Dr. Stewart updates Louisville Rotary Club on ECCC

From staff Reports

ECCC President Dr. Bill W. Stewart updated the Louisville Rotary Club on the plans at East Central Community College.

Stewart noted that ECCC is creating a 2020 vision plan on where the college needs to be by 2020 and is seeking community input. Stewart also discussed the video conferencing of classes to other sites like the ECCC training center located in Louisville, the search for a new head football coach underway, ECCC selected as military friendly school and the scholarship that will allow students in the 5 county district to attend ECCC.

Scholarships will be available for qualified high school graduates who reside in the five-county service area of ECCC in 2014-15, thanks to a donation from the estate of Frances Gaines Blum Slagle, a 1940 ECCC graduate. ECCC has received $2.93 million from the estate so far according to Stewart.

In recognition of ECCC’s success in recruiting, retaining and providing services to military students, the two-year college is designated as a Military Friendly School, according to Stewart.

Stewart also invited all to participate in ECCC’s 2020 vision by visiting Lake Tiak O’Khata Jan. 16 to talk with ECCC representatives.

The Louisville Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at Lake Tiak O’Khata at noon. Speak to a Rotary member about attending.