Nursing Student Makes Life-Saving Observation

February 26, 2020
East Central College nursing student Ciara McDonald, recently noticed a subtle change in a stroke patient’s condition while she was conducting an assessment at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital (MBSH). McDonald, of Cuba, is an extern in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Following the assessment, she immediately notified her preceptor, the patient’s bedside nurse. The… View Article

Increase in Students Earning Dual Credit

February 24, 2020
There has been a spike in the number of dual credit students this spring at East Central College compared to last year. There are 525 students who are enrolled in dual credit at ECC, which is 51 more than the 474 enrolled in the spring 2019 semester. Dual Credit allows high school students to earn… View Article

Learning Center Director Receives Fellowship

February 20, 2020
East Central College, Union, Learning Center Executive Director Erin Anglin recently received a fellowship for her work in improving the educational opportunities for students. Anglin was selected as a College Board Regional Fellowship recipient in Late January. She is among the first in the region to receive the fellowship from the College Board through a… View Article

Art Students to Show at Regional Exhibit

February 18, 2020
Two East Central Art students have been invited to show their works alongside regional artists at a multi-media exhibition in St. Louis. Anna Wright, Gerald, and Olivia Tucker, Washington, will be part of the Varsity Art XXIV show that is slated to run Feb. 28 through March 26. There will be a free public reception… View Article

ECC’s 9 to 5 the Musical Will Fly High

February 17, 2020
The East Central Theatre Department is making final run-throughs for 9-5 the Musical, with a high-flying treat for audiences. It is the first time that a performer will fly through the air on stage at the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center. Director Grace Austin said the cast is working with On the Fly Productions,… View Article

ECC, Union Fire District Partner for Bioterrorism Training

February 17, 2020
The East Central College Health Science building was the stage for a recent hazardous material training scenario. During the drill, ECC paramedics technology classes worked side by side with a Union Fire Protection District (UFPD) crew for a Sarin gas bioterrorism demonstration. ECC Instructor Jenifer Goodson and EMS Program Coordinator Tom Fitts offered assistance along… View Article

Nursing Student Aspires to Work in Operating Room

February 13, 2020
East Central College nursing student Anna Swoboda’s passion for helping others is guided by the personal experiences of her and her family. Swoboda, of Villa Ridge, aspires to be a nurse “first assist” to aid surgeons during operations — a goal she set when her mother was being treated for vulvar cancer. She explained that… View Article

Foundation Seeking Grant for Trail Upgrades

February 6, 2020
The East Central College Foundation will continue its steps for a grant to repair and improve the recreational walking trail at the Union campus. The ECC Board of Trustees Monday approved a resolution allowing President Dr. Jon Bauer to sign documentation needed to seek the Missouri Recreation Trails Program (RTP) grant. According to Bridgette Kelch,… View Article

Clayes Named Men’s, Women’s Soccer Coach

February 4, 2020
The excitement surrounding the announcement of the addition of new sports teams at East Central College is taking shape as Martin Clayes has been named the new, full-time combined men’s and women’s head soccer coach. The ECC Board of Trustees Monday approved the hiring of Clayes to lead both teams. Clayes is moving from his… View Article