East Central College Increases Retention and Completion Rates

May 7, 2019
Faculty and staff are working diligently to support students who are in danger of falling behind in class, and it’s producing real results. That was the message from Dr. Michelle Smith, executive director of institutional effectiveness, at the May 6 Board of Trustees meeting. “East Central College has increased student completion and transfer rates by… View Article

Years Later, Sisters Graduate Together

May 7, 2019
Marcy Baker first started college in 1985. She was the first member of her family to attend. “I was on my own,” she said. “I had to figure out how to enroll and pay by myself. I was very shy back then, so I never asked anyone for help.” While she had managed to save… View Article

Judy Bieker Honored with 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

May 1, 2019
Not only has she educated more than 500 students in her 25 years as an East Central College nursing faculty member, but Judy Bieker has also mentored numerous master’s students and new faculty members without hesitation. Her colleagues describe her as someone who “embodies the true spirit of nursing education” and “never turns down a… View Article