ECC Hosts Early College Academy Kick Off Meeting

May 13, 2020
For 17 Union High School students, next school year will be much more than a start to their junior year — it will also be the beginning of their journey to an associate’s degree at East Central College. These students are the first class of the ECC Early College Academy. They will attend classes at… View Article

Medical Lab Technician Virtual Open House

May 12, 2020
A virtual information session for anyone interested in East Central College’s new Medical Lab Technician (MLT) program will be held Monday, May 18. Officials from the Missouri Health Professions Consortium Medical Laboratory Technician Program will hold the information session over Zoom at 7 p.m. It is open to anyone who wants to learn more about… View Article

Celebrating Health Care Partnerships During Nurses Week

May 11, 2020
East Central College has been educating nurses for 40 years — and since 1980 more than 1,000 nurses have earned degrees. ECC has joined the American Nurses Association in celebrating 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse.” In addition, May is National Nurses Month, and National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6 to May… View Article

ECC Grad Moves Up the Ranks After Earning Degree

May 11, 2020
For Dora Lafferty to move ahead in her career, she needed to continue her education and earn a degree. That’s why she turned to East Central College in the Fall 2012 semester to work toward a certificate and later an Associate’s degree. Lafferty is the plant manager at Quality Custom Molding (QCM), Linn, Mo. She… View Article

Art, Design Show is Online; Winners Announced

May 8, 2020
The East Central College Art Gallery may be closed, but that didn’t prevent the art department from showcasing students’ work. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and closure of the ECC campus, the exhibition was moved online. Jennifer Higerd, ECC art instructor and gallery coordinator, said the Annual ECC Art & Design Student Exhibition is a… View Article

Spring Textbook Buyback Will be Online

May 8, 2020
East Central College spring semester book buyback will be online only. Students can visit the ECC Bookstore website at and click on the “online buyback” box at the bottom of the page. From there, students can enter the ISBN from the bottom of the back of the book and it will tell them the… View Article

ECC Transfer Students Perform Well at Mizzou

May 7, 2020
Students who transfer from East Central College to the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) are having great academic success. According to data provided by MU, in 2017, ECC transfer students at Mizzou had an average grade point average of 3.59 after a full academic year, and in the 2018 fall semester the GPA was 3.62 after… View Article

Deadline to Drop Classes Extended

May 4, 2020
The deadline to drop classes as been extended to Thursday, May 7. Before withdrawing, students are encouraged to discuss the option with a faculty member or an academic advisor. ECC strives to make sure all students are successful and complete their classes and program. Follow the link below for information on how to contact academic… View Article

‘Your Community College Is a Safe Harbor’

May 2, 2020
By Jon Bauer, Ph.D., President, East Central College College has changed drastically in just a few weeks. The COVID-19 pandemic has injected great uncertainty in the minds of students and families, and those of us in higher education have worked quickly to ensure that instruction and support continue in this very different environment. As we… View Article

PTK Raises Funds for Local Pantries

May 1, 2020
East Central College Phi Theta Kappa – Chi Delta Chapter Honor Society members exceeded their fundraising goals to help those in need within the community. Jennifer Harrell, PTK vice president of public relations, said the officers had set a goal of $500 to purchase toiletries and other necessities to donate to local food pantries, including… View Article