Bridgette Kelch Named East Central College Foundation Executive Director

August 27, 2019
At its August 26 meeting, the East Central College Board of Trustees approved Bridgette Kelch as the new Executive Director of the East Central College Foundation. Previously, Kelch served as Executive Director of Downtown Washington, Inc. and the Historic Washington Foundation. “Community outreach is something I truly enjoy,” she said. “I’m looking forward to expanding… View Article

Military Spouse Finds Perfect Fit at East Central College

August 21, 2019
As a military spouse, Jessica Torres has moved from place to place, time and time again. “I have had to start over eight times in the last 15 years,” she explained. When she moved to the Ft. Leonard Wood area in 2017, she discovered East Central College in Rolla. She reached out to the nursing… View Article

ECC Invites Community to 50th Anniversary Celebration in September

August 12, 2019
Food trucks, live music and games – all can be found at the East Central College 50th Anniversary Celebration on September 15 from 12 – 4 p.m.! East Central College cordially invites the community to its Union campus for a day full of fun and reminiscing. The free event will feature a live petting zoo,… View Article

Welcome Back Week Activities for Students

August 11, 2019
The first day of Fall Semester classes is August 19, and we are thrilled to have students back on campus! Campus Life and Leadership is welcoming students to campus with a week full of activities. Monday 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Hungry? Grab some free breakfast outside The Learning Center – located in Buescher Hall… View Article

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant Now Available for Area Adults

August 10, 2019
Earning a college certificate or degree can be a life-changing experience for any adult student. However, there can be many obstacles that often stand in the way – including financial barriers. Thanks to the new Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant through the Missouri Department of Higher Education, a new financial aid funding stream is now… View Article

East Central College Receives Grant to Support Disabled Veterans

August 10, 2019
East Central College is excited to be a recipient of a $47,000 grant from Cornell University as part of the Combat2Careers program! Supported by the Kessler Foundation, the goal of the program is to honor student veterans by helping them gain employment and increase their financial independence. Lorrie Baird, ECC’s Veterans Services and Financial Aid… View Article

ECC Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Grant

August 9, 2019
East Central College is proud to announce it has received an Arts Engagement in American Communities (AEAC) grant for second year in a row! The $10,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will help support the annual concert series for the 2019-2020 school year. “We are proud to host world-renowned acts like… View Article

High School Equivalency Test Now Free for Area Students

August 8, 2019
For years, the Adult Education and Literacy program at East Central College has provided free classes to improve a students’ skills in math, reading, writing, social studies and science. The goal of the program is to prepare students to pass the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), formerly the GED. For the first time, students in… View Article

East Central College Strategic Plan Unveiling – August 14

August 7, 2019
East Central College invites area community members to campus on Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. as it unveils its new strategic plan, SOAR to 2024. The event will be held in Buescher Hall, room 238. East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer will be on hand to discuss its new mission statement,… View Article