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It’s hard to fathom, but adjunct professor of communications studies John Karnatz’s 17-year tenure at ECC nearly didn’t happen. When an employment opportunity with ECC presented itself in 2002, it took some convincing from his neighbor, a former ECC trustee and friend. “He bugged me until I agreed to apply,” according to Karnatz.
Antonio Ramirez, assistant professor of history and political science at Elgin Community College, was awarded a 2019 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Faculty Fellowship.
“By receiving three amazing scholarships I am able to walk out of ECC debt-free, knowing I will be able to start a great career without anything holding me back.”
“My time at this institution changed my life. ECC focuses a lot more on who you can become instead of who you are.”
“ECC has given me direction, a sense of purpose, and hope for not only my future, but for the future I will be able to provide for my children.”
“You feel the support here at ECC. I met staff leaders who always looked out for me and made sure I had the resources I needed.”
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Registration is open for Kids’ College, a summer enrichment day camp offering a variety of classes of every interest to children and teens ages six to 15. The program runs weekly Monday through Thursday from June 17 to June 27 and July 8 to July 25, in half-day sessions that last four days each. All classes are held at Elgin Community College’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
Elgin Community College and its partners are preparing for the 10th anniversary of Project Backpack, a community-based initiative to benefit area students in need. Donations of school supplies will be accepted through Friday, July 12, at several locations. The school supply give-away event will take place Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Building J Spartan Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
ECC's Building H, home of the Elgin Community College Arts Center, will have a fresh new look in fall of 2019 after a summer of renovations. The updates to the building will arrive just in time for the Arts Center’s 25th anniversary season.