Elaine Echols, Class of 2007

Moraine Valley Community College celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. To learn more about and to re-live some of what those five decades have been like, the college has been collecting oral histories. Each week this semester we will highlight one of the videos.

Elaine Echols was one of the first inductees into MVCC’s Alumni Hall of Fame. She came to the college later in life and studied Criminal Justice. She went on to further studies and currently works as a court appointed children’s advocate as well running the Sister2Sister Network that she founded. This summer, at the age of 61, she will begin law school at Northwestern University.

She believes that her decision to come to MVCC was the best thing she could have done because of the support and encouragement she received from her professors. So much of what she does in her job and her women’s support network she learned here at Moraine Valley and she hopes that she can inspire other students to overcome obstacles and to achieve their goals.

To enjoy more of these oral histories, along with historic photos and documents, visit the MVCC College Archives.

Elaine Echols, Class of 2007

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