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Academics | Student Resources
Published 11/12/2019

Students invited to study abroad next summer in Italy through ECC

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.

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Events
Published 11/08/2019

Nov. 18 event at ECC examines migration’s effect on globalization

Elgin Community College will host the next event in the Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series, “Walls, Bridges, and the Price of Bananas: Labor Mobility in a Globalized World” on Monday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Spartan Auditorium (Building G, Room G100), 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The event is free and open to the public.

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Achievements
Published 11/07/2019

Twin brothers selected for NASA aerospace education programs

Brothers Michael and Jackson Wozniak of Carpentersville have a lot of things in common. They both attend Elgin Community College, they both serve as officers in Phi Theta Kappa, and they were both selected to take part in NASA educational programs as part of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, or NCAS, experience.

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Achievements
Published 11/06/2019

ECC named one of 150 top community colleges eligible to compete for $1 million Aspen Prize

Elgin Community College is one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. ECC was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public, two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the 2021 prize.

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Events | Student Resources
Published 11/05/2019

ECC to host Nov. 14 transfer fair featuring nearly 40 colleges and universities

Representatives from nearly 40 of Elgin Community College’s most popular transfer colleges and universities will be on campus on Thursday, Nov. 14, for the college’s annual transfer fair. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building B.

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Arts Center | Events
Published 11/04/2019

Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones perform “Lean On Me” at the ECC Arts Center on Nov. 8

Fellow PBS television favorites for “Under the Streetlamp” and former “Jersey Boys” co-stars Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones reunite on stage at the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 8, to perform their concert “Lean On Me: The Brotherhood of Rock and Roll.”

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Achievements
Published 10/25/2019

ECC awarded $96,000 grant to help student parents achieve their educational goals

The U.S Department of Education has awarded Elgin Community College a Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant. The award is for one year, with the potential for an extension of up to three more years for a total of $383,864.

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Events
Published 10/24/2019

ECC hosts traveling Holocaust exhibition Oct. 30 to Nov. 29

Elgin Community College’s Global/International Studies Team (GIST) and English Department are bringing the traveling exhibit, “Jehovah’s Witnesses: Faith Under Fire,” to campus from Oct. 30 to Nov. 29. The display, created by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation, showcases the relatively unknown story of the suffering and hardships endured by the Jehovah’s Witness community in Nazi Germany.