East Central College

ECC To Name Building In Honor Of Founding President

The Multi Purpose building, is pictured in the foreground will be named after founding President. (Photo courtesy of East Central College.)

UNION, Mo. - 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 hired in August of 1968 to lead East Central Junior College; a position he would hold for the next 18 years.  During that time enrollment grew from 470 when the first classes started in September of 1969 to 2,973 students in the fall of 1986. 

Free Admission to High School and College Students at Sunday Showing of Selma

UNION, Mo. - Selma, a 2015 Academy Award nominee for best motion picture, will have four showings at the Walt Theatre in downtown New Haven March 6-8.

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Through the sponsorship of East Central College Student Media and Student Activities, high school and college students will be admitted at no charge to the 5 p.m. showing Sunday, March 8.

East Central Soccer Captures MCCAC Conference Title With Win Over Jefferson

UNION, Mo. - The East Central College Soccer Falcons (7-7-1) made huge strides to reach the .500 plateau by beating Region 16 and Missouri Community College Athletic Conference rival Jefferson College by a score of 2-1.

The victory also has the Falcons on top of the MCCAC standings as conference champions for the first time since 2011.

High School Students Invited to Math, Science and Engineering Career Event at ECC

UNION, Mo. - The Transfer Engineering Department at East Central College will host a Math and Science Career Night for high school students from the area Wednesday, October 22.  The annual event is co-sponsored by Missouri University of Science & Technology and will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Training Center on the ECC campus in Union.

Children’s Chorale Gets Underway With August 25 Meeting

UNION, Mo. - An informational meeting for families with children wanting to participate in the East Central Children's Chorale will be held at the college Monday, August 25.  The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 118 of the Auditorium/Classroom Building on the ECC campus in Union.  Children should accompany their parents.

Memorial Service Saturday for Former ECC President Dale Gibson

Pictured left: Dr. Dale Gibson, president of East Central College from 1990 to 1999.

UNION, Mo. - Dr. Dale Gibson, president of East Central College in the 1990s, died Saturday, August 9, following a brief illness. He was 81.  

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, MO.

Special Saturday Registration Session Set for August 2 at East Central College

UNION, Mo. - The Student Service Center at East Central College has been bustling with activity this summer.  To accommodate new and returning students, a special Saturday registration session is set for August 2.  Staff will be available from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Fall semester classes begin Wednesday, August 13.

Although the priority deadline for financial aid was July 1, students can still apply for financial aid and wait for disbursement after the start of the fall semester.  In 2013-14, ECC disbursed $17.3 million in financial aid to students through  scholarships, state money, grants, veteran benefits, loans and other sources. Tuition must be paid before classes start, so students are encouraged to utilize our payment plan so they can spread the cost out over several months or until their financial aid is in place.

ECC Athletes Earn Academic Honors - Three Named NJCAA Academic All-Americans

Pictured left: East Central College soccer player Andrew Hamerlinck (center) was named the school’s Scholar Athlete for 2013-14.  Shown left to right are  Dr. Jay Mehrhoff, athletic director; Hamerlinck  and Kean Barclay, head men’s soccer coach. (Photo courtesy ECC)

UNION, Mo. - For the fifth consecutive year, the East Central College Athletic Department has won the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference Academic Award.

Dr. Jay Mehrhoff, athletic director at ECC, said student athletes had an overall grade point average of 2.97.  That mark allows the Falcons to retain the Harold Oetting Award which is presented each year to the MCCAC school with the highest overall GPA attained by student athletes.