Early College Academy Orientation Held

July 31, 2020
On Thursday, July 30, there were 15 Union High School students who took the next step in their educational journey at East Central College. The soon-to-be UHS juniors — who will also be ECC students later this month — attended orientation for the Early College Academy. These students are the first class of the ECC… View Article

Additional CARES Act Funds Available for ECC Programs

July 30, 2020
There is a great opportunity for East Central College students to receive additional funding for short-term training programs. That includes programs that could lead to a degree or certificate in manufacturing, business and health care fields. There is $458,000 in CARES Act funding accessible through October to assist current and new students with financial support…. View Article

FastTrack Job Training Program Available

July 23, 2020
East Central College is continuing its collaboration with the state to offer several FastTrack training programs developed to assist area residents who are receiving unemployment benefits. Through the program, many Missouri residents receiving unemployment benefits are eligible for tuition reimbursement for the FastTrack training program, with the goal of lowering the approximate 10 percent unemployment… View Article

New Sound System Installed at Theatre

July 20, 2020
There is a new state-of-the-art sound system at the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center that will provide a better experience for those attending live shows at East Central College. The sound system was installed by Innovative Solutions. Of Memphis, Tenn. ECC staff and faculty members already have trained on the new equipment. According to… View Article

Athletic Association Shifts Start of Fall Sports

July 17, 2020
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has pushed back competitive, close-contact sports slated for this fall to the spring semester. At East Central College, that means that the men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball seasons, will be played in the spring 2021, instead of this fall. The NJCAA Board of Regents voted July… View Article

Students, Employees Required to Wear Masks This Fall

July 10, 2020
When the fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 24, masks will be required for all students, faculty and staff of East Central College, in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The mask requirement follows guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for institutions of higher education. Masks are one of the critical strategies… View Article

Faculty Members Promoted to Assistant Professor

July 9, 2020
Four East Central College faculty members were recently promoted from instructor to assistant professor. The new rank goes into affect in the Fall 2020 semester. Listed below are the faculty members promoted in rank: • Grace Austin, Theatre/Communications & Theatre Program Coordinator. • Jason Durbin, CIS/Business. • John Hardecke, English. • Gregory Stotler, Education/Teacher Education… View Article

Blend of In-Person, Online Courses in Fall Semester

July 9, 2020
East Central College is offering a blend of in-person, hybrid and online courses this fall to meet educational needs of all students. An Instructional Task Force comprised of faculty and staff developed plans that include smaller class sizes, livestreaming options and an increased offering of fully online classes. According to Vice President of Academic Affairs… View Article

Mehrhoff Named NJCAA Men’s Soccer Committee chair

July 9, 2020
East Central College Athletic Director Dr. Jay Mehrhoff was named the first National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s Soccer Committee chair. As chair of the men’s committee, Mehrhoff will be responsible for serving as a direct contact between the committee and the NJCAA National Office staff while also leading the committee throughout… View Article

College Removed From ‘On Notice’ by HLC

July 2, 2020
Two years of collaboration and comprehensive work paid off last week when the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) removed the “on notice” status for East Central College. ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer said the HLC Board of Trustees removed the sanction June 25. ECC was placed “on notice” in June 2018. The college has remained fully… View Article