Alumni Masthead
February, 2014

This past year has been one of discovery for ECC's alumni relations department.  We found the first graduate that crossed the stage in 1951 and he is coming to to campus for a visit.  We started the process of of finding our alumni graduates and for some of them, this will be the first time they will have heard from us in 30, 40, 50 or perhaps 65 years!  

That being said, I'm looking forward to discovering new alumni stories and sharing them with you in future e-newsletters and various college publications. They are so inspirational for our students and a testament to the outstanding faculty here at the college.  Can we share yours?

Elgin Community College is a place to be extraordinarily proud of and one that continues to make a lasting impact on those who are associated with it.  Please forward this email to other alumni you may know so that they have the opportunity to reconnect and tell their stories.


Kind regards,

Diane Stredde

Alumni Relations Coordinator   


"Some Dreams Just Need  

a Little Help"  


    16th Annual Founders' Day Celebration and Luncheon!


                     Sunday, February 16, 2014  


The Founders' Day Celebration is an annual event, held to commemorate the founding of the college in 1949. The Founders' Day Celebration also recognizes the distinguished accomplishments of ECC's students, alumni, employees, retirees, and other community supporters and partners who have been an integral part of ECC's history and the fulfillment of its mission. In 2014 the college will be celebrating its 65th anniversary!  


To join the alumni table below is a link to the registration form copy:   Founders' Day Celebration and Luncheon  

Celebrating First Hall Of Fame Honorees
at Alumni Sports Day
Lt. to Rt., Michelle Fandall and Karen O'Dowd celebrate their achievements after the games.



 The ECC Alumni Association and the ECC Athletic Department hosted the fourth annual Alumni Sports Day on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  Alumni, current players, former coaches and their families came from across Chicagoland and beyond to attend this year's event.


New to Alumni Sports Day this year was the induction of six Hall of Fame Award recipients who have had outstanding accomplishments in athletics at ECC.  The following were the recipients of the first Hall of Fame Honors:  

  • Richard "Dick" Durrant - Men's Basketball Coach
  • Michelle Fandall - Women's Volleyball Player
  • Clark Hallpike - Tennis Coach
  • Karen O'Dowd - Women's Soccer Player and Coach
  • Deb Petersen- Women's Volleyball Coach
  • Beth Salvaggio Siegfort - Women's Basketball 
Brad Allen, Class of 2009, Goes Pro with the
 Arizona Diamondbacks


Allen of Geneva, Illinois, started 

 his baseball pitching career at the age of nine.  His love for the game continued through high school, college, independent league and as a pro.  


Allen played baseball for Coach Angelo here at ECC in 2009. During that timeframe, the ECC Baseball team was NJCAA Conference Champions, Regional Champions and were a World Series Qualifying Team.  He was awarded NJCAA All Region Selection in 2009.  
Stand Up and Be Counted


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.




Diane Stredde 

Alumni Relations Coordinator  

1700 Spartan Drive


Elgin, IL 60123




ECC's Mission:

"To improve people's lives through learning"



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Alumni Apparel
and Gifts

We have our own alumni page on the ECC Bookstore website now! Support alumni programs while proudly wearing your ECC alumni wear.

Here's the Link.

Save The Date!

Elgin Community College Alumni Relations

is proud to host a

Paralegal Professional Alumni Alliance

networking and speaker event


Thursday, April 24, 2014  

6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Elgin Community College  

Building E, Dining Room




Catherine D.  

Battista, Esq.



E-Discovery: 101


Class Note
Richard '97

"I was just getting started with my career at the Union Pacific Rail Road when I graduated in 1997.  I will pass 18 years there this week.  In January, 2013, I returned to ECC and its collegiate partner, Columbia College of Missouri.  I have just completed five of the 18 credits I need to complete my BS degree while taking my 200 level classes through ECC."
The Dream of Education is Achieved Step by Step

Help the community of Elgin Community College build a pathway to knowledge by participating in the ECC Alumni Association's Pathway to Knowledge Brick Campaign. Purchasing an engraved brick is a great way to encourage others to achieve their dreams, commemorate family and friends, mark milestones, or honor a department or professor who made a difference in your life.  Proceeds from this campaign will benefit the ECC Alumni program. For more information and to order your brick follow the link below.


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
alma mater.

We would love to hear what you have been doing and celebrate your successes!
First Graduation

Graduation rehearsal in May of 1951.  Does anyone know the name of the student in this photo?