Regional Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Competition at ECC

February 14, 2017
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, some 175 high school students attended East Central College for the regional competition of Worldwide Youth in Science in Engineering (WYSE). The students came from area high schools including Washington, Borgia, Warrenton, Sullivan, St. Clair, Union, Linn, Chamois, Salem, Houston and Hallsville. This is the 17th year that East Central College… View Article

East Central Partners with Missouri S&T in Enrollment Program

February 13, 2017
East Central College and Missouri University of Science and Technology are coming together to reduce college costs and help students earn a degree in less time. The Concurrent Enrollment program will allow students who meet the admissions requirements of East Central College and Missouri S&T to be admitted to both schools. The program gives students… View Article

Workers Wanted: ECC Creates Apprenticeship Program for Local Workforce

February 10, 2017
Computer technology, health care, construction, and high-skill manufacturing account for nearly 54 percent of the American labor market, according to the National Skills Coalition. Unfortunately, only 44 percent of workers are sufficiently trained for those high-demand jobs. East Central College is trying to buck that trend. Thanks to an $87,000 grant from the Missouri Division… View Article

Cutting Costs by Going Green

February 7, 2017
At the February Board of Trustees meeting, East Central College moved toward a greener, more environmentally friendly campus. A contract was awarded to Johnson Controls, Inc. to provide nearly $1.25 million in upgrades to campus infrastructure. “This project will upgrade all lighting fixtures with LED high efficiency/performance lighting for both interior and exterior equipment,” said… View Article

Community Colleges Vital to State’s Economy

February 3, 2017
Missouri finds itself at a critical moment. The decline in state revenue and growth in expenses leaves state decision makers with a budget gap that is estimated at $700 million. Those of us at community colleges understand the difficult decisions the Governor has to make and the difficult situation the state is in. We recognize… View Article

A Simple Game About a Serious Subject – NCADA Visits ECC Campus

February 2, 2017
Ping pong balls, candy and root beer – an odd trio of tools to bring awareness to drugs and alcohol. However, it was just that combination that brought dozens of students to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) booth in the ECC Cafe at the end of January. Julie Hook, a prevention… View Article

Dr. Jon Bauer Testifies about College Funding to Missouri Legislators

January 27, 2017
This week in the Capitol, Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Presidents and Chancellors Council Chair Dr. Jon Bauer testified on budget priorities before both House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Dr. Bauer began his testimony by expressing concern and understanding over the current budget situation. “I want to acknowledge the difficult budget situation we are facing… View Article

Priority Deadline for Missouri Student Aid Program Feb. 1

January 25, 2017
The new priority deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program – the state’s largest student financial aid program – is quickly approaching. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA, by Feb. 1 to be guaranteed a grant award if they meet all eligibility requirements. This is the… View Article

Meet Student Ambassador Kjia Zuroweste

January 23, 2017
New Haven native Kjia Zuroweste came to East Central College with a goal. “I really wanted to gain knowledge,” the sophomore said. “I wanted to stretch my comfort zone and enjoy the entire process.” When she heard about the Student Ambassador Program, it seemed like a perfect fit. “I thought it would be a great… View Article

Sign Up for a Community Education Class in 2017!

January 9, 2017
The 2017 spring schedule of Community Education classes provides a variety of personal and professional enrichment opportunities for community members. The offerings feature a variety of classes for children and adults. Children’s offerings include computer science, yoga, kindermusik, children’s chorale, and archery. In addition to the always popular adult classes in dance, fitness, and computer… View Article