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Top row from left to right: Charles Dakarian, DMED, assistant professor of biology; Jacquelyn Dalke, instructor of nursing; Lisa Hodson, instructor of nursing; and Elizabeth Hultman, instructor/public service librarian. Bottom row from left to right: Thomas Limberis, instructor of welding; Chad Pearion, assistant professor of biology; and Rituparna Saha, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry
Accomplishment | Faculty Profile
Published 02/21/2024

ECC board grants tenure to seven faculty members

At the October 17, 2023, board meeting, the Community College District 509 Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation by the Elgin Community College administration to grant tenure to three ECC full-time faculty.

ECC musical theatre students from left to right: Shaina Summerville, Ashley Estrada, and Cameron Graber
Arts Center | Events
Published 02/20/2024

ECC Musical Theatre presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

The Elgin Community College Musical Theatre department presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on February 23 in the ECC Arts Center Second Space Theatre on ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill.

Project Backpack committee
Accomplishment | Events
Published 02/05/2024

Project Backpack served 1,680 students in need during 2023

Elgin Community College and its partners served 1,680 students in 2023 through Project Backpack, a community-based initiative to benefit area students in need from school districts U-46, CUSD 300, CSD 301, CUSD 303, D20, and ECC District 509. The initiative provided backpacks, school supplies, and agency resource flyers.

Black History Month 2024
Published 02/01/2024

Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts

Elgin Community College celebrates Black History Month through the 2024 theme of African Americans and the Arts with in-person events. Join ECC this year in honoring BHM with peer and employee networking and critical conversations through formal discussions, creative outlets, and community gatherings.

The Chicago Tap Theatre, photo by William Federking
Arts Center | Events
Published 01/31/2024

The ECC Arts Center presents the Chicago Tap Theatre on February 10

The Elgin Community College Arts Center presents the award-winning Chicago Tap Theatre on Saturday, February 10, at 7 pm, in the Blizzard Theatre on ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill.

ECC art students Wanchay Itmis and Tiffany Lu stand in a newly renovated room in Building H at Elgin Community College where equipment is being moved back in
Academics | Accomplishment | Announcement
Published 12/21/2023

ECC provides art students the opportunity to thrive with new and updated facilities

Elgin Community College is nearing the completion of a yearlong renovation project of the college’s art and design, performing arts, and music production classrooms. The updated modern spaces in ECC’s Building H will help students thrive with state-of-the-art technology and equipment.

An Elgin Community College Foundation scholarship recipient
Announcement | Foundation
Published 12/21/2023

The ECC Foundation launches $3 million ‘Bright Futures’ campaign to support students

The Elgin Community College Foundation launched its student-centered Bright Futures campaign to help more students achieve their dreams. With an end goal of $3 million, the Bright Futures campaign will help ensure students’ success and strengthen the region’s workforce.

Graduates at the spring 2023 commencement ceremony at Elgin Community College
Accomplishment | Commencement | Events
Published 12/04/2023

ECC’s Fall 2023 commencement ceremonies take place on December 16

Elgin Community College will recognize the fall Class of 2023 with December commencement ceremonies. Two ceremonies will celebrate students earning their associate degrees and career certificates.