Alumni Spotlight – Chef Wins National Competition, Will Compete on World Stage

June 10, 2019 11:21 am Published by
He graduated from the East Central College Culinary Program in 2018, and Nathan Yount is already making a name for himself. Yount spends his days working under award-winning chef Paul Kampff at the St. Louis Country Club. Outside of work, he is an active competitor in culinary competitions. “I love the pressure of the kitchen,”… View Article

Alumni Spotlight – A Love for Foreign Languages Leads to an Adventure Abroad

February 26, 2019 9:44 am Published by
This winter, we’ve seen snow, sleet, hail and ice in the Midwest. It’s enough to make a person want to travel somewhere warm, which is exactly what Brandon Gassei did. “I decided to go to Costa Rica this semester,” he explained. “I wanted to go to a country filled with beautiful nature.” The Marthasville-native is… View Article

Alumni Spotlight – “ECC Will Always Have a Special Place in My Heart”

November 14, 2018 9:50 am Published by
Like many high school seniors, Rick Briggenhorst had no idea what he wanted to do after graduation back in 2011. “On my last day in high school, I had a conversation with my marketing instructor and my art instructor,” the Union-native said. “They told me ‘math teaches you how to succeed. Art teaches you how… View Article