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Juan Garcia: ECC provides excellent learning atmosphere

Juan Garcia

Juan Garcia, ECC graduating class of spring 2016

I chose Elgin Community College because I wanted to strengthen my learning foundation. I felt I was lacking a foundation, and I wanted a small classroom atmosphere so I could be connected with my professors and classmates. Being engaged in the classroom allowed me to focus more and absorb more information. A few obstacles I had to overcome were the following: English is not my first language, education was not a priority in my household, and I had to work in order to pay for my education. I overcame many of these obstacles by getting more involved in campus activities. I am pleased to say that ECC had a support network including TRiO, the library staff, and the tutoring center, just to name a few. I strongly encourage current ECC students to take advantage of the support network available to all registered students. ECC provides an excellent learning atmosphere for eager minds looking towards a brighter future.

~ Juan Garcia, Carpentersville

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