I chose to attend Elgin Community College to save money so that I would be able to afford to transfer to a university. I planned on going to ECC for my classes and coming straight home every day; it wasn't really my intention to get involved on campus or to hang around and make friends. However, in my very first week of classes, I decided to participate in a scavenger hunt organized by Phi Theta Kappa. I ended up meeting the person who would become the best friend I've ever had. From then on, I spent a lot of my free time in Student Life, making lasting friendships, getting involved in clubs on campus, and thoroughly enjoying my time at ECC.
This spring, I will be transferring to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to pursue my bachelor's degree. I will be majoring in history and minoring in political science. Following the completion of my bachelor's degree, I hope to attend law school. Since I was a child, I have been obstinate and have argued my perspective until I either won, or no one would listen anymore (and even that hasn't always stopped me). It's been my dream to practice law since I was in elementary school. Still, the political science and history courses I've taken with Dr. Pelz and the paralegal courses I've taken with Instructor Haske have helped me decide to study constitutional law. I will forever remember and be grateful for my time spent at Elgin Community College.
~ Erin Granger, Elgin