ECC In the News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s hard to fathom, but adjunct professor of communications studies John Karnatz’s 17-year tenure at ECC nearly didn’t happen. When an employment opportunity with ECC presented itself in 2002, it took some convincing from his neighbor, a former ECC trustee and friend. “He bugged me until I agreed to apply,” according to Karnatz.Read Story
Antonio Ramirez, assistant professor of history and political science at Elgin Community College, was awarded a 2019 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Faculty Fellowship.Read Story
“By receiving three amazing scholarships I am able to walk out of ECC debt-free, knowing I will be able to start a great career without anything holding me back.”Read Story