East Central College

International Honor Society Inducts New Student Members - Two NHHS Graduates Among List

New elected leadership of the Chi Delta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

UNION, Mo. - Forty-five students were inducted into the local chapter. Since the chapter was chartered in November 1970, 3,323 students have been inducted, including 8 honorary members.

The ceremony also featured a keynote address by Shirley Scarborough, who also serves as the co-advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Missouri Alumni Association.

Megan Fitts Receives East Central College Outstanding Student Award

Megan Fitts of Pacific received East Central College’s Outstanding Student Award for 2014 at East Central College’s May 17 commencement ceremony.  Shown, left to right, are Janet Fitts, mother; Megan Fitts, Tom Fitts, father; and Cookie Hays, vice president of student development at ECC. (Photo by ECC photography.)

UNION, MO. - The annual Outstanding Student Award is the highest award given to a graduate of East Central College.  The honoree is chosen by a vote of the faculty and staff after thoughtful consideration of his or her academic achievement and participation in campus and community activities.

Lady Falcons Win Third Straight Regional Softball Title

Photo courtesy of Craig Monzyk.

UNION, Mo. - The East Central College women’s softball team (30-20) claimed their third consecutive NJCAA Division II Region 16 championship Saturday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over Mineral Area College.  The top seeded Lady Falcons won three straight to claim the reginal title, advancing Coach Brad Wallach’s Lady Falcons to the District J playoffs.

They opened the tournament Friday with a 14-3 win over Cottey College followed with a 6-1 victory over St. Louis Community College.

Willard To Head Central Methodist University-Union

FAYETTE, Mo. – The job of site coordinator for Central Methodist University’s branch site in the Union area is roughly equal parts “educator” and “business manager.” In Tim Willard, CMU believes it struck the proper balance between the two.

Willard, a Union resident who has taught for CMU for over a decade, starts his new position April 1. CMU-Union operates from the East Central College (ECC) campus and enrolls approximately 170 students, according to Dr. Rita Gulstad, CMU Provost.

“I think many times we get caught up in seeing things as they are instead of what they could be,” Willard said. “CMU-Union is now a great place to get a degree, but it will be a life changing university opening up the dreams of students not yet envisioned.”

CMU’s site coordinator runs the day-to-day operations of the branch at ECC. They must market CMU degree programs, build and develop partnerships, supervise and support faculty, and advise students among other tasks.

East Central College Student Assaulted On Campus

Union, Mo - Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:45 p.m. a female student was assaulted by an unknown assailant in the student parking lot across the road from the theatre stage entrance on the East Central College campus in Union. 

She was pinned against a dark blue jeep with rust spots before the assailant ran into the woods. 

Major Changes Coming to GED Test in Missouri

Photo courtesy ECC.
Christine Haynes and her son Grady were among the more than 50 GED recipients who participated in a recognition ceremony at East Central College May 18.

The Owensville residents attended classes at ECC’s GED site in Gerald.  Over 100 people from the area passed the GED in the past year through ECC’s Adult Education and Literacy program.

Union, Mo. - Major changes are on the horizon for the GED test in Missouri.  Like programs all across the state, East Central College’s Adult Education and Literacy program will soon be transitioning away from the 2002 paper/pencil version of the GED high school equivalency test and begin helping people prepare to take the new computer based 2014 High School Equivalency test.