2019

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Academics | Student Resources
Published 11/12/2019

Students invited to study abroad next summer in Italy through ECC

Elgin Community College, in partnership with Centro Studi Italiani, is proud to offer a new summer study abroad program in Urbania, Italy. The program provides students an immersive experience to learn the Italian language and culture. The four-week program runs from May 17 to June 14, 2020, and includes a capstone weekend in Rome.

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Events
Published 11/08/2019

Nov. 18 event at ECC examines migration’s effect on globalization

Elgin Community College will host the next event in the Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series, “Walls, Bridges, and the Price of Bananas: Labor Mobility in a Globalized World” on Monday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Spartan Auditorium (Building G, Room G100), 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The event is free and open to the public.

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Achievements
Published 11/07/2019

Twin brothers selected for NASA aerospace education programs

Brothers Michael and Jackson Wozniak of Carpentersville have a lot of things in common. They both attend Elgin Community College, they both serve as officers in Phi Theta Kappa, and they were both selected to take part in NASA educational programs as part of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, or NCAS, experience.

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Achievements
Published 11/06/2019

ECC named one of 150 top community colleges eligible to compete for $1 million Aspen Prize

Elgin Community College is one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. ECC was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public, two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the 2021 prize.

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Events | Student Resources
Published 11/05/2019

ECC to host Nov. 14 transfer fair featuring nearly 40 colleges and universities

Representatives from nearly 40 of Elgin Community College’s most popular transfer colleges and universities will be on campus on Thursday, Nov. 14, for the college’s annual transfer fair. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building B.

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Arts Center | Events
Published 11/04/2019

Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones perform “Lean On Me” at the ECC Arts Center on Nov. 8

Fellow PBS television favorites for “Under the Streetlamp” and former “Jersey Boys” co-stars Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones reunite on stage at the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 8, to perform their concert “Lean On Me: The Brotherhood of Rock and Roll.”

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Achievements
Published 10/25/2019

ECC awarded $96,000 grant to help student parents achieve their educational goals

The U.S Department of Education has awarded Elgin Community College a Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant. The award is for one year, with the potential for an extension of up to three more years for a total of $383,864.

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Events
Published 10/24/2019

ECC hosts traveling Holocaust exhibition Oct. 30 to Nov. 29

Elgin Community College’s Global/International Studies Team (GIST) and English Department are bringing the traveling exhibit, “Jehovah’s Witnesses: Faith Under Fire,” to campus from Oct. 30 to Nov. 29. The display, created by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation, showcases the relatively unknown story of the suffering and hardships endured by the Jehovah’s Witness community in Nazi Germany.

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Events
Published 10/22/2019

ECC to host rescheduled We Rise Gala on Nov. 15

Elgin Community College’s We Rise Gala: A Community Fundraiser for Undocumented, DACA, and Mixed Status Families will take place Friday, Nov. 15. The rescheduled Latinx Heritage Month closing event will run from 6 to 10:30 p.m. in the Jobe Lounge, Building B, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

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Achievements
Published 10/23/2019

ECC professor seeks Latinx voices for oral history project

Participants willing to share their experiences are being sought to take part in The Chicagolandia Oral History Project. The study will document the lives, work, and culture of Latinx suburban communities around Chicago, including Elgin, Waukegan, Aurora, Joliet, and beyond.

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Achievements | Student Clubs & Organizations
Published 10/16/2019

ECC’s student newspaper, the Observer, wins 2nd place Best in Show Award

At the Illinois Community College Journalism Association conference held Friday, Oct. 4, the Elgin Community College student newspaper, Observer, won second place in the John H. Ryan Best in Show competition for the May 13 issue. This annual award recognizes the best single print issues published during the spring semester among all community colleges in Illinois.

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Events
Published 10/16/2019

Domestic violence survivor to speak at ECC on Oct. 24

LaTasha Unseld, speaker, advocate, and survivor of domestic abuse, is the featured speaker for the closing ceremony of the Elgin Community College and Community Crisis Center’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Seigle Auditorium, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Academics | Events
Published 10/17/2019

Get back on track at ECC Adult Session on Nov. 6

Elgin Community College will hold an adult student information session on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Building C, Room C120, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Adults who are considering returning to school or enrolling in college for the first time are encouraged to attend this free event.

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Events | Writers Center
Published 10/10/2019

Author Chaya Bhuvaneswar to visit ECC for Writers Center Reading Series event Oct. 24

Elgin Community College will welcome Chaya Bhuvvaneswar as the next featured guest of the fall 2019 Writers Center Reading Series on Thursday, Oct. 24. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the ECC Arts Center, Building H, Room H142, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

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Arts Center | Events
Published 10/08/2019

The ECC Arts Center celebrates its 25th anniversary season

The Elgin Community College Arts Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary throughout its “#ArtsCenter25” 2019-2020 season. This season will also see the debut of the newly renovated Building H, which includes the Arts Center and the Blizzard Theatre. The upgrades include new seats in the theatre, remodeled restrooms, and new carpet, paint, and lighting in the lobby.

