In the Spotlight
Noor joined Elgin Community College’s Marketing and Communications Department as the Digital Marketing Specialist in 2022. Originally from Pakistan, Noor obtained a Bachelor’s in Marketing before completing his MBA at the Hult International Business School in Boston, MA.
Julia Perez, student success coach, grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and began her educational journey at Purdue University Northwest for her bachelor’s degree. After graduating, she made her way to Illinois, working at the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) while completing her Master’s program at Loyola University.
As a student success coach, Evelyn Lozano’s favorite thing about working at ECC is meeting and guiding students during their time at the college. This passion is driven by her own educational experience growing up.
The first cohort of ECC’s new medical assisting program completed their final class in August 2023. Launched last year, the program is ECC’s response to local health care agencies who alerted the college to the increasing regional demand for these skilled health care professionals.
Have you met Melanie? Melanie Schaefer is the Sports Information and Academic Support Specialist, a driving force behind ECC student-athlete success. In July 2021, the ECC Athletics Department added a new position to their team to provide direct academic support; this was the perfect fit for Schafer.
“Working with students is my favorite part of the job,” said Victor Brito, one of ECC’s Student Success Coaches. “Their energy brings so much joy to ECC, making our work environment great and special each day.”
Esmeralda Guerra’s life has revolved around helping others even when she had nothing. That’s how her passion to become a nurse was born.
Brian Bohr is reinventing the classroom experience to embrace and enhance what students can bring to storytelling. In his communications course, Oral Interpretation of Literature, students take stories that are not traditionally performative and bring them to life from their personal perspectives through different mediums, including poetry, personal narratives, and digital storytelling.
ECC in the News
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 both English as a second language (ESL) and adult basic education classes (ABEC).Read Story
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.Read Story