ECC In the News
Elgin Community College’s Catherine Moushon, MA, professor of mathematics, was honored with the Max Beberman Mathematics Educators Award this past October from the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM). This award honors one outstanding person each year who has made significant contributions to the field of mathematics education through research, curriculum design, or teacher training.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Elgin Community College inducted its first group of adult education students into the National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS). The NAEHS was founded in 1991 by Lloyd Weaver, an adult education practitioner, to provide meaningful recognition to his students who had demonstrated remarkable perseverance in achieving their educational goals.
Elgin Community College is honored to recognize the fall Class of 2022 with in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Building J Events Center at the college’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin, Ill. Commencement is presented as two ceremonies: University Transfer degrees at 10 am and Career and Technical programs at 2 pm.
Five Elgin Community College employees have been selected to receive the 2023 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. The award recognizes outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators of community and technical colleges.
At the October 11, 2022, board meeting, the Community College District 509 Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation by the Elgin Community College administration to grant tenure to five ECC full-time faculty.
Elgin Community College has been awarded $695,000 from the State of Illinois for the Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH) Program. This program aims to address the shortage of workers in health care, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, by expanding opportunities for individuals to obtain credentials and degrees in select health care fields and providing current health care systems the ability to upskill or reskill their workforce.
The Elgin Community College Arts Center and Theatre presents “Silent Sky,” directed by Susan A. Robinson, theatre instructional coordinator and associate professor of theatre at ECC. The show opens on Friday, November 11, at 7:30 pm. “Silent Sky” is the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt exploring a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.
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.
One of ECC’s healthcare programs you see our students sporting scrubs for is the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, led by Barbara Ostrowska, PT, DPT, OCS, PTA program director. Ostrowska has been with the ECC since 2019. Take five and learn more about Ostrowska, her book recommendations, and her role as program director.Read Story
Six officers from Elgin Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society went to Texas this past October for the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) to complete their Honors in Action course, a research and service-based class. ECC students Beth Barnes, Ely Thompson, Kelly Stoffle, Maggie Garcia, Natalie Leon, and Cole Weiler made the trip.Read Story
A native of Nigeria, Habeeb Awolumate left his family and homeland to chart a new course for his future. "For me, going to college was never really a decision. It was always in the plan, and I knew that coming to the United States to study computer science was my goal," he said.Read Story