At Saturday’s Illinois Valley Community College commencement, Dr. Holly Novak challenged graduates to “continue to be open, search, dream and pay attention.”


Dozens of online summer classes are still available at Illinois Valley Community College for courses beginning Tuesday, May 31, and most are transfer-eligible.


Sophomore Hope Beelman, of Peru, won the prestigious Frederick W. Matthiessen Award at Illinois Valley Community College’s 56th annual commencement Saturday.