Tag Archive: East Central College

Adult Education Instructor Encourages Students to Persevere

January 12, 2021 9:52 am Published by
In order to improve over time, we all share the need to move forward even when it’s difficult. That’s according to Kathy Amsinger, an adult education instructor, who teaches her students to persevere and persist in order to reach their goals. Amsinger teaches with the Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) program, offered through East Central… View Article

After Four Years, Returning Student Completes Degree

December 18, 2020 2:58 pm Published by
It occurs often in life that we need some encouragement and support to help us. That was the case for Mercedes Mangrum. East Central College sent her a text, a postcard, a letter, an e-mail, showing her the value of finishing her college degree. And she made up her mind that this 2020 fall semester… View Article

In-Person, Online and Streaming Classes at ECC this Spring

December 16, 2020 3:35 pm Published by
The spring semester at East Central College will look much like the fall semester, with a full range of class offerings and delivery methods. According to ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer, not much has changed in course delivery from Fall to Spring, primarily because what the college has done has worked so well. “The spring… View Article

Staying Home the Right Decision for Future Teacher

December 10, 2020 9:38 am Published by
Before the summer ended, Grace McKinnis had her next four years planned. The St. Francis Borgia Regional High School graduate had been accepted into her top school, Truman State University, in Kirksville, where she would study English and education. When she combines the two, McKinnis wants to teach grammar, literature, ‘or anything English” to high… View Article

ECC to Hold Registration Event Saturday

December 8, 2020 11:02 am Published by
East Central College will be open Saturday, Dec. 12, to give new and prospective students a chance to enroll for the Spring 2021 semester. The College will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for students to apply, register for classes and learn about financial opportunities, such as scholarships and grants. Those registering for… View Article

Dr. Bauer: “Yes” to Snow Days

December 4, 2020 1:15 pm Published by
East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer addressed faculty, students and staff Friday to state there still will be snow days at the college, even though working and learning remotely has become easier. The following is Dr. Bauer’s message and a reminder to sign up for ECC’s alert notification system: Will we have snow days?… View Article

Spring Community Education Classes Start in January

November 30, 2020 8:57 am Published by
Community members have the chance to learn archery, swing dancing, human resource management, and much more this spring through East Central College’s Community Education Enrichment courses. “Our classes cover a wide range of personal enrichment topics from Digital Photography, to HAM radio, to ServSafe (food handling safety) and so many others,” said Pam Kaiser, program… View Article

ECC Foundation to Award Six Mini-Grants

November 23, 2020 4:07 pm Published by
The East Central College Foundation is awarding six mini-grants this year totaling $8,380 to departments and programs at the college. The grants are funded annually through the Albert C. Buescher Memorial Fund. Foundation Director Bridgette Kelch said the grants are given out to help support various scholastic departments and programs. Since 2009, the ECC Foundation… View Article

ECC Conducts Welding Training Session at Ziglin

November 17, 2020 9:29 am Published by
Five employees at Ziglin Signs, Washington, wrapped up a unique on-site training session last week that was led by the East Central College Center for Workforce Development (CWD). The four-day training focused on aluminum welding techniques. It was taught by ECC Welding Program Coordinator and instructor Bobby Bland and Cliff Cartwright, welding adjunct. Bland explained… View Article

Students Take Welding Skills Home to Create Art

November 13, 2020 8:39 am Published by
As a young girl, Pat Schneider would watch her father and brothers use a forge and welding tools in the garage of their home. “My father was a very artistic man,” she said. “He would use it and I would watch. “Then my brothers would use it and I would watch.” Now, several decades later,… View Article