ECC Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

April 30, 2020
In the past two years, East Central College’s graduation rate has climbed by 14 percent. The ECC graduation rate was 35 percent in 2019, thanks to a 6 percent boost over the 2018 rate. In addition, there was an 8 percent increase from 2017 to 2018. The recently released graduation rates are a performance measure… View Article

ECC Grad Running EMS Calls in New York City

April 28, 2020
Leaving home to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City was the toughest decision Tonya Tsiaklides has made. Tsiaklides, a paramedic and EMT, has been working 12-hour shifts every day for more than three weeks. The 2013 East Central College alum, who lives in Washington, is scheduled to come home at the end… View Article

ECC Nursing Program Lands in Top 10

April 27, 2020
The East Central College Nursing program was ranked in the Top 10 in Missouri for Associates Degree in Nursing programs in 2020. That’s according to the Nursing Schools Almanac which compared nursing programs throughout the state. ECC was No. 9 in the rankings. The methodology used for the rankings was based on the National Council… View Article

Chef: Restaurant Closure Hasn’t Stopped Teaching, Learning

April 24, 2020
During a typical year, students in the East Central College culinary arts program would be in the midst of running the Restaurant at Prairie Dell and learning all aspects of fine dining. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is not a typical year, and the restaurant did not open to serve lunch to the… View Article

Student Winner in National Essay Contest

April 24, 2020
East Central College chemistry major Jennifer Harrell said the inspiration and encouragement from a faculty member played a significant role in why she will graduate from ECC this May with honors. Harrell was named a winner of the 2020 Scott Wright Student Essay Contest from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Her… View Article

New Agriculture Emphasis to Begin This Fall

April 22, 2020
Beginning this fall there will be a new opportunity at East Central College that will appeal to many high school FFA students and local 4-H members. Agriculture was added as an emphasis option area for an Associate of Arts (AA) transfer degree. ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer said the AA degree will offer the first… View Article

ECC All-Missouri Academic Students to Be Recognized

April 21, 2020
Four East Central College students who will recognized Wednesday, April 22, for being named to the All-Missouri Academic Team. Each year Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, along with participating corporate partners, sponsors the Academic All-USA competition for students attending two-year colleges. PTK ranks applicants nationally, then forwards results for students from Missouri to the… View Article

Free Summer Class for Qualified High School Students

April 20, 2020
High school sophomores and juniors have an opportunity to begin, or continue, their college coursework this summer by taking one tuition-free class. Enrollment is under way for East Central College’s Three for Free scholarship program, which provides a student with a tuition-free course over the summer semester. The program is for students in the class… View Article

Student Government Shifts Gears During Pandemic

April 20, 2020
Changes at East Central College has not only altered how students are learning, but it also has impacted organizations, like the Student Government Association. That’s according to Gwendolen Minks, an ECC education major and the president of SGA. “This has affected SGA in several ways,” she explained. “Mainly, it’s hard to have a strong connection… View Article

ECC Grad Helping COVID-19 Patients in New York City

April 17, 2020
An East Central College graduate signed on to help patients in New York City — the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Chris Barnes, a critical care travel nurse, enlisted to be part of the team of medical professionals treating patients in New York City. He graduated from ECC’s nursing program… View Article