On Monday, May 4, the U.S. Small Business Administration opened up Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications on a limited basis specifically to agricultural businesses. The application is available at www.SBA.gov/Disaster.
Beginning this fall there will be a new opportunity at East Central College that will appeal to many high school FFA students and local 4-H members.
Agriculture was added as an emphasis option area for an Associate of Arts (AA) transfer degree.
In recognition of nurses everywhere who are putting themselves on the frontline to treat and protect the vulnerable as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, WGU Missouri is kicking off National Nurses Week – which runs from May 6 through May 12 – with a new Nurse Appreciation Scholarship for nurses who are interested in furthering their education.
University of Missouri Extension and partners recently released a Together We Can toolkit to help rural Missourians access mental health resources.
“This presents the resources to help open up conversations about mental health,” says MU Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. “Making it comfortable to talk about mental health is the first step in a healthy society.”
East Central College will roll out a new Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program beginning in the fall.
Dr. Jon Bauer, ECC president, said students completing the program will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technician. This program will be administered through the Allied Health Division.
East Central College will waive online course fees for summer classes to provide students more opportunities to continue their education.
ECC president Dr. Jon Bauer said the decision was made because of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the economy and lives of ECC students.