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Catherine Moushon, professor of mathematics
Achievements | Faculty Profile
Published 12/08/2022

ECC’s Catherine Moushon receives ICTM Award

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.

ECC adult education students from left to right: Maria Nino, Aysha Khan, Maria Garcia Moreno, Anna Ewko, Viktoriya Kondratyuk-Melnychuk, Christopher Rios, Detrice Bradley, and Aurora Aguirre
Academics | Achievements
Published 12/08/2022

ECC holds first National Adult Education Honor Society Induction Ceremony

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.

ECC Graduates
Achievements | Commencement | Events
Published 12/05/2022

ECC’s Fall 2022 commencement ceremonies take place on December 17

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.

From left to right: Erin Vobornik, ESL unit adjunct faculty; Natalie Leisering, director of academic advising; David Strossner, emergency services unit adjunct faculty; Liddy Hope, assistant professor of human services; and ; Debra Norden, office coordinator, SBCT
Achievements | Announcement
Published 11/16/2022

ECC announces 2023 NISOD Award winners

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.

Top Row: Mia Hardy, PhD, assistant professor of sociology and Roxana Idu, PhD, assistant professor of economics; and Tracy Meyer, MS, associate professor of mathematics; Bottom Row: Geoffrey Pynn, PhD, associate professor of humanities and Adam Schlipmann, MME, instructor of music
Achievements | Announcement
Published 11/15/2022

ECC board grants tenure to five faculty members

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.

ECC instructor demonstrates to students in class
Academics | Announcement | General
Published 11/02/2022

ECC receives state grant for health care worker pipeline

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.

ECC students Salma Yatsil Armenta as Henrietta Leavitt and Cameron Graber as Peter Shaw
Arts Center | Events
Published 11/02/2022

ECC Theatre presents Silent Sky throughout November

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 students and Observer staff Indie Wilson, Kip Kane, Dominic Di Palermo, Nick Obradovich, Eric Rangel, and Michelle Doherty
Achievements | 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.