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ECC sees 27% increase in summer enrollment as excitement builds for fall semester
Academics | General | Statement
Published 07/21/2021

ECC sees 27% increase in summer enrollment as excitement builds for fall semester

Elgin Community College is experiencing a significant rise in enrollment for the summer 2021 semester, with a 27.5 percent increase compared to summer 2020. More than 4,300 students are currently enrolled in summer programming at ECC.

Official ECC logo.
General | Statement
Published 07/19/2021

Updated Face-Coverings and Social Distancing Protocols go into effect July 26 at ECC

Effective Monday, July 26, 2021, Elgin Community College will no longer require fully vaccinated individuals to wear face-coverings. Wearing face-coverings for vaccinated individuals is optional. For those who are unvaccinated or classified as “at-risk,” wearing face-coverings will be required except in situations when they are outdoors, and social distancing can be maintained.

ECC Nursing students administered vaccines to seniors during a February vaccine clinic hosted at ECC
Events | Statement
Published 07/14/2021

ECC Committed to Providing Vaccine Access for Community with a Vaccination Clinic

ECC is helping to increase ease and access to vaccines through upcoming vaccination clinics to be held on July 21 and Aug. 11 (second shot clinic).

Left: Kylee Backer (Soccer) Middle: Luke Menard (Baseball) Right: Nikolas Panico (Baseball) Not Photographed: Amber Allen (Volleyball) Kenney Venable (Volleyball)
Academics | Achievements | Athletics | General
Published 07/08/2021

ECC student-athletes awarded NJCAA academic honors

Each year the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) honors student-athletes for their academic achievement in maintaining a GPA of 3.6 or higher throughout the year. Elgin Community College is proud to announce that five of its student-athletes have made the 2020-21 NJCAA All-Academic Team for their outstanding commitment and dedication to their studies.

ECC Athletics will return to NJCAA Division II for the 2021-22 season.
Published 06/24/2021

ECC’s athletic program returns to NJCAA Division II Level

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCCA) and Elgin Community College President David Sam, Ph.D., JD, LLM, and the Board of Trustees approved ECC Athletics to return to Division II. ECC Athletics has been in the Division III level for the past five years, having previously been a Division II level school.

ECC's 2021 Spartan Women's Soccer Team, with Head Coach Edwin Jaramillo and Assistant Coach Emily Witt.
Achievements | Athletics
Published 06/22/2021

ECC women’s soccer makes program history

For the first time in 12 years, the team won the Regional Championship this past spring, going undefeated in regional play. They then went on to make history and be the first team in their program to compete at the NJCAA Division III National Championship in Newark, New Jersey.

ECC and Promineo Tech are offering affordable coding bootcamps this summer
Academics | General
Published 06/21/2021

Affordable coding bootcamps offered at ECC aim to close skills gap

To help meet the growing demand and close skills gaps, Elgin Community College is partnering with Promineo Tech to offer coding and data engineering boot camps in July, August, and September 2021.

Outgoing student trustee Taylor Vitacco received the 2021 Gigi Campbell Student Trustee Excellence Award. Timothy Kaar, MFA, professor of graphic design, received the 2021 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member Award.
Achievements | Board of Trustees | General
Published 06/14/2021

ECC faculty member and student receive ICCTA awards

The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) recently honored 2021 Elgin Community College graduate Taylor Vitacco and Professor Timothy Kaar with two prestigious awards. Vitacco and Karr were recognized at a banquet in Springfield, Ill., on Friday, June 4.