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Aerial photo of Elgin Community College.
Achievements | Student Profile
Published 06/29/2022

ECC students shine at SkillsUSA National Championship

Elgin Community College career and technical students traveled to Atlanta, Ga., to compete in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in June. Nine ECC students competed in six categories: Culinary Arts, Customer Service, Cybersecurity, Welding, Welding Fabrication, and Welding Sculpture.

An adult student
Academics | Events
Published 06/22/2022

ECC to host in-person information session for adult students interested in college on July 12

Elgin Community College will hold an in-person information session on Tuesday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Building B, Alumni Room 182, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Adults considering returning to school or enrolling in college for the first time are invited to attend this free event open to the public.

David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM,  president of Elgin Community College and Kelly Owens, financial aid technical specialist
Published 06/15/2022

Kelly Owens Receives President’s Award for financial aid excellence

Kelly Owens, financial aid technical specialist, received the President’s Award at the Illinois Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ annual conference in April. The President’s Award is considered to be one of ILASFAA’s highest awards and is awarded at the discretion of the president.

ECC student-athlete Nick Schumann
Published 06/08/2022

Thirty-Five ECC student-athletes earn Academic All-Conference honors

The Elgin Community College athletic programs had 35 student-athletes earn Academic All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) honors for the 2021-22 school year.

Project Backpack
Events | Student Resources
Published 06/08/2022

ECC’s Project Backpack helps local students in need

Elgin Community College and its partners are preparing for Project Backpack, a community-based initiative to benefit area students in need. The committee is coordinating backpacks, school supplies, and/or resources for students in need for fall 2022 from school districts U-46, CUSD 300, CSD 301, CUSD 303, D20, or ECC District 509.

ECC students in the Ophthalmic Technician program
Events | Student Resources
Published 06/01/2022

Learn about two new health profession programs coming to ECC this fall during free summer informati

Elgin Community College is launching two new programs in its health and sciences division in Fall 2022—Medical Assisting and Ophthalmic Technician. Local healthcare employers expressed a need to have more trained workers for both in-demand positions that are currently facing staffing shortages.

ECC student-athlete Sam Bonick
Achievements | Alumni Profile | Athletics
Published 05/31/2022

ECC student-athlete Sam Bonick earns Dick Durrant Award

Elgin Community College baseball player Sam Bonick was named an Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) Dick Durrant Sophomore Academic Athlete of the Year Winner.

Cathy Taylor, MBA, dean of sustainability, business, and career technologies
Achievements | Administrator Profile
Published 05/19/2022

Commitment to Community: ECC Dean Cathy Taylor honored with YWCA Education Award

Cathy Taylor, MBA, dean of sustainability, business, and career technologies at Elgin Community College, received the 2022 Harriet Gifford & Hattie Griffin Award for Education at the YWCA Elgin’s 38th annual Leader Luncheon on May 12, 2022. Taylor was recognized for her strong commitment to helping students reach their academic and career goals.