Moraine Valley Community College celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. To learn more about and to re-live some of what those five decades have been like, the college has been collecting oral histories. Each week this semester we will highlight one of the videos.
Bill Helmond started coming 50 here years ago when he was a child to play on the tennis courts. He later enrolled as a student. He remembers wearing his parka during classes in the poorly heated temporary buildings. He later became a member of the staff and is now faculty. Moraine Valley has always been a part of his life.
“I just want to say, for over 50 years, how grateful I am for Moraine Valley, to help me learn, grow and gain an entire career here. It’s been fabulous and the people are awesome.”
To enjoy more of these oral histories, along with historic photos and documents, visit the MVCC College Archives.