Shelby Stanley, ophthalmic technician program director
Administrator Profile
Published 01/09/2023

Take Five With…Shelby Stanley

This week, take five minutes with Shelby Stanley, ophthalmic technician program director. Stanley joined ECC one year ago, helping to launch ECC’s newest health care program, which was developed in response to regional demand for the position from local health care providers.

Sharon Baker, PsyD, associate professor of psychology
Faculty Profile
Published 01/17/2023

Take Five With…Sharon Baker

Take five this week and learn more about Sharon Baker, PsyD, associate professor of psychology. Baker has been with ECC since 2002 – beginning as an administrator for seven years and then transitioning to a full-time psychology faculty member.

Ron Two Bulls, senior director of academic programming & public safety training
Administrator Profile
Published 02/06/2023

Take Five With…Ron Two Bulls

Ron Two Bulls is only the second senior director of academic programming and public safety training in the Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services’ seven-year history, taking over in 2022. He brings 26 years of service with the Buffalo Grove Fire Department and a passion for making ECC’s emergency services programs the premiere training in the area.

Vincent Gaddis, PhD, professor of history
Academics | Accomplishment | Faculty Profile
Published 02/08/2023

Resistance Through Black Excellence: Its History, Meaning, and Leaders

Elgin Community College’s theme for Black History Month, “Resistance Through Black Excellence,” truly captures an essential ingredient to the centuries-long struggle for Black liberation, human rights, equality, and equity.

Lauren Sullivan, reference librarian
Staff Profile
Published 02/13/2023

Take Five With…Lauren Sullivan

If you are looking for Lauren Sullivan, the Elgin Community College Renner Academic Library is where you’ll find her. Sullivan is a reference librarian and has been with the college since 2021. An Elgin native, Sullivan’s professional life began as a theatre technician.

Tyler O'Donnell, associate dean of sustainability, business & career technologies
Administrator Profile
Published 02/21/2023

Take Five With…Tyler O’Donnell

Tyler O’Donnell started with ECC 2016 as an academic advisor. At the beginning of the 2023-23 academic year, he made the move to associate dean of the Sustainability, Business & Career Technologies division.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan
Published 02/22/2023

Virtual exchange program brings a global perspective to ECC campus

Even before the pandemic curbed global travel, not all students had an opportunity to participate in a study abroad program. To give more Elgin Community College students a chance to experience an international education, the Global/International Studies Taskforce developed the Virtual Exchange Program.

Victoria Turner, technical services librarian
Staff Profile
Published 02/24/2023

Take Five With…Victoria Turner

Take a fast five today and learn more about Victoria Turner, technical services librarian. Turner began at ECC in 2022, but her career working in libraries began as a teenager in 1999. Since then, Turner has worked in both public and community college libraries.

ECC alum Leah Murphy
Alumni Profile
Published 02/27/2023

Set for the future, ECC student-athlete Leah Murphy fulfills dreams on and off the court

In the fall of 2022, Elgin Community College’s reverse student population — meaning students who already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher — increased by 40%. One of those new students was Leah Murphy.

Ray Jones, academic advisor
Staff Profile
Published 03/06/2023

Take Five With…Ray Jones

One of ECC’s Academic Advisors, Ray Jones, is coming up on ten years in higher education. He has served in various roles but found his calling in academic advising while cross-training at DeVry University, where he worked as financial aid advisor.

Sarah DeLoncker, marketing operations specialist
Staff Profile
Published 03/13/2023

Take Five With…Sarah DeLoncker

This week, take five out of your day and learn about Sarah DeLoncker, marketing operations specialist. Growing up in Streamwood, Illinois, she attended Northern Illinois University after high school.

Todd Anderson, director of truck driving program
Administrator Profile
Published 03/20/2023

Take Five With…Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson, director of the truck driving program, began at ECC in January 2022 and has already transformed and expanded ECC’s offerings to reflect the growing need of the truck driving industry. Anderson, a seasoned driver of 14 years, not only leads the program, but you can also find him out in the truck driving yard, helping instruct the next crop of drivers.

Elizabeth Herrera, academic advisor
Academics | Staff Profile
Published 03/23/2023

Elizabeth Herrera: Paying it Forward as an Academic Advisor at Elgin Community College

I am a first-generation college student. If it weren’t for being in the right place at the right time and having at least one person expect college from me, the process for me would have been different.