ECC In the News
$3.8 million five-year grant awarded to ECC provides continued support for underrepresented students
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.
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.
The Elgin Community College Foundation Gala, “Virtual Mas’k’erade,” encourages community involvement to support Student Success Fund
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.
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 p.m.
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, Sep. 22, 2020.
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.
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).
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.
Steve Sarver, executive assistant for the Marketing & Communications Office, only had one month of the ECC campus experience before the pandemic set in and the campus closed.Read Story
Like many students who come to ECC right out of high school, Natalie Pendergrass, massage therapy unit adjunct faculty, did not know what she wanted to do with her life. She considered teaching, counseling, even real estate, but nothing seemed to spark her passion. She wanted movement, variety, and a sense of helping others. As fate would have it, Pendergrass had the luck of being at ECC at just the right moment – the start of the Massage Therapy program. She checked it out and was hooked.Read Story
When Umberto Tinajero, professor of Industrial Manufacturing Technology (IMT) and the Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) instructional coordinator, first set foot on ECC’s campus 20 years ago, it was as an ESL student. After improving his language skills, he left to pursue a career in manufacturing, but it was far from the last time he’d be on ECC’s campus.Read Story