Clockwise from top left: Diane Flahaven, MS; Peter Gray, BFA; Michelle Kershner, MEd; Tim Moore, MA; Pietrina Probst, MA; Kelly Scott, MS.
Published 12/16/2020

ECC announces 2020 NISOD Award winners

Five Elgin Community College employees have been selected to receive the 2020 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award. The award recognizes outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators of community and technical colleges.

Official ECC logo.
Arts Center | Events
Published 12/17/2020

ECC Arts Center Partners with Omaha Community Playhouse for a virtual ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Elgin Community College Arts Center has partnered with the nation’s largest community theatre, Omaha Community Playhouse, to bring you “A Christmas Carol.” This 45-year tradition has been adapted into a virtual theatrical performance for the entire family to enjoy. The performance is online now and can be viewed any time before January 3, 2020.

Official ECC logo.
Arts Center | Events
Published 12/05/2020

ECC Theatre presents As You Like It in #MakeArtAlways Virtual Series

Elgin Community College Theatre will present a virtual production of “As You Like It,” by William Shakespeare, on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. on the ECC Arts Center’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Victor Wooten has partnered with ECC Arts Center for virtual workshops
Arts Center | Events
Published 11/10/2020

ECC Arts Center #MakeArtAlways Virtual Series brings Victor Wooten’s workshop Nov. 13

Five-time Grammy-winning bassist Victor Wooten returns to Elgin Community College with an expanded version of his Music Lesson Workshop on Friday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Official ECC logo.
Published 11/06/2020

Nov. 12 webinar examines the ethical impact of COVID-19 on existing global issues

Elgin Community College will host a Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series event in memory of the late William Pelz, Ph.D., who taught history and political science.

Published 11/05/2020

ECC celebrates International Week with virtual events and activities

ECC’s International Week will be ‘Zooming Around the World’ from Nov. 9 to 13, with daily events and activities for all to enjoy.

Registration is now open for Spring 2021 classes at Elgin Community College.
Published 11/02/2020

ECC Spring 2021 Registration Now Open

Registration for spring credit classes is underway at Elgin Community College and will continue until classes start on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, space permitting.

Official ECC logo.
Published 10/30/2020

Black Lives Matter series explores why talking about racism can be so uncomfortable

Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) presents Part V of the series, “Black Lives Matter,” on Thursday, November 5, at 2 pm

One of ECC's gold-award winning entries for NCMPR Medallions.
Published 10/28/2020

ECC recognized with 25 Medallion awards from NCMPR District 3 Conference

The Elgin Community College Marketing and Communications Department received 25 awards at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 Medallion Awards.

ECC Foundation's 2020 Distinguished Alumni, Linda Deering Dean
Accomplishment | Alumni Profile | Foundation
Published 10/29/2020

Elgin Community College announces 2020 Distinguished Alumni and Community Award winners

Elgin Community College proudly announces its 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, Linda Deering Dean. She learned the value of Community College support.

ECC President, David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM, speaks to attendees of the ECC Foundation's virtual gala via remote link from campus.
Events | Foundation
Published 10/27/2020

ECC Gala pushes student success fundraiser past $100,000 goal

The event was the final push needed for the Foundation to surpass its overall goal of raising more than $100,000 for the Student Success Fund by the end of 2020.

A student uses a 3D printer to bring CAD piece to life.
Academics | Events | Student Resources
Published 10/26/2020

ECC to host Oct. 29 manufacturing and technology webinar

Elgin Community College will host "The Demand for Manufacturing Jobs," a webinar focused on manufacturing and technology jobs.

Long Red Line Juried Art Exhibit
Published 10/21/2020

Long Red Line Art Exhibit Goes Virtual

The 2020 Long Red Line Juried Art Exhibit at Elgin Community College is now viewable via a 360-degree virtual experience. Postponed initially in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibit, which is on display in ECC’s E. Max Von Isser Art Gallery, is accessible at bit.ly/ECCGalleriesLRL until Friday, Nov, 13, 2020. ECC’s campus remains closed to the general public.

