Vaccinations Given to 1,390 ECC Employees, Residents

March 31, 2021
There were 1,390 COVID-19 vaccinations administered March 30 in a joint operation between Sinks Pharmacy and East Central College. The vaccination clinic was spearheaded by Dr. Michelle Smith, executive director of institutional effectiveness at ECC, who worked closely with Sinks Pharmacy representatives to organize the event in less than a week. “Yesterday was a ’shot… View Article

Graduation Ceremonies to Recognize ECC Classes of 2020 and 2021

March 29, 2021
East Central College is celebrating its 2020 and 2021 graduates with four separate in-person commencement ceremonies in May. ECC is hosting multiple ceremonies with the intent to keep graduates and families safe. All graduates from the fall 2019 through summer 2021 semesters are invited to attend. There will be a maximum of 50 graduates at… View Article

Sinks Pharmacy to Hold COVID Vaccination Event at ECC

March 25, 2021
East Central College is working in partnership with Sinks Pharmacy to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday, March 30, on the Union campus. Sinks Pharmacy will provide and administer 1,000 Moderna vaccines from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. during the clinic in the Donald Shook Student Center (DSSC) Gym at ECC. The vaccine is available… View Article

ECC President Discusses Higher ED Post Pandemic

March 17, 2021
East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer recently sat down with a host of an education podcast to discuss the landscape of community colleges post-COVID 19. The EdUp Experience podcast interview was released last week, and Dr. Bauer was interviewed by Dr. Joe Sallustio on a range of topics, including changes to distance education, the… View Article

Four Students Inducted in Rolla PTK Chapter

March 17, 2021
There were four members inducted into the Beta Omicron Phi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Saturday, March 6. PTK is an international honor society for two-year colleges. Members pursue activities that fall under the direction of the society’s hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. To be eligible for induction, students… View Article

St. Clair, Washington Districts Join Early College Academy

March 12, 2021
East Central College’s Early College Academy is growing now that two additional high schools have joined the ranks. St. Clair High School and Washington High School are slated to join Union High School in the academy this fall. Under the Early College Academy (ECA), high school juniors and seniors attend classes at their respective schools,… View Article

ECC Hires Cassat as Vice President of Finance and Administration

March 11, 2021
A former accounting and business instructor will soon return to East Central College, but in a different role. DeAnna Cassat, Washington, will begin in May as the vice president of finance and administration, the college’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The ECC Board of Trustees approved Cassat’s hiring March 8. Duties for the vice president of… View Article

Dual Enrollment Student Gets Ahead and Finds a Passion

March 10, 2021
While many other 15-year-old freshmen were studying high school courses, Claire Grace Smith, Rolla, was embarking on her college career at East Central College. Smith, 17, is being homeschooled in high school curriculum and taking part in ECC’s dual enrollment program. Smith is a high school junior and she will have 41 college credits at… View Article

Humanities Fest 2021 Contest Winners

March 10, 2021
The contest winners of the East Central College 2021 Humanities Fest held virtually Friday, March 5, have been announced. Listed under the contest category are the place the students received, name of the student and the high school they attend. Also listed are titles of submission, if applicable. Spanish First place — Payton Smith, Bourbon… View Article

Radiologic Tech Program Transitioning to ECC

March 10, 2021
East Central College is poised to take over sponsorship of the radiologic technology training program from the Rolla School District. ECC Trustees unanimously approved a new tuition and fee schedule to fund the radiologic technology program that is housed in the Rolla Technical Center (RTC). The program will remain at RTC and ECC will retain… View Article