Jill Biden

Sauk Valley Community College

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, along with several Illinois lawmakers, visited Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon on Monday to learn more about the school's upcoming “Impact Program.”

Dr. Biden -- herself a community college professor -- spoke about how vital institutions like Sauk Valley are to students and to forging connections in their community.

“This school supports students in so many ways," she said, "from individualized counseling to work programs to with local manufacturing.” 

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