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From left to right: ECC student Destiny Guevara; Mica Dugas, EDI coordinator; ECC student Maya Wade; and ECC student Yahir Najera
Student Profile | Student Resources
Published 05/20/2024

ECC’s First EDI Peer Leadership Team Celebrates 1 Year, Sends off 2 Grads

This spring marks the first anniversary of Elgin Community College’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) program, which aims to increase awareness and develop a bridge between its services and students.

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Jess Heiser, student trustee, and Seth Hernandez, student body president
Announcement | Student Profile
Published 05/14/2024

Elgin Community College Names Student Leadership for 2024-25 Academic Year

Three Elgin Community College student leaders will represent the college for the 2024-25 academic year. Jess Heiser, of St. Charles, Ill., was elected as the District 509 Board of Trustees student trustee. ECC’s Student Body Government will be led by President Seth Hernandez, of South Elgin, Ill., with Brianna Zlotow, of Hanover Park, Ill., as executive vice president.

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ECC's 2024 Women Build Team
Published 05/14/2024

ECC participates in Habitat for Humanity Women Build Event for Third Year

On Wednesday, May 1, a group of eight female administrators and staff from Elgin Community College participated in the Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley 2024 Women Build Event. Elizabeth Hobson, dean of adult education, led the group.

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Back row from left to right: Lori Marco, assistant professor of the ophthalmic technician program; ECC graduate Daisy Solorazano; ECC graduate Nicole Caldrone; and Shelby Stanley, ophthalmic technician program director. Front row from left to right: ECC graduate Kawla Jane Ballesteros and ECC graduate Kenya Hernandez
Academics | Accomplishment | Commencement
Published 05/08/2024

Elgin Community College’s First Ophthalmic Technician Class Graduates this Spring

In the fall of 2019, Elgin Community College launched an ophthalmic technician program that was developed after local health care organizations reached out to ECC to help with regional demand. On May 18, ECC’s inaugural ophthalmic technician class will graduate.

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An ECC fall 2023 graduate
Published 05/03/2024

ECC Celebrates Spring 2024 Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies on May 18

Elgin Community College (ECC) will recognize the spring graduates with two commencement ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, May 18, marking not only the academic achievements of its spring 2024 class but also the illustrious 75-year journey of the institution.

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From left to right: Reyes Estrada, instructor of HVAC; David Scott, instructor of HAVAC; and George Rosa, instructional coordinator of HVAC and energy management
Published 05/03/2024

Elgin Community College’s SBCT Division Begins Solar Array Project Thanks to $39K Grant

Elgin Community College’s Sustainabilty, Business, and Career Technologies Division received the shipping container unit to begin constructing a fully functioning solar array by the fall of 2024. This project is being made possible through a $39,150 grant from the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN).

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Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Accomplishment | Student Profile
Published 05/01/2024

4 Elgin Community College Students Inducted into Golden Apple Program

Four Elgin Community College (ECC) students have been inducted into the Golden Apple Scholars program in Illinois and will receive up to $23,000 in scholarships. Students Trista Skelnik, Jozephine Carlson, Dulce Rivera, and Valeria Hernandez received official invitations in April.

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ECC students working in a lab
Academics | Announcement | Student Resources
Published 04/29/2024

ECC Students to Participate in Strategies of STEM ‘Success’ Course at Aurora University

Elgin Community College students can participate in a free, one-week Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Success course beginning May 20 at Aurora University (AU), thanks to a partnership.

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