ECCC Phi Beta Lambda Chapter Named Largest in Nation

May 19, 2017

East Central Community College’s Theta Chi chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is the largest community college chapter in the nation, and fourth largest among all two-year and four-year institutions, the organization recently learned.

According to Christy Ferguson, ECCC business and office technology instructor and PBL advisor, there are more than 500 PBL chapters on college campuses across the United States. East Central’s chapter has 141 members.

ECCC Offering Numerous Courses During Summer Online, On-Campus Terms

May 15, 2017

East Central Community College in Decatur is offering a variety of courses this summer both online and on the Decatur campus, as well as its locations in Carthage and Philadelphia.

The college is offering courses during three terms: Summer Online Term, Summer I (June) Term, and Summer II (July) Term.

Registration for all three terms can be done online at

ECCC Board of Trustees Approves Budget Plan to Address Reductions in State Appropriations

May 12, 2017

The East Central Community College Board of Trustees this week approved the college’s 2017-18 budget plan aimed at offsetting a $1.04 million reduction in state appropriations for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2017.

The budget plan, which includes expenditure reductions and revenue increases, was approved at the board’s May meeting held on the Decatur campus.

ECCC Recognizes 2017 Retirees

May 9, 2017

These East Central Community College retirees were honored during the college’s end-of-the-year luncheon held Friday, May 5, 2017 in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria. Pictured are (from left) Mary Boulton, director of the Success Center; Polly Mayes, drafting and design technology instructor; and Shelia Stamper, business office clerk. (EC Photo)


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