Waltonville sends 14 to RLC College Signing Day (standalone photo)

INA, Ill. (April 20, 2018) - Fourteen Waltonville High School students took their first step to becoming college students today during College Signing Day with Rend Lake College. RLC advisors met with the students to pass along important 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.

Waltonville CSD2018WPictured is, FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, Maddie Hicks, Ashli Presswood, Alexis Brown, Katie Newell, Kaylie Williams, Shayla Sanders, Shelby Coggins, and Julie Baumgarte; BACK ROW, Jacob Donovan, Justice Owens, Drake Hoagland, Dakota Reininger, Jordan Chesney, and Jace Colgrave. Not pictured is Madison Bock and Jada Hale. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

This spring, academic advisors will also visit Benton, Pinckneyville, Thompsonville, Webber, Woodlawn, and Zeigler-Royalton high schools to speak with students. In total, Advisors will travel to all 13 in-district high school campuses this spring to meet 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 www.rlc.edu/journey.

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