May 9, 2017
Educators have a profound effect on students in many capacities. However, they aren’t always thanked for their hard work and dedication. “I sometimes assign students to write about their educational experiences,” said East Central College English Instructor Sue Henderson. “In conversations we have about their papers, students often mention teachers who have had a positive [...]
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May 9, 2017
Thomas Dill, Vincent Niehaus and Kathleen Rust have been named Faculty Emeritus by the East Central College Board of Trustees. The designation is an academic tradition intended to recognize the lasting impact of outstanding members of the faculty. “The faculty being recommended represent an important part of the East Central College story,” said Dr. Robert [...]
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May 3, 2017
East Central College Adult Education and Literacy Director Alice Whalen has been named President-Elect of the Missouri Adult Education and Literacy Administrator’s Association (MAELAA). The statewide network of Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program Directors is dedicated to the advancement of adult education through high-quality services and professionalism in the field. “Nearly 750,000 people ages [...]
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April 27, 2017
A report released on April 27 by the Missouri Community College Association outlined three problems with Missouri’s workforce and highlighted several ongoing efforts to address these issues. The report listed supply and demand gaps for key industries, the availability of middle-skill workers, and the availability of adequate soft skills as the top three gaps in [...]
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April 21, 2017
Statewide, there are nearly 6,500 manufacturing facilities that need highly skilled workers. On April 21, nearly two dozen local business leaders saw firsthand how the East Central College Business and Industry Center is helping close that skills gap. Check out the photo gallery on Facebook! ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer led the tour through the [...]
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April 20, 2017
The Adult Education and Literacy program at East Central College is currently registering students for May classes offered at locations in Union, Washington, Sullivan, Gerald, St. Clair, Owensville, Pacific, Cuba, Hermann, St. James and Rolla. May is the last chance to start classes before the summer break begins. All classes are provided at no cost [...]
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April 18, 2017
This summer, East Central College student veterans will travel overseas on an once-in-a-lifetime trip. “Everyone should get to experience history rather than just reading about it in a book,” said student and veteran Melissa Yetkin. It’s all part of The Missouri Consortium for Global Education (MCGE) Veteran Students Study Abroad program. Traveling through England and [...]
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April 17, 2017
Each year, the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) honors outstanding community college educators with the Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2017, art instructor Adam Watkins was chosen from East Central College! According to the MCCA, an instructor must fit a certain criteria to be eligible for the award - effective and innovative teaching, effective advising, [...]
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March 31, 2017
It honor of Good Friday, East Central College will be closed on Friday, April 14.
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March 30, 2017
Each year, the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) recognizes someone who has provided outstanding support to scholastic journalism with the Contributing Medium Award. East Central College is proud to announce the 2017 winner is English and Journalism Instructor Leigh Kolb! In the nomination, MIPA vice-president Michelle Turner wrote: “Leigh Kolb has gone out of her way [...]
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