ECC Theatre to Tell Tales from the Shadows Next Week

Join the East Central College Theatre Department on campus next week for a chilling theatrical experience featuring storytelling and surprises. Tales from the Shadows is a unique outdoor event that includes a journey around campus led by a “Ghoul Guide.” Tickets are on sale now for the Halloween-themed performance scheduled for Oct. 28-30.     According to ECC … Continue reading ECC Theatre to Tell Tales from the Shadows Next Week

AEL Student Hopes to Fly High with New Credential

East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) student Shirley Luecke just earned Aerospace Quality Technician credentials that she hopes will take her career to new heights. Luecke is an AEL English Language Acquisition (English as a Second Language) student who attends classes at the ECC campus in Union. In June, Luecke received her certification … Continue reading AEL Student Hopes to Fly High with New Credential

The Future of Health Care in the Community

These first-year East Central College nursing students are beginning their journey into the health care field. The students were in full uniform Tuesday, Oct. 13, for clinical orientation day. Clinicals are a vital, hands-on portion of the nursing program curriculum. This is the first semester in the ECC Nursing program for these students who were … Continue reading The Future of Health Care in the Community

The Unsweet Origins of Sugar: New York Times 1619 Project

By Lucille Vanek Learning new things is both interesting and sorrowful. I was very saddened to learn the origins of sweetness cane sugar. Sugar has had its lasting impact on the African American community from vast enslavement around the time of 1720 to current sugar-cane farming discrimination and large increases in diabetes. Sugar cane harvesting consisted … Continue reading The Unsweet Origins of Sugar: New York Times 1619 Project

ECC, St. Clair District Team Up on Pilot Program

Five St. Clair High School students will explore high-tech, innovative manufacturing through a pilot program that partners with East Central College and utilizes the college’s state-of-the-art equipment. The SCHS students are enrolled in courses through Project Lead The Way (PLTW) — a national, non-profit organization that provides computer science, engineering and biomedical science instructional programs. … Continue reading ECC, St. Clair District Team Up on Pilot Program

ECC Nursing, AEL Student Forging Her Future

Elisha Griffith knew that one day she would become a nurse. In March 2018, she took the first step toward that goal at East Central College. Griffith enrolled in a new partnership through the college’s Health Careers Workforce and the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. It was through this partnership that the Union resident … Continue reading ECC Nursing, AEL Student Forging Her Future