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Robin Seigle and Linda Hefferin, co-chairs of the ECC Foundation Gala Committee
Achievements | Events | Foundation
Published 10/03/2022

The ECC Foundation Gala “Dare to Dream” tops $110,000 for ECC Students

Celebrating the essence of student achievement, the Elgin Community College Foundation’s 2022 Gala: Dare to Dream, presented by OTTO, raised more than $110,000 in support of ECC students, including funding for scholarships and mini-grants for innovative faculty projects.

ECC student
Achievements | Announcement | General
Published 09/23/2022

Double-digit increase in ECC’s fall enrollment shows positive post-pandemic trends

Elgin Community College’s reported fall enrollment, tabulated on the 10th day of the fall semester, reflects an 11% increase over the previous fall. More than 8,900 students are enrolled for the fall semester, with numbers continuing to increase to more than 9,000 students beyond the 10th day due to later fall start date registrations for 12- and 8-week courses.

Aerial photo of Elgin Community College.
Board of Trustees
Published 09/20/2022

Nominating Petitions for ECC Board of Trustees Available Sept. 20

Petitions for nomination for trustee of Community College District 509 (Elgin Community College) may be downloaded beginning Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2022.

ECC Center for Emergency Services
Events | General
Published 09/14/2022

ECC’s Center for Emergency Services welcomes public to Open House on Oct. 15

The Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services will host a community open house on Saturday, October 15, at its 815 E. Plank Rd., Burlington, Ill., location. The open house will begin with an informational session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for those interested in learning more about a career as a first responder.

Tommy Hensel, Senior Director of Performing Arts
Achievements | Administrator Profile | Arts Center
Published 09/13/2022

ECC’s Tommy Hensel to receive Chicago Cabaret Presenter Award

Elgin Community College Senior Director of Performing Arts Tommy Hensel will receive the Chicago Cabaret Presenter Award at the Chicago Cabaret 2022 Gala at the Epiphany Center for the Arts on Monday, October 17.

From left to right: Yolonda Barnes, EdD, associate dean of sustainability, business, and career technologies; Mia Hardy, PhD, assistant professor of sociology; and LaTasha DeHaan, PhD, associate professor of history
Academics | Student Resources
Published 09/09/2022

New center provides first-of-its-kind research opportunities for students at ECC

Elgin Community College is pleased to introduce the opening of a new outreach program for ECC students interested in learning about academic research or working on a creative project with the mentorship of an ECC faculty member. The Center for Undergraduate Research, Innovation, and Creativity (CURIC), officially opened with the start of the fall 2022 semester.

Representatives from colleges and universities at ECC for College Night
Events | Student Resources
Published 09/06/2022

ECC to host college night featuring over 150 colleges and universities

Representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities will be at Elgin Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 12, to help students and families explore their options. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Building J, Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

ECC Physical Therapist Assistant student Natalia Martinez
Achievements | Student Profile
Published 09/02/2022

ECC Physical Therapist Assistant student Natalia Martinez receives a $3,000 scholarship

The Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation (IPTF) and PT Solutions Physical Therapy (PTS) selected Elgin Community College Physical Therapist Assistant student Natalia Martinez (Streamwood, Ill.) to receive a one-time $3,000 scholarship on behalf of the PTS Future Leadership Scholarship Program.