April 27, 2018
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 2018! Jamie Foutch was named to the All-Missouri Second Team. She currently serves as the President of the Union chapter. “At her time at East Central [...]
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April 20, 2018
More than 54 nursing programs were ranked in the state of Missouri, and East Central College landed near the top of the list in 2018! According to RegisteredNursing.org, East Central College is ranked the tenth best nursing program in the state. The methodology used for the rankings was based on the NCLEX-RN exam, which is [...]
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March 1, 2018
For Bailey Kirkland, a love for photography led to a career in culinary arts. She hadn't planned it that way. Originally from Alaska, Kirkland moved to Union in 2012. Her plan was to finish her online photography degree and eventually move back to her hometown to open a photography studio. “Things changed,” she admitted. “For [...]
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February 7, 2018
Since opening in 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists. In March, nearly two dozen East Central College students will become part of its storied history, joining the likes of George Gershwin, Judy Garland and The Beatles. “Performing at Carnegie Hall is [...]
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February 5, 2018
When she was a senior in high school, Morgaine Denison was awarded an art scholarship to East Central College. She didn’t know it at the time, but it started the St. James native down a path to helping people in need. “Creating art has always provided a space where I feel confident that my voice [...]
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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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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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December 5, 2016
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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