ECC Nursing Program Celebrates 31 Graduates

May 20, 2024
East Central College celebrated the achievements of 31 graduates from its Nursing Program during a pinning ceremony on May 11. This time-honored event brought together graduates from the Union and Rolla campuses along with their families, friends, faculty, staff, and administration. Highlighting the ceremony, five exceptional students were honored for their outstanding commitment and excellence… View Article

ECC Students Named to All-Missouri Academic Teams

May 17, 2024
Four standout students from East Central College have been recognized for their exceptional academic achievements by being named to the 2024 All-Missouri Academic Team. The honorees are Hayden Loeb of Owensville, Donna Neulinger of Rolla, Chloe Nissen of Union, and Jagger Wood of Washington. These students were recognized by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA)… View Article

Carhartt and Metallica Foundation Award ECC $50,000

May 17, 2024
The band Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) and Carhartt are awarding East Central College $50,000 through Carhartt’s “For the Love of Labor” grant. The “For the Love of Labor” grant will support women seeking education in the skilled trades programs. Five community colleges nationwide will each receive $50,000 to bolster women in career… View Article

Mary Romine Receives President’s Spirit of ECC Award

May 16, 2024
Although East Central College Nursing program graduate Mary Romine received her diploma for Associate of Applied Science in Nursing on May 11, she has already been pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) for five months. Romine, from Rolla, who attends classes at ECC in Rolla, is described as a leader among her peers and… View Article

Sandy Lucy Named ECC Outstanding Alumni

May 15, 2024
Sandy Lucy of Washington was honored with the 2024 Outstanding East Central College Alumni award during the College’s 54th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 11. Lucy, a member of the Class of 1976, was celebrated for her pioneering contributions to her community. Notably, she made history as the first female mayor of the City of… View Article

Kolb Presented with Emerson’s Glass Apple for Excellence

May 9, 2024
Leigh Kolb’s unwavering dedication to her students and her contributions to the academic community have earned her the prestigious 2023 Emerson Excellence in Teaching award. Kolb has been an Associate Professor of English and Journalism at East Central College for the past 15 years, thriving as a full-time faculty member during that time; while positively… View Article

Art Students Showcase Talents and Creativity at Exhibition

May 4, 2024
The annual East Central College Art and Design Student Exhibition showcased the remarkable talents of students from various disciplines demonstrating their creativity and skill. The ECC Art Gallery buzzed with excitement during the April 25 reception as students and faculty gathered to celebrate the exceptional artwork on display. Jennifer Higerd, Assistant Professor of Art and… View Article

Daisy Conquers ECC Spelling Bee Once Again

May 2, 2024
Daisy Fearn solidified her status as the “Queen Bee” at this year’s East Central College Regional Spelling Bee, showcasing her exceptional spelling skills once more. Daisy, a sixth grader at Pacific Intermediate School, sat atop the winner’s stand, alone, on Saturday, April 27, for the 2024 spelling competition. Last year, she was named co-champion alongside… View Article

ECC Employees Recognized with NISOD Excellence Awards

May 1, 2024
Three East Central College employees are being recognized for their dedication to students, the College and their coworkers with 2024 NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) Excellence Awards. The ECC award recipients are Dr. Parvadha Acosta, Associate Professor, Biology; Chad Baldwin, Director of Online Learning & Educational Technology; and Megan Elbert, Executive Administrative… View Article

ECC Rolla Students Recognized During Achievement Night

April 30, 2024
East Central College students were recently honored at the Rolla Student Achievement Night for their exceptional accomplishments, leadership, and academic prowess throughout the academic year. Hosted annually by the Office of Campus Life and Leadership and the Rolla Engagement Council, this year’s Achievement Night took place on April 24. Students are nominated for awards by… View Article