In the Spotlight
When Pietrina Probst, Elgin Community College’s coordinator of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and student disabilities services, discussed the idea of Disability Awareness Month, ECC students didn’t hesitate. Probst, the advisor of ADAPT—a student club that advocates for disability awareness—said students were eager to get plans in motion.
A decision to learn how to juggle over 20 years ago turned into a relatable, lesson-worthy opportunity for Elgin Community College Professor of English and Honors Program Director Jason Kane.
Elgin Community College Adjunct Math Instructor Will Doty knows the importance of preparation, practice and adaptation, both in his leading role as professor and side gig as a crowd-pleasing karaoke singer. A big fan of music and theatre, Doty compares teaching to “producing, rehearsing and performing a new concert or play daily,” because of the amount of effort, planning and rehearsing that goes into just one day’s lesson plans.
For Assistant Professor of English Nick Obradovich, learning and martial arts go hand in hand. Read more to learn why he compares studying Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to earning a bachelor’s degree.
Nearly three months in as Elgin Community College’s top cop, David Kintz can put away the breadcrumbs. If he ever needed directions anywhere on campus during his first two weeks at ECC, Kintz noted that everyone—students, faculty, staff or administrators—have been more than willing to point him in the right direction.
Divya Ajinth is motivated by the opportunity she has each day to impact the lives of the students she teaches in her Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) classes. Her role as an ABE/ASE instructor prepares those Elgin Community College students for not only to take the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam, but also qualify for better educational and career opportunities.
In the classroom, in basketball and in life, Professor of Digital Technologies Heidi Eaton believes in learning, taking calculated risks, growing, and above all else-never giving up.
Music is a big part of Dawn Munson's life, having played trumpet since she was 10 years old. In fact, music also brought her to Elgin Community College, where she participated in the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra when she was in seventh grade.
ECC IN THE NEWS
Elgin Community College will host its first William Pelz Global Speaker Series event “Strange Bedfellows: A Close Look at the Russian–U.S. Relations” on Thursday, April 26. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the college’s Building E Dining Hall of 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.Read Story
ECC Arts Center presents, 'The Best of The Second City,' a must-see show featuring the improv comedy theater’s best sketches and songs
"The Best of The Second City," celebrating nearly sixty years of cutting-edge satirical revues, will entertain and delight the audience at the ECC Arts Center on Saturday, May 12. The show begins at 7 p.m. The ECC Arts Center is located in Building H on the Elgin Community College campus at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.Read Story