Dr. Bauer Named to Rural College Board

September 28, 2020
East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer recently was named to the Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA) Board of Directors for 2020-2021. The RCCA assists member institutions that serve the 89.3 million people who live in rural America. The Alliance promotes a more economically, culturally and civically vibrant rural America through advocacy, convening and leveraging… View Article

Theatre Department to Deliver ‘Epic Proportions’

September 23, 2020
The East Central College Theatre Department is preparing for its second outdoor performance In the Glen. The comedy, “Epic Proportions,” is set for Friday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Theatre in the Glen — an outdoor performance series held on the grassy hill between the Shook… View Article

Nursing Student Changing Her Future

September 22, 2020
Elisha Griffith knew that one day she would become a nurse. In March 2018, she took the first step toward that goal at East Central College. Griffith enrolled in a new partnership through the college’s Health Careers Workforce and the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. It was through this partnership that the Union resident… View Article

Financial Aid Workshops at ECC

September 18, 2020
East Central College’s financial aid department will hold a series of workshops to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the course of several evenings. FAFSA Nights will be held in Buescher Hall, Union, room 103 and 214 from 5-6:30 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, Oct. 1; Tuesday,… View Article

Manufacturers Receive State Training Funds through ECC

September 17, 2020
Six local industries are benefiting from a total of $175,000 in matching grants from a state program that is designed to offset training costs. Each company works with the East Central College Center for Workforce Development (CWD) to provide an opportunity for training, and to secure the funding from the Missouri Department of Economic Development… View Article

Henderson Receives National Excellence Award

September 15, 2020
Sue Henderson has served in many capacities at East Central College, and through those roles she exhibits a passion for student learning. Her passion, as well as dedication, to students and education is why Henderson is a recipient of a NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) Excellence Award. The assistant professor of English… View Article

Student Creates Mask Clips for Health Care Workers

September 11, 2020
Earlier this year at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, East Central College engineering student Joe Jasper saw a need that fit his skill set. Jasper, of the Leslie area, owns his own laser engraving business, “Creations with Character.” Back in March when people working in nursing homes, hospitals, and other health care facilities began… View Article

Pulles is NISOD Excellence Award Recipient

September 8, 2020
Keith Pulles, East Central College biology instructor, is a dedicated and passionate educator. That’s just one reason that he is a recipient of a 2020 NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) Excellence Award. The award is presented to college employees who do extraordinary work on campus. According to a colleague who nominated Pulles… View Article

Registration Open for Adult Education and Literacy Classes

September 4, 2020
Enrollment is open now for the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. AEL is registering students for both the 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. In… View Article

ECC, St. Clair District Team Up on Pilot Program

September 4, 2020
Five St. Clair High School students will explore high-tech, innovative manufacturing through a pilot program that partners with East Central College and utilizes the college’s state-of-the-art equipment. The SCHS students are enrolled in courses through Project Lead The Way (PLTW) — a national, non-profit organization that provides computer science, engineering and biomedical science instructional programs…. View Article