ECC Foundation Kicks Off Scholarship Campaign

December 2, 2021 4:33 pm Published by
The East Central College Foundation’s annual Friends of the Foundation scholarship campaign is under way. “While the last two years have brought challenges due to the pandemic, ECC supporters responded in extraordinary ways,” said Bridgette Kelch, Foundation executive director. “Our community is emerging stronger, more resilient, than ever.” In the 2021-22 academic year, the ECC… View Article

‘Vax Up and Win Big’ COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge Winners

December 2, 2021 12:14 pm Published by
Listed below are winners of the East Central College “Vax Up and Win Big!” COVID-19 vaccine challenge. The challenge was offered to students and employees to encourage them to get vaccinated with the goal to keep the ECC community safe and curb the spread of the coronavirus. There were opportunities for the entire college community… View Article

New Members Inducted into Chi Delta Chapter of PTK

December 2, 2021 9:14 am Published by
There were 49 new members inducted into the Chi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at East Central College in Union during the Fall semester. Jennifer Harrell, former vice president of public relations for the Chi Delta PTK chapter and 2020 ECC Student of the Year, was the keynote speaker during the… View Article

Students Inducted into Rolla PTK Chapter

December 1, 2021 6:37 pm Published by
Eight students recently took part in a virtual induction ceremony to join the Beta Omicron Phi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at East Central College in Rolla. The keynote speaker for the event was Stevi Kay Berry, Missouri regional PTK officer and student at Ozarks Technical Community College, in Springfield, Mo. The… View Article

ECC Honor Society Members Prepare and Donate Bags for Homeless People

December 1, 2021 10:37 am Published by
The Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at East Central College helped bring comfort and warmth to people without housing in Franklin County. The honor society chapter recently assembled bags filled with necessities, including toothbrushes, shaving cream, snacks, deodorant, gloves and socks. Other items for the bags are hand warmers, wash cloths, soap, deodorant,… View Article

College Gifted Steinway Grand Piano

November 23, 2021 3:24 pm Published by
It was the generosity of an area woman and her connection to East Central College Foundation Patrons of the Arts members that facilitated a historic donation to the ECC Music Department. The department recently received a 7-foot Steinway and Sons Model B grand piano, which matches a performance piano currently used by students and faculty… View Article

Bieker Recognized for 26 Years of Outstanding Service to ECC

November 23, 2021 1:52 pm Published by
East Central College faculty member Judy Bieker recently was recognized for more than 26 years of outstanding service. Bieker, nursing program coordinator and associate professor, received the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Senior Service Award for longevity and distinguished service to the College and program. According to Bieker’s peers who nominated her, she has educated… View Article

ECC Offering Program to Earn CNA Certificate at No Cost

November 19, 2021 6:20 pm Published by
East Central College’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) is offering a unique opportunity to earn certification to begin a career in health care. The CWD is rolling out a new, free pre-apprenticeship program for anyone interested in obtaining Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification. The health care “boot camp” begins Dec. 2 and will run through… View Article

Tom Fitts Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

November 19, 2021 4:11 pm Published by
Tom Fitts’ approach to instruction was to always think outside of the box and challenge his students. That’s according to his colleagues and peers at East Central College who nominated the EMS Program Coordinator for the Missouri Community College Association Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the College. “Tom was able to acquire a… View Article

Dr. Blackmore Receives Outstanding Adjunct Award

November 19, 2021 11:17 am Published by
East Central College music adjunct instructor Dr. Lisa Blackmore recently received a Missouri Community College Association Adjunct Faculty Award. Blackmore teaches Music History, World Music and trumpet lessons at ECC. She also teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Baptist University, and plays with the St. Louis Wind Symphony, Compton Heights Band, and many… View Article