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ECC is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and will regularly share information that directly impacts the ECC community on the Emergency Management page.
Shortly after the implementation of Illinois' stay-at-home order in March, the Elgin Community College Foundation established the Emergency Student Relief Fund to help students most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Just one month later, more than 100 donors had pitched in to help reach the goal of raising over $50,000.
ECC ignited a career path and paved the way to business ownership
For years, ECC alumnus Dean Follmann’s work has been focused on the study of infectious diseases and clinical trials that evaluate therapies. Most recently, it has put him on the front lines in the quest to find a cure for the virus that causes COVID-19.
Linda Deering Dean never imagined herself as the president of a regional hospital. When she enrolled at Elgin Community College to continue her education, she was working full time as a registered nurse and raising a family. She appreciated having an affordable option in the community to help her achieve her goal of advancing to a high-level clinical nursing position.
As the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools and businesses across the country, Elgin Community College began to look for innovative ways to support essential workers. A trio of ECC faculty, staff, and alumni found a way to do their part with a little ingenuity and a lot of creativity.
Rising culinary star tackles tough challenges
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Extended business hours will be available on campus at Elgin Community College to support students from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. Offices that will be open include academic advising, admissions, registration, financial aid, student accounts, and first stop. The Saturday hours are offered to incoming and returning ECC students who would like in-person assistance before the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 24.
Elgin Community College’s Continuing Education Department has released the fall 2020 non-credit course schedule. Most courses begin in September, and range from single day to semester long. All classes are offered remotely at this time.
Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) will present a new series, “Confronting Racism Head On,” online as a follow up to the successful summer series “Black Lives Matter.” Part I of this new series, ‘Racism on Display,’ is scheduled for Thursday, August 6, at 2 p.m.