In the Spotlight
SkillsUSA Illinois names ECC’s Carriveau board chairman
Mark Carriveau, college photographer and multimedia coordinator at Elgin Community College, will serve as the 2023-24 board chair for SkillsUSA Illinois.
Chioma Echefu: I charge you to venture into the unknown with courage as I did
I am a foreign student from Ibadan, Nigeria, and I would never have imagined myself giving a commencement speech in a reputable college in the United States of America.
Paulina Sequeda Malave: This is not over; life is barely beginning
You welcomed me to this country with smiles and open arms, and I will personally miss all of you. I've never been one to give good pep talks, so I'll keep it honest. This is not over; life is barely beginning, and I can say that many challenges await us in the coming months.
Kira Spears: I want you to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel
During my time at ECC, I have learned a lot about my fellow Spartans. They are talented, skilled, and full of wit. They are strong, determined, and wise. Today is a day to celebrate these incredible humans.
Sheronda Murray-Jamison: I now have options for my future
For Sheronda Murray-Jamison, her State of Illinois High School Diploma has opened the door to new career options.
Cristina Bahena Benitez: My diploma is just the beginning of my journey
For Cristina Bahena Benitez, the Education and Work Center provided the support and guidance she needed to earn her State of Illinois High School Diploma.
Ariana Marchan: ECC helped me balance school and athletics, preparing me for my future
On my first attempt at college, I went away to school, as most 18-year-olds leaving high school wanted to do. I quickly realized it wasn’t for me, and when I moved back home, I enrolled at Elgin Community College. I was excited; I felt better being back at home with my family, and at ECC, I was awarded a scholarship to play for the women’s basketball team – a sport I absolutely love.
Dominic Di Palermo: ECC experience prepared me for my future
After deciding that I would stay home and enroll at ECC, I decided that I would make the absolute most out of the two-year associate degree I was pursuing - A goal I definitely achieved.
ECC in the News
ECC’s Project Backpack provides supplies to local students
Elgin Community College and its partners are preparing for Project Backpack, a community-based initiative to benefit area students in need from school districts U-46, CUSD 300, CSD 301, CUSD 303, D20, or ECC District 509. The committee is coordinating backpacks, school supplies, and/or resources for students in need this fall.Read Story
ECC students place at SkillsUSA Illinois State Championship
Elgin Community College career and technical students traveled to Peoria, Illinois, to compete in the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference on April 29-30.Read Story