College Publications

From left to right: Bridget Mooney, Cecil Smith and Tim Slater

To keep the community informed, Elgin Community College produces Impact Magazine (bi-annually), Impact Magazine: Para Ti (bi-annually), and Community Report (annually) to showcase how the college is living out its mission to improve people’s lives through learning. For questions or story ideas, contact the Communications Office.

Stories that highlight how ECC is helping improve people’s lives through learning.


Impact Magazine Summer 2020 cover

Impact Magazine

Impact Magazine is a bi-annual publication that features news and information on alumni, student success stories, updates from the Elgin Community College Foundation and articles about how ECC is making a difference in our communities.

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Impact Magazine: Para Ti Spring 2020 cover

Impact Magazine: Para Ti

Impact Magazine: Para Ti is a bi-annual publication by Elgin Community College largely for the Latinx and Spanish-speaking residents of Community College District 509. This bilingual publication focuses on key topics such as degree and certificate programs, how to earn a high school equivalency (HSE) certificate (commonly known as a GED®), English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs, and other relevant information to help residents improve their lives through learning.

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Community Report 2019 cover

Report to the Community

The annual Community Report provides an in-depth look at news, financial analysis, and academic programs that have resulted in student success initiatives and community impact over the past year. This publication is a comprehensive, data-driven report that illustrates ECC’s commitment to its vision, mission, and purpose through an engaging, storytelling approach.

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