2018

Administrator Profile | Staff Profile
Published 01/04/2018

ECC board approves three-year contract with support staff union

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.

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Administrator Profile
Published 01/02/2018

ECC appoints David L. Kintz as ECC Chief of Police

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.

2018 Distinguished Alumni Winners
Alumni Profile | Events | Foundation
Published 01/09/2018

ECC announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winners

Elgin Community College proudly announces its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winners, Ronald Krivosik and Julie Lichtenberg.

Jemel Townsend presents to Cold Case Institute students
Academics
Published 02/05/2018

Criminal justice students work to solve mysterious death

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

Academics | Achievements
Published 03/12/2018

ECC students recognized on fall 2017 Dean's List

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 grobinson@elgin.edu.

Academics | Achievements
Published 03/12/2018

ECC students recognized on fall 2017 Honors List

Elgin Community College has named the following 1,304 students to the Honors List for the fall 2017 semester.

Academics | Achievements
Published 03/12/2018

ECC students recognized on fall 2017 President's List

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 grobinson@elgin.edu.

Achievements
Published 03/16/2018

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.

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Board of Trustees
Published 12/20/2018

ECC Board of Trustees appoints Weiss to fill trustee vacancy

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.

A student veteran addresses audience on Veterans' Day
Academics | Achievements
Published 01/05/2018

ECC named a 2018 Military Friendly® School

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.

Tom Mihalec gives keynote address
Events
Published 03/20/2018

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.

Nurse taking care of a patient
Academics
Published 04/30/2018

ECC to offer new online Basic Spanish for Medical Personnel certificate this fall

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 and Dr. David Sam
Achievements
Published 05/01/2018

ECC’s Dawn Munson receives Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award

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.

Toya Webb profile
Achievements
Published 05/03/2018

ECC Spokeswoman Toya Webb receives national award

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.

ECC graduates
Achievements | Events
Published 05/07/2018

ECC's high school equivalency ceremony set for May 18; spring commencement to be held May 19

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.

Welding
Events
Published 05/14/2018

ECC to host high school welding competition on May 17

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.

Personal Training students
Academics
Published 05/14/2018

ECC to offer 16-week Personal Training certificate this fall

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

2017-2018 SALUTE inductees
Achievements
Published 05/10/2018

ECC student veterans inducted into SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

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.

A student receives their Accelerate College diploma
Achievements | Events
Published 05/24/2018

ECC celebrates Accelerate College grads during May 23 dual credit recognition event

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.

Academics | Achievements
Published 06/18/2018

ECC students recognized on spring 2018 President's List

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.

Academics | Achievements
Published 06/18/2018

ECC students recognized on spring 2018 Dean's List

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.

Academics | Achievements
Published 06/18/2018

ECC students recognized on spring 2018 Honors List

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

Greg Wheaton and Jane Maas
Achievements
Published 03/14/2018

Greg Wheaton and Jane Maas receive 2018 Orrin G. Thompson Teaching Excellence Award

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.

A manufacturing student works on equipment
Academics
Published 06/21/2018

ECC to offer manufacturing apprenticeship program this fall

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.

Angela Andrada photo
Achievements
Published 07/10/2018

ECC student returns to NASA for Community College Aerospace Scholars project

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.

A young student holds a backpack
Events
Published 07/30/2018

Students, families invited to annual Project Backpack school supply fair at ECC on Aug. 11

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.

Welding instructor Marc Houchek demonstrates to students
Events
Published 07/23/2018

High school students explore high-demand careers through ECC's Manufacturing Camp

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.

Ruth Chae
Achievements
Published 08/07/2018

ECC student wins 2018 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest

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 accepts her award
Achievements
Published 06/18/2018

Theresa Bosteder receives 2018 William Foulkes Support Staff of the Year Award

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.

EWC
Academics
Published 08/07/2018

Education and Work Center to launch select college-level classes

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.

Project Backpack 2018
Events
Published 08/13/2018

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.

Two African-American students speak to an HBCU representative during last year's fair
Events
Published 09/05/2018

ECC to host Sept. 15 fair featuring nearly a dozen historically black colleges and universities

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.

Kim Bogucki Profile picture
Events
Published 09/10/2018

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.

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Board of Trustees
Published 09/17/2018

Candidates for ECC Board of Trustees can circulate nominating petitions beginning Sept. 18

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.

A graphic design faculty members looks at a student's project on the computer
Events
Published 09/21/2018

ECC to host workshop for choosing a college major this fall

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.

EWC
Achievements
Published 10/12/2018

Hanover Park Education and Work Center receives $225,000 operations grant

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.

Lewis Black photo
Arts Center
Published 10/24/2018

Comedian Lewis Black to perform at the ECC Arts Center on March 21

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.

Administrators and Elmhurst College and ECC during signing ceremony
Academics | Events
Published 10/09/2018

ECC and Elmhurst College announce guaranteed admission and dual enrollment partnerships

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.

Nathan Depcik image
Achievements
Published 11/06/2018

ECC student visits NASA through Community College Aerospace Scholars program

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).