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  • Some camp out all night for school supplies at ECC Aug 10, 2014 6:39 AM
    Some people camped outside overnight to get backpacks filled with school supplies that were handed out Saturday at Elgin Community College. “These families wait as long as it takes because they are in need,” ECC Student Life Coordinator Katie Storey said.

  • ECC to give backpacks full of help to needy students Saturday Aug 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin Community College and its partners will give away thousands of backpacks with school supplies and food to students in need Saturday during the college’s fifth annual Project Backpack. "There is still a great need (within) the school districts in our area, between homeless students and the students in need," Katie Storey of ECC said.

  • “Collateral Damage: The Human Faces of War” exhibit comes to ECC Aug 5, 2014 5:37 PM
    An exhibition featuring the work of award-winning documentary photographers will be on display from Aug. 15 through Sept. 25 in Elgin Community College’s Safety-Kleen Gallery One.

  • ECC Foundation marks 30 years Aug 1, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Elgin Community College Foundation this month marks 30 years of providing scholarships and financial support for students in need. The foundation — the philanthropic arm of the college — was chartered in 1984. Since then, it has awarded nearly $5 million in scholarships to more than 7,000 students. “The first year was pretty modest,” said Katherine Sawyer, ECC Foundation executive director. Today, the foundation administers 250 individual scholarships awarding anywhere from $250 up to $22,000 yearly per student. More than 200 students benefit from scholarships each year.

  • Men charged with stealing student loan money from suburban colleges Jul 31, 2014 1:44 PM
    Four Chicago area men are accused of bilking federal student loans from Harper College in Palatine, Elgin Community College and Joliet Junior College. Prosecutors said the men attempted to obtain $240,000 worth of student loans, but were successful in receiving about $135,000 from 40 fraudulent applications. The men face maximum prison sentences of 20 or 30 years if convicted.

  • ECC gears up for Project Backpack, donations sought Jul 21, 2014 3:13 PM
    Project Backpack, a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College to benefit students in need, is accepting donations of school supplies now through Friday, Aug. 1, at several locations.

  • ECC women chapter celebrates 40 years Jul 16, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: The Elgin Community College chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges celebrates 15 years along with 40 years of the National Chapter of the AAWCC this year.

  • ECC wins first place for organ donor campaign Jul 2, 2014 4:05 PM
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently honored the winners of his 'Be a Hero" Organ/Tissue Donor Campaign, which provided students at state community colleges the opportunity to create their own campaigns and earn community service hours while promoting the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry.

  • ECC wins four major ICCTA awards Jun 26, 2014 3:21 PM
    The Illinois Community College Trustees Association honored Elgin Community College with four out of eight major awards at a banquet in Springfield on Friday, June 6.

  • The Soapbox Jun 21, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors comment on suburban happenings, decisions and achievements.

  • ECC wins first place in organ donor campaign Jun 19, 2014 11:50 PM
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently honored the winners of his “Be a Hero” Organ/Tissue Donor Campaign, which provided students at state community colleges the opportunity to create their own campaigns and earn community service hours while promoting the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry.

  • Iraqi orchestra cancels U.S. tour, debut in Elgin Jun 19, 2014 12:31 PM
    What was supposed to be a joyful first in the suburbs will no longer take place because of the sectarian upheaval in Iraq. The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq canceled its long-in-the-making U.S. debut, which was supposed to feature two concerts at Elgin Community College in August followed by performances in New York City and Washington, D.C.

  • Elgin Sports Hall of Fame awards scholarships Jun 10, 2014 9:04 PM
    The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation recently awarded its scholarships for the 2013-14 school year. The ESHOF Foundation, founded in 1980, awards $1,300 scholarships to worthy student-athletes from high schools within the City of Elgin, as well as from Elgin Community College.

  • ECC board votes to hire outside firm, keep custodians Jun 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin Community College trustees said Wednesday they will seek an outside firm to help with managing custodial services, but won’t lay off any existing employees. That means the college’s 14 full-time and 74 part-time custodial workers will get to keep their jobs, current salaries and benefits, officials said. “While we will be engaging a company to assist in custodial training, supervision ... our current custodians will remain employees of Elgin Community College,” said Donna Redmer, board chairwoman.

  • ECC to review new plan for custodial services May 31, 2014 8:00 AM
    Elgin Community College officials couldl decide the future of its custodial workers next week. The college board will review a proposed plan for custodial services at a special meeting Wednesday. The administration has been looking into outsourcing custodial services to save money, which could mean potentially laying off roughly 98 full-time and part-time custodial employees.

  • ECC readies for 12th annual Relay For Life May 28, 2014 2:15 PM
    Each year, hundreds of Elgin Community College community members, employees and students walk continually throughout the night to raise money for cancer research during the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. This year’s event will be held, rain or shine, from 6 p.m. Friday, June 13, to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 14, in the lot between buildings C and M, off Hoffer Drive, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

  • Fox Valley area schools get state funding to improve security May 19, 2014 10:56 AM
    Several Fox Valley area school districts and colleges will be beefing up campus security with federal funding released in the wake of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. School districts will be using the funds to reinforce doors, install shatter resistant glass or film, and other security measures to improve safety for students, employees and visitors.

  • More than 400 grads attend Elgin Community College graduation May 17, 2014 7:39 PM
    More than 400 graduates attended commencement ceremonies Saturday at Elgin Community College. Separate sessions held for transfer degrees and the career and technical program featured graduates Charmaine McAllister and Eustacio Baldazo Jr., who told inspirational stories.

  • Pingree Grove immigrant learns to excel at ECC May 15, 2014 5:22 AM
    Alejandro Molina Hoyos' family fled violence and turmoil in their native Colombia more than a decade ago to start over in the United States. Despite the many challenges he's faced since, Alejandro's hard work and perseverance have made him a respected leader among his peers. “My goal is to have the ability to give someone the same experience I had, have someone really enjoy their time in college and really develop themselves professionally."

  • Elgin Children’s Chorus to share ‘Harmonies and Melodies’ May 13, 2014 4:07 PM
    Members of the Elgin Children’s Chorus will take the stage this weekend for their final concert of the organization’s 28th season. The “Harmonies and Melodies” concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Elgin Community College’s Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors.

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