Nursing Students and Faculty Attend MLN Convention

May 2, 2023
Students and faculty members from the East Central College Nursing program recently attended the Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) 10th Annual Nursing Student Convention. At the convention, Union nursing student Nathaniel Temme, was awarded the MLN Student Scholarship for 2023. This is the third consecutive year that an ECC nursing student received an MLN scholarship…. View Article

ECC Students Named to Academic Teams

April 27, 2023
Four East Central College students were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team, and one also was recognized nationally. Kelsea Smith has been named a 2023 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and received a $1,500 scholarship. Smith and Elise Jeffers, ECC Rolla; and Brooklyn Hyatt and Annika Brunner, Union campus, were named to the 2023 All-Missouri… View Article

Community College Month—Op-Ed

April 27, 2023
Jon Bauer, Ph.D. President, East Central College The trophy sits on a shelf in my mom’s bedroom. Only recently have I noticed that it resembles an Academy Award, with a gold-plated graduate standing on a pedestal in place of Oscar himself. The graduate wears a dress, a fitting tribute to the class valedictorian. Today—decades later,… View Article

Student Shares Why She Chose HIM Program — Flexible, Great Careers

April 19, 2023
Melissa Helms wants a career in health care but not the bedside patient aspect of the field. That’s one reason she enrolled in East Central College’s Health Information Management (HIM) program, she said. “I wasn’t sure I was capable of the hands-on patient care side of healthcare with all its goriness potential,” Helms commented. “However,… View Article

ECC Instructor Interviewed about Car Insurance

April 13, 2023
Lisa Hanneken, coordinator and assistant professor of the business and accounting programs at East Central College, recently was featured in the “Ask the Experts” section of a article focusing on car insurance in Missouri. In the article, WalletHub stated that the best insurance companies in Missouri have high customer satisfaction, streamlined claims processing and… View Article

Coach Tom Dill to be Recognized with Dugout Naming

April 10, 2023
East Central College is celebrating the college’s first baseball coach, Tom Dill, with the naming of the Taco Bell Field home dugout. The Tom Dill Dugout naming ceremony will be Saturday, May 6, at Taco Bell Field during the Region 16 Tournament hosted by ECC. The naming ceremony will be held between games at approximately… View Article

ECC Partners With PCSD in Law Enforcement Training Program

April 5, 2023
A new partnership at East Central College will offer law enforcement training in the Rolla area that fits students’ schedules and provides the opportunity for financial aid and services. The inaugural basic training class of the ECC Phelps Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) will begin in August. It was developed through a collaboration between the… View Article

New Rolla PTK Members Inducted, Win Regional Awards

April 1, 2023
The Beta Omicron Phi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at East Central College in Rolla inducted seven new members into the organization so far this year. Cole Halfaker, ECC student services specialist, was the keynote speaker during the ceremony held March 5. The students inducted into the honor society were Briannah Tiarks, Charli… View Article

Children’s Factory Employees Complete Leadership Apprenticeship Program

March 23, 2023
There were 16 employees of The Children’s Factory who recently completed a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) apprenticeship program coordinated by East Central College’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD). The Leadership Apprenticeship program was geared toward future leaders, team leads, supervisors and executive leaders within The Children’s Factory, located in Union. The training was funded… View Article

PTK Members Inducted into Chapter, Honor Society Wins Awards

March 23, 2023
There have been 38 members inducted this spring into the Chi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at East Central College in Union. The chapter recently held its annual Spring New Member Induction Ceremony, with guest speaker Donna Hall, ECC alumna and 2021-2022 chapter vice president. Students must have at least a… View Article