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Henry Pillard - Community College Project

Henry Pillard worked at Joliet Junior College from 1965 to 1988 as a Dean for student services and as a wrestling coach. He discusses Joliet Junior College's transition from being part of the high school district to being its own school with a 368-acre site. His interview covers how Joliet Junior College dealt with the changes due to the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and student unrest. Pillard also discusses some of the unique aspects of Joliet Junior College, including its students, trustees, the culinary arts, nursing, the EMT/Fire service program, law enforcement, and transfer success.

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