ECC Celebrates Holiday Season in Style








Essex County College is in the holiday spirit 2023 with several campus-wide events bringing the ECC community together.

A lively Holiday Celebration program, sponsored by ECC’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), was held on December 7 in Smith Hall. EOF was joined by over a dozen student clubs offering a wide range of entertainment. Acts included a skit from the Drama Club, Cheerleader routines, music and dance. The ECC Wolverine was also on hand in a holiday mood.  

After a three year hiatus, the popular Holiday Tree lighting ceremony, sponsored by the Student Life & Activities Office, was held on December 11 in the 2nd Floor Forum. Students and staff were entertained by a chorus of ECC Music majors under the direction of Music Coordinator B. Dexter Allgood and Dr. Grace Hackett. ECC’s President, Dr. Augustine A. Boakye, brought greetings before leading the countdown to the lighting of the tree.   

Another ECC tradition, the Angel Tree Gift Program, is also underway. Anyone can take a name of a child from the tree, located on the 2nd Floor Forum, and bring an unwrapped gift for that youngster. Drop off spots are the Learning Center front desk, Room 2183 (Blue Area) or Room 2145 (Office of Public Safety). The Angel Tree is sponsored by ECC’s Alumni Association.