College Gifted Steinway Grand Piano

November 23, 2021
It was the generosity of an area woman and her connection to East Central College Foundation Patrons of the Arts members that facilitated a historic donation to the ECC Music Department. The department recently received a 7-foot Steinway and Sons Model B grand piano, which matches a performance piano currently used by students and faculty… View Article

Bieker Recognized for 26 Years of Outstanding Service to ECC

November 23, 2021
East Central College faculty member Judy Bieker recently was recognized for more than 26 years of outstanding service. Bieker, nursing program coordinator and associate professor, received the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Senior Service Award for longevity and distinguished service to the College and program. According to Bieker’s peers who nominated her, she has educated… View Article

ECC Offering Program to Earn CNA Certificate at No Cost

November 19, 2021
East Central College’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) is offering a unique opportunity to earn certification to begin a career in health care. The CWD is rolling out a new, free pre-apprenticeship program for anyone interested in obtaining Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification. The health care “boot camp” begins Dec. 2 and will run through… View Article

Tom Fitts Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

November 19, 2021
Tom Fitts’ approach to instruction was to always think outside of the box and challenge his students. That’s according to his colleagues and peers at East Central College who nominated the EMS Program Coordinator for the Missouri Community College Association Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the College. “Tom was able to acquire a… View Article

Dr. Blackmore Receives Outstanding Adjunct Award

November 19, 2021
East Central College music adjunct instructor Dr. Lisa Blackmore recently received a Missouri Community College Association Adjunct Faculty Award. Blackmore teaches Music History, World Music and trumpet lessons at ECC. She also teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Baptist University, and plays with the St. Louis Wind Symphony, Compton Heights Band, and many… View Article

Children’s Factory Partners with ECC, Quality Coach for Apprenticeship Program

November 18, 2021
East Central College is collaborating with the Children’s Factory, Union, and Quality Coach Consulting to establish a new apprenticeship program to enhance the leadership and job skills of employees. According to Fatma Khemiri, senior human resources manager at Children’s Factory, the manufacturer worked with the college’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) to navigate the funding… View Article

Students Praise ECC Apprenticeship Program During National Apprenticeship Week

November 17, 2021
The students enrolled in the Industrial Maintenance Specialization apprenticeship course at East Central College in Rolla have nothing but great things to say about their experience. “I’m glad ECC does this. It’s nice having the equipment here to physically work on instead of just listening to someone talk about it,” said student Brandon Iske. An… View Article

College Launches Online Holiday Apparel Store

November 10, 2021
The East Central College Bookstore’s holiday online apparel store is now open. The store offers holiday-themed clothing including “ugly Christmas sweaters,” and “vintage truck” apparel. Visit the store at The online store will only be open for a limited time, and it will close Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 11:59 p.m. The college partnered with… View Article

Trustees Approve Concrete Pedestrian Bridge

November 10, 2021
The East Central College Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to a concrete pedestrian bridge to replace the current bridge in the center of campus. During the Nov. 8 meeting, trustees opted for the concrete structure over a steel truss structure after viewing renderings presented by Cochrane Engineering, Union. Cochrane is the firm providing construction services… View Article

College and MDC Partner on Venison Processing and Cooking Videos

November 9, 2021
A partnership between East Central College and The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has produced a series of videos that takes hunters from the harvest to the meal. The goal of the “Field to Fork” videos is to teach hunters the proper way to field dress and process deer, and to show creative and delicious… View Article