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ECC News & Events
One of ECC’s healthcare programs you see our students sporting scrubs for is the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, led by Barbara Ostrowska, PT, DPT, OCS, PTA program director. Ostrowska has been with the ECC since 2019. Take five and learn more about Ostrowska, her book recommendations, and her role as program director.
Six officers from Elgin Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society went to Texas this past October for the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) to complete their Honors in Action course, a research and service-based class. ECC students Beth Barnes, Ely Thompson, Kelly Stoffle, Maggie Garcia, Natalie Leon, and Cole Weiler made the trip.
As a child of Mexican immigrants who did not have an education past the sixth grade, Leslie Gracia was intimidated but confident in her decision to attend college. "Being the first to go to college is game-changing for my family and me. Even though it's scary going into something totally new, I know I'll end up with a good outcome," she said.
ECC in the News
Elgin Community College’s Catherine Moushon, MA, professor of mathematics, was honored with the Max Beberman Mathematics Educators Award this past October from the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM). This award honors one outstanding person each year who has made significant contributions to the field of mathematics education through research, curriculum design, or teacher training.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Elgin Community College inducted its first group of adult education students into the National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS). The NAEHS was founded in 1991 by Lloyd Weaver, an adult education practitioner, to provide meaningful recognition to his students who had demonstrated remarkable perseverance in achieving their educational goals.
Elgin Community College is honored to recognize the fall Class of 2022 with in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Building J Events Center at the college’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin, Ill. Commencement is presented as two ceremonies: University Transfer degrees at 10 am and Career and Technical programs at 2 pm.
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Located between Chicago and Rockford, ECC is accessible from U.S. 20 and I-90 in southwest Elgin.Campus Map
Summer camp and enrichment for children and teens ages 6 to 15 are offered during the summer months, after school, and on the weekends.Learn More
Adult Basic Education Center
Offering classes in High School Equivalency (HSE/GED), ESL, and Basic Citizenship.Learn More
ECC offers free programs and services available to youth and adults who qualify.Learn More
Intimate theatres, dining through our award-winning culinary arts program, easy accommodations, plus free parking.Learn More
ECC student-athletes compete in Division II in the National Junior College Athletic Association.Learn More
Education and Work Center
Classes and career skills development training free of charge in Hanover Park.Learn more
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