Parker Hannifin Offers Tuition Assistance for New Hires

July 30, 2021
The Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin is offering to help pay the tuition of East Central College students who come to work at its Washington location. According to the Parker Sporlan Human Resource team, the students must work a minimum of 24 hours per week to be eligible for the tuition incentive. The students can… View Article

ECC Library Director Serving on Multi-State Library Board

July 20, 2021
East Central College Library Director Lisa Farrell recently was elected to serve on the MOBIUS board of directors. Farrell will complete the final year of a three-year unexpired term as the academic library representative. She previously served as an at-large member from 2015-18. “Serving on the board gives us an insight into state library funding… View Article

The Love of Teaching Takes No Summer Break

July 19, 2021
The summer months for many students and educators is an opportunity to vacation, decompress or regroup. But, for some East Central College instructors, it can be an opportunity to continue to do what they love — teach. That includes Keith Pulles, biology instructor, who teaches the eight-week summer session classes every year. “I have taught… View Article

ECC Theatre to Present ‘GRITS: The Musical’

July 15, 2021
The East Central College Theatre Department will present “GRITS: The Musical” for its summer performance. “Grits: The Musical” is based on the popular book “GRITS (Girls Raised in the South) Friends Are Forevah,” and it follows four Southern women from four different generations as they reminisce about their pasts and speak to their futures. The… View Article

New Skipper to Lead the ECC Baseball Squad

July 13, 2021
The East Central College Baseball Falcons will have a new leader in the dugout for the first baseball squad at ECC in 20 years. Coach Johnathan Mills was hired last week to replace Brandon Rains who took a coaching and faculty position at Amarillo College in Texas. ECC Athletic Director Dr. Jay Mehrhoff said Mills… View Article

Hundreds of ECC Students Receive Emergency Financial Aid

July 12, 2021
Spring semester East Central College students received a total of $825,515 in emergency federal financial aid funds to ease the impact COVID-19 had on them. There were 652 students who each received between $830 to $1685, depending on their financial aid status., through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act. The CRRSA Act… View Article

Dr. Eric Park Appointed to State School Retirement Board

July 7, 2021
East Central College Board of Trustees Treasurer Dr. Eric Park was appointed by Gov. Mike Parson to serve on the Public School Retirement System of Missouri Board of Trustees. Dr. Park, Washington, is co-founder of the LPL Financial office in Washington and he also co-founded The Steamboat Financial Group. Park attended East Central College (ECJC… View Article

Nursing Alum Recognized as Practitioner of the Year

July 2, 2021
East Central College Nursing Program alumna and nurse practitioner Jennifer Raffaelli recently was recognized by the resident doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for her knowledge and the assistance she provides them. Raffaelli, a 2010 ECC Nursing Program graduate, is a trauma surgery nurse practitioner with Washington University at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In June, she received the Advanced… View Article

Students Save Through Free, Affordable Textbook Options

July 1, 2021
The East Central College library has saved students more than $500,000 over the past two years with free or affordable textbook options. The college is closing out its second year utilizing open educational resources (OER), which are teaching, learning and research materials that are either copyright free or have a license that allows for reuse,… View Article