College President to Chair State Higher Ed Advisory Committee

October 7, 2022
East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer recently was named the chairperson of the state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) Presidential Advisory Committee. In that role, Bauer will be the voice of presidents and chancellors of community colleges and four-year institutions to the CBHE. The CBHE oversees the state’s Department of Higher Education &… View Article

ECC Enrollment Up for Third Consecutive Semester

October 6, 2022
Enrollment at East Central College is up this fall, bucking the national trend of declining enrollment among public colleges and universities. The number of credit hours taken by ECC students is 3 percent higher this semester compared to the Fall 2021 semester — students this semester are taking 26,640 credit hours, 772 more than the… View Article

ECC, Southeast Agree to New Mentor Transfer Program

September 23, 2022
East Central College students planning to transfer to Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, will have a helping hand every step of the way. That’s thanks to a Transfer Mentor Program agreed upon ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer and Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas on Sept. 19. The new program provides ECC students with a… View Article

ECC Recognizes Employees for Years of Service

September 23, 2022
Each year, East Central College recognizes the hard work and commitment of its employees during the Annual Service Awards Recognition banquet. The banquet, held Sept. 22, is an opportunity to show that the college values the employee’s dedication to students’ needs and educational goals, and to the community ECC serves. The service award banquet also… View Article

PLTW Teacher, ECC Adjunct Recognized Nationally

September 22, 2022
East Central College adjunct instructor and St. Clair High School engineering teacher Maurice Gritzman is being recognized nationally for the work he is doing with engineering students. Gritzman was named an Outstanding Engineering Teacher by the National Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a not-for-profit organization that promotes transformative learning experiences for students. More than 12,400… View Article

ECC to Host Manufacturing Day Oct. 6 in the BIC

September 22, 2022
East Central College is inviting local manufacturers and community members to its Business and Industry Center (BIC) to showcase the college’s career-ready programs and state-of-the-art equipment. Manufacturing Day is slated for Thursday, Oct. 6, from 4-6 p.m., and members of the community, and manufacturing employers and employees alike, are invited to take guided tours of… View Article

ECC Hosting 2023-24 Financial Aid Workshops

September 20, 2022
East Central College’s financial aid department will hold a series of workshops to help students fill out the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the course of several evenings. Attendees must RSVP for the workshops. To RSVP for one of the workshops, or for more information, call 636-584-6574 or email FAFSA… View Article

Amazon Wishlist Created for ECC Food Pantry

September 20, 2022
There is a new, easier way to help East Central College students who need help putting food on the table, or those who can’t afford school supplies. The ECC Food Pantry is available to all students in need at the College. It offers food, common household items and supplies for school. And now, those things… View Article

ECC Library Book Sale

September 19, 2022
The East Central College Library is holding its annual Library Fall Book Sale Monday, Sept. 19, through , Sept. 22. The sale will be from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; and on Thursday, the sale is from 7:30 a.m. to noon. This sale helps raise funds for activities and provides affordable reading… View Article

AEL Program Helps Washington Manufacturer Teach Employees English

September 9, 2022
There are 31 employees of a Washington manufacturer who are learning on the jobsite how to read, write, listen to, and speak English. These employees — at WEG Transformers USA — are being taught English Language Acquisition (ELA) courses through the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. According to Alice Whalen, AEL… View Article