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Black History Month 2023: Resistance Through Black Excellence
Published 01/31/2023

Black History Month 2023: Resistance Through Black Excellence

Elgin Community College is celebrating Black History Month through the 2023 theme Resistance Through Black Excellence with in-person events. Join ECC this year in honoring BHM with peer and employee networking and critical conversations through formal discussions, creative outlets, and community gatherings.

Apollo's Fountain in the gardens at Chateau de Versailles; photo taken by Travis Linville, professor of photography at Elgin Community College
Achievements | Faculty Profile
Published 01/31/2023

Four ECC faculty members heading abroad this summer

Four Elgin Community College faculty members will lead summer study abroad experiences through the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP). Students from all ICISP-member institutions, including ECC, can apply for these study abroad experiences.

A Pace Bus drives through ECC's campus.
Published 01/30/2023

ECC partners with Pace Bus on free CDL permit training

Elgin Community College and Pace Bus are pleased to announce their partnership to provide a free CDL Class B commercial driver's license permit course for the next generation of professional bus operators. The event is on Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Building K, Room K128.

ECC students in a music production class
Published 01/18/2023

ECC expands options for students seeking music production careers

Elgin Community College now offers an Associate of Fine Arts in music production, allowing students to develop the skills necessary to record and produce music professionally. This degree gives ECC students the option to pursue a Basic Vocational certificate in music production or a full associate degree.

Elgin Community College
Published 12/21/2022

Elgin Community College Board approves student-drafted Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Elgin Community College District 509 Board of Trustees approved the college’s first Indigenous Land Acknowledgment Statement at the Dec. 13, 2022, regular meeting. The statement was researched and drafted by students in Antonio Ramirez, PhD, professor of history’s new HIS-150, History of Native America, course.

Kristina Brown, supervisor of child care services, reads a story to children in ECC's lab school classroom
Academics | Student Resources
Published 12/20/2022

ECC addresses early childhood educator shortage with new scholarship

Elgin Community College is providing an Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators by encouraging the pursuit of credentials and advancement of already-held degrees in early childhood education to build a strong, well-prepared workforce.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan
Published 12/20/2022

ECC Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Elgin Community College received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States (GFOA).

Christina Marrocco, PhD, associate professor of English
Achievements | Faculty Profile
Published 12/13/2022

ECC’s Christina Marrocco wins the Chicago Writers Association 2022 Book of the Year

Christina Marrocco, PhD, associate professor of English at Elgin Community College, is the 2022 winner of the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award for Indie Fiction. Marrocco’s novel, titled “Addio, Love Monster,” tells a series of linked stories spanning generations on the ‘regular’ yet remarkable Singer Street of fictional midcentury Mulberry Park, just outside of Chicago.