News & Events
Through mentoring, community members and students build a support bridge that enhances each other’s lives. This fall, ECC launched a third mentoring program, TRIUMPH—Transforming and Impacting Undergraduate Men Pursuing Higher Education—focused on increasing the number of men of color graduating college. TRIUMPH helps students realize their potential and equips them with tools to succeed in their academic, personal, and future professional lives by pairing them with carefully chosen mentors.
As programs continue to be upgraded, and students push to stay on top of new technology, unit adjunct instructor of communication design Julie Becker is constantly learning and growing as both teacher and graphic designer. In a sense, she is living what she is teaching, which is to learn and then learn some more.
Joseph Onesimus, Internship Coordinator, spends his days meeting with ECC students and discussing the importance of adding the word ‘experience’ to their resumes. Beyond grades and certifications, he believes experience makes the difference in a student’s pursuit of their career aspirations.
Now in her seventh year as an adjunct faculty member, Prince teaches part-time and continues to work as a massage therapist, which helps her keep her knowledge and skills up-to-date. She also helps with program improvement, using a mix of teaching methods to make classes motivating and interesting to both younger and adult students.
For nearly a decade, Communication Studies Adjunct Faculty member Meg Bucaro Wojtas has been empowering students to communicate more confidently and comfortably. She came to Elgin Community College in 2009 because, as an Elgin resident, she was well aware of the growth the college was experiencing at the time and wanted to be part of the excitement.
Michelle Knox has planted herself firmly as an administrative assistant providing clerical and administrative support for ECC’s health professions division office. However, she might be better known to people in the do-it-yourself social media realm as the monogram planter lady.
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Elgin Community College will hold two commencement ceremonies for the fall 2019 graduating class on Saturday, Dec. 14. Both ceremonies will be held in the Building J Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Students are assigned to the graduation ceremony based on the credential being earned.
Acclaimed Chicago actor Evan Tyrone Martin will perform a festive cocktail of holiday hits during “An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas” at the ECC Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 6. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. This concert is presented by Artists Lounge Live.
Elgin Community College, in partnership with Centro Studi Italiani, is proud to offer a new summer study abroad program in Urbania, Italy. The program provides students an immersive experience to learn the Italian language and culture. The four-week program runs from May 17 to June 14, 2020, and includes a capstone weekend in Rome.