Essex County College has maintained a rich history of success with its student-athletes and teams for more than half a century. The college is looking to honor these student-athletes, teams, coaches and administrators in the new ECC Hall of Fame to be housed in the Cleo Hill Sr. Physical Education Building on the Newark campus.

“It’s time we formally recognize this history of athletic prowess in a fitting manner. Our college has had many Olympians who have won medals. We have had many All-Americans in all our sports. Our teams have won national championships. The list goes on,” said Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Keith Kirkland.

Dr. Kirkland said ECC is seeking nominations from the public for student-athlete and teams throughout ECC’s history. Anyone can submit nominations at:

The deadline for submissions to the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame is Feb. 29.

“The Athletic Hall of Fame will be a showcase and an inspiration to our entire college. ECC provided a springboard for so many students through athletics. These student-athletes have gone on to successful careers, not just in sports, but in in any field they have chosen. We are proud of them and they should be recognized in this manner,” said ECC President Dr Augustine A. Boakye.