Elgin Community College is nearing the completion of a yearlong renovation project of the college’s art and design, performing arts, and music production classrooms. The updated modern spaces in ECC’s Building H will help students thrive with state-of-the-art technology and equipment.
The Elgin Community College Foundation launched its student-centered Bright Futures campaign to help more students achieve their dreams. With an end goal of $3 million, the Bright Futures campaign will help ensure students’ success and strengthen the region’s workforce.
Elgin Community College will recognize the fall Class of 2023 with December commencement ceremonies. Two ceremonies will celebrate students earning their associate degrees and career certificates.
Elgin Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department is partnering with Roosevelt University to provide culinary arts & hospitality students the option to apply directly to Roosevelt University to continue their education in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management.
Elgin Community College’s Marketing and Communications team received more than a dozen awards at the 2023 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 Conference, October 4-6, in St. Louis, Missouri, for excellence in print design, digital, video, photography, and communications.
Elgin Community College selects six employees to receive the 2024 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. The award recognizes outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators of community and technical colleges.
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Elgin Community College as one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the 2025 $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among two-year colleges.
The Elgin Community College Arts Center presents the all-women acapella quartet Nobuntu on Saturday, October 28, at 7 pm, in the Blizzard Theatre on ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill.
The Elgin Community College Arts Center presents a fresh and funny salute to Americana, “The Wonder Break Years,” on October 14 at 7 pm in the Blizzard Theatre at ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill.
Elgin Community College’s reported fall enrollment reflects a 7.8% increase over the previous fall, with 9,614 students enrolled as of the 10th day of the fall semester. Total enrollment for the semester will surpass 9,800 students after the late fall start dates for 12- and 8-week courses.
The Elgin Community College Foundation’s 2023 Gala: Dare to Dream, presented by OTTO, celebrated ECC students with a night of entertainment and fundraising of more than $115,000 for student scholarships and mini-grants.
The Elgin Community College Arts Center presents Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project on October 6 at 7:30 pm, in Building H, on ECC’s main campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill.
Elgin Community College’s student news publication, The Observer, is a finalist for five national awards: Two Pacemaker Awards from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and three Pinnacle Awards from the College Media Association (CMA).
The Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services is hosting a community open house on Saturday, October 14, at 815 E. Plank Rd., Burlington, Ill.
During National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, which runs from September 18 through 22, Elgin Community College celebrates the enrollment increase in its adult education programs for the fall semester. Enrollment totals surpassed the fall 2022 numbers for English as a Second Language (ESL) and adult basic and secondary education classes (ABE/ASE).
Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be at Elgin Community College on Tuesday, October 3, to help students and families explore their options. This free event runs from 6 to 8 pm in Building J, Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
Elgin Community College is partnering with Southern Illinois University (SIU) through their Saluki Step Ahead program, which allows ECC students to apply to SIU early, secure a predetermined degree track, and complete a bachelor's degree all at a lower cost.
Elgin Community College has earned a 2023-24 Military Friendly Schools Silver Designation and a 2023-24 Military Friendly Spouse School Designation by VIQTORY, whose Military Friendly Schools list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families to find the right school to match their needs and preferences.
Elgin Community College's new Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) mission is to foster engaged civic leaders on campus and create a culture of civic engagement in the community. The center is hosting its first Women in Politics event on Tuesday, September 19, at ECC’s Spartan Drive campus.
The Elgin Community College Arts Center is gearing up for the fall 2023-24 season, filled with diverse performances for the college and community. The season starts with Jim Witter, back for the second time to perform songs from the 60s and the music of Simon and Garfunkel.
Registration for fall credit classes is underway at Elgin Community College and will continue until the semester starts on August 21. College staff are ready and available to help new students through the application and enrollment process.
The 2023 NJCAA Division II All-North Central District/Region 4 Rawlings Gold Glove Team named Elgin Community College's Erik Teran II Gold Glove First Baseman. The Gold Glove goes to the top position player with the best fielding percentage in their respective position in the Region.
Elgin Community College launched its new campaign, “You’ll Fit Right In,” which brings together ECC’s mission and guiding philosophies of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The message highlights the importance of fostering a sense of belonging and community at the college.
Starting this fall, Elgin Community College students can apply to be Civic Leaders with the new Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), which will be a regional hub for training civic leaders, political education, and promoting democracy.
Earlier this year, the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) recognized Elgin Community College President David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM, with the National Pacesetter Award.
Elgin Community College’s newest health professions program, Respiratory Care, focuses on helping people breathe easier. Starting in the fall of 2024, the new program will train students as respiratory therapists and prepare them to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Elmhurst University selected Elgin Community College graduate Dana Cornwell of Algonquin as the 2023 Dr. David Sam Award winner. Cornwell receives a $3,000 scholarship and is eligible for transfer scholarships from Elmhurst.
