February 19, 2019
Since 1968, the Distinguished Service Awards Banquet has recognized outstanding individuals in the Union area community. Sponsored by the Union Area Chamber of Commerce, only six people are chosen each year in six categories. This year, East Central College had ties to half of the award recipients! Board of Trustees President Ann Hartley received the [...]
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February 10, 2019
East Central College has a strong commitment to student success, affordability and graduate outcomes. Those are the findings of the latest performance funding measures released by the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE). Released in late January, data shows East Central College met all six categories established by MDHE in order to receive full funding [...]
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January 31, 2019
Every year, the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) organization crowns the best community college quiz bowl team in North America at the Community College Championship Tournament (CCCT). After last weekend, the East Central College Scholar Bowl Team just made it one step closer to proving they are the best in the country. The team went [...]
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January 7, 2019
Putting things off is something we all do – getting your oil changed in your car, cleaning out the refrigerator or even going to the doctor for an annual checkup. For Bobby Hinson, it was getting his high school diploma. “I’m an eighth-grade dropout,” Hinson admitted. The father of four works for the Missouri Department [...]
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January 2, 2019
Each semester, East Central College recognizes students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement. Upon completion of at least 12 semester credit hours with a semester grade point between 3.50 and 3.84, students are acknowledged by placement on the Vice President’s List. For the Fall 2018 semester, there were more than 160 students on the list!
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December 19, 2018
She has taught in West Africa. She spent several years tutoring hearing-impaired high school students. She even spent a year as a Spanish instructor. No matter the setting, Jennifer Higerd loves to teach. “I’ve really been teaching for most of my adult life,” she said. “I love watching and guiding the transformations and growth in [...]
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November 13, 2018
Each year, the Missouri Community College Association recognizes individuals at its annual convention. Awards are given to alumni, faculty and staff who are making an impact in their local communities. In 2018, the Distinguished Alumni Award was given to Ron Unnerstall. The award is presented to exceptional individuals who have attended a Missouri community college. [...]
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November 5, 2018
When it comes to teaching math, it’s hard to find someone with more experience than Connie Lutz. “I spent 44 years as a high school math teacher,” she said. “My first semester as an adjunct professor at East Central College was in 1980.” She’s still going strong. “I enjoy mathematics,” Lutz explained, “the problem solving [...]
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October 24, 2018
He considers his job, quite literally, as one of the best in the world. “I have always seen East Central College as the jewel in our community crown,” explained John Hardecke. “We support our students in innumerable ways – encouraging them to enhance their lives through education and cultural experiences.” For more than 20 years, [...]
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October 4, 2018
The East Central College Softball has been honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association by being named to the 2018 Easton/ NFCA Top Ten Academic Team Rankings! "Our team from last spring had a 3.57 GPA," said Dr. Jay Mehrhoff, East Central College Athletic Director, "which was the sixth highest in the nation for the [...]
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