ECC Trustee John Duffy, MSEd
Accomplishment | Board of Trustees
Published 10/06/2020

ICCTA honors Duffy, Ollayos for their service to Elgin Community College

The Illinois Community College Trustee Association (ICCTA) recently honored two Elgin Community College trustees for their long-time commitment to public service.

Official ECC logo.
Published 09/30/2020

Oct. 5 event at ECC examines impact of COVID-19 on global economies

Elgin Community College will host a virtual Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series event titled “Show Me the Money! COVID-19’s Impact on Global Economies” on Monday, Oct. 5 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public

TRiO Students at Elgin Community College
Academics | Student Resources
Published 09/23/2020

$3.8 million five-year grant awarded to ECC provides continued support for underrepresent

Two U.S. Department of Education grants will keep Elgin Community College’s TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) and Student Support Services/English as a Second Language (SSS/ESL) programs funded for another five years.

Nate Marshall, Jeremy T. Wilson, Adrian Matejka
Published 09/14/2020

ECC Writers Center Reading Series Goes Virtual for Fall 2020

The Writers Center at Elgin Community College will host three authors for the Fall 2020 Reading Series. Due to current social distancing regulations, the events will take place using the Zoom platform. All readings begin at 7:30 pm.

ECC Spring 2020 Graduate Niesha Flanigan-Odems
Published 09/18/2020

ECC to host virtual commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates

Elgin Community College will host a virtual commencement ceremony to honor the spring 2020 graduates after postponing the originally planned in-person ceremonies in May. On Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m., the ceremony will premiere live on ECC’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/elginspartans.

ECC Foundation Virtual Gala logo
Published 09/16/2020

The Elgin Community College Foundation Gala, “Virtual Mas’k’erade,” encourages community

The Elgin Community College (ECC) Foundation invites the community to celebrate the achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the ECC Foundation Gala Virtual Mas’k’erade: Dare to Dream event at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The online event will showcase the incredible tapestry of talent and resiliency found throughout the ECC community, as well as highlight several 2020 award winners and scholarship recipients.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Board of Trustees
Published 09/11/2020

Nominating Petitions for ECC Board of Trustees Available Sept. 22

Petitions for nomination for trustee of Community College District 509 (Elgin Community College) may be downloaded at https://elgin.edu/about-ecc/trustees/trustee-elections/ beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

ECC graduate
Published 09/09/2020

ECC Foundation Aims to Raise $100k for Student Success

With the start of the fall 2020 semester, the Elgin Community College Foundation is launching the Student Success Fund, an initiative meant to provide relief funding to students who face financial barriers as a result of the pandemic. With the success of the recent Emergency Student Relief Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in assisting students, the Foundation wants to provide support for those students who aren’t yet on solid financial footing.

Latinx Heritage Month 2020 logo
Published 09/03/2020

¡Ya es el Tiempo – Now is the Time as ECC Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Elgin Community College’s Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) will be held virtually this year, with events built around the 2020 theme “¡Ya es el Tiempo!” (Now is the time).

A student stocks pantry shelves
Student Resources
Published 09/01/2020

Spartan Food Pantry open and serving students this fall

Elgin Community College’s Spartan Food Pantry is now open to current all ECC students, regardless of need. Reduced fall 2020 hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Backpacks ready for local students.
Events | Student Resources
Published 08/18/2020

Project Backpack delivers for students this fall

Project Backpack, a community effort to provide backpacks and supplies for families of District 509, looked a little different this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elgin Community College was unable to host the event as in years past. The committee worked to develop an alternative plan for supply delivery to those in need.

Dr. David Sam, president of Elgin Community College.
Published 08/17/2020

ECC offers additional financial support, resources to students enrolled in fall semester

At Elgin Community College, our mission to improve people’s lives through learning remains strong. Even amid unusual circumstances, we remain committed to every student and every dream. We also recognize that the current COVID-19 crisis presents a host of challenges and opportunities that we will navigate together.

