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Welcome home, Spartans!

At Elgin Community College (ECC), our alumni remain cherished community members beyond graduation. With numerous avenues to stay engaged, make a positive impact, and uphold your connection with ECC, we appreciate your ongoing support and involvement. Together, we can create enduring change in the lives of our students and our community.

Here are some ways to get involved: 

Attend Campus Events

Join us for exciting campus events and reconnect with your alma mater. There's always something happening at ECC, from alumni gatherings to student performances at the ECC Arts Center.

Share Your Story

We want to hear from you! Share your ECC experience and success stories with us. Your journey can inspire current and future students, and your insights can help shape the ECC community. Please email us at news@elgin.edu to share your story.

Hire a Student Intern

Provide internship opportunities to support the next generation of ECC students. Your professional expertise and mentorship can significantly impact their career development. Contact Workforce Development for more ideas. 

Reconnect with ECC

Connect with fellow alumni and stay updated on alumni events and initiatives through the ECC Alumni Engagement Network.

Request to Receive Impact Magazine

Stay informed about campus news, alumni success stories, career services connections, volunteer opportunities, and more. Sign up to receive Impact Magazine and stay connected with ECC. Sign-up to receive Impact Magazine

Build your Network with LinkedIn®

Expand your professional network and connect with fellow ECC alumni on LinkedIn. Follow ECC and join our alumni community to stay connected and explore new opportunities. Let's connect on LinkedIn

Order Transcripts

Access your official transcripts online free of charge. Visit our website to learn how to order transcripts and access your academic records. Learn how to order transcripts

Alumni Merchandise

Show your pride for ECC with our exclusive "Proud to be ECC" spirit wear, available online through the ECC Bookstore.

Visit Campus

Schedule a tour to revisit campus and see what's changed since your student days. We welcome you back to your alma mater anytime!

Support the ECC Alumni Association Scholarship

Support the ECC Alumni Association Scholarship and help make college possible for future ECC students. Learn more about scholarship opportunities and how you can contribute to the success of our students. Learn more about Scholarship Opportunities at ECC

Give the Gift of Education

Make a difference in the lives of ECC students by supporting the ECC Foundation. Your gift provides scholarships, fosters innovation, recognizes academic excellence, and strengthens educational programs that benefit our community. Donate to our student scholarships

ECC in the News

From left to right: Bill Angelo, ECC athletic coordinator and head baseball coach; Eumeka Aguado, head women’s basketball coach; and Reed Nosbisch, head men’s basketball coach
Alumni Profile | Staff Profile
Published 10/06/2022

From player to coach: ECC alums lead the way

Elgin Community College Athletics works to recruit, build, and engage student-athletes to win both in the classroom and on the court or field. The ECC athletic department supports ten sports, and behind each team is a coach who works to guide the players through the ups and downs of each season.

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ECC alum and maintenance technician adjunct instructor Adams Tangue Tsapi
Accomplishment
Published 06/29/2022

ICAPS graduate becomes ECC instructor

Adams Tangue Tsapi, ‘20, credits his experiences in the Integrated Career & Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) program for giving him a competitive advantage.

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ECC Nursing Graduate Michael Lacala
Alumni Profile
Published 11/28/2022

The Helper: Michael Lacala

When Michael Lacala decided to enroll at Elgin Community College, it came with support from his parents, but not without some difficulties along the way. When Lacala's parents were 18 years old, they immigrated to the United States in search of a better life for themselves.

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Sergio Rodriguez, district 509 board of trustees member
Accomplishment | Alumni Profile
Published 06/29/2022

On Board: Alumnus returns to serve students

Sergio Rodriguez, ’06, knows what it’s like to be a student at Elgin Community College. Now serving as a member of the District 509 Board of Trustees, he plans to put those experiences to work on behalf of students and district residents.

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ECC students and Observer staff Indie Wilson, Kip Kane, Dominic Di Palermo, Nick Obradovich, Eric Rangel, and Michelle Doherty
Accomplishment | Alumni Profile
Published 11/01/2022

ECC alum Shelby Ann Taylor excels in Pacemaker Awards

ECC alum Shelby Anne Taylor, ’21, former Observer editor-in-chief, earned 3rd place in the Story of the Year Feature Writing category of the Pacemaker awards from the Associated Collegiate Press. The Observer is Elgin Community College’s student-run newspaper.

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