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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.
A native of Nigeria, Habeeb Awolumate left his family and homeland to chart a new course for his future. "For me, going to college was never really a decision. It was always in the plan, and I knew that coming to the United States to study computer science was my goal," he said.
ECC in the News
Five Elgin Community College employees have been selected to receive the 2023 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. The award recognizes outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators of community and technical colleges.
Elgin Community College has been awarded $695,000 from the State of Illinois for the Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH) Program. This program aims to address the shortage of workers in health care, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, by expanding opportunities for individuals to obtain credentials and degrees in select health care fields and providing current health care systems the ability to upskill or reskill their workforce.
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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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