Jeanette Silva Haro, left, trains hard with her fellow Basic Operations Firefighter classmates.
Published 08/14/2020

Elgin Community College students are fired up for success

At Elgin Community College, students like Jeanette Silva Haro are working towards their dreams and receiving the hands-on education to help them move forward. Registration for fall classes is underway. Courses will be delivered primarily online, with some classes using a hybrid of online and classroom instruction.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Academics | Student Resources
Published 08/04/2020

ECC student services offices open for in-person assistance on Saturday, August 22

Extended business hours will be available on campus at Elgin Community College to support students from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. Offices that will be open include academic advising, admissions, registration, financial aid, student accounts, and first stop. The Saturday hours are offered to incoming and returning ECC students who would like in-person assistance before the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 24.

Official ECC logo.
Published 08/03/2020

ECC’s Continuing Education Department Unveils Robust Fall Offerings

Elgin Community College’s Continuing Education Department has released the fall 2020 non-credit course schedule. Most courses begin in September, and range from single day to semester long. All classes are offered remotely at this time.

Fall Registration 2020
Published 07/22/2020

Keep Moving Forward: Register now for fall classes at ECC

Registration for fall credit classes is under way at Elgin Community College and will continue until the semester starts August 24.

Official ECC logo.
Published 07/06/2020

ECC Black Lives Matter series concludes with discussion on implicit bias and microaggress

Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) presents Part III of its new series, “Black Lives Matter,” on Thursday, July 9, at 2 pm. The discussion will take place via Zoom, and all are invited to attend. The session will also be livestreamed on ECC’s Facebook page.

Project backpack
Academics | Events
Published 06/23/2020

Monetary donations needed for Project Backpack supplies

Project Backpack, a community effort to get backpacks and supplies into the hands of families of District 509, will look a little different this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elgin Community College is unable to host the event as in years past. The committee has worked to develop an alternative plan for supply delivery to those in need.

Official ECC logo.
Board of Trustees
Published 06/22/2020

Message from Elgin Community College Board of Trustees

On behalf of the members of the Elgin Community College Board of Trustees, I wish to express our endorsement of President, Dr. David Sam’s message of June 4, 2020, sent to students and employees imploring all peoples to support the rights of others and to take a stand on equity and fairness.

Official ECC logo.
Published 06/19/2020

ECC commends U.S. Supreme Court ruling to continue DACA program

Elgin Community College President Dr. David Sam and District 509 Board of Trustees Chairwoman Dr. Donna Redmer applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, which, for now, blocks the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and provides protection against deportation for the more than 800,000 recipients who were brought to the United States as children on a quest to achieve the American dream.

Black Lives Matter Series Part II
Published 06/18/2020

ECC session features allies and discussions on how to become anti-racist

Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) presents Part II of its new series, “Black Lives Matter,” on Thursday, June 25, at 2 pm

Spartan Virtual Admissions Presentation
Academics | Events
Published 06/17/2020

ECC Offers Virtual Admissions Presentations

Elgin Community College offers multiple opportunities for prospective students to visit campus, meet with a recruiter, and learn more about their options at the college. With the COVID-19 pandemic, on-campus visits are by appointment only, however, ECC’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment developed “Spartan Virtual Admissions Presentations.”

Official ECC logo.
Published 06/16/2020

ECC Announces Plans for Fall 2020 Semester

In response to the uncertainty of many variables associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Elgin Community College has made the difficult decision to convert the majority of face-to-face courses for the fall 2020 semester to online courses. Specialized lab courses, where the face-to-face component is essential, will be offered on campus but may also include online learning.

Official ECC logo.
Published 06/11/2020

ECC’s Kids’ College offering popular classes online this summer

Elgin Community College’s summer Kids’ College has moved many of its most popular courses online. Registration is now open for a variety of classes including art, coding, graphic design, and more. There are classes for children and teens ages 5 to 15.

Official ECC logo.
Published 06/08/2020

ECC discussion series focuses on Black Lives Matter

Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) will present a new series, “Black Lives Matter,” online this summer starting Wednesday, June 10, at 2 pm.

