November 5, 2018
When it comes to teaching math, it’s hard to find someone with more experience than Connie Lutz. “I spent 44 years as a high school math teacher,” she said. “My first semester as an adjunct professor at East Central College was in 1980.” She’s still going strong. “I enjoy mathematics,” Lutz explained, “the problem solving [...]
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September 19, 2018
Learning by doing. It’s the approach East Central College Culinary Arts Instructor Mike Palazzola uses with students every day. “We recognized there was something missing from our culinary classrooms,” Palazzola said, “We needed real life experiences in real time.” The award-winning chef, along with former culinary instructor Ted Hirschi, came up with a solution – [...]
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September 6, 2018
Each year, fifteen individuals are selected as Outstanding Young Professionals by the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, and we are proud to announce Leigh Kolb made the list in 2018! “I'm in awe,” said the East Central College Assistant Professor of English and Journalism. “It is such an honor and privilege.” The award is designed [...]
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April 27, 2018
Each year, students are selected for All-Missouri Academic Team by the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. East Central College is proud to announce three students made the list in 2018! Jamie Foutch was named to the All-Missouri Second Team. She currently serves as the President of the Union chapter. “At her time at East Central [...]
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April 20, 2018
More than 54 nursing programs were ranked in the state of Missouri, and East Central College landed near the top of the list in 2018! According to RegisteredNursing.org, East Central College is ranked the tenth best nursing program in the state. The methodology used for the rankings was based on the NCLEX-RN exam, which is [...]
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March 1, 2018
For Bailey Kirkland, a love for photography led to a career in culinary arts. She hadn't planned it that way. Originally from Alaska, Kirkland moved to Union in 2012. Her plan was to finish her online photography degree and eventually move back to her hometown to open a photography studio. “Things changed,” she admitted. “For [...]
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February 7, 2018
Since opening in 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists. In March, nearly two dozen East Central College students will become part of its storied history, joining the likes of George Gershwin, Judy Garland and The Beatles. “Performing at Carnegie Hall is [...]
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February 5, 2018
When she was a senior in high school, Morgaine Denison was awarded an art scholarship to East Central College. She didn’t know it at the time, but it started the St. James native down a path to helping people in need. “Creating art has always provided a space where I feel confident that my voice [...]
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November 17, 2017
Going to college can be a life-changing decision. No one knows that better than Ronda Esparza. “Ronda came to the Financial Aid department in the summer of 2013,” said Barb Kuelker, East Central College financial aid specialist. “I could tell she was a bit nervous.” Ronda had never gone to college. In fact, at the [...]
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October 25, 2017
The Chi Delta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa welcomed new members during its annual Fall Induction Ceremony. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society for the two-year college. Members pursue activities that fall under the direction of the society’s hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. "Phi Theta Kappa membership is by invitation only," [...]
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