New Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement Approved by Board

June 17, 2021
The East Central College Board of Trustees Monday, June 14, approved the negotiated collective bargaining agreement with faculty for the 2021-22 academic year. Two primary changes address sabbaticals and a 4 percent pay increase, according to ECC-National Education Association (NEA) President Aaron Bounds. “I am very happy with the process and how well the NEA… View Article

Trustees Approve $19.8 Million Balanced Budget

June 16, 2021
The East Central College Board of Trustees approved a $19.8 million spending plan, that includes a boost in salaries for employees. The 2022 fiscal year balanced budget projects $19,813,874 in both revenue and expenditures. The college’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. The budget was approved Monday, June 14. In the 2021… View Article

College Recognized in State Report for Degree Reclamation Initiative

June 16, 2021
East Central College’s efforts to assist students in returning to college to complete their degree was recognized by the state in a “White Paper” report published earlier this month. ECC’s Finish Your Investment (FYI) degree reclamation program is part of a nationwide initiative — named Degrees When Due. The program is sponsored by the Institute… View Article

Early College Academy Students Thrive at ECC

June 10, 2021
The Early College Academy (ECA) at East Central College has already been paying dividends for 11 students in the form of experience and earning college credit. That’s according Cheyanna Bowen and Kevin Donovan, incoming seniors at Union High School, who wrapped up the inaugural year of the Academy in May. “What I love most about… View Article

New Summer Learning Academy Classes in Rolla

June 9, 2021
East Central College is offering a new slate of Summer Learning Academy (SLA) classes for Rolla area children and teens. The academy will provide a unique, fun experience for area youth this summer, and this year the classes are free. SLA is facilitated by the ECC Community Education division. This is the first year there… View Article

Graduate Receives Accounting and Business Award

June 9, 2021
East Central College graduate Christy Love is the recipient of a Student Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance in Business and Accounting. Love graduated from ECC with Highest Honors on May 16. She earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting. According to Tanner French, accounting… View Article

New Pre-Apprenticeship Manufacturing program registering students

June 8, 2021
The new pre-apprenticeship program at East Central College is purposely designed to provide needed job skills to those interested in a career in manufacturing. The three-week program is provided at no cost to each participant and will prepare them in such areas as welding, HVAC, industrial maintenance and precision machining. Students will also gain skills… View Article

AEL Program Receives Dollar General Grant for Literacy

June 3, 2021
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program with a $10,000 grant. The grant will be used to support literacy by helping to fund a volunteer coordinator for the program, according to AEL Director Alice Whalen. “There are more than 15,000 adults in the East Central… View Article

ECC Graduate Receives PTK Transfer Scholarship

June 3, 2021
East Central College Class of 2021 graduate Jenna Meintz recently was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship to attend Webster University. Meintz, Steelville, will use the scholarship while working toward a bachelor’s degree at Webster. She graduated from ECC with an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance…. View Article

Dietrich Presented ECC Accounting Award

June 1, 2021
East Central College graduate Amber Dietrich is the recipient of the Doyle Stricklin Award for Outstanding Performance in Accounting. Dietrich graduated in December 2020 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting. The Stricklin Award is given annually by ECC’s Accounting Program. Dietrich was presented the award by Lisa Hanneken, accounting/business instructor. “In reviewing… View Article