About Us

The AEL program is staffed with caring, patient, and knowledgeable individuals who enjoy helping students reach their short-term and long-range goals.

We provide an initial intake, administer the appropriate level Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test, create an individualized learning plan, and administer the appropriate post-test (TABE/Official HiSET® Practice Test) to the learner. We offer group classes and one-on-one instruction in reading, math, and writing. These services are free.

East Central College Adult Education and Literacy Staff

Supervisor: Joel Doepker, Vice-President of External Relations
Director: Alice Whalen
College and Career Readiness Coordinator: Mary Eagan
Administrative Assistant:  Brenda Eckelkamp


  • Kathryn Amsinger
  • Dan Applegate
  • Donald Boettcher
  • Peggy Boyer
  • Chris Campbell
  • Jean Craft
  • Kevin Davault
  • Barbara Harrell
  • Lisa Hoppe
  • Brian Heldenbrand
  • Laura Johnson
  • Jeff Landwehr
  • Linda Moore
  • Cate Radtke
  • Lindsay Ransom
  • Amber Warner
  • Mary Weland
  • Betsy Williams
  • Lynette Williams
  • Kathryn Whyte

For more information:

East Central College AEL
1964 Prairie Dell Rd.
Union, MO 63084

(636) 584-6533
(844) ECC-4AEL (844-322-4235)