My favorite part of being the Alumni Relations Coordinator is learning how the lives of our alumni have been improved through learning here at Elgin Community College (ECC). After all, that's our mission, "to improve prople's lives through learning."
How has ECC improved your life through learning? Did you have a professor that was inspiring? What have you been doing since you left ECC? There's a story behind each ECC alum just waiting to be told. What's yours?
Alumni Relations Coordinator
|Alumni Sports Day to honor its first|
Hall Of Fame Inductees
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Alumni Sports Day just keeps getting bigger and better every year!
We will have our extraordinary alumni games as we have in previous years, with the addition of our first Hall Of Fame Presentation
at 2:00 P.M. and a post-games Social Event
from 3:00-6:00 P.M.Hall Of Fame Inductees:
Dick Durrant - Men's Basketball Coach
Michelle Fandel - Women's Volleyball Player
Clark Hallpike - Tennis Coach
Karen O'Dowd - Women's Soccer Player and Coach
Deb Peterson - Women's Volleyball Coach
Beth Salvaggio - Women's Basketball Player
Alumni Sports Day Agenda:
10:00 A.M. - Women's Basketball Game - ECC Events Center Gym
10:30 A.M. - Men's Baseball Home Run Derby - Baseball Field
11:30 A.M. - Men's Baseball Game - ECC Baseball Field
12:00 P.M. - Men's Competitive Basketball Game - ECC Events Center
12:00 P.M. - Women's Soccer Game - ECC Soccer Field
2:00 pm - Hall of Fame Induction Presentation - ECC Events Center Gym 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Alumni Social Post-Event - All are welcome to attend the post-event at Wise Guys Pizzeria (325 Randall Rd, South Elgin, IL 60177) for an additional $10 per person (includes salad, pizza, soft drinks, and cake).
2:30 pm - Men's Friendly Basketball Game - ECC Events Center Gym
Admission to the alumni games is free! Bring your family and friends to cheer you on!
For full details, to register to play in the alumni games, make your reservation for the post-event activity, or to purchase a commemorative t-shirt, go to Alumni Sports Day Event
|Karen "K" Locke '76|
"Poet with a Cause"
|"K" with her husband Patrick|
|"K" with Henry Hyde |
Karen Locke wrote a poem three decades ago entitled "When Will Mankind Stop?" that she read to an audience of thousands who attended the festivities in Washington D.C. during the unveiling of the commemorative monument to Martin Luther King Jr. Her story is inspirational and has led her to become the "Poet with a Cause." Her story is inspirational and has lead her to become the "Poet with a Cause." Read more
Elgin Community College wants to celebrate with local businesses who employ ECC alumni
ECC Alumni Relations is launching a new initiative to identify members of the ECC alumni community.
The "Stand Up and Be Counted" project asks alumni to connect with the college while giving ECC the opportunity to recognize local employers for hiring its graduates.
Participation is a win-win!
It's not too late to nominate!
2014 Distinguished Alumni Award
Nomination deadline is September 30, 2013
|Goria Johnston, PhD, a 40-year career educator and speaker at local, state, and national conferences is ECC's 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. |
Who deserves this year's honor?
Do you know an outstanding Elgin Community College Alumnus/Alumna who has attended ECC, demonstrated achievement of an exceptional nature, shown professional excellence with his/her chosen field, and made a positive impact on his/her community? If so, please nominate them for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. Nomination information and forms
Please call Alummi Relations if you have any questions, want to give back to your alma mater, reconnect and enrich your life, or need assistance.
|New Arrival! |
- Key chains;
- Really cool alumni t-shirts;
- License plates;and
- Business card holder and pen gift set
Here's the Link. ECC Bookstore
The Alumni merchandise should be added to their website soon! If not, stop in the bookstore on campus where items are on display and for fun, stop by Alumni Relations B230.16 on your way out. We would love to see you!
|Save The Date!|
|Massage Therapy |
10-Year Anniversary Reception
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
For Massage Alumni and
For more information, contact the Massage Therapy Program at
|Tell Us Your Story!|
|If you or someone you know has attended ECC, Visit our Website
and Tell Us your Story by reconecting with your
We would love to hear what you have been doing and celebrate your successes!
| Alumni Photos|
|Who are these awesome students?|
|They met at ECC, are married, and recently attended the Brick Dedication Ceremony this past May 2013.|
|ECC Athletics. In what year was this taken?|
March 19, 1952
|What's a Comptometer?|
The Pioneer in 1952 was the equivalent of our current ECC Observer written by the students. Here is an article from that publication.
COMPTOMETERS DEMONSTRATED TO COLLEGE OFFICE PRACTICE
Two representatives of the Felt and Tarrant Comptometer School of Chicago demonstrated the comptometer throughout the day last Monday.
The office training class was fortunate in being able to see one of the demonstrations.
One of the representatives from the company was a former Elginite and a graduate of Elgin High School. She and another lady showed the class the operation of the machine at high speeds.
The Comptometer School was located in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and had an open house on April 14, 1952. Students were urged to attend.
A Comptometer is a calculator! Does anyone remember these?