East Central College offers a variety of programming throughout the year for the community. Events include summer camps, programs for senior citizens, the annual Senior Health Expo and more.
Each year the college is also involved with other entities in hosting a variety of activities on the Union campus including the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Competition, Four Rivers Conference Speech Tournament and Art Show, Missouri State High School Activities Association district music festival, College Night, Messy Play Night, Regional Spelling Bee, ProStart culinary competition, Math & Science Night, Parochial School Math Bowl and many other events.
Additional information on upcoming community outreach activities can be found on the college website.
Patrons of the Arts Program
Through the College Foundation, the Fine and Performing Arts faculty offer the Patrons of the Arts schedule of theater, art, music, and speaker events. Events and activities are scheduled throughout the year; information on tickets can be found by contacting the Box Office, the Business Office, the Foundation or the Fine and Performing Arts division. The year’s events are also available on the college website.
The East Central College Foundation
Founded in 1975, the East Central College Foundation was chartered as a non-profit 501c(3) corporation to support the educational mission of East Central College. Its purpose is to be the official fund-raising and gift-receiving organization for the College, to fund scholarships, to facilitate the establishment of endowments, and to enhance the College’s instructional, athletic, fine arts, and cultural programs.
The ECC Foundation Board of Directors is composed of individuals from various businesses, professions, and community services. Meetings are held quarterly. Directors take an active role in fund-raising and membership activities, finance and investment planning and supervision of planned gifts and endowments. The daily operations are carried out by an Executive Director and a Foundation Assistant who are responsible for implementing activities and policies and making opportunities for gift-giving known to the community.
East Central College enjoys the support of alumni organized through the College Foundation. Through various activities such as an annual golf tournament and volunteering at a local fair, they raise funds for scholarships and items for the campus. For more information, contact the College Foundation.
Career and technical programming at the college is supported by program Advisory Committees. The committees are comprised of professionals in the career fields from the local communities. The committees provide advice, guidance, leadership, and other support to the programs. Membership terms vary, but each program maintains a current membership list. Anyone interested in service on a campus advisory committee should contact the appropriate program faculty.