St. Clair High School, ECC Manufacturing Partnership Grows

October 12, 2021
A partnership between East Central College and St. Clair High School has grown this year, building on its success from last year. The SCHS Project Lead The Way (PLTW) has 12 students enrolled this year, which is up eight from the 2020-21 academic year. PLTW is a national nonprofit that offers hands-on computer science, engineering… View Article

College President Elected to Rural Alliance Board

October 12, 2021
East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer recently was elected board secretary of the Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA) Board of Directors. Bauer has been serving on the national board since September 2020. The RCCA officer’s include chair, chair-elect, secretary and treasurer. The RCCA assists member institutions that serve the 89.3 million people who live… View Article

Music Student Teaches Bass Guitar and Performs on Stage

October 11, 2021
Cole Parsons is working toward an Associate in Fine Arts Degree while studying music at East Central College, his melodies also are heard outside the classroom. Parsons, of Beaufort, is a 2018 Union High School graduate who plays bass guitar in three bands. The music he performs ranges from older blues and country, to diverse… View Article

ECC Graduate Receives rootED Scholarship

October 8, 2021
An East Central College 2021 graduate was the recipient of a rootEd Alliance Transfer Scholarship. Benjamin Schwanitz, who is now a student at Truman State University, Kirksville, was awarded up to $10,000 through the scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for up to five years as Schwanitz pursues a bachelor’s degree. “I am attending Truman State… View Article

ECC to Take Over Health Care Programs in Rolla

October 6, 2021
East Central College will assume sponsorship of two health care programs from the Rolla Public School District beginning fall 2022 — licensed practical nursing (LPN) and surgical technology. During the Oct. 4 board meeting, ECC Trustees unanimously approved tuition and fee schedules for the licensed practical nursing (LPN) certification and a new surgical technology associate… View Article