ECC Foundation Launches ‘Food for Falcons’ Pilot Program

March 22, 2022
College is often a balancing act for students with classes, jobs, and other commitments. Now imagine doing all this on an empty stomach. Food insecurity is a real issue and one that East Central College is trying to address, said Bridgette Kelch, executive director of the ECC Foundation. The Foundation office this week launched a… View Article

ECC Rolla Tutoring Services Lead to Student Success

March 10, 2022
Tutoring services at East Central College in Rolla are easy to sign up for, offered for a variety of subjects, and really help students succeed. That’s according to Chrizma Boswell, a first-year student at ECC, who has used the tutoring service. “The process to sign up was super easy. I knew about tutoring through the… View Article

Homeschool Day is March 25 at ECC in Union and Rolla

March 10, 2022
East Central College is inviting homeschooled students to the Union and Rolla locations to let them know what the college has to offer, including dual enrollment opportunities. Megen Strubberg, director of early college and admissions, said there are many avenues for homeschoolers to earn college credit while still taking high school-level classes. “ECC is a… View Article

College to Hold Health Care Career Information Session

March 9, 2022
East Central College will hold a virtual informational session to highlight health care careers, and the programs ECC offers to prepare students for those fields. Director of Nursing Nancy Mitchell, MSN, RN, will be the keynote speaker for ECC’s Health Care Career meeting March 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. Mitchell also is the College’s dean of… View Article

Class of 2022 Grads Can Apply for rootED Transfer School Scholarship

March 8, 2022
Last year, East Central College graduate Benjamin Schwanitz received a rootEd Community College Transfer Scholarship that changed the trajectory of his college career. Schwanitz, who is now a student at Truman State University, Kirksville, was awarded up to $10,000 through the scholarship, which provided the funding necessary to attend the university. “I am attending Truman… View Article

ECC Hosts Academic Challenge; Winners Announced

March 2, 2022
There were Eight teams from six schools in the region that came to East Central College to compete in the annual Academic Challenge. There were about 100 total competitors who came to the College to compete in the competition, which was designed to challenge the best and brightest high school students. Teams from Linn, Washington… View Article

Area Companies Gift Supplies to ECC Welding Program

March 1, 2022
Donations totaling over $5,000 dollars in materials to the East Central College Welding Program are providing much-needed metals for hands-on learning in the welding lab. But the donations provide much more than materials — it also builds relationships.        That’s according to Bobby Bland, welding program instructor, who said the donations have sparked… View Article

ECC Students Selected to Show in Art St. Louis Exhibition

February 25, 2022
East Central College art students Madison Barbarick and Emily Knoppe will show their works in the 26th annual “Varsity Art” exhibit presented at Art Saint Louis. Barbarick, Washington, and Knoppe, New Haven, were selected by the ECC Art Department to show at the “Varsity Art XXV,” a multi-media invitational visual art exhibition, from March 4-31…. View Article

Rolla Nursing Student Receives Scholarship

February 22, 2022
East Central College nursing student Tela Connors is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Missouri League for Nursing (MLN). Connors, of Salem, is studying to be a Registered Nurse and is slated to graduate in May. She will be recognized at the ninth annual Student Nursing Convention April 6-7 in Osage Beach. The… View Article

Rolla ELA Student Working Hard to Become Citizen

February 21, 2022
Tsiala “Manana” Alaverdashvili began attending English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes in Rolla in 2016. Her instructor, Jean Craft, said that she studies very hard. “She studies all the time, especially for the citizenship test. I think she knows all of the answers,” asserts Craft. In English class, Manana works on reading, writing, listening and speaking… View Article