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Capital Campaign
Major Gifts

$1 million – Miller Group Charitable Trust,November 2011
$100,000 -  Bill and Dian Taylor March 2012
$99,000 – USDA Rural Business Enterprise June2012
$25,000 -  IVCC Employee ContributionsJanuary 2012
$9,529 Miscellaneous Contributions
$300,000 – MAG IAS
Total - $2.09 million of $2.1 million goal

CTC Press Releases

Financial Plus pushes IVCC campaign over goal
$200,000 CTC appropriation made possible by Mautino
IVCC opens Peter Miler Community Technology Center
State OKs $23 million in CTC funding
CTC funding released
Governor announces CTC funding
IVCC announces $2.1 million campaign for CTC technology
Miller Charitable Trust makes $1 million gift to CTC campaign
IVCC breaks ground on $30.5 million CTC project
IVCC Employees donate $25,000 to CTC campaign
William and Dian Taylor Student Development Commons to honor Winnetka couple’s $100,000 Community Technology Center pledge
Barnes’ donate $1,000 to CTC campaign
$99,000 USDA grant to fund wind equipment
Manufacturing grant funds mechatronics purchase
IVCC partners with manufacturing giants to enhance CTC technology

Current

Peter Miller Community Technology Center Photos and Updates
Peter Miller Community Technology Center Overview
Peter Miller Community Technology Center Groundbreaking
Community Technology Center Capital Campaign
Geothermal Field
Storm Water Detention Pond
Interior Sketches as of February 2012
CTC Prospectus (PDF)

Completed

Ottawa Center Overview
Natural Science Lab Overview
Physical Science Lab Overview
Truck Driver Training Building and Skills Path Overview

History

Construction Projects
Interior Sketches as of February 2012
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PHOTO: Present and former IVCC trustees break ground for the new Peter Miller Community Technology Center Thursday. They are former student trustee David Zallis, left, trustees Mike Driscoll, David Mallery and Jim Narczewski, President Jerry Corcoran, board chair Dennis Thompson, former trustee Tom Setchell, student trustee Brad Cockrel and board secretary Jeanne Hayden.

IVCC breaks ground on $30.5 million CTC project

Dec. 8, 2011: Illinois Valley Community College today celebrated another historic milestone by breaking ground on the nearly 80,000-square-foot Peter Miller Community Technology Center.

Though actual construction of the new building will not begin until spring, IVCC today joined with representatives from the state’s Capital Development Board and Miller Group Charitable Trust to symbolically launch the $30.5 project.

A crowd of about 75, including district legislators, union representatives, construction officials, IVCC employees, trustees, Foundation directors, student government representatives and capital campaign steering committee members huddled under brisk 35-degree temperatures on the east side of the Cultural Centre.

“By late 2013, this new building will be home to many of our technical programs like computer-aided design and drafting, computer numerical control, electronics and industrial electricity, wind energy maintenance, and manufacturing; as well as our student service programs like admissions and records, financial aid, counseling, Project Success, career services, continuing education and adult education,” said IVCC President Jerry Corcoran. 

Along with construction of the Miller CTC, the project will include demolition of east campus temporary buildings the college has used since 1968 and other facility improvements.

Corcoran credited Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn, the General Assembly and CDB for their part in providing $22.8 million toward construction. He specifically recognized Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) and former Sen. Gary Dahl (R-Granville) for “playing critical roles in moving the project through the House and Senate for approval.”

Dahl said, “This is a great day for IVCC and for opportunity in the Illinois Valley.”

Mautino agreed, saying, “Starting today, the future is a lot brighter in the Illinois Valley.”

Rep. Robert Pritchard (R-Hinckley) credited Dahl and Mautino for working tirelessly to improve education in Illinois through projects such as the CTC.

Jim Underwood, Executive Director of the Capital Development Board added, “Rep. Mautino wore out three cell phones asking me about this tech center.”

Last month, IVCC announced a $1 million gift from Miller Group Charitable Trust to name the building The Peter Miller Community Technology Center for the late Peter Miller, Jr., and his late son Pete. At the groundbreaking, Corcoran praised Miller Trust representatives Cathy Miller and Joyce McCullough “for their outstanding expression of support to IVCC.”

Corcoran said along with enhanced facilities for students, the project will have a significant economic impact on the district.

“Once completed, this beautiful, state-of-the-art facility will be filled with cutting-edge training equipment being used by our students and award-winning faculty. Seeing several of our local economic development directors here, reminds me that from an economic development standpoint, we’ll be sending a powerful message to business and industry representatives interested in coming to the Illinois Valley, that IVCC will do a great job of training your employees at a very reasonable cost.”

Student trustee Brad Cockrel was among the first students to review plans for the CTC two years ago.

“We were all very excited to see a new IVCC,” he said adding, “and two years later, here we are. It is exciting and empowering to see how the choices of the previous students will impact the education of future students.”

Corcoran closed the ceremony saying, “To all of you who have shown your commitment to IVCC for so many years, you have my word that every day we will work hard to make you proud and continue to build upon the reputation IVCC has earned over 87 years as a premier teaching and learning institution.”