Dr. David Sam, president of Elgin Community College.
Published 06/02/2020

Important Message from ECC President, Dr. David Sam

This year has presented some of the most pressing issues of our time. Not only are communities of color dealing with the realities of the disparities that exist in health care as exemplified by the disproportionate representation of those affected by COVID-19, they are also living in a country where systemic racism thrives and repeated cries for allies seem to go unnoticed.

Published 05/30/2020


On Saturday, May 30, Elgin Community College learned that an employee, who worked on campus this week, was exposed to COVID-19 by a family member.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Published 05/28/2020

ECC's Partial Opening Phase Information for Employees

ECC is moving forward with our plan to gradually reopen the Spartan Drive campus to select employees and students taking lab courses beginning Monday, June 1, 2020. Please be aware that each of ECC’s phases will coincide with guidance outlined in Gov. J.B Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan and is contingent on a number of factors, all of which are subject to change.

Elmhurst Scholarship Recipients
Published 05/21/2020

ECC students receive scholarships to Elmhurst College

Two recent graduates of Elgin Community College have been awarded over $40,000 in scholarships to attend Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.

ECC Dont Rush Challenge
Published 05/16/2020

Elgin Community College president and graduates rock #DontRush Challenge

Elgin Community College president and graduates from the class of 2020 took their minds off the reality of the COVID-19 crisis to have a little fun with ECC’s take on the popular #DontRush challenge, which features students who appear on camera for a few seconds dressed in their everyday attire and then magically transitions into their cap and gowns to make a statement.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Published 05/08/2020

ECC Foundation Surpasses Fundraising Goal of $50,000 for Emergency Student Relief

The Elgin Community College Foundation is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised over $50,000 for the Emergency Student Relief Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, achieving its goal to do so by the end of April.

Student Trustee
Board of Trustees | Student Profile
Published 05/04/2020

Student Trustee the first step for Bartlett resident

Taylor Vitacco, the newly seated student member of the Community College District 509 Board of Trustees, wants to ensure that Elgin Community College students find fulfillment and feel comfortable. She is also committed to the pursuit equality for all students.

2020 Orrin G. Thompson Winners
Accomplishment | Faculty Profile
Published 04/27/2020

Stribling and Chattopadhyay receive 2020 Orrin G. Thompson Teaching Excellence Award

Associate Professor II of English as a Second Language Colleen Stribling and Physics Unit Adjunct Faculty Member Soma Chattopadhyay were recently recognized with the 2020 Orrin G. Thompson Teaching Excellence Award from Elgin Community College.

Published 04/24/2020

ECC campus to reopen to limited number of employees on Monday, June 1

As a result of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s recent announcement to extend the state’s current “stay-at-home” order through the end of May, Elgin Community College will reopen its campus, to specific employees, utilizing a phased approach, beginning Monday, June, 1.

Linda Brubaker, career transitions specialist, who runs workshops and does coaching for individuals during their job search.
Published 04/22/2020

ECC’s Workforce Development Office offers virtual unemployment services to community

With the COVID-19 pandemic reducing work hours and shuttering businesses, unemployment rates are up across the country. For those who have unexpectedly found themselves on the job hunt, Elgin Community College’s Workforce Development office is here to help.

The Observer Awards
Published 04/21/2020

ECC’s student newspaper, the Observer, wins 13 awards

The staff of the Elgin Community College student newspaper, the Observer, earned 13 awards for writing, photography, and design from the Illinois Community College Journalism Association.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Published 04/16/2020

Elgin Community College reopens Small Business Development Center

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (Illinois SBDC) at Elgin Community College has recently reopened. The Illinois SBDC has provided no-cost business advising to existing and prospective business owners in the community for over 30 years. While the campus is closed to the public, services are currently being offered online. The center is located in the University & Business Center, Building E, at ECC’s 1700 Spartan Drive campus.

Published 04/16/2020

Student Communication Update - April 15, 2020

Elgin Community College (ECC) remains committed to the success of our students. With less than a month remaining to complete the spring 2020 semester for students in remote learning, we encourage students to complete the semester by utilizing all of the strategies, resources and support provided to you by the college. A list is available at elgin.edu/remotehub. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ECC has established policies specific to the spring 2020 term, not only to promote successful com

Online smart summer sessions
Published 04/10/2020

Registration begins for ECC summer and fall sessions

Registration for summer and fall credit classes is underway at Elgin Community College and will continue until classes start, space permitting. Students can register for classes at elgin.edu/accessecc. Students needing help can email registration@elgin.edu.

