April 21, 2020

The East Central Community College Foundation has awarded Oliphant-Martin Faculty Excellence Fund Grants to two different Healthcare Education programs which will enhance the college’s institutional commitments of Teaching & Learning and Student Success.

The East Central Community College Faculty Excellence Fund, established in 1997, was renamed in 2010 to the Oliphant-Martin Faculty Excellence Fund to acknowledge the generous contributions of alumna Dr. Beverly Henry Oliphant-Martin (’58) and her husband, John Martin.

April 20, 2020

Students interested in attending East Central Community College for the Fall 2020 Term can begin registering for classes on Monday, April 20, 2020. Registration for ECCC’s Summer 2020 June and July terms and the May Three-Week “Maymester” Term is ongoing.

April 15, 2020

The Mississippi Community College Foundation has received a grant of $310,000 from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) to help qualifying Mississippi community college students impacted by COVID-19 stay on track towards graduation. 

East Central Community College (ECCC) in Decatur will receive $20,000 of that grant to aid qualifying ECCC students.

April 15, 2020


Alley Bernard and Gavin Bailey

April 2, 2020

Former Ole Miss basketball standout and Rebel assistant coach Rahim Lockhart is the new head men’s basketball coach at East Central Community College (ECCC) in Decatur.

April 1, 2020

Longtime, legendary, and beloved East Central Community College English instructor Ovid Vickers of Decatur spent 40 years on the ECCC campus and taught generations of students to love literature and poetry. He died Monday, March 30, at age 89.

March 31, 2020


Recently elected Mr. and Miss East Central Community College are Jasmine McDonald (left) of Union and Matthew Riley of Brandon. (EC Photo)

Matthew Riley of Brandon and Jasmine McDonald of Union were selected Mr. and Miss East Central Community College for the 2019-20 school year by a recent vote of the student body.

March 17, 2020

East Central Community College sophomore outfielder Olivia Houston was today named the MACJC Softball Player of the Week for March 9-15 after an explosive outing at the plate in a sweep over Marion Military Institute (Ala.) March 10 at the Softball Park in Decatur.

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