Student Walk-Ins Allowed With Phase 2 of Back to Campus Plan

June 26, 2020
East Central College is preparing for Phase 2 of its Return to Campus plan, which will allow for more on-campus meetings with students while maintaining virtual/remote options. Beginning July 1, appointments no longer are necessary for current and prospective students to sign up for fall semester classes, meet with advisors or access other student services,… View Article

Learning Center Offers JumpStart! Program to Community

June 25, 2020
The Learning Center (TLC) at East Central College is offering an opportunity for students who have been out of the classroom setting for several months to brush up on their skills. TLC is extending enrollment in its free JumpStart! Program to anyone in the service region who has been set back in their studies due… View Article

Roster Spots, Scholarships Available for Women’s Soccer Team

June 25, 2020
There are still roster spots and scholarships available for the first East Central College women’s soccer team. The ECC Falcons women’s soccer inaugural season kicks off this fall under Coach Martin Clayes. ECC Athletic Director Dr. Jay Mehrhoff said recruiting for fall sports was stalled earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he added…. View Article

ECC Earns MCCAC Academic Top Spot for 11th Straight Year

June 23, 2020
East Central College remains the top performing academic athletic department in the conference for an 11th straight year. The Missouri Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) honors the highest overall grade point average from the conference with the Harold Oetting Award. ECC’s GPA was 3.18. The recognition comes on the heels of an unprecedented transition to… View Article

Trustees Extend President’s Contract

June 19, 2020
The East Central College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the contract of president Dr. Jon Bauer to run through June 2023. Trustees conducted Dr. Bauer’s evaluation, which was followed by the decision to extend his contract for an additional three years. The extension was voted on after the board’s monthly meeting Monday, June… View Article

ECC to Receive Grant to Digitize Materials

June 16, 2020
In the year 2020, college libraries have become much more than just a place to borrow books. And for East Central College Library Director Lisa Farrell, her job consists of much more than just loaning books to students. Backed by a new federal grant, Farrell will lead the charge in digitizing ECC documents, yearbooks, newspapers… View Article

Three for Free Enrollment Up 22 Percent

June 15, 2020
Despite a rough end to the 2019-2020 academic year for area high school students, there was still no shortage in their desire to complete college credits this summer. East Central College again offered the Summer Three for Free Scholarship program, which this year allows students graduating in 2021 and 2022 the ability to take one… View Article

ECC Distributes CARES Act Funds to Students

June 11, 2020
East Central College has been facilitating the disbursement of federal funds for ECC students impacted economically by the Covid-19 pandemic. An emergency grant program has been created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The college received $825,661 for students, a portion of which already has been distributed. The federal legislation was… View Article

ECC Adjunct’s Performance Featured on CBS Morning Show

June 11, 2020
Kelly Austermann, D.M.A., wasn’t sure what to expect when she submitted a video of herself performing “Abblasen,” the theme song of CBS Sunday Morning, to the television program staff. Austermann, an East Central College music adjunct instructor and professional musician, said a friend from grad school shared with her a video of himself being featured… View Article

ECC Cancels Summer Musical ‘GRITS’

June 8, 2020
This summer’s performance of “Grits: The Musical” at East Central College has been canceled. The musical was scheduled for July 23-26 in the John Anglin Performing Arts Center. According to Robyn Walter, ECC vice president of academic affairs, several factors led to the decision, including the health and safety of audience members, performers and staff… View Article