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Celebrating 75 years of excellence

ECC is taking a delightful dive into the past to celebrate 75 incredible years of expanding minds, transforming lives, and fulfilling dreams. Visit our special website celebrating the college and the community since 1949. 

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Keeping up with ECC

Hear from students, faculty, and staff about the incredible learning community in Elgin through blog posts, news releases, and quick ECC stories.

ECC's Project Backpack

Elgin Community College and its partners are preparing for Project Backpack, a community-based initiative that collects and distributes school supplies to students in need in the area. The school supply giveaway event is back in person this year and will take place on Saturday, August 3, from 9 am to 1 pm in the Building J Spartan Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill.

ECC Firefighter Academy

The Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services (CES) will recognize its first full-time firefighter academy students on July 16. The ceremony will be at the CES located at 815 E. Plank Rd., Burlington, Ill., at 3 pm. Seven fire academy students will be honored at the ceremony.

From left to right: Cherly Corley, Jacoby Cochran, and Jhmira Alexander at the National Forensics Association Hall of Fame. Photo Credit: Tafari Melisizwe

Jacoby Cochran, communications studies adjunct professor at Elgin Community College, has been inducted into the National Forensics Association Hall of Fame for the spring of 2024.

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Elgin Community College Musical Theatre presents “Rent,” a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical, on Friday, July 26, in the ECC Arts Center Second Space Theatre on ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill.

Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Semifinalist 2023
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