July 18, 2016
Brenda Carson, director of financial aid for East Central Community College in Decatur, recently received the Jack Woodward Award of Excellence from the Mississippi Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators at the organization’s annual conference held at the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw.
Seven East Central Community College varsity sports teams earned National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Team of the Year honorable mention awards for having met the grade-point average requirement of 3.00 or better for the 2015-16 season.
The ECCC Diamond Warrior baseball team finished with a 3.43 GPA and ranked sixth overall.
The women’s basketball team also earned an honorable mention award, finishing with a 3.0 GPA.
Several East Central Community College student-athletes received state and national recognition for academic performance during the 2015-16 academic year on the Decatur campus.
In all, 65 ECCC student-athletes were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association, the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, or both organizations.
June 7, 2016
East Central Community College’s Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, was recently recognized on the organization’s inaugural President’s List, which recognizes the 25 chapters with the highest membership acceptance rates.
According to the Phi Theta Kappa website, “the list is based on chapters’ acceptance rates in 2015. This new annual recognition serves as a way for all chapters — big and small, urban and rural — to see how their peers are performing.”
April 4, 2016
October 19, 2015
All five current Distinguished Young Women from the East Central Community College district are attending the college this academic year.
Dr. Randall Lee, vice president for student services at ECCC, said being able to attract top students such as those who are Distinguished Young Women is a testament to the college’s outstanding academic programs.
June 23, 2015
For the second straight year, students who transferred from East Central Community College to four-year institutions earned the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) of all community college transfers in the state of Mississippi.
January 5, 2015
For the third straight year, East Central Community College in Decatur is included in the list of Top 50 Fastest Growing Community Colleges in the United States, according to the Dec. 8, 2014, issue of Community College Week, a national publication located in Selmer, Tenn.
East Central was ranked 36th in the list of two-year institutions with student enrollments from 2,500 to 4,999.