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Hamilton County sends 31 seniors to College Signing Day

Thirty-one Hamilton County seniors are preparing for their first steps after high school this week during Rend Lake College’s third College Signing Day on the McLeansboro campus. RLC Advisors met with the students this week to give information, answer questions, and enroll students into summer and fall classes.

Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 classes at RLC is going on now. Classes start the week of June 4-8 for the summer semester and during the week of August 20-24 for the fall semester. Contact RLC’s Academic Advisement Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1266 to schedule an appointment for summer or fall registration.

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Pictured is, FROM LEFT, FRONT ROW, Aaron Karch, Alex Rapp, Noah May, Caleb Chapman, Waylon Webb, Corey Frailey, Trenton Cross, Hunter Adams, and Gavin Staller; MIDDLE ROW, Gregor Garrett, Bryce Made, Cole Zellers, Bradan Cross, Austin Lemmons, Kennedy Moles, Tristan McPeak, Matt Rubenacker, Kyle Van Abbema, Trey Rowland, and Caleb Wellen; BACK ROW, Zoey Mitchell, Sam Alverth, Krista Aud, Hannah Hart, Lauren Burris, Marissa Hook, Beka Tallman, Jacob Rapp, Zane Class, Rachel Savage, and Kirsty McDonald.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Academic Advisors will also visit Norris City-Omaha-Enfield and Sesser-Valier high schools this week to speak with students. During the months of April and May, advisors will visit all 13 high school campuses to speak one-on-one with students and help them prepare for their first semester of college life.

According to the U. S. Department of Education, college graduates typically earn more and are less likely to face unemployment than those with a high school diploma. Over the course of a lifetime, the average worker with a postsecondary degree will earn approximately $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary education. In fact, by 2020, an estimated two-thirds of job openings will require college education or training.

RLC is a comprehensive community college located in Ina in Southern Illinois. Rend Lake College offers more than 100 associate degree and occupational certificate programs, preparing students for transfer to a four-year university or direct entry into the workforce. To learn more about RLC, visit