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 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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October 25, 2017
The Chi Delta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa welcomed new members during its annual Fall Induction Ceremony. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society for the two-year college. Members pursue activities that fall under the direction of the society’s hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. "Phi Theta Kappa membership is by invitation only," [...]
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October 18, 2017
East Central College nursing instructor Judy Bieker has been inspiring students for more than 23 years. “Not only has she educated more than 500 students over that time,” said Nancy Mitchell, nursing program coordinator, “she has also mentored numerous master’s students and new faculty members without hesitation.” Now, she is being recognized for her hard [...]
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September 26, 2017
Over the last 41 years, East Central College Instructor Lora Copeland has given her expertise on cardiac rhythm interpretation to more than 750 paramedic students. “She actually helped create what is now the Paramedic Program at the college back in 1976,” said EMS Program Coordinator Tom Fitts, “just two years after receiving her Registered Nurse [...]
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September 13, 2017
Going to college can be a balancing act. For some women attending East Central College, juggling a full-time work schedule and a family can make it difficult. Financial burdens can also bring on added stress. With the help of the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) International Sisterhood, these women have a helping hand toward earning a [...]
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May 24, 2017
Each year, East Central College recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement. Upon completion of at least 12 spring semester credit hours with a semester grade point average of 3.85 or greater, students are acknowledged on the President’s List. Nearly 100 students made the list!
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May 24, 2017
Each semester, East Central College recognizes students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement. Upon completion of at least 12 semester credit hours with a semester grade point between 3.50 and 3.84, students are acknowledged by placement on the Vice President’s List. For the Spring 2017 semester, there were more than 170 students on the list!
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May 24, 2017
Each year, students are selected for All-Missouri Academic Team by the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. East Central College is proud to announce three students made the list in 2017! Taylor Schaefer and Conner Camden were named to the All-Missouri Silver list, and Megan Hanneken was named to the All-Missouri Bronze list. “East Central College [...]
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