ECC Instructor Interviewed about Charities

November 30, 2020
East Central College business and accounting instructor Lisa Hanneken was recently featured in a article focusing on the “Most Charitable States in 2021.” According to the article, Missouri lands No. 24 on the list of the most philanthropic states. Hanneken was asked in the interview what the biggest challenges charities could face in the… View Article

Spring Community Education Classes Start in January

November 30, 2020
Community members have the chance to learn archery, swing dancing, human resource management, and much more this spring through East Central College’s Community Education Enrichment courses. “Our classes cover a wide range of personal enrichment topics from Digital Photography, to HAM radio, to ServSafe (food handling safety) and so many others,” said Pam Kaiser, program… View Article

ECC Foundation to Award Six Mini-Grants

November 23, 2020
The East Central College Foundation is awarding six mini-grants this year totaling $8,380 to departments and programs at the college. The grants are funded annually through the Albert C. Buescher Memorial Fund. Foundation Director Bridgette Kelch said the grants are given out to help support various scholastic departments and programs. Since 2009, the ECC Foundation… View Article

Dr. Bauer Message: Register Soon for Spring

November 20, 2020
ECC president Dr. Jon Bauer send the following message to students about the upcoming spring semester. Dear Student, I am writing to encourage you to register soon for the spring semester. With COVID-19, you may be wondering what’s available in terms of classes. Will there be in-person classes? Will everything be remote? The answer is… View Article

Virtual Tour of Campus Unveiled

November 19, 2020
East Central College launched its new virtual tour that provides an all-encompassing exploration of campus from the comfort and safety of home. The tour provides a comprehensive self-guided walk through of the Union campus and Rolla sites, while adhering to social distancing guidelines. To view the tour, visit Joel Doepker, vice president of external… View Article

ECC Works With Nonprofit to Provide HiSET Prep Classes

November 19, 2020
East Central College is working with a nonprofit organization in rural Crawford County to provide easy access to High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation classes. That’s according to Alice Whalen, Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program director, who has been working with Mission Gate Prison Ministry at two of its facilities — Hannah’s Ranch and… View Article

Baseball Tryouts for Local High School Seniors

November 18, 2020
East Central College is looking for local players to tryout for the first Baseball Falcons squad that will take the field next year. Coach Brandon Rains will check out the local talent this Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22, to fill out the first baseball team at ECC in 20 years. Any local high… View Article

ECC Conducts Welding Training Session at Ziglin

November 17, 2020
Five employees at Ziglin Signs, Washington, wrapped up a unique on-site training session last week that was led by the East Central College Center for Workforce Development (CWD). The four-day training focused on aluminum welding techniques. It was taught by ECC Welding Program Coordinator and instructor Bobby Bland and Cliff Cartwright, welding adjunct. Bland explained… View Article

ECC Employees, Advocates and Partners Receive Awards

November 13, 2020
East Central College had a strong representation in the awards portion of the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) annual convention. This year’s convention was held virtually Nov. 11-13. On Thursday, Nov. 12, ECC Board of Trustee’s President Ann Hartley was presented the Trustee Leadership Award; and Dot Schowe, former director of public relations, was presented… View Article

Students Take Welding Skills Home to Create Art

November 13, 2020
As a young girl, Pat Schneider would watch her father and brothers use a forge and welding tools in the garage of their home. “My father was a very artistic man,” she said. “He would use it and I would watch. “Then my brothers would use it and I would watch.” Now, several decades later,… View Article