High Honors for Top Men’s Soccer Falcons

June 28, 2021
Three East Central College men’s soccer players were recognized with “high honors” following the 2020-21 season. ECC Athletic Director Dr. Jay Mehrhoff noted that the Falcons finished the season 8-4 and ended the season ranked No. 16 in the final National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DII Men’s Soccer poll. “Despite a postponed and shortened… View Article

Union PTK Chapter Earns Multiple Awards

June 24, 2021
The Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at East Central College in Union recently was recognized for individual accomplishments and the work of the chapter. Each year the honor society chapter participates in regional and international programs related to research and service projects and then report on their work to the statewide organization, according… View Article

Rolla PTK Chapter Project, Advisor Recognized

June 24, 2021
The Rolla Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter, Beta Omicron Phi, recently was recognized by the state organization with awards presented annually to the honor societies. The Rolla chapter received an Honors in Action Distinguished Theme Award, one of three awarded in the state. Honors in Action projects involve scholarly research that leads to a service… View Article

ECC Baseball Field Will Have Turf Infield

June 23, 2021
A turf infield at the East Central College baseball field is scheduled to be installed before exhibition and scrimmage games begin in October. That will make ECC the first National Junior College Athletic Association school in Missouri with a turf infield. The ECC Board of Trustees earlier this month approved the bid by Country Baseball,… View Article

Area High School Teachers Recognized by ECC-NEA

June 21, 2021
High school educators have a profound effect on students in many capacities. That’s why the East Central College chapter of the National Education Association (NEA) is celebrating the positive influence and dedication of those educators with the Inspirers of Excellence Award. “We can’t accomplish what we aim to do for our students at ECC without… View Article

Trustees Extend Contract of ECC President Dr. Bauer

June 21, 2021
The East Central College Board of Trustees at a June meeting voted unanimously to award a contract extension to President Dr. Jon Bauer through the next three years. Dr. Bauer has served as president of the college for nine years. His contract was extended through June 30, 2024. “I’m grateful for the board’s support and… View Article

Recent Grad Earns Webster Leadership Scholarship

June 18, 2021
Recent East Central College graduate Alexis Kinnison is part of a select group of students who have earned a leadership scholarship and will participate in the WebsterLEADS Program at Webster University this fall. Kinnison, of Union, is a member of the Class of 2021. She graduated from ECC with an Associate in Fine Arts degree,… View Article

Sally Dill to Exhibit at ECC Art Gallery

June 18, 2021
New York City artist and former Franklin County resident Sally Dill will be featured this summer at the East Central College Art Gallery. Dill’s show will be from July 1 through Aug. 27. It is called “Pieces” and the exhibit is dubbed, “Playful Collage Works.” Dill was born in St. Louis and moved to the… View Article

College to Utilize COVID-Relief Funds for Health and Safety Upgrades

June 18, 2021
East Central College Board of Trustees approved the use of federal COVID-relief funds for technology and furniture purchases, heating and ventilation upgrades, and new remote access door systems. During its June 14 meeting, trustees agreed to utilize federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund dollars, allocated as part of the CARES Act, to purchase equipment to… View Article

ECC Receives Funds for Student Career Guidance and Mental Health Support Center

June 17, 2021
East Central College has received $871,761 in state funding to create a new Center for Career Advancement and Student Wellness on the Union campus. On Wednesday, June 16, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) approved the college’s request to the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD) for the Governor’s Emergency Education… View Article