Recently, Kaskaskia College Nashville Education Center student Elliott Engele of Nashville found a wallet in the restroom at the Nashville Center. After inspecting the contents, he found a rather large sum of money and the name of the owner of the wallet.
Mr. Leo Barczewski, husband of Nashville Center Director, Ruth Barczewski, had accidently left the wallet in the restroom. He was elated with Engele returned the wallet to him and all its contents.
According to Engele, “My parents raised me and my siblings to always be honest and respectful when growing up so taking the wallet or anything in it didn't even cross my mind. They have raised us all with good morals. I know my brother and my sister would have done the exact same thing”.
Engele is a 2011 graduate of Nashville High School and a recently 2013 graduate of Kaskaskia College receiving an Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degree. He will be transferring to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale to major in Plant and Soil Science. He is the son of Calvin and Stephanie Engele and Jana and Jay Tull.
Engele adds that taking college classes at the Nashville Education Center has been very convenient. He says, “It is close to home so I did not have to drive to Centralia every day and it was nice seeing familiar faces as teachers and students at the education center."
He also agrees that the staff in Nashville have been terrific. “Ruth, Marlene, and Pat are great! They have been very helpful to me in whatever I need. Whether it be signing up for classes or answering simple questions. They go out of their way to help students pursue their educational goals, which speaks loudly for Kaskaskia especially the Nashville”.
He also says that he would recommend Kaskaskia to others. “I would definitely recommend Kaskaskia to any student. It is inexpensive compared to other community colleges and it gives the student a great start to their college education”.