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

Omir Santos, Former MLB Player, Reflects on ECC Days

February 14, 2022
In 2001, Omir Santos was the catcher for the last East Central College baseball team to take the field in more than 20 years. After the 2001 season the ECC baseball field was empty for years to come, but Santos was just beginning his career in professional baseball. “I was sad when I heard there… View Article

Trustees Approve New Monument, Memorial Policy for ECC Campus

February 11, 2022
East Central College Board of Trustees approved a new monument policy Feb. 7, paving the way for a memorial remembering Erastus Brown, who was lynched in 1897. The new policy comes on the heels of a request be the Franklin County Remembrance Project Coalition to establish a memorial garden on campus for Brown, a black… View Article

Trustees Approve Slight Tuition Increase

February 9, 2022
The East Central College Board of Trustees on Feb. 7 approved a slight increase in tuition costs beginning in the fall 2022 semester. There will be a $5 credit hour tuition bump for students who live within the district, outside the district and for international students. ECC Vice President of Finance and Administration DeAnna Cassat… View Article

College Preparing for Accrediting Body Visit

February 7, 2022
East Central College staff and faculty have been preparing for an important visit this spring from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the college’s accrediting body. A five-person peer review team with HLC will visit ECC April 11-12 as part of the college’s accreditation, which is a “stamp of approval” that demonstrates the college is deeply… View Article

Date Change for ECC ‘Puffs’ Performance

January 28, 2022
The East Central College Theatre Department has moved the performance of the Off-Broadway smash hit, “Puffs” to April 21-24. Theatre Department Director Grace Austin, who is directing “Puffs,” said the decision to reschedule the show from February was made from an abundance of caution. “This was a difficult choice to make,” she said, “but with… View Article

Mizzou College of Engineering, ECC Sign Computer Information Systems Agreement

January 24, 2022
East Central College has signed an agreement with the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., to streamline the path for students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. The articulation agreement guarantees that any student who earns an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at ECC — with an… View Article