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Friends of McHenry County College Foundation Launches "Stand Up and Be Counted" Alumni Corporate Recognition Program

[Monday, February 17, 2014]

McHenry County College recognized Prairie Community Bank in Marengo and their employees who are alumni of MCC. Pictured are, front row, left to right, Michelle Martin, Sue Glorch, Vicky Smith Ed.D., president of McHenry County College, Dianna Torman, president of Prairie Community Bank, Anna Dunek, Spring Ettner and back row, Renee Sass, Dawn Wagner, Don Curfman, MCC Accounting Department Chair, JoAnne Brackmann and Amy Thiede.

On Friday, February 14, McHenry County College recognized Prairie Community Bank in Marengo and their employees who are alumni of MCC. The recognition marks the kickoff of a newly-created "Stand Up and Be Counted" alumni corporate recognition program launched by the Friends of MCC Foundation. The new alumni program aims to celebrate employers throughout McHenry County who have MCC alumni as employees or business owners.

"McHenry County College is so pleased to be able to recognize the accomplishments of our alumni, and to honor those local businesses that employ our successful graduates," said MCC president Vicky Smith, Ed.D.

Highlighting the kickoff recognition ceremony, which was attended by Prairie Community Bank employees and officials, was Dr. Smith and Don Curfman, MCC Accounting Department chair. A plaque of recognition and appreciation was presented to Prairie Community Bank president Dianna Torman and staff.

Ms. Torman expressed her pride toward her employees by saying, "Prairie Community Bank is proud to employ MCC Alumni who are utilizing their education to help McHenry County succeed."

Dane Walkington, development coordinator for the Friends of MCC Foundation and liaison for MCC alumni outreach stated, "Having more than 10 Prairie Community Bank employees who are alumni of MCC only reinforces the value that the College brings to the community. These alumni are able to get a quality education from MCC and after graduation; many of them stay and work in our community." 

MCC will continue the "Stand Up and Be Counted" program by recognizing Miller Verchota, Inc. in Crystal Lake on Wednesday, February 19.

To help MCC recognize other employers in McHenry County for employing MCC alumni or for more information regarding the MCC Alumni Program, visit the website at or contact the Foundation office at (815) 455-8556 or email





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