ECC In the News
Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) presents Part III of its new series, “Black Lives Matter,” on Thursday, July 9, at 2 p.m. The discussion will take place via Zoom, and all are invited to attend. The session will also be livestreamed on ECC’s Facebook page.
Project Backpack, a community effort to get backpacks and supplies into the hands of families of District 509, will look a little different this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elgin Community College is unable to host the event as in years past. The committee has worked to develop an alternative plan for supply delivery to those in need.
On behalf of the members of the Elgin Community College Board of Trustees, I wish to express our endorsement of President, Dr. David Sam’s message of June 4, 2020, sent to students and employees imploring all peoples to support the rights of others and to take a stand on equity and fairness.
Elgin Community College President Dr. David Sam and District 509 Board of Trustees Chairwoman Dr. Donna Redmer applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, which, for now, blocks the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and provides protection against deportation for the more than 800,000 recipients who were brought to the United States as children on a quest to achieve the American dream.
Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) presents Part II of its new series, “Black Lives Matter,” on Thursday, June 25, at 2 p.m.
Elgin Community College offers multiple opportunities for prospective students to visit campus, meet with a recruiter, and learn more about their options at the college. With the COVID-19 pandemic, on-campus visits are by appointment only, however, ECC’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment developed “Spartan Virtual Admissions Presentations.”
In response to the uncertainty of many variables associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Elgin Community College has made the difficult decision to convert the majority of face-to-face courses for the fall 2020 semester to online courses. Specialized lab courses, where the face-to-face component is essential, will be offered on campus but may also include online learning.
Enrollment is now open for a free, online course in COVID-19 Contact Tracing. Completion of this self-paced course will result in an ECC certificate of completion.
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