News & Events
To keep the community informed, Elgin Community College’s Impact and Community Report publications showcase how the college is living out its mission to improve people’s lives through learning.
Take Five With…Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson, director of the truck driving program, began at ECC in January 2022 and has already transformed and expanded ECC’s offerings to reflect the growing need of the truck driving industry. Anderson, a seasoned driver of 14 years, not only leads the program, but you can also find him out in the truck driving yard, helping instruct the next crop of drivers.
Take Five With…Sarah DeLoncker
This week, take five out of your day and learn about Sarah DeLoncker, marketing operations specialist. Growing up in Streamwood, Illinois, she attended Northern Illinois University after high school.
Take Five With…Ray Jones
One of ECC’s Academic Advisors, Ray Jones, is coming up on ten years in higher education. He has served in various roles but found his calling in academic advising while cross-training at DeVry University, where he worked as financial aid advisor.
Set for the future, ECC student-athlete Leah Murphy fulfills dreams on and off the court
In the fall of 2022, Elgin Community College’s reverse student population — meaning students who already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher — increased by 40%. One of those new students was Leah Murphy.
Take Five With…Victoria Turner
Take a fast five today and learn more about Victoria Turner, technical services librarian. Turner began at ECC in 2022, but her career working in libraries began as a teenager in 1999. Since then, Turner has worked in both public and community college libraries.
Virtual exchange program brings a global perspective to ECC campus
Even before the pandemic curbed global travel, not all students had an opportunity to participate in a study abroad program. To give more Elgin Community College students a chance to experience an international education, the Global/International Studies Taskforce developed the Virtual Exchange Program.
ECC in the News
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi presents ECC with $936,000 for new program
Elgin Community College’s new manufacturing center got a boost in funding on Thursday as Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi presented the college with $936,000 in federal funding for the mechatronics and automation program, one of several new programs to be housed in the $55 million-dollar facility planned for 2024.
ECC student journalists win national honor
The Elgin Community College student newspaper, the Observer, won first place for its digital newsletter, two-year school category, at the 2023 ACP Spring College National Media Conference in San Francisco.
ECC hosts Party at the Polls on March 21 and 22
To encourage the campus community to get informed before the Consolidated General Election on April 4, Elgin Community College is hosting a two-day ‘Party at the Polls’ event on Tuesday, March 21, and Wednesday, March 22. Party at the Polls is sponsored by ECC’s Student Government, the Office of Student Life, and the History & Political Science Department.