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.
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.
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
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
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.
I humbly wish to thank the faculty and staff at Elgin Community College from the bottom of my heart
While in graduate school at Nova Southeastern University, Long worked at the South Florida Wildlife Center as an ambulance driver.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.