It was July of 2015 when Jesse Berry-McKinnon first walked into an East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classroom. He was 20 years old at the time, and he had been unsuccessfully homeschooled. “He told me that he could barely write letters and numbers and he couldn’t read. He could only write part [...]
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Do you have a knack for objective writing or making art with words? Submit your entries now for a chance to win! Until Monday, March 13, current ECC students can submit their poems and/or research essays for the Annual ECC Poetry and Research Contest. “Contests like these are different from other types of contests regarding [...]
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East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer, representing the Missouri Community Colleges Association, honored Missouri Senator Roy Blunt with the National Education Service Award this week. It was presented at The National Legislative Summit in the nation’s capital – an advocacy event that brings together more than 1,000 community college leaders to shine a spotlight [...]
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Although this semester just got underway, we have already started thinking about next school year here at ECC.  We are working on building the course schedule for Fall 2017, and we want to make sure that we include input from YOU as we make decisions. With that in mind, would you please take a few [...]
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East Central College nursing students became nursing teachers in February. Students from the Rolla Technical Center’s Health Science Academy stopped by campus to get a firsthand look at healthcare education at the collegiate level. “We have state-of-the-art nursing and EMS simulation labs,” said Nancy Mitchell, nursing program coordinator at East Central College. “The lab is [...]
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On Wednesday, Feb. 8, some 175 high school students attended East Central College for the regional competition of Worldwide Youth in Science in Engineering (WYSE). The students came from area high schools including Washington, Borgia, Warrenton, Sullivan, St. Clair, Union, Linn, Chamois, Salem, Houston and Hallsville. This is the 17th year that East Central College [...]
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East Central College and Missouri University of Science and Technology are coming together to reduce college costs and help students earn a degree in less time. The Concurrent Enrollment program will allow students who meet the admissions requirements of East Central College and Missouri S&T to be admitted to both schools. The program gives students [...]
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Computer technology, health care, construction and high-skill manufacturing account for nearly 54 percent of the American labor market, according to the National Skills Coalition. Unfortunately, only 44 percent of workers are sufficiently trained for those high-demand jobs. East Central College is trying to buck that trend. Thanks to an $87,000 grant from the Missouri Division [...]
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At the February Board of Trustees meeting, East Central College moved toward a greener, more environmentally friendly campus. A contract was awarded to Johnson Controls, Inc. to provide nearly $1.25 million in upgrades to campus infrastructure. “This project will upgrade all lighting fixtures with LED high efficiency/performance lighting for both interior and exterior equipment,” said [...]
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Missouri finds itself at a critical moment. The decline in state revenue and growth in expenses leaves state decision makers with a budget gap that is estimated at $700 million. Those of us at community colleges understand the difficult decisions the Governor has to make and the difficult situation the state is in. We recognize [...]
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