Finish Line Grant Program Helps Reduce College Debt

June 2, 2023
A state grant is now available to help Missouri residents pay off college debt and return to the classroom. The Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation’s (MSLF) Finish Line Degree Completion Grant is designed to assist former students who have an unpaid balance at East Central College and other Missouri colleges and universities, making them unable… View Article

Nursing Grads Presented with Awards at Pinning Ceremony

May 23, 2023
Six East Central College Nursing Program graduates were recognized during a pinning ceremony May 13 for their hard work in the classroom and during clinicals. Two students, Jozlyn Bolte, ECC-Rolla; and Kelsey Blackwell, ECC in Union, were presented the Outstanding Nursing Student awards. To be considered for the ECC Outstanding Nursing Student award, the college… View Article

Nursing Program Recognizes 36 Graduates During Pinning Ceremony

May 20, 2023
There were 36 East Central College Nursing Program graduates recognized during a pinning ceremony on May 13. The ECC Nursing Program held its formal ceremony for its Union and Rolla nursing students prior to graduation in the Donald Shook Student Center. Family and friends of graduates, faculty, staff and administration attended the pinning ceremony. The… View Article

ECC’s NEA Chapter Recognizes 55 High School Teachers

May 18, 2023
There were 55 high school teachers from the region recently recognized for the positive influence they have had on East Central College students, and their dedication to teaching. The educators were presented Inspirer of Excellence Awards on May 10 by the East Central College chapter of the National Education Association (NEA). ECC students nominated their… View Article

Registration Open for Summer Learning Academy Classes

May 18, 2023
There still are opportunities to register for Summer Learning Academy (SLA) classes offered through East Central College’s Community Education program. SLA provides a unique, fun experience for area youth on the Union campus and in Rolla. There is no cost to attend classes, but registration is required. To sign up for classes or to request… View Article

State Grants Will Provide Financial Aid to Adult Students

May 16, 2023
State grant funds soon will be available for adult students seeking a degree or training in high-demand fields to ensure that money is not a barrier to education. The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant program covers any tuition and fee costs — not already covered by other state and federal student aid programs — for… View Article

Rolla Students Awarded for Academic Success, Leadership and Excellence

May 12, 2023
East Central College Rolla students were recognized for their academic excellence, perseverance, and contributions to a culture of student success, both in and out of the classroom. The Office of Campus Life and Leadership and the Rolla Engagement Council recently held the annual Student Achievement Night ceremony to award these students for their accomplishments. Outstanding… View Article

Chirban Named Missouri ADN Educator of the Year

May 8, 2023
The day before she was recognized as an Educator of the Year, Julie Chirban said to her colleagues, “It is the neatest thing to see my students growing and that I get to be part of their story.” That level of care and dedication to teaching and her students is why, in part, she was… View Article

Nursing Students and Faculty Attend MLN Convention

May 2, 2023
Students and faculty members from the East Central College Nursing program recently attended the Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) 10th Annual Nursing Student Convention. At the convention, Union nursing student Nathaniel Temme, was awarded the MLN Student Scholarship for 2023. This is the third consecutive year that an ECC nursing student received an MLN scholarship…. View Article

ECC Students Named to Academic Teams

April 27, 2023
Four East Central College students were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team, and one also was recognized nationally. Kelsea Smith has been named a 2023 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and received a $1,500 scholarship. Smith and Elise Jeffers, ECC Rolla; and Brooklyn Hyatt and Annika Brunner, Union campus, were named to the 2023 All-Missouri… View Article