3D Masks 400x250
Published 04/09/2020

Elgin Community College artists do their part to help flatten the COVID-19 curve

A trio of Elgin Community College faculty, staff, and alums are doing their part to support essential workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 04/09/2020

Student Services Update

As a result of Governor Pritzker’s recent announcement to extend the state’s current “stay-at-home” order through Thursday, April 30, Elgin Community College will remain closed to the public until Monday, May 04. Consequently, the college will continue to provide academic, financial, and student support services remotely. Please see the attached updated Support Services Resource Guide. Most services will utilize phone, email, and/or Google Hangouts* as modes of communication.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Published 04/02/2020

Return to Campus Date is May 4, 2020

Employees with essential responsibilities, as notified by their supervisors, will work remotely until we return to campus on Monday, May 04. All class instruction will continue to be delivered through alternative delivery formats for the remainder of the spring semester. Students taking lab and specialized courses will be contacted by their instructors on when their classes will resume.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Published 03/24/2020

Semester update from Dean Robinson

Although Governor Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home order is currently in effect through Tuesday, April 7, please remember instruction resumes on March 30, 2020, in alternative learning formats (remotely) for most courses, with the exception of some lab courses and other specialized courses. No on-campus classes will be in session the week of March 30.

Dr. David Sam, president of Elgin Community College.
Published 03/20/2020

A message of gratitude and support from Dr. Sam

Thank you all for your commitment and dedication to our students during these unprecedented times. It is during times of hardship and uncertainty that our Shared Values come alive, guiding our decision-making and solidifying our mission. I am grateful for how our entire ECC family – faculty, staff, administrators, and community - has rallied around our students.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Published 03/19/2020

ECC Foundation seeks support to keep students on educational path

The Elgin Community College Foundation has established the ECC Foundation Emergency Student Relief Fund to help students most impacted by this crisis. The ECC Foundation Emergency Student Relief Fund has already been seeded with a generous donation of $10,000. We are seeking community support to ensure every impacted student can continue their education in these uncertain economic times.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Published 03/16/2020

ECC Schedule Updates for Spring Semester

Even as we write this email, we realize changes could occur that will affect campus operations, teaching, and instruction for the next few months. We also know in these uncertain times that it is important to have information that helps you make important decisions and plan ahead. At the time of this communication, there have been no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on any of the ECC locations.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Published 03/13/2020

ECC announces updates related to COVID-19

As a result of Governor Pritzker’s announcement to close all K-12 schools in Illinois through the end of March, the college has amended its plan for the overall health and safety of the entire ECC community.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Published 03/13/2020

ECC announces spring break extension and other updates related to COVID-19

Elgin Community College is aware that information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve. In fact, this worldwide pandemic has undoubtedly led to anxiety and uncertainty while impacting lives and daily business operations in every industry.

Kori Stoll, student speaker for the December 2020 University Transfer Degree Commencement Ceremony
Commencement | Events
Published 12/03/2020

ECC’s fall commencement to be held virtually Dec. 19

Elgin Community College will hold two virtual commencement ceremonies for the fall 2020 graduating class on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Both ceremonies will stream at youtube.com/ElginSpartans. Students are assigned to the graduation ceremony based on the credential(s) earned.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Published 03/11/2020

ECC acts to limit potential COVID-19 exposure

We are all concerned about the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Elgin Community College. Working together as a team, the college continues to diligently monitor the situation. We have put several precautionary measures into place to limit potential exposure while assessing our policies and procedures.

