DACC Summer 18 Alumni & Friends Update
DACC Summer 18 Alumni & Friends Update

Danville Area Community College Alumni  & Friends 

Summer 2018


A Message from Alumni Association President, 

Dr. Gerald Cockrell
I was fortunate to have the honor of attending the DACC Commencement ceremony earlier this month. It was a nostalgic night for me bringing back many memories from my graduation 45 years ago. I remember that night as one of joy, pride, and accomplishment. My degree from DACC set me on a path in life that was very fulfilling for me. As I watched the graduates turning their tassels indicating the conferring of their degree, I had the feeling of hope that these young people will be able to do something in life that will bring them happiness. I also hope that each of these graduates will find an equal amount of pride in their alma mater.  Earning a college degree is really a defining time in the lives of these grads. They may not appreciate the level of impact that this will have on their lives now, but later in life when they reflect back, I am confident that each will consider time spent at DACC as important.

Farm to Fork Fundraiser to Benefit the Sustainability Learning Farm

Mark you calendar now for the Farm to Fork dinner scheduled for Saturday, August 25, at 5 PM on the lawn between Clock Tower Center and Lincoln Hall at DACC. Tickets are $75 per person and includes locally sourced entrees, sides, salads, and dessert served family style. 

DACC Baseball at Busch Stadium

The DACC Baseball Team will once again be playing at Busch Stadium in St. Louis after a Los Angeles Dodgers/St. Louis Cardinals game on September 15.
  • When:  Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Where:  Busch Stadium / St. Louis, MO
  • Time:  12:05 p.m. / Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
  • DACC vs. Olney:   Approximately 45 minutes after completion of Major League Game.
DACC/Olney game will be 9 innings or 2 1/2 hours of play - whichever comes first.
We are selling tickets at the following rate:
  • $47.00 face value ticket is being sold for $40.00.
  • $33.00 face value ticket is being sold for $30.00.
Limited ticket availability

If interested in attending please contact Tim Bunton, DACC Athletic Director/Head Baseball Coach: 
217-443-8551 (Work)
217-260-2923 (Cell)
Fond Farewell
We waved farewell to several retiring faculty and staff members this year. We will miss them and thank them all for their years of service to DACC/DJC.

Dean Bruce Rape

Dean of Business & Technology
40 Years of Service:
1978 to 2018

Mike Jumps

Director of Maintenance & Facilities
31 Years of Service:
1987 to 2018

Prof. Craig Potter

Science Professor
21 Years of Service:
1997 to 2018

Prof. Glenda Boling

Speech Professor
17 Years of Service:
2001 to 2018

Commencement 2018

More than 500 associate degrees and career certificates were conferred upon the Class of 2018, represented by more than 250 graduates who walked in Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 18. Graduates who achieved a grade point average of 4.000 received summa cum laude honors.
Julius W. Hegeler II was awarded an Honorary Degree during the ceremony in recognition of his personal and professional achievements, significant contributions to the community, and the inspiration he has provided for others with his life achievements and ability to overcome obstacles.

Franklin University Expands

3 + 1 to Include MBA

In The Godfather films, they’d say that Franklin University made DACC “an offer we can’t refuse.”
Over the past six months, Franklin University has been working with DACC’s Articulation Director Stephane Potts and Accounting Professor Brian Fink to develop a customized program for DACC’s business and accounting students.
Franklin touts itself as being an “affordable university for the adult learner.” With this new partnership with DACC, the Ohio-based university is putting its money where its mouth is. They’ve fashioned both a bachelor’s in business accounting and an MBA that DACC President Stephen Nacco says “knocked our socks off as a real benefit for our students and local residents.”

Become a Member of the DACC/DJC Alumni Association
Membership in the Association is open to all former students of DACC and DJC who have ever taken a class or workshop at the College, or any friend of the College.  In order to be considered for an officer or board position, the member in good standing must hold a degree, diploma, or certificate, or have completed at least 30 credit hours at the College

Membership Dues
Membership dues are $50 for a two-year membership or $125 for a lifetime membership.  Lifetime membership is automatically conferred on anyone who pays for a two-year membership three times ($150). 
New graduates will receive their first year of membership FREE and will receive a renewal notice in May of the following year. 2018 graduates must send their personal email address to alumni@dacc.edu in order to activate their inaugural membership year.

Membership dues may be paid to the DACC Cashier's Office in person or by mail at:
2000 E. Main Street, Danville, IL 61832.  Please mark your payment as DACC Alumni Association dues.

Dr. Phyllis Wille

Nursing Professor
11 Years of Service:
2007 to 2018

Prof. Carol Dunn

Biology/Anatomy & Physiology Professor
9 Years of Service:
2009 to 2018
Prof. Chuck Shepard
Automechanics Professor
8 Years of Service:

Prof. Mike Shutes

Automechanics Professor
8 Years of Service:
2010 to 2018

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