The Community College District 509 Board of Trustees approved a new three-year contract agreement with the Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) at a December 20 Special Meeting, completing negotiations that began in May.
Elgin Community College's board of trustees approved the appointment of David L. Kintz as ECC Chief of Police on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 during a special board meeting. Kintz will begin his position at the college effective Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.
Elgin Community College proudly announces its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winners, Ronald Krivosik and Julie Lichtenberg.
Elgin Community College (ECC), of Elgin, IL, is proud to announce its induction into the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute (CCIRI), a nationwide volunteer network made up of 27 colleges and universities, 600 forensic professionals and 5,000 students that assist victims' families and law enforcement by working on unsolved homicides, missing persons and kidnapping cases. Through the institute, ECC criminal justice students will work as part of a team to bring resolution to unsolved crimin
Elgin Community College has named the following 850 students to the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester. Students are named to the Dean's List when he/she has earned a semester grade point average of 3.5-3.99 with a minimum of six semester hours. For more information, contact Gregory Robinson, dean of student services and development, at 847-214-7274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elgin Community College has named the following 875 students to the President's List for the fall 2017 semester. Students are named to the President's List when he/she earned a semester grade point average of 4.0 with a minimum of six semester hours. For more information, contact Gregory Robinson, dean of student services and development, at 847-214-7274 or email@example.com.
ECC's Heidi Eaton named Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year by Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education
Elgin Community College Professor of Digital Technologies Heidi Eaton was recently named the recipient of the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE) Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Award during the association's 88th annual conference in February.
The Community College District 509 Board of Trustees has appointed Ryan Weiss, MBA, to fill the trustee seat vacated by Angela J. Holmes who resigned on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Weiss, of Elgin, was seated at the board's Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, meeting. His appointment will last until the next consolidated election on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Elgin Community College has been named a 2018 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media. Now in its 16th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies, veteran students and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.
Regional Workforce Development Forum demonstrates ECC's commitment to economic success in local communities
Elgin Community College hosted its first Regional Workforce Development Forum on Thursday, March 8 with more than 50 economic development, workforce development and education professionals from surrounding counties in attendance.
Elgin Community College’s Modern Languages department will offer a six credit-hour Basic Spanish for Medical Personnel certificate beginning with the fall 2018 semester. This fully-online certificate program can be completed within one semester and is for individuals about to enter or currently working in the medical field, and those with an interest in the topic.
Dawn Munson, Ed.D., professor of education received the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award, a national recognition for faculty members making a difference in the community college classroom. Munson attended the AACC’s annual convention in Dallas in late April to accept the award in person.
Elgin Community College Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Toya Webb was selected as a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). Webb accepted her award at AAWCC’s annual breakfast and awards ceremony in Dallas on April 29.
Elgin Community College will hold two commencement ceremonies for the spring 2018 graduating class on Saturday, May 19. 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.
Elgin Community College’s Sustainability, Business and Career Technologies (SBCT) division is holding its first high school welding competition on Thursday, May 17. Thirty-one students from Hampshire, Elgin, Marengo, Dundee-Crown, Jacobs, St. Charles East and Sycamore high school and the Fox Valley Career Center, will compete.
Elgin Community College’s Health and Wellness Management program will begin offering a ten credit-hour Personal Training certificate during the upcoming fall 2018 semester. The certificate can be completed in 16 weeks (one semester) and prepares students for the Certified Personal Trainer exam with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Class times are scheduled in the late afternoons Monday through Thursday, at the college’s Spartan Drive Campus, to accommodate prospective students who
Six student veterans were inducted into Elgin Community College’s chapter of SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society on Thursday, May 10 during a special induction ceremony in Jobe Lounge, located in Building B, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
Forty-two School District U-46 high school students were recognized during the first Accelerate College dual credit recognition event on Wednesday, May 23. The event celebrated the accomplishments of the first cohort of students who finished their high school educations while getting a head start on their college careers by earning a full year of college credit at Elgin Community College during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Congratulations to the 814 students named to the President’s List for the spring 2018 semester. To achieve the President’s List distinction, students must complete a minimum of six credit hours of undergraduate level courses (100 level or above) during a semester with a term grade point average of 4.00.
Congratulations to the 813 students named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester. To achieve the Dean’s List distinction, students must complete a minimum of six credit hours of undergraduate level courses (100 level or above) during a semester with a term grade point average of 3.50–3.99.
Congratulations to the 1,237 students named to the Honors List for the spring 2018 semester. To achieve the Honors List distinction, students must complete a minimum of six credit hours of undergraduate level courses (100 level or above) during a semester with a term grade point average of 3.00–3.49
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Greg Wheaton and Dental Assisting Unit Adjunct Faculty member Jane Maas were recognized with the 2018 Orrin G. Thompson Teaching Excellence Award during Elgin Community College’s annual Employee Awards and Recognition reception on Thursday, May 17.
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.
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.
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.
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 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."
Theresa Bosteder, adult/continuing education and workforce development office coordinator and Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) secretary, was recognized with the 2018 William Foulkes Support Staff of the Year Award during the college’s annual Employee Awards and Recognition reception on Thursday, May 17.
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.
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.
Representatives from nearly a dozen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will be at Elgin Community College on Saturday, Sept. 15, for the second annual HBCU fair. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Jobe Lounge, located in Building B, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL.
Detective Kim Bogucki to facilitate discussion on incarceration of women during Sept. 20 event at ECC
Elgin Community College will host “The IF Project,” a screening of the documentary by the same name that explores the reasons women are becoming the fastest-growing segment of the incarnated population, on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Building E Dining Room, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL.
Prospective candidates for the Elgin Community College District 509 Board of Trustees can begin circulating nominating petitions on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 for the April 2, 2019 consolidated election in which two trustee positions will be up. Illinois community college trustees hold a six-year term of office.
Elgin Community College will host “Choosing a College Major,” a workshop to help individuals create their own career vision and discover college majors and occupations.
The Education and Work Center (EWC), which provides basic skills training and employment services to a traditionally underserved area, recently received a $225,000 operations grant thanks to the successful efforts of Sen. Cristina Castro, Rep. Fred Crespo and Hanover Park Mayor Rodney Craig.
The ECC Arts Center is excited to announce that acclaimed stand-up comedian Lewis Black will be bringing his “The Joke’s on US Tour” to the Arts Center on Thursday, March 21. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.
Elgin Community College and Elmhurst College of Elmhurst, IL have enhanced their transfer partnership, making it even easier for students to begin their college education at ECC before transferring to Elmhurst.
Elgin Community College student Nathan Depcik was one of 319 community college students nationwide to move closer to a career in science and engineering as part of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program (NCAS).