Coca-Cola Scholars 2020
Published 03/06/2020

Brooke Bohlin and Isabella Hernandez Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholars

Brooke Bohlin and Isabella Hernandez, students at Elgin Community College, have been named 2020 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholars and will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Musicians The Ruth Moody Band and Dala
Arts Center
Published 03/04/2020

The Ruth Moody Band and Dala perform at the ECC Arts Center on March 13

The Ruth Moody Band and folk duo Dala co-headline a night of soaring vocals, heavenly harmonies, and moving musicianship at the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Friday, March 13. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

A booth at the STEM Expo
Academics | Events
Published 03/02/2020

ECC to host STEM and Health Sciences Expo March 11

Elgin Community College will host an expo focused on programs in science, technology, engineering, math, and health sciences on Wednesday, March 11. The expo, which is free and open to the public, will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building B Hallway on campus at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Mia Hardy
Faculty Profile
Published 02/29/2020

Black History Month: Past as Prologue

Thoughts on Black History month by Dr. Mia Hardy, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Elgin Community College

ETC students at VEX U Robotics Competition
Published 02/29/2020

ECC robotics team competes in national tournament

On Saturday, Feb. 22, Elgin Community College’s Engineering and Technology Club (ETC) participated in the VEX U Javid Habibi Memorial Qualifier at Purdue University. After passing inspections and qualifying to play, the team placed 13th overall at the event with their two robots nicknamed Wall-E and Eve.

Comedian Lewis Black
Arts Center
Published 02/28/2020

Lewis Black to perform at the ECC Arts Center March 12

Acclaimed stand-up comedian Lewis Black will bring his “It Gets Better Every Day” tour to the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Thursday, March 12. The performance begins at 8 p.m.

Reading Series Wilson
Published 03/01/2020

Chicago author Jeremy T. Wilson to visit ECC’s Writers Center Reading Series event March

Elgin Community College welcomes Jeremy T. Wilson as the guest for the next Writers Center Reading Series on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the ECC Arts Center, Building H, Room H142, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Flags on display at the 2019 9/11 ceremony
Published 02/27/2020

ECC named a 2020 Military Friendly® School

Elgin Community College has been named a 2020 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY. The Military Friendly® Schools list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families to find the right school to match their needs and preferences. This is the eighth time ECC has received this designation.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Alumni Profile | Events
Published 02/24/2020

Visiting chef and ECC alum Bridget Mooney brings Chicago flavor to ECC campus restaurant

Visiting chef Bridget Mooney will bring her Soldier Field specialties to campus on Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at the Elgin Community College Spartan Terrace Restaurant located in Building I, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Immigrant Women's Roundtable
Published 02/24/2020

ECC to host Immigrant Women’s Roundtable during Women’s History Month

Elgin Community College will host its annual Immigrant Women’s Roundtable on Thursday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The roundtable gathers immigrants from ECC and the community to tell their stories about coming to the United States, struggles they faced, and hopes that helped them to endure. The event takes place in the Heritage Room, Building B, Room B180 at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, and is free and open to the public.

SkillsUSA 2019
Published 02/21/2020

ECC prepares to host second SkillsUSA Illinois North Region Qualifying Conference

Elgin Community College is partnering again this year with SkillsUSA Illinois to host the second North Region Qualifying Conference on Friday, March 6, 2020. Qualifying events will take place at both the Spartan Drive and Burlington campuses.

Illinois High School robotics championship competition
Academics | Events
Published 02/15/2020

ECC hosts high school robotics championship competition Feb. 23, public welcome

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Illinois Robotics will hold 2020 Illinois FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Tournament at Elgin Community College on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22. The tournament will take place in Building J, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Friday night is for setup and judges’ inspections from 6:30 to 9 pm. Saturday begins the tournament rounds, with the finals set for Saturday afternoon.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Published 02/14/2020

Civil rights foot soldier brings his story to ECC on Feb. 18

In honor of Black History Month, the Elgin Community College Humanities Center Speaker Series will welcome Thomas Armstrong, a veteran of the early 1960s civil rights movement in the south, to campus on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Spartan Auditorium, Building G, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin. This event is free and open to the public.

