will motivate young women from throughout the area to pursue their dreams.

 For more information or to register, please contact Antigone Sharris, antigonesharris@triton.edu or (773) 580-8807.

Triton College Alumni Association Council Elects New President

Jamie DePaolo Photo

Northlake resident Jamie DePaolo has been elected to serve as the new president of Triton College’s Alumni Association Council, a group dedicated to developing and maintaining relationships between the college and its former and current students.

DePaolo graduated from Triton College in 2014 with an associate degree in science, before transferring to DePaul University where she earned a degree in communications. During her time at Triton, DePaolo was active in several clubs, and served as the student representative on the Triton College Board of Trustees during the 2013-2014 school year. DePaolo works on the Brand Experience team at United Entertainment Group (UEG), a leading global entertainment, sports and lifestyle marketing agency. She is also an active member of the Echo Theatre Collective in Oak Park.

 “The goal is to expand alumni engagement and strengthen the relationships Triton has with our alumni.” De Paolo said of her goals as the council’s president. “Whether it’s identifying opportunities to have more socials or increasing turnout to our yearly fundraisers to allow us to give out more scholarships, we’re willing to explore all sorts of ideas.”

 DePaolo will be sworn in as president during the August 2017 Alumni Council meeting.

 Additionally, Andrew Hock was re-elected to serve as the council’s vice-president, Bill Justiz was re-elected treasurer, and Gina Pesko was elected secretary. Hock, class of 2003, currently serves as deputy chief of the Elmwood Park Police Department; Justiz, class of 2002, is a member of the Chicago Fire Department as well as an adjunct faculty member in Triton’s Emergency Medical Technology Program; and Pesko, class of 1985, currently serves as village clerk of Elmwood Park.

 The Alumni Council, which is the governing body of Triton’s Alumni Association, meets on a quarterly basis to establish organizational priorities, promote membership in the association, advise staff on issues relevant to alumni and provide support for the programs and initiatives of the Alumni Association.  Council members assist in reconnecting and engaging alumni with their alma mater through social events, self-enrichment workshops and varied outreach efforts. 

 Additionally, council members promote fundraising efforts that benefit current students through alumni scholarships. The Alumni Association appointed its first Alumni Council in 2013, charged with providing leadership and guidance for the activities of the association.