ECCC Softball Players Earn Postseason Recognition

May 30, 2017

Six freshmen and one sophomore who helped the East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warrior Softball team to postseason play during the 2017 season were recognized recently for their efforts.

Freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Oswalt out of Heritage Academy in Columbus was named National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region 23. Oswalt posted a 22-5 record in the circle with three saves and 108 strikeouts.

ECCC Baseball Announces End-of-Season Team Awards

May 29, 2017

East Central Community College head baseball coach Neal Holliman recently announced those members of the 2017 Diamond Warriors receiving team postseason recognition.

Sophomore infielder/outfielder Cole Prestegard out of Huntsville (Ala.) High School was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Sophomore pitcher Christian Bellew out of Gulfport High School, Most Valuable Pitcher.

Sophomore outfielder Johntrell Pickens out of Philadelphia High School, Best Teammate.

ECCC Announces Spring Semester Honor Roll

May 25, 2017

Students named to the 2017 spring semester honor roll, which includes those selected to the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honorable Mention List, have been announced at East Central Community College in Decatur.


(Alphabetically by hometown)

Those named to the President’s List, students with a 4.0 grade point average, include the following:



East Central Baseball Players Receive Postseason Honors

May 23, 2017

Several East Central Community College Diamond Warriors were selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region 23 Baseball Team and the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-State Baseball Team following the 2017 season.

East Central compiled an overall record of 33-17 and participated in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament May 17-21.

Sophomore Cole Prestegard of Huntsville (Ala.) High School was named to the 2017 NJCAA All-Region 23 Team and the MACJC All-State First Team.

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 Baseball to Face Northwest in Opening Game of NJCAA Region 23 Tournament

May 15, 2017

After sweeping Mississippi Delta Community College in a first round playoff series last week, the East Central Community College Diamond Warrior baseball team will compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament Wednesday-Sunday, May 17-21, at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville.

East Central enters the tournament as the No. 5 seed and will face No. 2 seed Northwest Mississippi Community College Wednesday, May 17, at 3 p.m. The two teams split a doubleheader during the regular season.

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.


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