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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

SCC to begin search for Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

SCC is looking for an innovative, student-centered leader to serve as its next Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs (VPASA). This position serves as the chief academic and student affairs officer for the college, providing vision and innovative leadership needed to advance the college's academic enterprise while creating a positive learning environment for students. This key leadership position will be responsible for working with associate vice presidents and deans to expand and enhance all credit and non-credit educational programs, student affairs ... Read more

Advocacy Brief – January 27, 2017

This week in the Capitol, MCCA Presidents and Chancellors Council Chair Dr. Jon Bauer testified on our budget priorities before both House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Both Three Rivers College and OTC had several college representatives meeting with legislators in the Capitol this week. Dr. Bauer began his testimony by expressing concern and understanding over the current budget situation. “I want to acknowledge the difficult budget situation we are facing as a state and the difficult decisions you have ahead of you,” Dr. ... Read more

SCC college STEM efforts recognized

In coordination with Hour of Code Week 2016 in early December, the St. Charles County Government recognized St. Charles Community College for offering free, introductory workshops on computer programming every month at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County. “The ability to understand and engage in coding, or computer programming, is becoming an increasingly important aspect of successfully competing in the global economy of the 21st century,” St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann said in a proclamation issued at the Nov. ... Read more

SCC and OPO Startups form partnership

St. Charles Community College has joined forces with OPO Startups as a sponsor to bring its students and alumni access to the co-working center from noon-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. There will be a table with SCC signage for students and alumni to provide a work space for startup companies of their own. “Membership is typically $75 per person per month, but our students and alumni will have free access,” said Rex McKanry, SCC assistant professor of computer science. A space dedication ceremony will ... Read more

Jefferson College Named Healthiest Community College Campus in America

Jefferson College is a winner of the 2016 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award and recognized as one of the healthiest college campuses in the nation. The prestigious award celebrates U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate excellence in prioritizing and promoting the health and well-being of their students. It is the only national recognition of its kind that celebrates leadership, innovation, collaboration, and excellence in campus health. Jefferson College was the only higher education institution in Missouri and the only community college in the ... Read more

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

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
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