Trustees Approve New Applied Technology Degree

May 6, 2021
The East Central College Board of Trustees approved a new technology degree geared toward students seeking a broader-based exposure to skilled trade. On May 3, the board approved a new Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology certificates and degree, which is designed so students can earn a certificate, or stack certificates, from varying technical… View Article

College Hires New VP of Student Development

May 6, 2021
The East Central College Board of Trustees recently approved the hiring of a new vice president of student development. Sarah Leassner will begin at ECC June 1. She comes to the College with more than 19 years working with college students. She most recently was the director of first-year programs at Lindenwood University, St. Charles…. View Article

ECC Holds Second Assessment Showcase

May 6, 2021
The East Central College faculty and staff held the second Assessment Showcase April 30 to exhibit the strategic work the College is doing and to share ideas with colleagues. Sue Henderson, assistant professor of English and Instructional Assessment Committee chair, said the idea for the showcase spawned from the Higher Learning Commission Assessment Academy to… View Article

Art & Design Student Exhibition Winners Announced

May 6, 2021
The overall Best of Show in the Annual East Central College Art & Design Student Exhibition is “Nocturnal Feast” by Kate Shelton. Shelton’s piece is one of the many student works that has been on display in the ECC Art Gallery. The student exhibit ends May 6. Jennifer Higerd, ECC art instructor and gallery coordinator,… View Article

ECC Awarded Pre-Apprenticeship Funding

May 5, 2021
The Missouri Office of Workforce Development (OWD) recently released a list of pre-apprenticeship programs that will be receiving grants of up to $75,000 as part of the Missouri Apprentice Ready initiative. East Central College is one of just 10 applicants to receive an award that were issued across the state to other community colleges and… View Article

Rolla Nursing Student Finds Time for Education

May 4, 2021
Many people have asked when Carli Nesheim, Cuba, finds the time to eat, let alone attend classes at East Central College. “I eat in my car on my way to class or on my way back to work from class. I have just enough time to drive to ECC, go to class and drive back… View Article

State Director to Speak at AEL Graduation

May 4, 2021
The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Graduation Ceremony speaker will be Shelly Lamb, the director of the state AEL services. The graduation ceremony will be Thursday, May 13, at 6 p.m. in the gym located in the Donald Shook Student Center. The ceremony will recognize 2020 and 2021 graduates, according to Alice… View Article

Enrollment for Free Summer Course Under Way

May 3, 2021
East Central College is once again offering a free summer class to soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors, but under a new name. The First Class Tuition Pass, formerly known as Three for Free, is available to the Class of 2022 and the Class of 2023, and it allows for students to take one summer… View Article

Sinks, ECC Conduct Second Vaccination Clinic

May 3, 2021
It was another strong showing for the second and final round of COVID-19 vaccinations at East Central College. And according to Dr. Sandy Mitchell, owner of Medley Pharmacy, Inc. and Sinks Pharmacy, it was also another smooth vaccination clinic for her team. There were nearly 1,400 people who received their second shot of the Moderna… View Article