PTK Advisor Recognized for 25 Years with Chapter

December 16, 2020 11:01 am Published by
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Advisor Kevin Dixon was recognized for 25 years of service to the honor society at East Central College. Dixon, associate professor of biology, has worn many hats in the Chi Delta Chapter of PTK since 1995, including co-adviser, adviser and contact advisor. He got his start with the organization as a… View Article

Three Career Courses to be Offered at ECC

December 15, 2020 4:10 pm Published by
There are new career courses available to students who enroll in East Central College’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program. The Fast-Track classes begin in January 2021, so students must enroll quickly to complete the required AEL orientation prior to classes beginning. Local job centers will provide financial assistance for eligible students. According to Alice… View Article

Staying Home the Right Decision for Future Teacher

December 10, 2020 9:38 am Published by
Before the summer ended, Grace McKinnis had her next four years planned. The St. Francis Borgia Regional High School graduate had been accepted into her top school, Truman State University, in Kirksville, where she would study English and education. When she combines the two, McKinnis wants to teach grammar, literature, ‘or anything English” to high… View Article

Precision Machining Coordinator Recipient of Award

December 8, 2020 3:11 pm Published by
Curtis Elliott, Precision Machining program coordinator at East Central College, recently received the “Governor’s Award” from the Center for Workforce Development (CWD) for his work at a local manufacturer. The award was presented to Elliott for “Outstanding Performance” after he completed a successful project with Klauber Machine and Gear (KMG), Pacific, to streamline efficiency and… View Article

ECC to Hold Registration Event Saturday

December 8, 2020 11:02 am Published by
East Central College will be open Saturday, Dec. 12, to give new and prospective students a chance to enroll for the Spring 2021 semester. The College will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for students to apply, register for classes and learn about financial opportunities, such as scholarships and grants. Those registering for… View Article

Nursing Students Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

December 8, 2020 8:54 am Published by
East Central College nursing students were recognized Dec. 3 during a pinning ceremony for LPN-RN Bridge Graduates. Four nursing students were recognized for outstanding clinical and classroom work: Brittany Loll, Lacey Sauer, Kristina Downs and Justin Ard. The ECC Nursing Program typically holds a formal ceremony for its pinning ceremony, inviting family, friends, faculty and… View Article

Consortium Launches Website for Job Seekers

December 7, 2020 2:25 pm Published by
Missouri employers seeking job-ready talent have a new free resource at their fingertips. The Missouri Community Colleges Jobs Consortium website, powered by College Central Network, Inc. (CCN), now hosts free job posting for employers statewide. Through the new website,, it is easy for employers of any size to register once and then post an… View Article

Dr. Bauer: “Yes” to Snow Days

December 4, 2020 1:15 pm Published by
East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer addressed faculty, students and staff Friday to state there still will be snow days at the college, even though working and learning remotely has become easier. The following is Dr. Bauer’s message and a reminder to sign up for ECC’s alert notification system: Will we have snow days?… View Article

Union PTK Celebrates 50 Years, Inducts 29 Members

December 3, 2020 3:40 pm Published by
There were 29 East Central College students inducted into the Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) this Fall. The annual Fall Induction Ceremony was Nov. 1 for the PTK, the international honor society for two-year colleges. This year marks 50 years for the Chi Delta chapter, which was chartered in November 1970, according… View Article

Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, Rolla Chapter

December 2, 2020 11:21 am Published by
There were 16 students from East Central College in Rolla who were inducted into the Beta Omicron Phi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society on Saturday, Nov. 14. PTK is an international honor society for two-year colleges. To be eligible for induction, students must maintain a grade point average of at least… View Article