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East Central College Academic Advisor Honored with Statewide Award

Nearly two years ago, Steffani McCrary joined East Central College as an academic advisor. When she got there, she brought something from her secondary education background with her. “I thought adding DECA would be a great addition to campus,” she said. “It benefits students in so many ways.” Missouri DECA provides services to students enrolled in Marketing and Cooperative Education programs throughout the state. DECA’s comprehensive learning program integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition. It prepares emerging ... Read more

East Central President Presents Award to Missouri Senator Roy Blunt

East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer, representing the Missouri Community Colleges Association, honored Missouri Senator Roy Blunt with the National Education Service Award this week. It was presented at The National Legislative Summit in the nation’s capital – an advocacy event that brings together more than 1,000 community college leaders to shine a spotlight on the importance of community colleges. Presented annually during the summit, the award honors a national leader who makes extraordinary contributions to national public policies that support ... 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

ECC Foundation Kicks Off Campaign to Raise Funds for Business and Industry Center Renovations

A $1.2 million campaign has been kicked off by the East Central College Foundation to raise money to help the college renovate the former Gala Center into a Business and Industry Center. The Foundation campaign, Building for Success: An Initiative for Tomorrow’s Workforce, will solicit contributions for remodeling the space into a Business and Industry Center that will house ECC’s precision machining, industrial engineering technology and HVAC programs.  Lab and classroom space to accommodate non-credit welding classes is also planned for the ... Read more

ECC Awarded $1.2 Million Grant from Dept. of Commerce

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Friday (September 11) that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million grant to East Central College.  The funds will be used to create the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Workforce Training adjacent to ECC’s main campus in Union. “We are thrilled to receive this federal grant to assist with the renovation of our facility,” noted ECC President Jon Bauer.  “These grant funds, combined with institutional resources and money we plan to raise ... Read more

ECC Offering IT Certification Courses Through MoSTEM WINs

To meet the growing needs of employers in the information technology field, East Central College is offering free courses for industry recognized CompTIA, Microsoft, and Cisco certification. The IT training focuses on a wide range of fundamentals and product-specific technology that enhance an individual’s ability to achieve industry-recognized certifications. “A U.S. Department of Labor grant funds MoSTEM WINs, a statewide initiative that allows Missourians to obtain technical training in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics,” stated Jeremy Goss, project coordinator of MoSTEM WINs at ... Read more

ECC Dedicates Donald D. Shook Student Center

As a part of the 45th annual spring commencement May 16, East Central College renamed the Multipurpose Building the Donald D. Shook Student Center. In March of this year ECC trustees voted to rename the building to honor Shook for his significant, lasting and measurable impact on the college. He led the college from 1968 to 1986, the longest tenure of any president in the 47 year history of the college. During his 18 year administration, Shook was responsible for the establishment and ... Read more

ECC to Purchase Facility Near Union Campus

East Central College trustees gave authorization Monday, April 13, to purchase a building near campus to house several of its career and technical programs. The board approved purchasing the former Gala Center, located southeast of the main campus in Union. The Precision Machining and Industrial Engineering Technology programs currently housed at Four Rivers Career Center in Washington will be relocated to the new facility, as well as the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning program now located on the main campus. College President Dr. Jon ... Read more

ECC Partners with Manufacturer to Offer Welding Classes

East Central College is partnering with Clemco Industries to provide an Introduction to MIG Welding program.  On Wednesday, March 25, ECC’s Center for Workforce Development awarded certificates of completion to participants in the first Introduction to MIG Welding program held at the Washington manufacturer.   Five students completed the eight-week program. The training included OSHA10 certification, a National Career Readiness certificate and five weeks of welding instruction.   Arnie Sallaberry, president of Clemco Industries, says Clemco is proud to be part of East Central’s MIG ... Read more

ECC to Name Building in Honor of Founding President

The East Central College board of trustees unanimously resolved at their March 2 meeting to rename the Multipurpose Building after Dr. Don Shook.  Shook was ECC’s first and longest serving president. A naming policy instituted in 2009 states that the board may consider naming honors for an individual who had a significant, lasting and measurable impact on the college.  Board president Jim Perry noted that it’s appropriate to honor Shook in this manner based on his long-term commitment to the college. Shook was ... Read more
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