2017

David Zacker profile
Faculty Profile | Newsletter
Published 11/28/2017

Zacker encourages exploration of philosophical questions

Humanities Professor David Zacker's first experience at Elgin Community College was a challenge. The professor who hired him in 1999, Humanities Professor and Instructional Coordinator Leslie McTighe, instructed Zacker to teach a class he had neither taught nor taken before.

ECC Foundation helped Sinai Rodriguez succeed
Achievements | Foundation | Student Profile
Published 12/11/2017

The ECC Foundation helped Sinai Rodriguez succeed

Sinai Rodriguez left high school before earning a diploma. He continued on with his life, managing a local Burger King, but yearned for a different career he couldn't quite define.

Faculty Profile | Newsletter
Published 11/20/2017

Stewart serves up learning through cooking, art

Ice sculpting may not be a requirement in order to become a chef, but Patrick Stewart, assistant professor of culinary arts and hospitality, strongly believes it has a purpose in his profession.

Sinai Rodriguez has the instructors and resources for success
Alumni Profile | Commencement | Foundation | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Sinai Rodriguez: ECC has the instructors and resources to help you succeed

Sinai Rodriguez of Elgin My name is Sinai Rodriguez, and I am not the traditional college student-I dropped out of Bartlett High School during my senior year. I came to Elgin Community College to get my GED, and on December 16, 2017, I will be getting my Associate of Applied Science in welding fabrication technology and a Vocational Specialist Certificate in welding.

Achievements | Alumni Profile | Commencement | Foundation
Published 12/20/2017

Roxana Opena: ECC helped me and my son blossom

With the support of my husband, I decided to follow my heart and apply to the Massage Therapy Program at ECC. I had been a stay-at-home mom for three years, but knew that I had another purpose

Achievements | Alumni Profile | Commencement | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Riley O’Dette: ECC professors made me confident in my career decision

I started attending Elgin Community College shortly after I decided to leave the University of Missouri in order to pursue a lifelong passion in culinary arts

Achievements | Alumni Profile | Commencement | Foundation | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Rachel Elaine Hitt: I’ll go on to save lives, thanks to ECC

Being a student is difficult, but being an adult student is even more so. With so many additional factors that go into living, school can often get put by the wayside or seem out of reach.

Alumni Profile | Commencement | Foundation | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Maria Guerrero: ECC helped me see what greatness feels like

I humbly wish to thank the faculty and staff at Elgin Community College from the bottom of my heart

Newsletter | Staff Profile
Published 12/04/2017

Long cultivates connections to maximize student success

While in graduate school at Nova Southeastern University, Long worked at the South Florida Wildlife Center as an ambulance driver.

Academics | Achievements | Alumni Profile | Commencement | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Klaudia Staszczuk: ECC turned out to be one of my best decisions yet

I began at Elgin Community College a little discouraged and disappointed that I wasn't at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I've always planned on attending

Achievements | Alumni Profile | Commencement | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Karen Camargo: ECC prepared me for my next degree

After graduating from high school, I didn't know what career I wanted to pursue, but I did know I wanted to go to college to continue my education.

Joseph P. Robedeau's journey of a thousand miles begins with one step
Academics | Achievements | Alumni Profile | Commencement | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Joseph P. Robedeau: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”

My time at Elgin Community College started almost six years ago. Since then, I have been met with several challenges and obstacles, which is why it took me so long to complete my degree.

Jenn Tribble: This is not my first degree, but it is my most hard-won
Academics | Achievements | Alumni Profile | Commencement | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Jenn Tribble: This is not my first degree, but it is my most hard-won

The three-and-a-half-year journey to earn my Associate of Applied Science in nursing with high honors has been both interminably long and amazingly short. In August 2014, I decided to pursue a mid-life career change and headed back to school to take the five science lab classes required to apply for nursing school.

Achievements | Alumni Profile | Commencement | Foundation | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Griselda Alonso: Success is what you make it, and I went for it!

Success starts with motivation and desire. It is influenced by teachers, such as those at Elgin Community College who support and believe in their students.

Achievements | Alumni Profile | Commencement | Student Clubs & Organizations | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Erin Granger: ECC’s student life helped me get involved

I chose to attend Elgin Community College in order to save money so that I would be able to afford to transfer to a university.

Academics | Achievements | Alumni Profile | Commencement | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

Debra Frankford: My perseverance and love of learning kept me motivated

I have always liked school. I come from a large, poor family, so I knew that I would have to find a creative way to get to college on my own.

Featured Story Article
Academics | Achievements | Alumni Profile | Student Profile
Published 12/20/2017

DaShontae Braboy: ECC provided me with the solid academic foundation I need to become a doctor

My journey at Elgin Community college has been rewarding to say the least. I came to ECC in summer 2015 with a GED, some college credit, and the hopes of finally receiving my associate degree.

Administrator Profile | Newsletter
Published 11/20/2017

Chahino keeps ECC systems a step ahead

When Michael Chahino arrived at Elgin Community College in 2006, he inherited a phone system dating back to the mid-1980s and a network infrastructure getting older by the day.