ECC to Celebrate Manufacturing Week with Industry Leaders and Business Event

September 22, 2023
East Central College will celebrate the importance of the Manufacturing industry in the region through several events during the first week of October. Manufacturing Summit: Oct. 4 There will be two discussions held in the ECC Business and Industry Center on Wednesday, Oct. 4, as part of a Manufacturing Summit. A Workforce Training and Retention… View Article

Grad Earns First-Ever Gulstad Full-Tuition Scholarship to CMU

September 14, 2023
East Central College alumna and aspiring elementary school teacher, Katie Rushing, has been awarded the first-ever Gulstad Full-Tuition Transfer Scholarship to Central Methodist University (CMU). Rushing, of Washington, who graduated from ECC in May with an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, is the recipient of this prestigious scholarship, which covers the full cost of… View Article

Kolb Recognized by Retired Teachers Organization

August 29, 2023
East Central College English Instructor Leigh Kolb recently was recognized for her exceptional work in the classroom. Kolb received the 2023 Harold Austin Good Teaching Award in the spring from the East Central chapter of the retired Missouri National Education Association (MNEA-R). George McKee, an MNEA-R member who taught Kolb when she was a high… View Article

Ceremony Held for First ECC Rolla License Practical Nursing Class

August 18, 2023
Twelve Licensed Practical Nurses were pinned July 28, marking the inaugural LPN class at East Central College in Rolla. The ECC LPN pinning ceremony for Rolla students was held at the Havener Center in Rolla. The pinning ceremony is a time-honored nursing program tradition that signifies the nursing graduate’s initiation into the sisterhood and brotherhood… View Article

ECC Returns for Year Two of All Within My Hands’ Metallica Scholars Initiative

August 7, 2023
East Central College will continue in the Metallica Scholars Initiative (MSI) and is receiving $50,000 in year two of its involvement in the program. The funding will be used for student scholarships in Welding, Heating and Air-Conditioning, Precision Machining and Manufacturing Maintenance. Metallica’s foundation, All Within My Hands, continues its multimillion-dollar investment in critical workforce… View Article

ECC Graduate Ranks in Global Business Simulation

July 19, 2023
East Central College Class of 2023 graduate Katie North was recognized for her success in an international business simulation that had her competing against students from colleges and universities across the globe. North, St. Clair, graduated from ECC Summa Cum Laude in the spring with an Associate of Science in Accounting. She is returning to… View Article

Theatre Department to Perform ‘Godspell’ July 20-23

July 14, 2023
The East Central College Theatre Department will present its summer musical, “Godspell,” Thursday, July 20, through Sunday, July 23. This fun-filled musical is a modern and contemporary retelling of the “Book of Matthew,” and it is billed as a “celebration of music, mime, comedy and slapstick.” The show is directed by John Anglin with musical… View Article

Trustees Approve $22.6 Million Balanced Budget

June 29, 2023
The East Central College Board of Trustees Monday, June 26, approved a $22.6 million spending plan, that includes a salary increase for employees. The 2024 fiscal year balanced budget projects $22,617,484 in both revenue and expenditures. The college’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. In the 2023 fiscal year, there was $21,251,200… View Article

Welding Students Complete Internship at G.H. Tool & Mold

June 20, 2023
Four East Central College welding graduates completed an internship during their final semester, where they thrived while practicing hands-on skills and learning from professionals. James Baxter, Macey Hargrove, Joelle Phillips and Erica Stockell were welcomed into the G. H. Tool & Mold plant in Washington for four weeks during the spring as part of their… View Article