On-Campus Resources

Dozens of American flags move with the wind in the ECC courtyard.

Student Veteran-Focused Services

  • Designated veteran coordinator on staff - Anitra King, veteran and student success specialist. Located in the Career Development Services Office, Building B, Room B120. Call 847-214-7531 or email aking@elgin.edu
  • Assists with:
    • Academic guidance and support needed to make the most of your educational experience.
    • Helps with requesting your military transcripts for evaluation.
  • In-processing veterans orientation.
  • Career planning (for decided and undecided student veterans)
  • Job-search assistance:
    • Resume and cover letter writing.
    • Interviewing skills.
  • Transition and life skills.
  • Resources and referrals (within ECC and outside sources).
  • Veteran retention.

Financial Benefits for Veterans


  • Designated veteran benefits specialist on staff - VA Certifying Official, Samantha D’Alessandro, located in Financial Aid Office, Building B, Room B156. Call 847-214-7520 or email sdalessandro@elgin.edu.
  • Answers questions, explain, and certifies benefits (federal and state).
  • Directs veterans/students to grants, loans, and scholarships.
  • Awards veteran/student financial aid and answer financial aid questions.

Academics


Designated veteran academic advisor - Tiffany Bruno - Call 847-214-7390. 

Policy on Transfer Credits - For all veterans and eligible persons, an evaluation of previous education and training can be conducted. Request your military transcript at jst.doded.mil. Appropriate credit is granted and can reduce some classes you may need to take.

ECC has verified the above website address to be legitimate.

Military Career, Job Sources, and Other Resources


  • Undecided veterans looking at their options: mynextmove.org/vets
  • Military Transferable Skills: Invisible assets and military to civilian transitions sample-resumes are available in the Career Development Office with Anitra King. 
  • Career Exploration: Find civilian careers and related education based on your military occupation code at ECC's Career Coach Military Careers site. Start by adding your branch and status for available options for local jobs combined with salary information. Get started by visiting the site. 
  • The best place to find federal jobs for veterans:

Academic Support at ECC

Military Ally Training

We're trained and ready to help. ECC provides Military Ally Training to employees to provide greater visibility and appreciation for military-connected students' unique needs, experiences, and perspectives. Questions about the workshop and/or how to become an ally, contact Anitra King by email at aking@elgin.edu

Social Outlets

  • Campus and social networking events are planned specifically for veterans.
  • Military Branches United (MBU) - ECC club on campus.
  • Charter Member since March 2013 of S.A.L.U.T.E. - Veterans National Honor Society, visit salute.colostate.edu for information.

Resources for the Community

ECC supports veteran students and community members. 

Community Resources