ECC Archives started uploading videos and audios to the Carli Digital Collections:
College history: the more things change, the more they stay the same….25 Years of Elgin Community College’s History and Development (Audio)
From 1974, this audio highlights the history of the college, from its conception in 1949 to ECC’s establishment as the 9th independent Junior College in 1966. Although much has changed (no more classrooms in churches or the YWCA), much of the college’s original focus remains the same: the ideals of continuing education, refreshing skills, degree attainment, and self-enrichment still resonate today with the college’s offerings through classes, sports, and the arts.
Although ECC covers roughly 300+ square miles as it did in 1974, we now service nearly twice as many students! Listen to the audio for more details of this moment in time!
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of OLAS and Hispanic Heritage Month! Jesus Chuy Garcia Kicks off Elgin Community College Latino Heritage Month in 2015 (Video)
Guest speaker Jesus Chuy Garcia gives a 30 minute keynote on the importance of the Hispanic Community to the fabric of American life. Garcia focuses on communities in all walks of life coming together to end discrimination, making note particularly of the case Mendez v. Westminster (1947), a discrimination case brought by a Latino that set the precedent for Brown v. Board of Education (1954), which enabled the desegregation of schools in the U.S.
Garcia also cites the importance of support services (such as OLAS) and the necessity of political engagement, sharing examples of his and the Latino community’s struggles and victories.
To hear more of his inspiring speech, watch the video!
If you have any questions, please contact Armando Trejo at 847-214-7141.