The Kankakee Community College career counselor, Cydney Boyd, is available to work with students and alumni on career development.
“I’m here to help you figure out who you are and what you want out of your education, your career, and your life,” Boyd said. “We can assess your interests, abilities, and values. We can also determine your next steps and develop a plan to achieve your goals as well as locate resources and sources of career information.”
Boyd (pictured) has experience as a career counselor and has taught career readiness courses.
“Sometimes it is helpful to have someone to talk to about your thoughts, ideas, feelings, and concerns about your career and educational choices,” Boyd said. “I can help you sort out, organize, and make sense of your thoughts and feelings.”
To schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a more developed career plan, visit kccadvising.setmore.com/ and choose “Career Counseling.” Information also is available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 815-802-8584.
Members of 11 law enforcement agencies in Kankakee County signed a shared principles declaration alongside NAACP representatives on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Kankakee Community College.
Kankakee County is the second county in Illinois to have all police departments adopt these principles, according to Ed Wojcicki, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.
Speakers at the event included KCC President Dr. Michael Boyd, Kankakee County NAACP Branch President Theodis Pace, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Director Ed Wojcicki, Manteno Police Chief Alan Swinford, and Bradley Police Deputy Chief Craig Anderson.
In part, the declaration says police agencies and the NAACP have “a mutual passion for defending and protecting the civil rights of all citizens and in keeping our communities and citizens safe.” The resolution includes 10 principles regarding the relationship between law enforcement and the communities and people they serve.
Above the signatures, the resolution concluded with:
“We vow by mutual affirmation to work together and stand together in our communities and at the state level to implement these values and principles, and to replace mistrust with mutual trust wherever, whenever, and however we can, and
“Therefore, be it further resolved, that we work collaboratively to publicize widely the adoption of this resolution throughout the state of Illinois.” The signers were: Don Barber, Bradley police chief; Brian Brucato, Momence police chief; Rich Soderquist KCC police chief; Michael Downey, Kankakee County sheriff; Carl Frey, Grant Park police chief; Theodis Pace, president of the NAACP Kankakee County Branch; Frank J. Kosman, Kankakee police chief; Todd Navratil, Aroma Park police chief; Jim Phelps, Bourbonnais police chief; Chad Scanlon Herscher police chief; David Skelly, St. Anne police chief; and Swinford.
Area of study: Associate Degree of Nursing (4th Semester, Woot!)
How higher education has impacted my life, goals, and future: Higher education is allowing me to reach my goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. Becoming a RN will help secure my financial future and allow me to navigate many different jobs within the nursing field.
Branch of service: U.S. Army
Military Occupation Code: 13M-Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember (96-99) active, 68W-Combat Medic (2010-18) active, 68W-Combat Medic (2018-present) Reserves
Locations of service: Fort Sill, Okla. (1996-99), Fort Hood, Texas (2010-14), Fort Sam Houston, Texas (2014-18), Hobart, Ind. (2018-present)
Hobbies/Interests: Procrastination, video games, concerts, grilling out, movies, shooting range. Helping and making people feel better, advocating for and educating Veterans.
Advice for fellow student veterans: I, You, We are not alone! Let's get to know one another at the Veteran's Center. We have coffee, soda, and snacks.
Favorite Quote: "As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him."