Madison Jolly is President’s Spirit Award Recipient

May 20, 2022
The 2022 President’s Spirit of East Central College award was presented to Madison Jolly during the May 14 graduation ceremony. Jolly, of Rolla, graduated Cum Laude with an Associate of Arts in Teaching. ECC president Dr. Jon Bauer presented her with the award. The prestigious President’s Spirit of ECC award, formerly the Outstanding Student Award,… View Article

ECC Nursing Graduates Presented with Awards

May 19, 2022
Five East Central College Nursing Program graduates were recognized during a pinning ceremony May 14 prior to the college’s commencement ceremony. Two students, Tela Connors, ECC-Rolla; and Charlena Borges, ECC in Union, were presented the Outstanding Nursing Student awards. To be considered for the ECC Outstanding Nursing Student award, the college has had to make… View Article

Immekus Receives VP’s Academic Excellence Award

May 18, 2022
Collin Immekus received the 2022 Vice President’s Academic Excellence Award. This prestigious award recognizes one student annually who demonstrates exemplary academic excellence during their time at ECC. It was presented by Dr. Robyn Walter, vice president of academic affairs. The award was presented to Immekus, of Sullivan, May 11 at the Office of Campus Life… View Article

Many ECC Grads Began College During Pandemic

May 18, 2022
Grace Simcox planned to attend a large four-year school in the fall 2020, just a few months after graduating from high school. But, like many in the East Central College’s Class of 2022, she started her college career under the dark clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Due to the coronavirus outbreak, I thought it would… View Article

ECC NEA Honors Inspiring Local Teachers

May 17, 2022
Eleven high school teachers from this area were honored last week by the East Central College chapter of the National Education Association (NEA) for the positive influence that have on their students, and dedication to teaching. ECC Faculty members Jenifer Goodson, EMS Program Director; and Lisa Hanneken, assistant professor of accounting and business, were co-chairs… View Article

Graduation Stories from the Class of 2022 

May 16, 2022
Every graduate has a story about their journey to East Central College. The students below shared their stories with ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer in the weeks before graduation on May 14. There were setbacks and tumult for some students, but they stood tall, persevered and graduated alongside their peers in the Class of 2022…. View Article

English Department’s Poetry and Research Contest Winners

May 13, 2022
The East Central College English Department has announced the winners of the annual Poetry and Research Writing Contest. In the poetry category, Christian Emory received first-place honors for, “Well-done.” In the research essay category, Jillian Stigge’s, “Dangerous New Censorships in Education,” was the first-place winner. First-place recipients received $100 in prize money. Second-place winners were… View Article

Enrollment Now Open for Free Summer Course

May 12, 2022
East Central College is once again offering one free summer class to soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors. The First Class Tuition Pass, formerly known as Three for Free, is available to the Class of 2023 and the Class of 2024, and it allows for students to take one summer tuition-free course. The course can… View Article

ECC Rolla Students Recognized at Achievement Night

May 10, 2022
East Central College annually holds a Student Achievement Night, an awards ceremony to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of students. This year’s event for Rolla students was hosted by Campus Life and Leadership and the Rolla Engagement Council. Students are nominated for awards by faculty to recognize academic excellence, perseverance and contributions to a culture of… View Article

Library Director to Speak at AEL’s High School Equivalency Ceremony

May 6, 2022
Scenic Regional Library Director Steven W. Campbell will be the speaker for the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) graduation ceremony. The ceremony will recognize students who have passed the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). It will be Saturday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Donald Shook Student Center gymnasium.­ Campbell, who… View Article