Seth Brophy: ECC gave me more opportunities than a four-year school

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Published 05/15/2020
Seth Brophy, class of 2020

Seth Brophy, class of 2020

When I graduated from high school, I was unsure about how I was going to further my education. At first, I was skeptical about Elgin Community College, but it turned out to be the best option for me. As I reflect on my two years here, I’ve come to realize that ECC has given me more opportunities than a four-year institution could.

I quickly joined the honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, and took on the role of chair for the Spartan Food Pantry. PTK opened the door to so many like-minded people who pushed me the best version I could be. On top of that, they ended up being my closest friends.

This year, I had the honor to serve as the Spartan Food Pantry Officer of Phi Theta Kappa, Rho Kappa Chapter. My position has helped me grow so much, especially in terms of my leadership. As an officer, I had to make sure that the pantry and my committee operated smoothly to ensure that every student who walked in felt welcomed. I've developed a real passion for helping others through this role of making sure my peers never have to wonder where their next meal will come from.

To future ECC students, I highly encourage getting involved on campus. The opportunities to grow, connect, and learn are once in a lifetime.


Seth Brophy ‘20
Associate in Arts
St. Charles, IL