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

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Published 12/20/2017

I started attending Elgin Community College shortly after I decided to leave the University of Missouri in order to pursue a lifelong passion for culinary arts. I was coming into ECC feeling pretty deflated after such a poor experience at my previous school.

However, my demeanor changed rather quickly when I started to see my instructors were more into my education and progress rather than just going through the motions like I have seen so many other teachers do in the past. ECC has made me more confident in the career I am pursuing.

I feel that had I not attended ECC, I would have never taken the first step in chasing my dream.

~ Riley O'Dette, Bartlett