Congratulations Class of Spring 2020!

Class of 2020: ECC Grads #DontRush Edition

The unforgettable experience of Spring 2020 makes the ending of the academic year and graduation bittersweet for many. And while we may not be able to celebrate commencement on campus, the entire ECC family honors the incredible accomplishments you've achieved. Thank you for choosing ECC to be a part of your journey.

YOU DID IT!

Graduate Essays


We've asked a few ECC graduates to talk about what this achievement means to them. See all of our graduation essays in the Feature Stories section.

Alexis Loula

Alexis Loula

ECC’s faculty helped me find my path.

ECC has given me experiences I would have never received at my high school, such as volunteering in the greenhouse or working behind the scenes in the laboratories. ECC’s science instructors helped me decide on my major and my transfer school: I will be a biochemistry major at Loyola University Chicago starting in the fall of 2020.

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Jackson Wozniak

Jackson Wozniak

ECC gave me a second chance at academic excellence

After two years of hard work and dedication to my studies, I am graduating with my Associate in Engineering Science. I will be going to West Point to study Mechanical Engineering, and I feel very prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

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Octavia Tate

Octavia Tate

Club leadership led to small business ownership

"ECC allowed me to be more independent, confident, and eager to take on risks. I will be the first in my immediate family to receive a college degree, and I am now a small business owner of a non-medical home care agency. I encourage all future graduates to work hard and never give up despite any obstacles that might get in the way. The sky's the limit, and anything is possible if you believe in yourself."

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Seth Brophy

Seth Brophy

ECC gave me more opportunities than a four-year school

When I graduated from high school, I was unsure about how I was going to further my education. At first, I was skeptical about Elgin Community College, but it turned out to be the best option for me. As I reflect on my two years here, I've come to realize that ECC has given me more opportunities than a four-year institution could.

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Brooke Bohlin

Brooke Bohlin

I’m graduating from ECC debt-free and getting a full ride to Roosevelt University

Getting ready to graduate from ECC brings a mixture of sadness and excitement. I’m sad to leave such an amazing place, but I am so excited about where I am headed. I plan to transfer to Roosevelt University in Chicago this fall on my journey to pursue a doctorate in Forensic Psychology.

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Graduate Essays


We've asked a few ECC graduates to talk about what this achievement means to them. See all of our graduation essays in the Feature Stories section.