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 Karr with two prestigious awards. Vitacco and Karr were recognized at a banquet in Springfield, Ill., on Friday, June 4.

ECC is offering $500 gift cards to the bookstore and ECC merchandise to new students who register for fall 2021 classes between June 7 and June 30, 2021.
Academics | General
Published 06/09/2021

$500 in ECC bookstore cash offered to new students now through June 30

Elgin Community College is offering $500 gift cards to the bookstore and ECC merchandise to new students who register for fall 2021 classes between 12:00 a.m. CDT on June 7 and 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 30, 2021.

Backpacks ready for local students.
Published 05/28/2021

ECC Project Backpack continues to help local students, despite pandemic protocols

Elgin Community College and its partners are preparing for Project Backpack, a community-based initiative to benefit area students in need.

MAGIC Black Lives Matter Series
Published 05/20/2021

ECC discussion series checks in one year later

Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) presents Part VII of its “Black Lives Matter” series this month. The community is invited to ‘One Year Later: What Has Changed? What Work Remains?’ on Tuesday, May 25, at 2 p.m.

Photo credit: Northern Illinois University. All 15 students of the first cohort of the
Achievements | Commencement
Published 05/13/2021

ECC and NIU celebrate first Elementary Education Transfer Pathway graduating class

Elgin Community College and Northern Illinois University hosted a recognition event on May 7 on ECC’s campus to celebrate the first cohort of 15 students who completed the ECC-to-NIU College of Education transfer pathway degree.

The ECC Foundation's 23rd Annual Golf Classic is Monday, June 21
Events | Foundation
Published 05/06/2021

ECC Foundation’s annual Golf Classic is back on June 21

Tickets and sponsorships are now available for the 23rd Annual Elgin Community College Foundation Golf Classic on Monday, June 21, at the Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Road, Elgin. Golfers of all ages and abilities are invited.

The ECC Arts Center Presents
Arts Center | Events
Published 04/30/2021

ECC Arts Center presents “These Shining Lives” – a drama with roots close to home

The Elgin Community College Art Center will premier “These Shining Lives” on Saturday, May 15, at 7 p.m.

Graphic promoting ECC Arts Center's American Grands XXVI Showcase
Arts Center | Events
Published 04/22/2021

Enjoy student piano showcase American Grands XXVI from anywhere

On Saturday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m., the Elgin Community College Arts Center presents the 2021 American Grands XXVI as a virtual concert.

Make summer classes part of your plan at ECC.
Academics | Student Resources
Published 04/15/2021

Registration begins for ECC summer sessions

Registration for summer credit classes at Elgin Community College is underway and will continue until the first day of classes for each summer session beginning on June 7, June 14, and July 12. space permitting.

ECC Arts Center Presents Family Mariachi Band Cielito Lindo
Arts Center | Events
Published 04/13/2021

Family Mariachi Band Cielito Lindo Performs for the ECC Arts Center

The ECC Arts Center presents Cielito Lindo, a family mariachi band, for a free virtual performance on Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m.

Achievements | Faculty Profile
Published 03/23/2021

Timothy Kaar and Robert Russ receive 2021 Orrin G. Thompson Teaching Excellence Award

Timothy Kaar, professor of graphic design, and Robert Russ, business unit adjunct faculty, were recently recognized with the 2021 Orrin G. Thompson Teaching Excellence Award from Elgin Community College.

Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series
Published 03/25/2021

Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series explores international relations in the Biden Era

This webinar, titled “Seismic Shift or Status Quo? U.S. International Relations and Immigration in the Biden Era,” will take a critical look at the first movement on international relations in the new Biden administration.

Erin Vobornik, ESL unit adjunct faculty
Achievements | Faculty Profile
Published 03/23/2021

ECC’s Vobornik Wins National State Advocate for Adult Education Fellowship

Elgin Community College Adjunct Faculty in Adult Education, Erin Vobornik, MA, has been named an inaugural Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) State Advocate for Adult Education Fellow for 2021.

Official ECC logo.
Published 03/22/2021

ECC stands with the Asian American Pacific Islander community; condemns acts of violence and racism in all forms

We were deeply saddened once again at Elgin Community College last week, as we discussed the most recent incident. ECC is unequivocally steadfast in condemning all acts of violence, hatred, and racism.

