New Director of Institutional Effectiveness at ECC

Hayley Vawter | Editor As of July 2018, East Central College was put “on notice” by the Missouri Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Following that, ECC had hired a new position: Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Michelle L. Smith.  “Institutional effectiveness really has to do with overall, as a college is ECC making thoughtful, data-based decisions. … Continue reading New Director of Institutional Effectiveness at ECC

Sex Trafficking Fear in Franklin County: Not a ‘problem’ but ‘possibility’

Hayley Vawter | Editor Recently, fear about sex trafficking has taken social media by storm. In the last few months, several women in the Franklin and Phelps county areas have made social media posts about sex trafficking and their experiences with possible instances of trafficking. Every post is different, but several mention being followed at … Continue reading Sex Trafficking Fear in Franklin County: Not a ‘problem’ but ‘possibility’

ECC Prepares for Accreditation Hearing

Jennifer Somers | Editor During a visit to campus in October of 2017, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) found that East Central College did not meet the criteria required to maintain accreditation and recommended that the college be placed on probationary status. The HLC is ECC’s regional accrediting agency. The organization accredits degree-granting postsecondary educational … Continue reading ECC Prepares for Accreditation Hearing

New SGA President Offers Voice of Change

Adam Fitts | Reporter Michail Ratcliff, East Central College's first openly gay Student Government Association President, wants to help people while staying true to himself. “If I can’t be authentic to myself, then I can’t be a good leader,” Ratcliff said. Ratcliff is the new SGA President as of the Spring 2018 semester but has … Continue reading New SGA President Offers Voice of Change

ECC Students, Faculty Share Poems at Annual Poetry Reading

Jennifer Somers, Editor | The annual ECC Student Invitational Poetry Reading, hosted by Joshua Stroup, took place on Tues., Nov. 21. ECC English faculty and tutor Raphael Maurice, whose book of poetry is expected to release in January of 2018, was featured as a guest poet. More of Maurice’s work will be featured at the … Continue reading ECC Students, Faculty Share Poems at Annual Poetry Reading