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two students working on a project
Published 05/24/2019

Exciting, interactive classes are in session this summer at ECC’s Kids’ College

Registration is open for Kids’ College, a summer enrichment day camp offering a variety of classes of every interest to children and teens ages six to 15. The program runs weekly Monday through Thursday from June 17 to June 27 and July 8 to July 25, in half-day sessions that last four days each. All classes are held at Elgin Community College’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Project Backpack
Events | Student Resources
Published 05/16/2019

ECC Project Backpack seeks school supply donations for local students

Elgin Community College and its partners are preparing for the 10th anniversary of Project Backpack, a community-based initiative to benefit area students in need. Donations of school supplies will be accepted through Friday, July 12, at several locations. The school supply give-away event will take place Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Building J Spartan Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Foyer of the Blizzard Theatre in Building H
Academics | Arts Center
Published 05/07/2019

ECC’s Building H, Arts Center begin summer renovation project on May 20

ECC's Building H, home of the Elgin Community College Arts Center, will have a fresh new look in fall of 2019 after a summer of renovations. The updates to the building will arrive just in time for the Arts Center’s 25th anniversary season.

Students at Spring commencement ceremony
Published 05/06/2019

ECC’s spring commencement to be held May 18

Elgin Community College will hold two commencement ceremonies for the spring 2019 graduating class on Saturday, May 18. Five hundred thirty-four graduating students are expected to participate. Both ceremonies will be held in the Building J Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Students are assigned to the graduation ceremony based on the credential being earned.

Achievements | Events | Student Profile
Published 04/19/2019

Fisher Nuts contest yields creative dishes from ECC students

Eight Elgin Community College culinary students were tough nuts to crack as they competed for scholarship prizes during the annual ECC/Fisher Nuts Recipe Competition on Wednesday, April 17 at the college’s Spartan Terrace Restaurant.

Winston Churchill
Arts Center | Events
Published 04/17/2019

ECC Arts Center presents “Winston Churchill: The Blitz” on April 28

Actor Randy Otto’s acclaimed portrayal of Sir Winston Churchill will enthrall audiences during “Winston Churchill: The Blitz” at the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.

Arts Center | Events
Published 04/17/2019

ECC Theatre presents “Antigone” April 26 through May 5

Elgin Community College Theatre’s production of “Antigone” by French playwright Jean Anouilh and translated by Barbara Bray will be held Friday, April 26 through Sunday, May 5.

Portrait of Dean Follmann
Events | Foundation
Published 02/12/2019

Elgin Community College announces 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner

Elgin Community College proudly announces its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner Dean Follmann, PhD. Follmann will be recognized during the Elgin Community College Foundation’s annual Founders’ Day Celebration and Luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the college’s main campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.