ECC In the News
More than 2,000 backpacks given to students in need through ECC’s Project Backpack school supply fair
Backpacks, pencils, notebooks and other school supplies were distributed to hundreds of area students in need during the annual Project Backpack back-to-school supply fair. The event, which is part of a community initiative by Elgin Community College and other organizations, was held on Saturday, Aug. 11 in ECC’s Building J Spartan Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
Elgin Community College student Ruth Chae of Elgin won top honors in the 2018 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest. Chae, who hopes to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing from ECC this spring, says winning the award has been her proudest academic achievement to date, adding “I’m so blessed to think that my essay will have the ability to positively impact the lives of those who read it.”
The Education and Work Center in Hanover Park, which has provided basic skills training and employment services to a traditionally underserved area, is expanding its offerings to better meet the needs of a changing community.
Backpacks, pencils, notebooks and other school supplies will be given to hundreds of area students in need during the Project Backpack back-to-school supply fair on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Elgin Community College. The event, which is part of a community initiative by ECC and other organizations, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Building J Spartan Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
Registration for fall credit classes is under way at Elgin Community College and will continue until the semester starts Aug. 20, space permitting. College staff are ready and available to help new students through the application and enrollment process, regardless of the student’s age or stage in life. Students are advised to register as soon as possible to get the best selection of courses and times.
Elgin Community College held its first session of Manufacturing Camp, a new full-day summer camp for students ages 14 to 16, as part of its Kids’ College offerings, on July 16 to 19. The camp took place in the college’s Building O facilities, at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, where students learned about careers in manufacturing and gained hands-on experience in computer aided design (CAD), welding and sheet metal cutting.
Elgin Community College student Angela M. Andrada returned to the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program (NCAS) as a student assistant during the program’s onsite training at NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC) outside of Washington D.C. The program was held for four days during June, where Andrada led various activities, guided the next team of aerospace scholars in their rover competition and handled program logistics.
Elgin Community College has partnered with Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT), the leading apprenticeship program provider in the Midwest, to offer an industrial maintenance apprenticeship program to companies in Community College District 509 starting this fall.
Associate Dean of Advising, Transfer and Career Development Services Peggy Gundrum, remembers the challenges of being a college student and recent graduate. Her passion for serving students at Elgin Community College is fueled by her own experience.Read Story
Education and Work Center (EWC) Transitions Coordinator Peter Gray seeks to make meaningful connections with people through the intercultural communication skills he’s acquired along his educational and professional journey.Read Story
The beginning of fall semester at Elgin Community College will be here before you know it! Are you as excited as we are?Read Story