Triton College celebrates 50 years

Triton College is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of events including a friendly competition between athletes and alumni.

The college was founded in 1964 and services primarily Proviso and Leyden townships, but the classes and educational opportunities the school offers have attracted students from throughout Cook County. The school’s first graduating class was in 1967 and since then 45,000 students have earned degrees.

As the college’s fall semester draws near, the college plans to celebrate the school’s accomplishments, beginning with cake and a sundial dedication ceremony at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 in the college’s commons area.

The following month the college will sponsor an Alumni Athletics Day starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 20. The event was organized to bring together alumni and students for a day of competition through participation in various sports activities. Those in attendance are encouraged to test their athleticism against the college’s current student-athletes in their respective sports.

In February, members of the first graduating class will be recognized and honored during semi-formal Golden Anniversary Alumni Celebration in the student cafeteria. A Triton College Alumni Wall of Fame will also be unveiled.

To cap off the celebration there will be a black tie gala in April with the campus location yet to be announced. Tickets are $100 per person and proceeds from the event benefiting the Triton College Foundation, which supports student scholarships. During the event the history and accomplishments of the college will be highlighted as well as people who have contributed to the school’s success.

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