Kilian Community College closure a symbol of higher education struggles
SIOUX FALLS -- Angela Sligar started taking classes at Kilian Community College simply because it was close to her apartment.
She was on an individual education plan all through school, and eventually dropped out of high school.
But at Kilian, she thrived.
"I was always on the honors list or president's list, which I'd never been able to do in my life," said Sligar, who now works at Independent Living Choices, a company that assists people with disabilities.
In May, Kilian will close its doors after 38 years, marking a loss for students like Sligar, as well as the immigrants and refugees who relied on Kilian's language and student success programs.