ECC Faculty Earn Degrees, Publish Works

May 28, 2020
During the 2019-2020 academic year several East Central College faculty members completed degrees or certificates. Listed below are the faculty members who received degrees, followed by the degree earned: Tim Derifield — completed a Master’s in Social Work Connie Wissbaum — completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice Jenifer Goodson — completed a Bachelor’s in Sociology… View Article

ECC Sees Increase in Number of Spring Graduates

May 27, 2020
East Central College conferred 342 degrees and certificates to spring semester graduates, an increase of nearly 12 percent over last year. ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer said there were 306 graduates in the 2019 spring semester, and this year’s total is an increase of 11.7 percent. “This is exciting news that is consistent with our… View Article

ECC Nursing Program Ranked No. 4 in State

May 21, 2020
East Central College once again has been named the fourth best nursing school in Missouri. That’s according to, a nursing advocacy organization, which ranks nursing programs statewide and nationally.  ECC was compared to more than 50 nursing programs in Missouri. The methodology used for the rankings was based on the NCLEX-RN exam, which is… View Article

Ten Transfer Students from ECC Graduate at Mizzou

May 20, 2020
Ten University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) graduates who received bachelor’s degrees this May began their post-secondary education at East Central College. Each year, many students who start their college education at ECC graduate from Mizzou, which demonstrates the successful partnership between the colleges. Dr. Latha Ramchand, MU executive vice chancellor and provost, congratulated ECC President Dr…. View Article

Theatre Department Modifies Plans for Summer Shows

May 20, 2020
The East Central College Theatre Department is moving forward with tentative plans to present two summer productions — GRITS, and Church and State. A final decision regarding the shows will be made June 9 by ECC administrators. In the event the performances are held, the ECC Theatre Department is planning to modify seating, audience entry… View Article

Adult Education Classes Available Through Summer

May 19, 2020
The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program is continuing to operate over the summer months. AEL is registering students for High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation and English language classes in multiple locations throughout the region. The AEL program is free to everyone and there are both morning and evening classes available…. View Article

Mother and Son Welding Duo Graduate Together

May 19, 2020
A family that welds together, graduates together. That’s the case for East Central College Class of 2020 graduates Bridget Teaters and Wyatt Watkins. Teaters, 40, is Watkins’ mother. The Bourbon area mother and son were both enrolled in the ECC Fast Track welding program under instruction by Bobby Bland, program coordinator. They completed the program… View Article

Student Achievements Recognized by Faculty, Staff

May 18, 2020
East Central College annually holds a Student Achievement Night, an awards ceremony to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of students. Although a ceremony was not held this year, ECC still is recognizing the hard work, leadership and determination of students over the 2019-20 academic year. “It is such a pleasure to recognize the outstanding achievements of… View Article

The Learning Center Offers New JumpStart! Programs

May 15, 2020
The East Central College Learning Center is rolling out new summer programs to help students get back into form before the fall semester. The JumpStart! Programming is geared toward high school students experiencing college for the first time. It is designed to close the skills gap between the end of traditional high school curriculum to… View Article

ECC Implementing Return to Campus Plan

May 14, 2020
East Central College will begin implementing a Back to Campus plan next week to safely ease back into normal operations for the fall semester. The plan was developed by an ECC leadership team comprised of administrators and staff to ensure the health and safety of employees and students. View the Campus Reopening Plan Here ⇨… View Article