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Events
Published 10/07/2019

ECC to host Oct. 24 manufacturing and technology job fair

Elgin Community College will host a hiring event focused on jobs in manufacturing and technology on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Building O, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

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Arts Center | Events
Published 10/07/2019

ECC Theatre’s production of “columbinus” aims to create community conversation

Elgin Community College Theatre's production of "columbinus," a theatrical discussion by The United States Theatre Project, will be held Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 17. Performances will be held at the ECC Arts Center located in Building H on the Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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Achievements
Published 10/03/2019

ECC receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Elgin Community College received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This certificate is the highest rating awarded in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. ECC has received this award each year since 2004

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Events | Student Resources
Published 09/27/2019

Learn how to pay for college at Oct. 5 event at ECC

Learn about financial aid and how to pay for college at Financial Aid 101, a free event hosted by Elgin Community College on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event takes place in the Seigle Auditorium, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

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Events
Published 09/25/2019

ECC to host October 1 college fair featuring over 100 colleges and universities

Find the college that is right for you at College Night. Representatives from over 100 colleges and universities will be at ECC on Tuesday, Oct. 1 to help students explore their options. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Building J, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Visitors should park in the red lot marked “J” and enter the college through the lobby of Building J.

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Events
Published 09/25/2019

Oct. 2 event at ECC examines gender dynamics at home and globally

Elgin Community College will host the next event in the Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series, “#TimesUp: Gender Dynamics at Home and from a Global Perspective” on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Spartan Auditorium (Building G, Room G100), 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The event is free and open to the public.

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Events
Published 09/19/2019

ECC to host Sept. 28 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. 28, for the third annual HBCU fair. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jobe Lounge, located in Building B, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL.

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Events
Published 09/16/2019

ECC discussion series on racism aims to move beyond awareness

ECC's Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) is kicking off their fall discussion series "Beyond Awareness" on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. with "What's race got to do with it?," a free screening of the film "Race - The Power of an Illusion" and a discussion afterwards.

Arts Center
Published 09/13/2019

Pianists sought for 25th anniversary of American Grands concert

Pianists of all levels are invited to apply to perform in Elgin Community College Arts Center’s American Grands 25. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Elgin Community College in Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL.

Events
Published 09/09/2019

Chair of the Illinois Dream Fund to speak at Sept 13. ECC Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff Brunch

Elgin Community College’s celebration of Latinx Heritage Month begins with a keynote address by Tanya Cabrera, assistant vice provost for student inclusion at the University of Illinois-Chicago’s Office of Diversity and the chair of the Illinois Dream Fund Commission, at the kick-off brunch on Friday, Sept. 13. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Building E Dining Room, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

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Academics | Achievements
Published 07/24/2019

ECC students recognized on spring 2019 academic scholars list

Congratulations to the 828 students named to the President’s List for the spring 2019 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. Together, the President of ECC and the Assistant Vice President of Student Services and Development/Dean of Students applaud students for their academic achievements.

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Achievements
Published 06/04/2019

ECC professor awarded Mellon/ACLS faculty research fellowship

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.

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Events
Published 05/24/2019

Exciting, interactive classes are in session this summer at ECC’s Kids’ College

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.

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Events | Student Resources
Published 05/16/2019

ECC Project Backpack seeks school supply donations for local students

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.

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Academics | Arts Center
Published 05/07/2019

ECC’s Building H, Arts Center begin summer renovation project on May 20

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.

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Events
Published 05/06/2019

ECC’s spring commencement to be held May 18

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.

Achievements | Events | Student Profile
Published 04/19/2019

Fisher Nuts contest yields creative dishes from ECC students

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.

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Arts Center | Events
Published 04/17/2019

ECC Arts Center presents “Winston Churchill: The Blitz” on April 28

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.

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Arts Center | Events
Published 04/17/2019

ECC Theatre presents “Antigone” April 26 through May 5

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.

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Events | Foundation
Published 02/12/2019

Elgin Community College announces 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner

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.

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Academics | Achievements
Published 01/23/2019

ECC students recognized on fall 2018 President's List

Congratulations to the 864 students named to the President’s List for the fall 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.

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Academics | Achievements
Published 01/23/2019

ECC students recognized on fall 2018 Honors List

Congratulations to the 1,256 students named to the Honors List for the fall 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.

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Academics | Achievements
Published 01/23/2019

ECC students recognized on fall 2018 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the 890 students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 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.

2019 NISOD Recipients
Achievements
Published 01/01/2019

ECC announces 2019 NISOD Award winners

Five Elgin Community College employees have been selected to receive the 2019 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award. The award recognizes outstanding faculty, staff and administrators of community and technical colleges.

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Events
Published 09/24/2019

Visiting chef and ECC alum Josh Kackley presents an early fall feast at ECC campus restaurant

Visiting chef Josh Kackley will help usher in cooler weather with his fall feast on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Elgin Community College Spartan Terrace Restaurant located in the Culinary Arts Center, Building I, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

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Writers Center
Published 09/24/2019

Award-winning poet Jacob Saenz to visit ECC for Writers Center Reading Series event September 26

Elgin Community College will welcome Jacob Saenz, Chicago native, as the first featured guest of the fall 2019 Writers Center Reading Series on Thursday, Sept. 26. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the ECC Arts Center, Building H, Room H142, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.