The ECC Virtual Apprentice Fair is Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Events | Student Resources
Published 03/19/2021

ECC hosts April Apprentice and Career Fairs

Elgin Community College's Office of Strategic Partnerships and Experiential Learning will host a virtual Apprentice Fair on Thursday, April 8, from 12 – 2 p.m., followed by a career fair on Friday, April 9. Both fairs are free and open to the public.

ECC Professor of History and Political Science Antonio Ramirez
Achievements | Faculty Profile
Published 03/18/2021

ECC Professor Receives Inaugural Elevating Equity Grant

Antonio Ramirez, assistant professor of history and political science at Elgin Community College, was awarded an inaugural Elevating Equity Grant from the Grand Victoria Foundation for his Chicagolandia: Oral Histories of Chicago's Latinx Suburbs project.

The ExperienceECC event takes place April 7, 2021
Academics | Events | Student Resources
Published 03/10/2021

Community invited to ‘Experience ECC’ on April 7

District 509 community members interested in attending or learning more about Elgin Community College programs are invited to Experience ECC on Wednesday, April 7.

Michelle Kershner, M.Ed., professor of mathematics
Achievements | Faculty Profile
Published 02/24/2021

ECC’s Michelle Kershner receives Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Award

Michelle Kershner, MEd, professor of mathematics, is a 2021 recipient of the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award. One of only 23 recipients nation-wide, the award is recognition for faculty members making a difference in the community college classroom.

Foyer of the Blizzard Theatre in Building H
Arts Center | Events
Published 02/10/2021

#MakeArtAlways Spring Virtual Series at ECC

The #MakeArtAlways virtual series continues this spring with the first event on Friday, Feb. 1, 2021.

Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series
Published 02/10/2021

Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series returns and explores art in the midst of chaos

"Art Reaction! How Major Crises Inform, Impact, and Inspire Art" explores the fascinating history of art created during Global and national crises–from periods of pandemic, war, and unrest.

Official ECC logo.
Academics | Achievements
Published 02/10/2021

ECC Recognizes Fall 2020 Academic Scholars

Together, the President of ECC and the Assistant Vice President of Student Services and Development/Dean of Students recognizes the level of high academic scholarship demonstrated during the semester.

Three authors will join the ECC Writers Center for a virtual spring reading series.
Events | Writers Center
Published 02/09/2021

ECC Writers Center Reading Series Present Spring 2021 Line Up

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

Get into STEM with ECC!
Academics | Events
Published 02/05/2021

ECC presents Math and Science STEM Speaker Series

A virtual STEM speaker series presented by ECC STEM faculty will be offered on Zoom.

MAGIC Black Lives Matter Series
Published 01/28/2021

ECC discussion series delves into the history of racism in the Midwest

Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) presents the next installment of its popular “Black Lives Matter” series in conjunction with Black History Month. Part VI, titled ‘A Historical Perspective,’ is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.

Official ECC logo.
Published 01/27/2021

ECC Partners with Illinois Department of Health for COVID-19 Testing in February

Elgin Community College will host daily COVID-19 testing by the Illinois Department of Health throughout February.

2021 Black History Month at Elgin Community College
Published 01/26/2021

Celebrate Representation, Identity, and Diversity in the Black Community during Black History Month at ECC

Elgin Community College's celebration of Black History Month brings the themes of diversity, representation, and family directly to the community with a line-up of virtual presentations, discussions, and interactive events.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan
Published 01/13/2021

Elgin Community College District 509 Bonds Available to Community

Elgin Community College District 509 will issue approximately $92,990,000 in tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan
Board of Trustees | General
Published 01/12/2021

ECC trustees approve tuition freeze and tax relief measures saving taxpayers more than $2 million

Elgin Community College District 509 Board of Trustees approved measures to freeze tuition rates for the 2021-2022 academic year and provide taxpayer relief for the 2020 tax levy year during its December Board Meetings.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Achievements | General
Published 01/07/2021

ECC retains Moody’s Aaa credit rating

Elgin Community College maintained its ‘Aaa’ credit rating according to Moody’s Investor Services, the highest rating attainable among municipal entities and one of the few Illinois Community College Districts to achieve the prestigious credit mark.

Recruitment Coordinator Shirley Bell.
General | Student Resources
Published 01/07/2021

ECC student services offices special hours for enrollment assistance

Extended business hours will be available at Elgin Community College to support students with enrollment for ECC’s spring semester, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 19. There is still time to register for spring classes. Classes are offered online and a hybrid format that combines online learning and in-person instruction.