Reading Series event Biondolillo
Published 02/13/2020

Chelsea Biondolillo joins ECC Writers Center Reading Series event February 27

Elgin Community College welcomes Chelsea Biondolillo as the first featured guest of the spring 2020 Writers Center Reading Series on Thursday, Feb. 27. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the ECC Arts Center, Building H, Room H142, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Students turn in applications for NIU accounting course
Published 02/13/2020

ECC partners with NIU to give accounting students head start on internships

In March, Northern Illinois University will offer its Accounting 370: Accounting Career Planning Seminar class onsite at Elgin Community College.

Manufacturing Camp
Published 02/11/2020

STEAM classes offered through ECC’s summer Kids’ College

Kids’ College runs Monday through Thursday from June 15 through July 23 in half-day sessions that last four days. All classes are held at Elgin Community College’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Basketball players
Published 02/10/2020

Two ECC basketball players reach 1,000 career points within weeks of each other

On Saturday, Feb. 1, Mariel Franco became the second ECC basketball player to reach 1,000 career points this year. Men’s basketball player Kelvin Cortez-Harvey achieved this same feat just a few weeks prior.

Kiss Me, Kate
Arts Center
Published 02/08/2020

ECC Musical Theatre presents Kiss Me, Kate

Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its production of the classic 1940s Broadway musical “Kiss Me, Kate” Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Mar. 1.

2019 Long Red Line event at ECC
Published 02/05/2020

Community invited to The Long Red Line event at ECC on Feb. 12

Elgin Community College will host One Billion Rising: The Long Red Line, a community effort to support the global movement to end rape, violence and all forms of interpersonal violence, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Jobe Lounge, Building B, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. This event is free and open to the public.

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Arts Center
Published 01/31/2020

Banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn play the ECC Arts Center on Feb. 6

Acclaimed banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, called “the king and queen of the banjo” by Paste Magazine, will perform on centerstage the ECC Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 6., at 7:30 p.m.

Black history month 2020
Published 01/21/2020

Coleman's show on the great aunt Bessie Coleman kicks off ECC's Black History Month

Elgin Community College's celebration of Black History Month kicks off on Friday, Feb. 7, with a performance by Gigi Coleman, the great-niece of Bessie Coleman, the first black female pilot in the U.S. The breakfast event begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Building E Dining Room at the college, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Past American Grands piano concert
Arts Center
Published 01/16/2020

American Grands turns 25 on Jan. 25 at the ECC Arts Center

Over 460 pianists of all ages and skill levels will celebrate the silver anniversary of a beloved annual music event during American Grands 25 on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center. Performances will be held at 1, 4, and 7 p.m. in the Arts Center’s Blizzard Theatre, located in Building H on ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Italy Study Abroad
Academics | Student Resources
Published 01/14/2020

ECC students can spend their summer in Italy

Elgin Community College, in partnership with Centro Studi Italiani, is proud to offer a new, faculty-led summer study abroad program in Urbania, Italy. The program provides students an immersive experience to learn the Italian language and culture. The four-week program runs from May 17 to June 14, 2020.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Academics | Accomplishment
Published 01/08/2020

Fall 2019 Academic Scholars

Together, the President of ECC and the Assistant Vice President of Student Services and Development/Dean of Students recognizes the level of high academic scholarship demonstrated by 3,131 students during the Fall 2019 semester. This recognition will appear on a student's grade report and on a student's transcript.

Long Red Line call for artists
Published 01/02/2020

The Long Red Line now accepting submissions for Juried Art Exhibit

The Long Red Line is Elgin’s expression of One Billion Rising, a global movement of women and their allies rising to end rape, violence, interpersonal domination and oppression against women. To further raise awareness and honor survivors and community support, The Long Red Line is offering an art exhibit from April 1-30, 2020. ECC students, staff, and community members are invited to submit their artwork for the exhibit. Artwork must embody the mission and theme of The Long Red Line.

Official ECC logo.
Published 07/29/2020

New ECC discussion series confronts racism head on

Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) will present a new series, “Confronting Racism Head On,” online as a follow-up to the successful summer series “Black Lives Matter.” Part I of this new series, ‘Racism on Display,’ is scheduled for Thursday, August 6, at 2 pm.