Instructors, Students Adjusting to Online/Remote Classes

April 16, 2020
East Central College Nursing instructor Connie Wissbaum logs into Zoom shortly before class starts and greets her students as they chick into a remote meeting site. Wissbaum, like many instructors at ECC, is teaching live over Zoom, a cloud-based video conferencing service. After chatting with students and taking attendance, Wissbaum begins the class period with… View Article

ECC to Begin Medical Lab Technician Program

April 15, 2020
East Central College will roll out a new Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program beginning in the fall. Dr. Jon Bauer, ECC president, said students completing the program will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technician. This program will be administered through the Allied Health Division. Last month, the ECC Academic Council… View Article

Walter Named Chief Academic Officer

April 14, 2020
The East Central College Board of Trustees approved the recommendation to name Robyn Walter the vice president of academic affairs/chief academic officer. Walter has been serving as the interim vice president of academic affairs since September 2018. The approval was made during the April meeting of the ECC Board of Trustees during its executive session… View Article

ECC Waiving $45 Online Fee for Summer Courses

April 14, 2020
East Central College will waive the online fee for courses this summer to provide students more opportunities to continue their education. ECC president Dr. Jon Bauer said the decision was made because of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the economy and lives of ECC students. The $45 fee only applies to… View Article

Student in Business to Help International Students

April 8, 2020
Transitioning to college is not always easy for incoming freshmen leaving home for the first time. But it can be much more difficult for international students who are moving to a new country, learning new customs and making new friends. Now the most concerning aspect is a worldwide pandemic. East Central College student Gabriel Pires… View Article