December 19, 2017

Kishwaukee College welcomed Enbridge representatives to campus on December 14 and accepted a $5,000 donation to Kishwaukee College Foundation for the Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship.

The Scholarship was established in 2015 and is intended for students at Kishwaukee College who are enrolled in the Automated Engineering Technology Program or Welding Technology Program.  The scholarship fund will provide five scholarships worth $1,000 each that will be dispersed in two payments for Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 to the student recipients. Interested students may apply at the Kishwaukee College Foundation offices located in the Kishwaukee College Administration Offices (C2160).

Enbridge Inc. is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation. The Company safely delivers an average of 2.8 million barrels of crude oil each day through its Mainline and Express Pipeline, and accounts for nearly 68% of U.S.-bound Canadian crude oil production, and moves approximately 20% of all natural gas consumed in the U.S. serving key supply basins and demand markets. Enbridge also has a growing involvement in electricity infrastructure with interests in more than 2,500 MW of net renewable generating capacity, and an expanding offshore wind portfolio in Europe. The Company has ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the past eight years.

Enbridge has a long history of commitment to supporting educational opportunities. The establishment of the Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship at Kishwaukee College is a demonstration of the company’s support of technical education.

For more information on Enbridge visit For more information on Kishwaukee College, visit To contact the Kishwaukee College Foundation, email or call 815-825-9507.

Pictured are, L to R:  Irisa Hescott, Malta, scholarship recipient; Adrian Lopez, Sycamore, scholarship recipient; Bill Nicklas, Executive Director of the Kishwaukee College Foundation; Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College; Jim Connors, Community Ambassador for Enbridge; John Gauderman, Director, Great Lakes Region, for Enbridge; Jun Chen, DeKalb, scholarship recipient; Dave Bareham, Area Manager for Enbridge; Bernie Pupino, Coordinator-Career Technologies at Kish; and Representative Bob Pritchard.

Categories: Foundation
December 8, 2017

Kishwaukee College and Opportunity House, Inc. have forged a successful partnership in the creation and implementation of the Learning for Life program. Now, the Kishwaukee College Foundation is asking interested persons to join the partnership on behalf of this worthy program.

Each year, clients of Opportunity House and other adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the opportunity to enroll in academic-based coursework as part of the Learning for Life Program. The program began in 2009 to fill the need for educational opportunities for adult individuals who have left the public education system. Learning for Life fulfills this need by providing challenging activities in an array of traditional academic subjects (e.g., history, science, and art). The program also introduces additional special topics of interest to participating clients (e.g., transportation, geography, and gardening). All units integrate readings, activities, field trips, and homework.

Through the Learning for Life program, clients experience intellectually challenging materials that motivate and engage their interest and curiosity while improving communication and social skills.

Additional funding is needed to support the program as it grows. The Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation has generously created an endowment fund to open this giving opportunity.

Prospective donors are welcome. For more information, please contact Bill Nicklas, Executive Director of the Kishwaukee College Foundation, at

Opportunity House, Inc., located in Sycamore and serving DeKalb County, assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to work, live in homes of their choice, and enjoy community life. For more information on Opportunity House, visit

Pictured are Learning for Life II students at a graduation ceremony held at Kishwaukee College in November, L to R, Kerry Bonney, Alice Craig and Learning for Life instructor, Carla Raynor.


Categories: Foundation