March 20, 2019

Student Trustee Johnathan Prose Completes Term and is Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar

Kishwaukee College student Johnathan Prose completed his term as Kishwaukee College’s Board of Trustees Student Trustee for the 2018-2019 academic year. “We have a history of outstanding student trustees and Johnathan was no different,” commented Bob Johnson, Board Chair, at the March 12 board meeting. Johnathan will be attending Iowa State University in the Fall to study Civil Environmental Engineering.

As part of his term as Student Trustee, Prose served as a voice for students on the Board. He reported on events, athletics, and announcements pertaining to student activities and achievements as well as bringing forth suggestions about the College made by students.

“One of the most valuable things for me was learning how a college is run,” Prose comments. “Understanding how data is collected and analyzed and then understanding the process of a construction project from beginning to end will help me to become an engineer.”

In addition to his student leadership role with the Board of Trustees, Johnathan is also an active member with Phi Theta Kappa. Prose will go to Springfield on April 9 to receive the Phi Theta Kappa All-State and Bronze Coca-Cola Academic Team scholarships. Students are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in higher education. The society offers opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development through programs based on the society’s hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. “Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa.

Iowa State offered Prose in-state tuition for up to 2 years because he was named a Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar. He will graduate from Kish this summer with an Associate of Engineering Science degree.

“The advice I would give to students,” Prose says, “would be to get involved with as many things as they can; whether it’s being involved in clubs on campus, participating in college events/intermurals, playing a sport, or even participating in activities outside of Kish. I have learned the importance of building my resume and making connections with people; it’s never too early to start.”

Photo: Johnathan Prose was recognized for his service as Student Trustee on the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees during the 2018-2019 academic year. Pictured: L to R, Bob Johnson, Chair of Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees, Johnathan Prose, Student Trustee of Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees, and Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College.