ECC Highest Transfer GPA in State Among Community Colleges

April 27, 2022
East Central College students transferring to four-year colleges and universities in Missouri have the highest Grade Point Average among all community college in the state. According to the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD), students who began taking courses at ECC in the 2019-20 school year, and then transferred to four-year schools,… View Article

PTK Collects Snacks for Military Units Overseas

April 27, 2022
The Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at East Central College in Union collected snacks and donations to purchase items for U.S. troops serving overseas. ECC students, employees and community members all generously chipped in to provide snacks, card games, word puzzles and more to the military members. United States. Packages will… View Article

Work of ECC Art and Design Students on Display in Gallery

April 25, 2022
The work of East Central College art and design students is on display now in the ECC Art Gallery. The annual showcase is an opportunity for the college staff, faculty, students and the community to see the works of ECC art students, according to Jennifer Higerd, assistant professor of art and gallery curator. The show… View Article

Trustees Approve ECC Faculty Promotions

April 20, 2022
Five East Central College faculty members have been promoted in rank. The ECC Board of Trustees approved recommendations by the college’s rank and promotion committee. The new rank goes into effect in the Fall 2022 semester. Listed below are the faculty members approved for promotion, their current rank and the rank when the promotion goes… View Article

“Community Colleges May Be Our Best Idea”

April 16, 2022
By Jon Bauer, Ph.D., President, East Central College Our national parks have been called America’s best idea. Others would argue that idea best belongs to the Declaration of Independence. Nope, has to be jazz. Wrong again…. definitely baseball. Might I add another to the list? Community colleges may be our best idea. Who has done… View Article

ECC’s Marketing Team Receives Gold Award at National Conference

April 14, 2022
The East Central College Marketing team was recognized nationally with the 2021 Gold Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) at the council’s conference in Denver in March. The award, for “Successful Recruitment or Marketing Program,” celebrates the marketing team’s efforts on the Finish Your Investment (FYI) recruitment program. ECC’s… View Article

PTK at ECC in Union Inducts 57 Members this Spring

April 12, 2022
This spring, 57 members have been inducted into the Chi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at East Central College in Union. The chapter held its annual Spring New Member Induction Ceremony in March, with guest speaker Amber Dietrich, the chapter president in 2019-2020. Dietrich was a Distinguished Chapter Officer for the… View Article

‘Beyond Boundaries’ Opens Door to More Degree Options for ECC, JeffCo, MAC

April 11, 2022
Students in the Mineral Area College, Jefferson College and East Central College districts now have access to more degree options without additional costs. That’s thanks to a new “Beyond Boundaries” partnership which allows for students in those neighboring districts to work toward a degree in select programs at in-district tuition costs. The agreement — signed… View Article

ECC Recognizes Employees for Years of Service

April 5, 2022
Each year, East Central College recognizes the hard work and commitment of its employees during the Annual Service Awards Recognition banquet. The banquet, held on March 31, is an opportunity to show that the college values the employee’s dedication to students’ needs and educational goals, and to the community ECC serves. The service award banquet… View Article

ECC Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

April 1, 2022
In the past 10 years, East Central College has more than doubled its graduation rate, from 19 percent in 2012 to 40 percent in 2021. “I’m very proud of our continued efforts to graduate more students every year,” said Dr. Jon Bauer, president of East Central College. “Students are receiving a quality education in a… View Article