November 15, 2016
The griddle was hot, the pancakes were aplenty and there were toppings galore! It was all part of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) fundraiser in early November. Each year, the honor society satisfies sugar cravings to help a good cause. This year, the group chose Honor Flight, a non-profit organization that transports America’s veterans to [...]
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Patsy Watts with V.P. of Instruction Dr. Tia Robinson

November 14, 2016
Dr. Patsy Watts has been teaching English since 1983 – a subject she is deeply passionate about. “I embrace the challenges of this discipline because it is the foundation of all other academic endeavors.  That is, a student's ability to read and write well will help ensure success in other courses.  It is exciting to be [...]
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November 11, 2016
Driving onto the East Central College campus, it is easy to see the giant flag hanging on the side of the Donald Shook Student Center. It’s an appropriate place for the flag to be. Not only can you see it from Highway 50, but the building itself was named after a man who served in [...]
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November 10, 2016
The weather might have been gloomy in early October, but that didn’t stop several ECC students from spending the day helping their community. “I’m glad I came,” said Baylee West. “I was impressed by all the involvement that goes into serving the community!” Multiple individuals, faculty and student-clubs represented East Central College in United Bank’s [...]
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November 7, 2016
Joel Doepker and Mardy Leathers received the Missouri Community College Association’s Arena Award at the association’s Fifty-Second Annual Convention, November 4 at the Hilton Convention Center in Branson, Missouri. Doepker and Leathers are being recognized by their peers for their efforts in workforce development. Both have demonstrated leadership both within their college and at the [...]
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November 7, 2016
Jim Perry, Josie Weir and Brenda Garrison were all honored at the Missouri Community College Association’s Fifty-Second Annual Convention on November 2-4 – for their dedication, hard work and selflessness. Perry was honored with the Trustee Leadership Award--presented annually to a community college trustee whose work and leadership has substantially advanced the mission of community [...]
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November 1, 2016
You can collect them. You can mine them. You can even skip them across the water. Rocks and minerals are everywhere, and one ECC faculty member has made it a point for the last 17 years to explore them with his students. Every semester, Larry Pierce takes his geology class to the Missouri Mining Museum, [...]
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October 26, 2016
On Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, the ECC Rotaract Club held their seventh annual Walking Tacos sale. While the effort every year is to raise money to benefit those in need, this year the goal was extra special. “We pair with a charity every year, but it was recommended by a student of the club that [...]
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October 3, 2016
#InspiringExcellence - Two ECC Alumni Named “Outstanding Young Professionals” The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce recognized its fourth class of “Outstanding Young Professionals” at its annual member luncheon at the end of September, including two East Central College alumni! Angie Williams, branch manager for U.S Bank, and Rachelle Elbert, licensed realtor for Coldwell Banker Premier, [...]
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September 21, 2016
#InspiringExcellence - Culinary Arts Instructor Awarded Chef of the Year Chef Mike Palazzola, Certified Executive Chef (CEC), competed in the Chef of the Year Culinary Challenge on August 21, where he placed first. He was one of three chefs nominated to compete by the ACF committee out of the pool of CECs in the St. Louis [...]
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