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Graduation Ceremonies Will be Livestreamed

May 14, 2021 2:45 pm Published by
East Central College will be livestreaming each of this year’s five commencement ceremonies to recognize the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021. The ceremonies will be Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., with Emily Rau as the speaker. On Saturday, May 15, at 4 p.m.; and Sunday, May 16, at… View Article

English Department Essay, Poetry Contest Winners

May 13, 2021 2:11 pm Published by
The East Central College English Department sought student entries for the annual Poetry and Research Writing Contest. In the poetry category, Grace Sellers received first-place honors for, “Rice Crispy Knees.” In the research essay category, first place was awarded to Clara Curtmann for, “Why Beijing Should Not Host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.” Both first-place… View Article

Former ECC Student Follows Path to Pharmacy Industry

May 12, 2021 10:39 am Published by
Attending classes at East Central College made a lot of sense to Dr. Sandy Mitchell, owner of Medley Pharmacy, Inc. and Sinks Pharmacy. After Mitchell earned a doctorate in pharmacy, she returned to where her passion for the industry began and today, she owns 14 pharmacies in seven counties . Mitchell, an Owensville High School… View Article

ECC Water Tower to be Removed

May 10, 2021 2:47 pm Published by
A fixture at East Central College for 50 years will be razed in the coming weeks. The ECC board of trustees recently approved a contract to remove the water tower on the west side of campus. The structure had been used solely by the college from 1971 until the 2006-07 academic year, when the college… View Article

Trustees Approve New Applied Technology Degree

May 6, 2021 3:15 pm Published by
The East Central College Board of Trustees approved a new technology degree geared toward students seeking a broader-based exposure to skilled trade. On May 3, the board approved a new Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology certificates and degree, which is designed so students can earn a certificate, or stack certificates, from varying technical… View Article

College Hires New VP of Student Development

May 6, 2021 3:12 pm Published by
The East Central College Board of Trustees recently approved the hiring of a new vice president of student development. Sarah Leassner will begin at ECC June 1. She comes to the College with more than 19 years working with college students. She most recently was the director of first-year programs at Lindenwood University, St. Charles…. View Article

ECC Holds Second Assessment Showcase

May 6, 2021 8:45 am Published by
The East Central College faculty and staff held the second Assessment Showcase April 30 to exhibit the strategic work the College is doing and to share ideas with colleagues. Sue Henderson, assistant professor of English and Instructional Assessment Committee chair, said the idea for the showcase spawned from the Higher Learning Commission Assessment Academy to… View Article

Art & Design Student Exhibition Winners Announced

May 6, 2021 8:37 am Published by
The overall Best of Show in the Annual East Central College Art & Design Student Exhibition is “Nocturnal Feast” by Kate Shelton. Shelton’s piece is one of the many student works that has been on display in the ECC Art Gallery. The student exhibit ends May 6. Jennifer Higerd, ECC art instructor and gallery coordinator,… View Article

ECC Awarded Pre-Apprenticeship Funding

May 5, 2021 3:23 pm Published by
The Missouri Office of Workforce Development (OWD) recently released a list of pre-apprenticeship programs that will be receiving grants of up to $75,000 as part of the Missouri Apprentice Ready initiative. East Central College is one of just 10 applicants to receive an award that were issued across the state to other community colleges and… View Article

Rolla Nursing Student Finds Time for Education

May 4, 2021 2:53 pm Published by
Many people have asked when Carli Nesheim, Cuba, finds the time to eat, let alone attend classes at East Central College. “I eat in my car on my way to class or on my way back to work from class. I have just enough time to drive to ECC, go to class and drive back… View Article