May 15, 2019
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the East Central College Foundation, working on behalf of the ECC Adult Education and Literacy Program, a $10,000 grant to support its mission in 2019. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to nearly 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the [...]
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April 15, 2019
East Central College is proud to announce Dr. David Chalk will serve as the speaker for the Adult Education and Literacy Graduation Ceremony on May 11, 2019. Dr. Chalk is president of Mercy Clinic Four Rivers, where he oversees 40 clinics in 14 local towns.  Dr. Chalk is also an orthopedic surgeon with the group, [...]
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January 7, 2019
Putting things off is something we all do – getting your oil changed in your car, cleaning out the refrigerator or even going to the doctor for an annual checkup. For Bobby Hinson, it was getting his high school diploma. “I’m an eighth-grade dropout,” Hinson admitted. The father of four works for the Missouri Department [...]
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September 24, 2018
Ten years ago, Neha Patel moved from India to the United States to help her husband manage a hotel in St. Clair. She had taken English classes in college, but knew she would have to improve her skills in order to interact with customers. English can be a complicated language for non-native speakers to learn, [...]
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June 8, 2018
They all had different backgrounds and stories, but they all shared the same dream - getting their High School Equivalency. We are so proud of our 2018 graduates!
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February 26, 2018
Get your High School Equivalency and become a Certified Nurse Assistant at the same time! The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program is teaming up with the Center for Workforce Development to offer a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program in March. This program is designed to prepare individuals to care for clients [...]
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October 26, 2017
The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program at East Central College is offering English language classes for adults. The class is free to students. Learn to read, write, speak and listen in English, and study U.S. government and the U.S. Constitution in preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test. Orientation and classes will be held at [...]
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October 2, 2017
The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program at East Central College will offer free Civics and Citizenship classes starting in October. “We last offered this class back in 2008,” said AEL Executive Director Alice Whalen. “We are excited to bring it back as a service to the community.” The ongoing classes will be held at [...]
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May 3, 2017
East Central College Adult Education and Literacy Director Alice Whalen has been named President-Elect of the Missouri Adult Education and Literacy Administrator’s Association (MAELAA). The statewide network of Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program Directors is dedicated to the advancement of adult education through high-quality services and professionalism in the field. “Nearly 750,000 people ages [...]
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April 20, 2017
The Adult Education and Literacy program at East Central College is currently registering students for May classes offered at locations in Union, Washington, Sullivan, Gerald, St. Clair, Owensville, Pacific, Cuba, Hermann, St. James and Rolla. May is the last chance to start classes before the summer break begins. All classes are provided at no cost [...]
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