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Steve Jessmore Photography
Published 10/11/2021

ECC recognized with 15 Medallion awards from National Council for Marketing and Public Relations

The Elgin Community College Marketing and Communications team earned top honors at the 2021 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 Conference, Oct. 3-5 in Grand Rapids, MI. The NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication in each of NCMPR's seven districts.

ECC Students attend Commencement Ceremony
Achievements | Announcement | General
Published 10/08/2021

ECC graduates gain a $600,000 advantage according to economic impact study

Graduates of Elgin Community College earn nearly $600,000 more over their career than those who did not complete an associate degree or long-term certificate, according to a new study from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). The return on investment for a student pursuing their education at ECC is 28 percent, above the statewide average of 26.8 percent.

Elgin Community College Foundation
Published 10/07/2021

ECC Foundation welcomes five new directors to its board

The Elgin Community College Foundation recently added five new directors to its board. A five-member executive committee and 16 directors now make up the ECCF board, all of whom are independently elected.

David Davin, executive director of institutional advancement and the ECC Foundation speaks at their 2021 Gala,
Achievements | Events | Foundation
Published 09/30/2021

The ECC Foundation Gala “Dare to Dream” tops $100,000 for the ECC Students

Celebrating the spirit of student achievement, the Elgin Community College Foundation’s 2021 Gala Dare to Dream presented by OTTO raised more than $100,000 in support of ECC students, including funding for projects such as emergency assistance for students and mini-grants for innovative projects.

Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series
Events | General
Published 09/24/2021

2021 Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series continues conversation on COVID-19

Elgin Community College will host a Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series event titled “COVID-19: From Global Pandemic to Global Endemic?” on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 2 – 3 p.m. Part of ECC’s International Week activities; this event is free and open to the public. Join via Zoom at Passcode: 958222

Official ECC logo.
Events | General | Student Resources
Published 09/22/2021

Learn how to pay for college at Oct. 9 event at ECC

Learn about financial aid and how to pay for college at ECC at Financial Aid 101, a free, virtual event hosted by Elgin Community College on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event will take place on Zoom. Register at

Three authors will join the ECC Writers Center for a virtual spring reading series.
Academics | Events
Published 09/10/2021

ECC Writers Center Reading Series Present Fall 2021 Line Up

The Writers Center at Elgin Community College will host three authors for the Fall 2021 Reading Series. Due to ongoing social distancing practices, the events will take place virtually. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m.

ECC Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
Events | General | Student Clubs & Organizations | Student Resources
Published 09/09/2021

Somos La Fuerza y Esperanza: Together We Rise – ECC Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Elgin Community College’s Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) will include in-person, outdoor celebrations this year, with events built around the 2021 theme “Somos La Fuerza y Esperanza: Together We Rise.” The month’s events begin with the first-ever outdoor Latinx Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration on Friday, September 17, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the green space behind Building C (Renner Academic Library).