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Police Officers Assigned to East Central College

East Central College will begin the 2016 fall semester with a Union police officer permanently assigned to the Union campus. Union police officer Tommie Lowe is assigned to work primarily on campus during the daytime. Union police officer Todd Schlitt will be scheduled during the evening once his replacement completes his training as a traffic officer later this year. The college agreed to a contract earlier this year with the Union police department to have the 2 school resource officers permanently assigned to ... Read more

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

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

Dixon to Deliver ECC Commencement Address

Rob Dixon, president/CEO of the Missouri Community College Association, will deliver the address at East Central College's forty-sixth annual spring commencement Saturday, May 14.  The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium in the Donald D. Shook Student Center on the ECC campus in Union. "We are proud to have Mr. Dixon deliver the commencement address to our graduates," noted College President Dr. Jon Bauer.  "As a community college graduate himself, Rob knows the importance that our colleges play in ... Read more

ECC Renovation Project Approved for Missouri Tax Credit Program

East Central College has been approved to receive up to $600,000 in tax credits from the Missouri Development Finance Board to assist with fundraising efforts to create the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Workforce Training adjacent to ECC’s main campus in Union. The tax credits will be available to individuals, corporations and funders that contribute to the ECC Foundation campaign to raise $1.2 million to renovate the former Gala Center into a facility for technical education and workforce training. “We thank the ... 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