May 15, 2019
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the East Central College Foundation, working on behalf of the ECC Adult Education and Literacy Program, a $10,000 grant to support its mission in 2019. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to nearly 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the [...]
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May 11, 2019
Sullivan native Joshua German had been named the 2019 Outstanding Student Award Winner. The award is the highest honor given to a graduate of ECC. To be considered for the honor, an ECC student must have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. In addition to academic achievements, participation in campus and community [...]
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May 11, 2019
Dorothy Schowe started as a temporary secretary in the East Central College Community Relations Department in 1980. She retired in 2016 as the Director of Public Relations. She’s hardworking, dedicated and thoughtful, and it’s one of many reasons Dorothy Schowe was chosen as the East Central College 2019 Outstanding Alumni! The award, presented annually to [...]
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May 9, 2019
Each year, the East Central College Foundation’s Patrons of the Arts dedicates itself to providing much needed support for the local arts scene. “Our fine and performing arts programs and performances have become a cultural centerpiece for the community,” said Dr. Jon Bauer, president of East Central College. “Because of the generous support from the [...]
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May 9, 2019
According to the College Board, community college students spend an average of $1,400 on books and supplies each year. Many students have to use financial aid money or pay out of pocket to cover the costs. East Central College is launching a new initiative this summer to help lower textbook costs for students. By utilizing [...]
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May 7, 2019
Commencement is right around the corner! We are so excited to celebrate your big day with you and your families. Below is some important information about this year’s ceremony. When is it? The 2019 commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, May 11th, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in the Donald D. Shook Student Center, located on [...]
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May 7, 2019
Educators have a profound effect on students in many capacities. The East Central College chapter of the National Education Association (NEA) is honoring those educators with the 2019 Inspirers of Excellence Award. “This award is about teachers who are making an impact on a student’s life,” said ECC-NEA President Sue Henderson. “We want to celebrate [...]
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May 7, 2019
Faculty and staff are working diligently to support students who are in danger of falling behind in class, and it’s producing real results. That was the message from Dr. Michelle Smith, executive director of institutional effectiveness, at the May 6 Board of Trustees meeting. “East Central College has increased student completion and transfer rates by [...]
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May 7, 2019
Marcy Baker first started college in 1985. She was the first member of her family to attend. “I was on my own,” she said. “I had to figure out how to enroll and pay by myself. I was very shy back then, so I never asked anyone for help.” While she had managed to save [...]
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May 1, 2019
Not only has she educated more than 500 students in her 25 years as an East Central College nursing faculty member, but Judy Bieker has also mentored numerous master's students and new faculty members without hesitation. Her colleagues describe her as someone who "embodies the true spirit of nursing education" and "never turns down a [...]
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