ECCC Lady Warrior Basketball Falls After Southwest Comeback

December 7, 2016

The East Central Community College women’s basketball team led most of the contest, but could not hold off a late Southwest Mississippi Community College comeback in a 74-17 loss in Summit Monday, Dec. 5.

ECCC led by 10 at the end of the third period of play, but Lady Bears outscored ECCC by 13 points in fourth to drop the Lady Warriors opening game of MACJC South Division play.

East Central Community College Again Tabbed as Military Friendly® School

December 5, 2016

East Central Community College in Decatur has been designated as a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse magazines. It is the fifth consecutive year that ECCC has earned the Military Friendly® School designation.

ECCC is one of only five community colleges in Mississippi to earn the Military Friendly® designation for 2017.

11 Warriors, Coach Karcher Receive Postseason Football Honors

December 4, 2016

Eleven members of the 2016 East Central Community College Warrior football team received postseason honors from the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the National Junior College Athletic Association. In addition, for the second year in a row Head Coach Ken Karcher was selected as the MACJC South Division Coach of the Year.

Four Warriors were named MACJC First Team All-State and seven were named MACJC Second Team All-State. One was included on the NJCAA All-Region 23 Team.

Annual Report Card Shows High Marks for ECCC

December 1, 2016

In accordance with Mississippi House Bill No. 1071 from the 2010 legislative session, East Central Community College in Decatur has released its 2015 Community College Performance Profile, or Report Card. The bill created an Education Achievement Council which was established to set education achievement goals for institutions of higher learning and community and junior colleges in the state and to assist in monitoring progress towards those goals through the preparation of annual institutional and state report cards.  

ECCC Warrior Baseball Players Sign to Play at Four-Year Colleges

November 16, 2016

Four East Central Community College baseball players signed National Letters of Intent for the November signing period to continue their baseball careers at four-year colleges and universities.

“We are very proud of all four of these young men as they continue their education and baseball careers,” said Head Baseball Coach Neal Holliman. “They have all been great representatives of our college and will be major contributors for us this upcoming season.”

Community Invited to ECCC’s 2nd Warrior Wonderland Dec. 2

November 16, 2016

East Central Community College invites area residents to get into the Christmas spirit by attending the second annual Warrior Wonderland Friday, Dec. 2, on the campus in Decatur.

The special celebration of Christmas will begin immediately following the Decatur Christmas Parade, about 6:30 p.m., and conclude by 8:30 p.m.

Warrior Wonderland will kick off with a fireworks display, followed by a ceremony to light the East Central Christmas tree on the front lawn of campus near the Vincent Administration Building.

Second Half Comeback Gives East Central Warriors Win Over Coahoma

November 15, 2016

A second half comeback gave the East Central Community College men’s basketball a hard fought 74-66 win over the Coahoma Community College Tigers Monday, Nov. 14, in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium in Decatur.

The Warriors trailed by a dozen at the half, but outscored the Tigers by 20 in points the second half to pull off the comeback win.

ECCC Lady Warriors Win High-Scoring Basketball Contest Against Coahoma

November 15, 2016

The East Central Community College Lady Warriors had three players score 20 or more points en route to a high-scoring 104-97 victory against Coahoma Community College Monday, Nov. 14, in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the Decatur campus.

Freshman forward Autumn Taylor of Newton High School had 23 points and brought down 13 rebounds. Freshman guard Khelsea Foster of Arcadia (La.) High School was the leading scorer for ECCC with 25 points. Laneisha Jeans of Pine Forest (Fla.) High School added 20 points for the Lady Warriors.

ECCC Hosts Annual Fine Arts Christmas Spectacular Nov. 29

November 15, 2016

The East Central Community College Fine Arts Department will present its annual Fine Arts Christmas Spectacular at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus.

The presentation is being held as part of the college’s Cultural Arts Series. Tickets are $10 per person. A reception will follow the performances in the Gold Room of Mabry Cafeteria.


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