February 10, 2017
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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February 7, 2017
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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February 3, 2017
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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February 2, 2017
Ping pong balls, candy and root beer - an odd trio of tools to bring awareness to drugs and alcohol. However, it was just that combination that brought dozens of students to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) booth in the ECC Cafe at the end of January. Julie Hook, a prevention [...]
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January 27, 2017
This week in the Capitol, Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Presidents and Chancellors Council Chair Dr. Jon Bauer testified on budget priorities before both House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Dr. Bauer began his testimony by expressing concern and understanding over the current budget situation. “I want to acknowledge the difficult budget situation we are facing [...]
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January 25, 2017
The new priority deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program – the state’s largest student financial aid program – is quickly approaching. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA, by Feb. 1 to be guaranteed a grant award if they meet all eligibility requirements. This is the [...]
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January 23, 2017
New Haven native Kjia Zuroweste came to East Central College with a goal. “I really wanted to gain knowledge,” the sophomore said. “I wanted to stretch my comfort zone and enjoy the entire process.” When she heard about the Student Ambassador Program, it seemed like a perfect fit. “I thought it would be a great [...]
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January 9, 2017
The 2017 spring schedule of Community Education classes provides a variety of personal and professional enrichment opportunities for community members. The offerings feature a variety of classes for children and adults. Children’s offerings include computer science, yoga, kindermusik, children’s chorale and archery. In addition to the always popular adult classes in dance, fitness and computer [...]
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January 3, 2017
It was an exciting year at East Central College in 2016. From the Business and Industry Center Ribbon Cutting to our All-American athletes, there was a lot to be proud about. Take some time and watch our Year in Review video to see all the great things that happened. We look forward to a great [...]
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January 3, 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 Fall 2016 semester, there were nearly 170 students on the list!  
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