November 17, 2017
After high school, Michael Davis started a career in construction. "It just wasn't for me," Davis explained. So, he started working in hardware retail. "I figured I would work my way up to management," he said, "but I wasn't very happy at that job either." Davis was missing something in his life. He wanted a [...]
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November 17, 2017
Going to college can be a life-changing decision. No one knows that better than Ronda Esparza. “Ronda came to the Financial Aid department in the summer of 2013,” said Barb Kuelker, East Central College financial aid specialist. “I could tell she was a bit nervous.” Ronda had never gone to college. In fact, at the [...]
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November 15, 2017
Sullivan-based Aerofil Technology Inc. competes on the global market, and maintaining a developed workforce is crucial to keeping up with demand. “The industry keeps changing, and we have to change with it. You have to keep getting better as a company, and training employees is a part of that,” said Aerofil CEO Bob Dunaway. The [...]
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November 15, 2017
If you think wrapping holiday gifts is a chore, The Learning Center wants to lift the burden! To raise funds for The Learning Center Scholarship Fund, they will wrap your gifts, big or small, from now until December 11. All you have to do is drop them off inside The Learning Center, and they will [...]
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November 14, 2017
Getting financial aid for college can be stressful for many people. What forms do I fill out? What scholarships and grants am I eligible for? When are the deadlines? East Central College wants to make the process easier! We will be holding a series of workshops to help students fill out the Free Application for [...]
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November 13, 2017
International Education Week 2017 is here! Celebrated November 13-17, it is a week designated by the U.S. Departments of State and Education to promote and celebrate international exchange.  Check out an event on campus, and join in on the fun! The International Candy Bar will open at , 11 a.m. on Monday, November 13 outside [...]
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November 10, 2017
East Central College is restructuring its scholarships to help more students pay for college. “This will not only encourage the recruitment of full-time students,” said Vice President of Student Services Shelli Allen, “but we also hope it will increase participation in part-time students.” The new scholarship procedures were put together by a task force comprised [...]
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November 9, 2017
Aerofil Technology, Inc. and East Central College will be highlighted to help celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 13-17. Through its Center for Workforce Development and the use of the U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship program, East Central College leads the state’s community colleges with 109 registered apprentices using funds from the U.S. DOL apprenticeship program. [...]
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November 6, 2017
Kevin Ijames Sr., Audrey Freitag, Kevin Dixon and Karen Butterfield were honored at the 2017 Missouri Community College Association in November. Ijames, President of Ace Manufacturing, was honored with the Distinguished Business and Industry Award. It is presented annually to individuals and/or businesses that have engaged in significant partnerships with their local community college to [...]
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