June 11, 2020
East Central College has been facilitating the disbursement of federal funds for ECC students impacted economically by the Covid-19 pandemic. An emergency grant program has been created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The college received $825,661 for students, a portion of which already has been distributed. The federal legislation was [...]
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June 11, 2020
Kelly Austermann, D.M.A., wasn’t sure what to expect when she submitted a video of herself performing “Abblasen," the theme song of CBS Sunday Morning, to the television program staff. Austermann, an East Central College music adjunct instructor and professional musician, said a friend from grad school shared with her a video of himself being featured [...]
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June 8, 2020
This summer’s performance of “Grits: The Musical” at East Central College has been canceled. The musical was scheduled for July 23-26 in the John Anglin Performing Arts Center. According to Robyn Walter, ECC vice president of academic affairs, several factors led to the decision, including the health and safety of audience members, performers and staff [...]
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June 4, 2020
Scott Breckenkamp paid his way through college by working part-time jobs during summer months and throughout the year while attending classes. Through his hard work, dedication and continuing his education, Breckenkamp today is the First State Community Bank (FSCB) president of the Washington and Pacific markets. Breckenkamp, of Washington, was chosen as the 2020 East [...]
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June 4, 2020
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 Spring 2020 semester, there were more than 165 students on the list! [...]
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June 3, 2020
Five East Central College nursing graduates were presented with awards from the Nursing Program and instructors. ECC Outstanding Student Nurse Award Crystal Murphy was presented the Rolla ECC Outstanding Nursing Student Award. Instructors Laura McDonald and Heather Sluis presented the award. Margaret Ruether was presented with the Union ECC Outstanding Nursing Student Award by instructors [...]
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June 3, 2020
Emergency funds for unemployed students are available through the Missouri Office of Workforce Development. The funds are available through July 1 to assist unemployed students experiencing a funding gap. Students who qualify can apply these funds to their tuition costs.  Students with an approved unemployment claim are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply July [...]
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June 3, 2020
Each semester, East Central College recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement. Upon completion of at least 12 Spring Semester credit hours with a semester grade point average of 3.85 or greater, students are acknowledged on the President’s List.  There were 145 students who made the list for the Spring 2020 semester.
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June 2, 2020
By Jon Bauer, Ph.D., President, East Central College The recent events that have transpired following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and most recently George Floyd have made clear our country remains deeply divided and has a long way to go in its pursuit of social justice. We in the St. Louis region know [...]
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June 1, 2020
The Learning Center at East Central College has free courses available to help students bridge the gap between high school and college, or those returning to college after an extended period of time. The Summer Bridge courses are non-credit courses designed to close the skills gap between the end of traditional high school curriculum and [...]
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