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Students Named to 2020 Fall Semester Vice President’s List

December 22, 2020 2:47 pm Published by
East Central College recognizes students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement each semester. Upon completion of at least 12 semester credit hours with a semester grade point between 3.50 and 3.84, students are acknowledged by placement on the Vice President’s List. For the Fall 2018 semester, there were 164 students on the list!

President’s List for Fall 2020 Semester

December 22, 2020 2:41 pm Published by
East Central College recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement each semester. Upon completion of at least 12 fall semester credit hours with a semester grade point average of 3.85 or greater, students are acknowledged on the President’s List. There were 134 students named to the list from the fall semester!   

From Homeschool to Honor Society, Siblings Learn Together

December 21, 2020 9:19 am Published by
Belle area siblings Kya and Jace Nilges were homeschooled together, and now they are continuing their education together at East Central College in Rolla. They both took time off after high school to work before enrolling at ECC. They decided to take the plunge and enroll in Fall of 2019. The siblings agreed that attending ECC… View Article

After Four Years, Returning Student Completes Degree

December 18, 2020 2:58 pm Published by
It occurs often in life that we need some encouragement and support to help us. That was the case for Mercedes Mangrum. East Central College sent her a text, a postcard, a letter, an e-mail, showing her the value of finishing her college degree. And she made up her mind that this 2020 fall semester… View Article

AEL Instructor to Retire After 13 Years

December 17, 2020 4:16 pm Published by
Don Boettcher is hanging up his hat after 13 years as an instructor with East Central College’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program. Boettcher, 87, taught college and career readiness classes. That Includes assisting students who did not have a high school diploma prepare for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), formerly called the GED…. View Article

Actor’s Showcase Performance Premieres Thursday

December 16, 2020 4:25 pm Published by
Every year the East Central College Theatre Department Acting I and II students present an onstage showcase of their work — and year will be no exception. That’s according to Grace Austin, theatre director, who said the Fall 2020 Actor’s Showcase will premiere Thursday, Dec. 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. She explained that the acting… View Article

In-Person, Online and Streaming Classes at ECC this Spring

December 16, 2020 3:35 pm Published by
The spring semester at East Central College will look much like the fall semester, with a full range of class offerings and delivery methods. According to ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer, not much has changed in course delivery from Fall to Spring, primarily because what the college has done has worked so well. “The spring… View Article

PTK Advisor Recognized for 25 Years with Chapter

December 16, 2020 11:01 am Published by
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Advisor Kevin Dixon was recognized for 25 years of service to the honor society at East Central College. Dixon, associate professor of biology, has worn many hats in the Chi Delta Chapter of PTK since 1995, including co-adviser, adviser and contact advisor. He got his start with the organization as a… View Article

Three Career Courses to be Offered at ECC

December 15, 2020 4:10 pm Published by
There are new career courses available to students who enroll in East Central College’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program. The Fast-Track classes begin in January 2021, so students must enroll quickly to complete the required AEL orientation prior to classes beginning. Local job centers will provide financial assistance for eligible students. According to Alice… View Article

Staying Home the Right Decision for Future Teacher

December 10, 2020 9:38 am Published by
Before the summer ended, Grace McKinnis had her next four years planned. The St. Francis Borgia Regional High School graduate had been accepted into her top school, Truman State University, in Kirksville, where she would study English and education. When she combines the two, McKinnis wants to teach grammar, literature, ‘or anything English” to high… View Article