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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.

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Elgin Community College is celebrating a big milestone this year – 75 years of excellence in teaching and learning. To honor the college’s history and achievements, events and activities are planned yearlong to recognize the many successes of its students, employees, trustees, and community members, who have helped ECC grow and achieve over the years.

Maria Borrero Veaz (left), manager of community engagement and legislative affairs, and Robin Seigle (right), secretary for the ECC Foundation at the YWCA Elgin's Leadership Luncheon

At the YWCA Elgin’s 40th Leadership Luncheon on May 9, 2024, two individuals from Elgin Community College were recognized.

ECC President, David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM

The Elgin Community College (ECC) Board of Trustees announced the departure of President David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM. After 17 years of distinguished service, Sam announced he would retire as ECC’s eighth president, effective July 31, 2024.

From left to right: ECC student Destiny Guevara; Mica Dugas, EDI coordinator; ECC student Maya Wade; and ECC student Yahir Najera

This spring marks the first anniversary of Elgin Community College’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) program, which aims to increase awareness and develop a bridge between its services and students.

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