ECC Celebrating International Education Week, Festival on Nov. 19

October 31, 2022
International Week (IEW) is Nov. 14-18 this year, and for East Central College, the celebration continues to Saturday, Nov. 19, with International Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Café Central. IEW began in 2000 under President Bill Clinton to celebrate the benefits of cultural and academic exchange programs around the world. IEW promotes… View Article

High School Students Invited to Learn About STEM Careers

October 28, 2022
East Central College and Missouri S&T faculty members are gearing up for the Math & Science Career Night. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, high school students from the area are invited to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ECC and S&T degrees and pathways to careers. The event is in the ECC Theatre in Hansen… View Article

ECC President Calls for Leadership Council

October 27, 2022
East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer is calling for local government, school and industry leaders to come to the table to carve out a vision of the future of Franklin County and the region. Specifically, Bauer called for the formation of a Leadership Council in his address to officials of local cities during the… View Article

Former Student Returns to ECC to Follow His Dream

October 18, 2022
Austin Gildehaus knew as a student at St. Francis Borgia High School that he wanted to be a teacher one day. He enrolled in classes at East Central College shortly after high school graduation in 2014, dual credit hours in tow, Gildehaus started on his path toward a degree in education. “My journey through ECC… View Article

ECC Nursing Students Hold Clinical Orientation Day

October 17, 2022
For the first-year East Central College nursing students, last week’s Clinical Orientation Day was a major step in their journey into the health care field. The students were in full uniform Tuesday, Oct. 11, to start clinicals — a vital, hands-on portion of the nursing program curriculum. This is the first semester in the ECC… View Article

ECC Welding Students Earn AWS Certificates

October 17, 2022
Fourteen East Central College welding students recently earned their American Welding Society (AWS) certificates for receiving high marks on unit assessments. The college’s welding program uses online AWS learning platform for lecture and lab classes. The students who score a 90 percent or higher on their unit assessments earn a certificate. They can earn certificates… View Article

ECC Grads Receive rootEd Alliance Transfer Scholarships

October 11, 2022
Two East Central College Class of 2022 graduates are recipients of a rootEd Alliance Transfer Scholarship that is helping them fund their four-year degrees. The rootEd Alliance partners with the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis to award new scholarships to undergraduate and transfer students from rural Missouri, filling critical gaps in students’ financial aid packages… View Article

College President to Chair State Higher Ed Advisory Committee

October 7, 2022
East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer recently was named the chairperson of the state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) Presidential Advisory Committee. In that role, Bauer will be the voice of presidents and chancellors of community colleges and four-year institutions to the CBHE. The CBHE oversees the state’s Department of Higher Education &… View Article

ECC Enrollment Up for Third Consecutive Semester

October 6, 2022
Enrollment at East Central College is up this fall, bucking the national trend of declining enrollment among public colleges and universities. The number of credit hours taken by ECC students is 3 percent higher this semester compared to the Fall 2021 semester — students this semester are taking 26,640 credit hours, 772 more than the… View Article