ICCTA Pacesetter Award

2006 Recipient

Katie Hopkins
Coordinator of student volunteer and community outreach programs
Elgin Community College
Elgin Community College(2003)

Katie Hopkins lives and breathes community colleges. A recipient of Elgin Community College’s “Grow Your Own Teachers” scholarship, she mentors ECC students daily and plans to write her doctoral thesis on community college issues.

”Thanks to ECC, I’ve risen educationally on academic scholarships, I made it my priority to establish a lifelong connection to the institution, and I’ve even met my future husband,” Hopkins says. “I found who I am, where I want to go, and who I want to spend my life with – and that’s more than anything Northwestern University could’ve offered me. Thank you, ECC!”