4-H clubs across Missouri have raised nearly 300,000 meals to feed hungry families — far exceeding their 250,000-meal 4-H Feeding Missouri Food Drive goal for 2020.
East Central College has been educating nurses for 40 years — and since 1980 more than 1,000 nurses have earned degrees.
ECC has joined the American Nurses Association in celebrating 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse.”
The May 15 Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards saw a large turnout and active bidding on most lots, according to University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole. The 215 heifers averaged $1,687.
In the past two years, East Central College’s graduation rate has climbed by 14 percent.
The ECC graduation rate was 35 percent in 2019, thanks to a 6 percent boost over the 2018 rate. In addition, there was an 8 percent increase from 2017 to 2018.
In response to the tremendous interest in home food production, University of Missouri Extension now offers a free online course in basic vegetable gardening.
Students who transfer from East Central College to the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) are having great academic success.
According to data provided by MU, in 2017, ECC transfer students at Mizzou had an average grade point average of 3.59 after a full academic year, and in the 2018 fall semester the GPA was 3.62 after a full year. In addition, 13 of the 17 ECC transfers to MU in the 2019 fall semester had a GPA above 3.00.