ECC Offering Industrial Systems Basics ‘Boot Camp’

December 29, 2021
East Central College’s Center for Workforce Development is offering a new “Boot Camp” opportunity for those interested in learning the basics of industrial systems. The Boot Camp will be taught by Industrial Engineering Technology Program Director Nathan Esbeck and it includes a Falcon Seminar course to provide students with the foundation for an education at… View Article

ECC’s Tommie Lowe Named Union Police Officer of the Year

December 28, 2021
Union Police Cpl. Tommie Lowe, who is assigned to East Central College, was named the department’s Officer of the Year for 2021. Police Chief Andrew Parker said Lowe has “stepped up” when needed and gone out of his way to assist others. “He is quick to answer calls for service, work special assignments or even… View Article

ECC Theatre to Hold Auditions for ‘Puffs’

December 16, 2021
East Central College Theatre will be holding auditions for “Puffs,” the Off-Broadway smash hit in January 2022. “Puffs” is directed by Grace Austin with choreography by Chris Page Sanders, lighting design by Bess Moynihan, scenic design by Sylvia Sellers, costume design by Carly Uding, prop design by Dora Bell, and puppet design by Skyler Hunt…. View Article

Gifford Recipient of Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

December 10, 2021
A quality of an excellent instructor is the ability to make students understand complex subjects. That’s just one of the traits that East Central College’s Matthew Gifford, instructor of philosophy and religion, exhibits in his classroom. Gifford recently received the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award for his accomplishments and dedication to his students and the… View Article

Candidacy Filing Period Open for ECC Board of Trustees

December 10, 2021
The filing period to declare candidacy for East Central College Board of Trustees is under way. Two trustees will be elected April 5, 2022, for six-year terms each. Both openings for the board in Subdistrict No. 3, which includes all of the Washington School District, excluding portions in Boeuf and Lyon townships. A declaration of… View Article

Breckenkamp Presented State-Level Distinguished Alumni Award

December 8, 2021
East Central College alumnus Scott Breckenkamp recently was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) for his contributions to the college and his community. ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer recently presented Breckenkamp with a plaque to commemorate the accomplishment. “Scott truly exemplifies what it means to be a leader… View Article

English Acquisition Instructor Knows the Challenge of Learning a New Language

December 7, 2021
Peggy Boyer has frequently traveled internationally, and while in college she studied and learned foreign languages. Those experiences help her empathize with her students in their desire to learn English, and she understands the challenges they face. Boyer is an English Language Acquisition (ELA) instructor through the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program at East… View Article

ECC Foundation Kicks Off Scholarship Campaign

December 2, 2021
The East Central College Foundation’s annual Friends of the Foundation scholarship campaign is underway. “While the last two years have brought challenges due to the pandemic, ECC supporters responded in extraordinary ways,” said Bridgette Kelch, Foundation executive director. “Our community is emerging stronger, more resilient, than ever.” In the 2021-22 academic year, the ECC Foundation… View Article

‘Vax Up and Win Big’ COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge Winners

December 2, 2021
Listed below are winners of the East Central College “Vax Up and Win Big!” COVID-19 vaccine challenge. The challenge was offered to students and employees to encourage them to get vaccinated with the goal to keep the ECC community safe and curb the spread of the coronavirus. There were opportunities for the entire college community… View Article

New Members Inducted into Chi Delta Chapter of PTK

December 2, 2021
There were 49 new members inducted into the Chi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at East Central College in Union during the Fall semester. Jennifer Harrell, former vice president of public relations for the Chi Delta PTK chapter and 2020 ECC Student of the Year, was the keynote speaker during the… View Article