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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

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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
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Ottawa Center Overview
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Truck Driver Training Building and Skills Path Overview

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Governor announces CTC funding

Aug. 12, 2011: Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday joined Illinois Valley Community College President Jerry Corcoran to announce the release of $22.8 million in Illinois Jobs Now! capital funding to construct a new Community Technology Center and renovate several buildings at the school’s Oglesby campus. The project will create approximately 210 construction jobs.

“This Technology Center will prepare Illinois Valley Community College students for the high-tech jobs of the future, while creating hundreds of jobs now,” said Gov. Quinn. “My Illinois Jobs Now! capital program is creating good jobs throughout our state through major investment in our schools and communities.”

The IVCC projects total $30.4 million, with the state paying $22.8 million and the school coming up with $7.6 million. The new, 80,000-square-foot Community Technology Center will include classroom, lab, office and support spaces. 

The two-story building will connect to existing buildings C and F, and has been designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification, a designation for a structure’s energy efficiency and environmental impact.

CTC construction bids will be opened Aug. 25 and work is expected to begin this fall with completion scheduled for December 2013.

“This is one of the most significant events in our college’s 87-year history and will provide a tremendous boost to the local economy,” said President Corcoran.

“This facility will dramatically enhance our ability to serve students and the community and within two years, the Illinois Valley will have a premier training site for manufacturing and alternative energy careers.”

Other campus work covered by the funding includes the demolition of temporary buildings, additions to the automotive and welding shops, construction of a new 2,500-square-foot maintenance building and associated site improvements, and campus-wide renovations of existing spaces. Bids will be taken in two phases on this additional work beginning in the spring of 2012.

Corcoran lauded IVCC’s board of trustees and chair Dennis Thompson of Princeton for setting aside money each year for such a project and for the board’s courage in moving ahead with the project in difficult economic times.

“This is something we’ve been planning for a long time and wishing for even longer,” said Thompson. “It’s wonderful to finally be in a position to definitively say the CTC is going to be built.”

Corcoran also credited Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) and former Sen. Gary Dahl (R-Granville) for helping make the appropriation part of a $30 billion capital development bill signed by Gov. Quinn in 2009. The proposal was also supported by the 12 other legislators serving parts of IVCC’s district.

“Frank and Gary were especially crucial in working with the CDB on a plan that would pass the legislature and earn the Governor’s signature,” Corcoran noted. “They really stepped up to the plate when we needed them and got the job done.”

Gov. Quinn’s jobs program includes $1.5 billion for higher education, including $788 million for public universities and $400 million for community colleges.  The program is expected to create 439,000 construction jobs.

Corcoran, who completed his third year as president in April, said the CTC would significantly bolster the college’s ability to serve the district well into the future.

 “Our progressive board, legislators and Gov. Quinn have seized a once in a lifetime opportunity that will significantly improve every students’ experience at IVCC as well as economic development and employment opportunity throughout our district,” he said.

“This is another example of what happens when good people come together for a common cause – great things happen!” said Corcoran.