Elgin Community College will hold two commencement ceremonies for the spring 2018 graduating class on Saturday, May 19. Both ceremonies will be held in the Building J Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Students are assigned to the graduation ceremony based on the credential being earned.
A ceremony for university transfer degrees (associate in arts, associate in science, associate in fine arts-visual art emphasis, associate in fine arts-music performance emphasis, associate in engineering science and associate in liberal studies) will be held at 10 a.m.
A ceremony for career and technical programs (associate of applied science degrees, vocational specialist certificates and basic vocational specialist certificates) will be held at 2 p.m.
Dental Assisting Adjunct Faculty member Jane Maas, BS, CDA, and the 2017 Orrin G. Thompson Teaching Excellence Award winner, will speak at both ceremonies.
This year’s student speakers are Priscilla Gonzalez of Elgin for the university transfer degree ceremony and Solana Victoria of Bartlett for the career and technical programs ceremony. The commencement address for both ceremonies will be given by ECC President David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jeffrey Meyer, JD, will also give remarks during the ceremonies.
Also, a graduation ceremony honoring recipients of the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate will be held on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the Building J Events Center. The student speaker for the high school equivalency ceremony is Galo Yangari of South Elgin.
Guests do not need tickets for admission to the ceremonies and there will be open seating. The doors will open one hour prior to the start of each ceremony.