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. Throughout the semester we will be highlighting these videos.
“I loved the job. I thought that was really important–especially to be a role model to young women because when I joined the Biology department I was the only woman.”
Lenette Staudinger was a professor of Biology here for 32 years. She tells about some of the creativity involved in putting classes together in the college’s early days, like stocking the Botany classes with discarded plants from the cemetery. The college has grown and progressed so much and she is proud that Moraine Valley has done so well.
To enjoy more of these oral histories, along with historic photos and documents, visit the MVCC College Archives.