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A Touch of Class

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A Touch of Class Thornton Community College
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Thorton Community College was the name of present day South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The college was founded in 1927 under the name Thorton Junior College, but changed to Thorton Community College in 1969. The name was once again changed in 1988 to its present name to more accurately reflect its location.

This button was part of a promotion in March of 1982. The buttons were made as an attention grabber to promote an open house for the college. The term “a touch of class” was used to showcase all of the positive things the school was doing for its students, faculty, and community.


College staff, students push image of 'class'. (1982, March 18). Southtown Star, 10(76), p. 7.

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