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East Central College Receives Historic Donation

A gift of $250,000 has been presented to East Central College from Ace Manufacturing and Parts Co., Sullivan, Mo. The gift was made to the East Central College Foundation’s Building for Success campaign — An Initiative for Tomorrow’s Workforce — which is raising funds to help the college renovate a building adjacent to the main campus in Union into a Business and Industry Center. The donation is believed to be the largest in the college’s history. The new 28,388 square foot center ... Read more

$1 Million Rural Economic Development Loan Awarded to East Central

East Central College has been awarded a $1 million zero-interest loan through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program. The funds will be used to offset costs associated with renovations to a property ECC purchased in 2015 that will house a Business and Industry Center. The Center will bring under one roof East Central’s advanced manufacturing programs which include Industrial Engineering Technology and Industrial Maintenance, Precision Machining, and Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration.  ECC’s Center for Workforce Development ... Read more

Barbara R. Kavalier, Ph.D., named fourth president of St. Charles Community College

The St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees has named Barbara R. Kavalier, Ph.D., district president of Narvarro College in Corsicana, Tex., as the next president of St. Charles Community College.  She will take the helm of Missouri’s fourth largest community college district Aug. 10, following the service of Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., who accepted the presidency at Cazenovia College in New York state earlier this year. Todd Galbierz, vice president for administrative services, will continue his service as interim president through ... Read more

SCC kicked off three-part Title IX training series

Joining forces with St. Louis region colleges and universities, including St. Louis University (SLU), Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and others, St. Charles Community College’s Title IX coordinator, Sylvia Edgar, participates in a quarterly roundtable that serves as a resource for local and regional Title IX administrators. The group discusses ideas on policy development, availability of affordable and relevant training opportunities, and recent developments on national level topics. To address the need for affordable and relevant training opportunities, Edgar contacted the Department ... Read more

SCC Board of Trustees announces four finalists in presidential search

The St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees has named four finalists in the search for the institution’s next president. Four candidates will visit the campus between June 10-13.  Groups meeting with the candidates include students, faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees and local community and business leaders. “At a special closed session meeting of the Board of Trustees on June 1, the Board narrowed the list of candidates to four,” said Pamela Cilek, chair of the Presidential Search Committee and secretary of ... Read more

SCC alumna to attend 2016 National Council on Standards for Human Service Education Conference

Stephanie Whitlock, St. Charles Community College alumna and member of Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA) Lambda Chapter of the National Human Service Honor Society, has been awarded a scholarship from TUA to attend the 2016 National Council on Standards for Human Service Education Conference Oct. 19-22, in Tampa Bay, Fla. This year’s conference is dedicated to examining “The News ‘Realities’ in America: Preparing for the Challenges Ahead.” The conference will examine the dynamics and impact of issues from diminishing funding sources to new ... Read more

SCC Career Services awards recent grad with job search survival kit

During the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters, St. Charles Community College’s career services department held a contest, Jump Start Your Career, for SCC students. The goal of the contest was to get students prepared for life after college by attending career-related events. “Any student who came into the office for career or job search assistance appointment could be entered into the contest,” said Martha Toebben, career services manger. “Also, if a student attended a career services event, such as workshops, the ... Read more

Campus Resources Officers Start This Fall at ECC

East Central College trustees approved a five-year agreement with the City of Union to provide Union Police Department officers on the main campus. Action came at the May 9 board meeting. “I am very pleased with the agreement we’ve worked out with the city to establish a campus resource officer program on the Union campus,” stated Dr. Jon Bauer, ECC president.  “We will share the cost on a 50-50 basis for the first two years.  That will allow the college to use ... Read more

ECC Names New Vice President of Instruction

East Central College has named Dr. Tia Robinson as the new vice president of instruction.  She  replaces Jean McCann who is retiring after 24 years at the college. The appointment to the position was approved by college trustees at their May 9 board meeting.  Robinson will begin working at ECC July 1. Robinson said that she is excited to become a part of ECC’s commitment to student success and inspiring excellence.  “It is evident that ECC has the pulse of the community and ... Read more

SCC recognized with top honors at PBL State Leadership Conference

The 57th annual Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership State Conference was held in Springfield, Mo., on April 23. Twelve members of the St. Charles Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda participated in the competitions, and 11 attended the conference, accompanied by chapter advisors, Andrea Compton and Rex and Jennifer McKanry. This year’s conference theme was “connect” and focused many sessions on networking. The conference featured competitive events for individuals and teams, leadership training and election of state officers for the ... Read more
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