The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra bestowed its inaugural Legends Award to the Elgin Community College to recognize the decades-long partnership between the organizations.
The Elgin Community College athletic programs had 39 student-athletes earn Academic All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) honors for the 2022-23 academic year.
During the spring 2023 semester, four students from Elgin Community College’s art independent study class developed a concept and created individually compelling art installations in the E. Max Von Isser Gallery, located between Building B and Building C at ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus.
Elgin Community College has earned accreditation for its dual enrollment program. Through the Accreditation Commission of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), ECC is only the second college in Illinois to receive the recognition. NACEP is the nation’s only accrediting body for these unique and impactful educational partnerships.
Elgin Community College and its partners are preparing for Project Backpack, a community-based initiative to benefit area students in need from school districts U-46, CUSD 300, CSD 301, CUSD 303, D20, or ECC District 509. The committee is coordinating backpacks, school supplies, and/or resources for students in need this fall.
Elgin Community College career and technical students traveled to Peoria, Illinois, to compete in the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference on April 29-30.
The Community College District 509 Board of Trustees seated two new members alongside two reelected members at the special board meeting on Monday, May 1, 2023. Board leadership was elected at the May 9, 2023, regular meeting.
Elgin Community College recognizes the spring Class of 2023 with May commencement ceremonies. Three ceremonies will celebrate students earning their State of Illinois High School Diploma, associate degree, or career certificate.
Elgin Community College’s summer Kids’ College returns in June with back-by-popular-demand classes and several new ones. Children ages 5 to 16 can find something that sparks their interest and feeds their passion at elgin.edu/kidscollege.
Five student leaders will represent the students of Elgin Community College for the 2023-24 academic year. Ryan Kolbusz, South Elgin, was elected as the District 509 Board of Trustees student trustee.
Elgin Community College receives the 2023 Inclusive Excellence Award from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE). ECC won the Institutional Excellence Award for a two-year institution. The winners were announced during the NADOHE Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Elgin Community College Forensics Team showed the nation what they could do during the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Bethesda, Maryland. Phi Rho Pi Nationals is the final tournament of their competitive season, with over 50 schools competing.
Heather Martin, DeD, assistant dean of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, Assessment, and Learning at Elgin Community College, is the 2023 Illinois representative for the Coalition On Adult Basic Education (COABE)’s State Advocate for Adult Education Fellowship (SAAEF).
The Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation (IPTF) granted Elgin Community College physical therapist assistant program student Natalia Martinez the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholarship. The IPTF, along with the Illinois Physical Therapist Association (IPTA), provides the DEI scholarship to recognize the importance of promoting greater diversity within the physical therapy profession to better serve the residents of Illinois and its members.
Eight Elgin Community College culinary students competed for scholarship prizes in the annual Fisher Nuts Recipe Competition on Wednesday, April 12, at the college’s Spartan Terrace Restaurant.
At the March 14, 2023, board meeting, the Community College District 509 Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation by the Elgin Community College administration to grant tenure to three ECC full-time faculty.
Elgin Community College’s new manufacturing center got a boost in funding on Thursday as Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi presented the college with $936,000 in federal funding for the mechatronics and automation program, one of several new programs to be housed in the $55 million-dollar facility planned for 2024.
On Wednesday, April 5, Elgin Community College is hosting its annual Experience ECC event at the Spartan Drive Campus from 6 to 8 pm. This event will allow community members and prospective students to learn about ECC’s 130+ degree and certificate programs.
Elgin Community College’s spring enrollment of more than 8,800 students, tabulated on the 10th day of the semester, reflects a 15.1% increase over spring 2022. Enrollment numbers continue to increase because of late-start spring registrations for 12- and eight-week sessions.
Truck driving students can get trained and on the road faster with Elgin Community College’s new 8-week CDL program. Students interested in a career behind the wheel can enroll in this new accelerated session, which provides the same comprehensive training, smaller class sizes, and behind-the-wheel training with experienced, dedicated instructors as the 16-week program.
The Elgin Community College Arts Center will host the longest-running Carpenters Tribute band in North America on Saturday, February 11, at 7 pm in Building H on Elgin Community College’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The tribute band consists of Lisa Rock and her six-piece backing band honoring the legacy of Karen Carpenter, half of the brother and sister duo of The Carpenters.
Four Elgin Community College faculty members will lead summer study-abroad experiences through the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP). Students from all ICISP-member institutions, including ECC, can apply for these experiences.
Elgin Community College is celebrating Black History Month through the 2023 theme Resistance Through Black Excellence with in-person events. Join ECC this year in honoring BHM with peer and employee networking and critical conversations through formal discussions, creative outlets, and community gatherings.
Elgin Community College now offers an Associate of Fine Arts in music production, allowing students to develop the skills necessary to record and produce music professionally. This degree allows ECC students to pursue a Basic Vocational certificate in music production or a full associate degree.