Adjuncts Recognized at Inaugural Appreciation Dinner

April 16, 2024
Adjunct Mathematics Adjunct Connie Lutz was recognized for her exceptional contributions to East Central College with the inaugural Adjunct of the Year award. The award was presented at the first Adjunct Appreciation Dinner on April 9. Lutz was honored alongside other adjuncts honored with special recognitions and for years of service. Lutz’ award was presented… View Article

ECC joins Achieving the Dream Network to Advance Student Success

April 16, 2024
East Central College has joined Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national leading higher education reform network of more than 300 community colleges across the country. As one of eight institutions joining the organization as part of its 2024 cohort, ECC will enter ATD’s Foundations of Transformation core engagement, an intensive three-year program. College leaders will… View Article

Hardy, Freitag Sworn in as ECC Trustees

April 15, 2024
When JT Hardy and Audry Freitag were sworn in as East Central College Trustees, it was the first time since 2018 that the makeup of the board changed. Hardy, who ran unopposed in Subdistrict 1, replaced Prudence Fink Johnson, who did not seek re-election after serving as a trustee for 30 years. Freitag, also unopposed,… View Article

Hodges Badge Partners with College’s CWD for Leadership Apprenticeship Program

April 4, 2024
More than 20 employees at Hodges Badge Company recently completed a Front-Line Leader apprenticeship program, equipping them with increased confidence and contributing to the development of a more skilled and forward-thinking workforce. That’s according to Rick Hodges, President of Hodges Badge Company, who credited a partnership between East Central College’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD),… View Article

Seven Students Visit London in Return of Spring Break Trip

March 27, 2024
Seven students from East Central College embarked on an enriching Arts and Humanities Spring Break experience in London, England. Led by ECC Associate Professor of English, Leigh Kolb, and ECC Title III Program Coordinator, Carson Mowery, the group delved into a nine-day exploration of London’s cultural landmarks and artistic treasures. The group left for the… View Article

ECC Marketing Team Recognized Nationally

March 26, 2024
East Central College’s Marketing team was honored with a prestigious national award for their postcard featuring photos of a local graduate taken during the College’s 2023 Commencement. The team clinched the 2023 Gold Paragon Award in the “Postcard” category from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) at the council’s annual conference in… View Article

ECC Phi Theta Kappa Chapters Excel at Heartland Regional Convention

March 22, 2024
Students and advisors from Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at East Central College were recognized for their hard work and dedication at a regional convention where they received chapter and individual awards. The Chi Delta PTK Chapter at the Union campus and the Beta Omicron Phi Chapter at ECC in Rolla earned “5-Star Status” with recognition… View Article

ECC to Host Public Forums on Levy Proposition

March 18, 2024
East Central College is organizing a series of public forums to offer residents the opportunity to stay informed and ask questions about Proposition ECC. These forums will delve into the details of the tax levy transfer and its benefits for both the community and the College. The plan includes six in-person public forums in communities… View Article

College’s CWD Sponsors First IT Apprenticeship

February 23, 2024
The first Information Technology-focused apprenticeship was recently completed through a partnership between East Central College’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) and WEG Transformers USA. Erick Voss, a network and computer systems administrator at WEG, successfully finished a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Registered Apprenticeship program tailored to IT positions, marking the first of its kind… View Article

College Seeks Sponsors, Vendors for Senior Expo and Health Fair

February 7, 2024
East Central College is preparing for its 16th Senior Expo and Health Fair and is seeking sponsors and vendors for the annual event. The Senior Expo and Health Fair will be Wednesday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Donald Shook Student Center. This free event will feature many local vendors. The purpose… View Article