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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.

Tyler Garza, 2022 Dr. David Sam Award Winner
Achievements | Alumni Profile
Published 05/18/2022

Tyler Garza receives 2022 Dr. David Sam Award from Elmhurst University

Elmhurst University selected Elgin Community College graduate Tyler Garza (Streamwood) as the winner of the 2022 Dr. David Sam Award. The scholarship awarded is $3,000, and Garza is also eligible for other transfer scholarships from Elmhurst. Garza graduated from ECC in fall 2021 with an associate in arts degree.

Marcia Luptak, associate dean of adult education and Aurora Morales Aguirre, ECC student
Achievements | Administrator Profile | Student Profile
Published 05/17/2022

ECC student and administrator receive adult education awards

The Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association (IACEA) awarded Elgin Community College Associate Dean of Adult Education Marcia Luptak the annual award for Administrator of the Year and ECC student Aurora Morales Aguirre (Streamwood) the annual Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year Award.

ECC student-athlete Nik Panico
Achievements | Athlete Profile | Athletics
Published 05/16/2022

Spartan Baseball’s Panico Headlines All-Conference Selections

The Elgin Community College baseball team had four individuals earn All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) honors. Nik Panico (pitcher) headlined the group as a First Team designated hitter selection. Luis Rodriguez (outfield) was named Second Team as an outfielder with Adrian Ruiz (pitcher) and Derek Angelo (catcher) earning Honorable Mention status as a pitcher and catcher, respectively.

From left to right: Tom Limberis, instructor of welding; Chuck Timm, volunteer; Debora Culajay, student; Susan Timm, EdD, professor of business; Yeung Ming Li, student; Christian Cruz, student; William J. Lietzow III, student; Saffron Bruno, student; Meralia Gómez, student; Brendan Schoneberg, student; Zachary Kuhlman, student;
Published 05/13/2022

ECC students excel at SkillsUSA Illinois State Championship

Elgin Community College career and technical students traveled to Peoria, Ill., to compete in the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference on April 29-30. This was the first SkillsUSA competition to take place in person in three years.

Students at Spring commencement ceremony
Announcement | Events
Published 05/09/2022

ECC returns to in-person commencement ceremonies for spring 2022

Elgin Community College will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for the spring 2022 graduating class. Three ceremonies will take place starting with the High School Equivalency ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7 p.m., followed by the University Transfer ceremony on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m., and the Career and Technical programs ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

ECC math, science, and engineering students Malyika Hussain, Reese Scarnato, Brillina Wang, and Mack Vongsa
Published 05/05/2022

ECC STEM team take first place at Illinois Skyway Competition

Elgin Community College math, science, and engineering students won first prize at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference 2022 STEM Poster Competition for their project titled “Green Synthesis of Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications.” The competition, held on April 22 at Morton College in Cicero, was split into environmental science projects and projects in the STEM field. ECC won first in the STEM grouping out of eight other participating schools.

24th Annual Elgin Community College Foundation Golf Classic
Events | Foundation
Published 05/02/2022

ECC Foundation’s annual Golf Classic tees off on June 13

Tickets and sponsorships are now available for the 24th Annual Elgin Community College Foundation Golf Classic on Monday, June 13. The event will be held at the Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Road, Elgin. Golfers of all ages and abilities are invited.