2016-2017 President's Report
NOTES IN THE MARGIN – Notes in the Margin: A Collection of Columns About East Central Community College , a second book by retired English instructor Ovid Vickers, was published and went on sale in September 2016. Notes in the Margin is a collection of essays about ECCC and its people, which ran in nearby newspapers over the past three decades. In 2013, Vickers wrote The East Central I Knew: A History of East Central Community College .
JUNIOR DAYS – Hundreds of high school students from across the district were invited to attend East Central’s first annual “Junior Days” this year. Junior Days replace the Senior Days that were annually held in the spring. Seniors are now invited to visit the ECCC campus in the fall of their senior year of high school. Activities for Junior Days included a welcome by Student Body Association President Makenzie Byrd and by ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart, entertainment by the Collegians and Percussion Ensemble, information on college academics and student life, lunch, and a student organization information showcase.
NEWWEBSITES LAUNCHED – East Central Community College launched a much-needed and redesigned www.eccc.edu website in August. The new website includes a more modern design that is responsive to all devices and contains better, more intuitive navigation. The website is one of the college’s main tools for recruiting prospective students and creating awareness about the college among all constituents. In September, the college unveiled a new athletics website www. ecccathletics.com. It is powered by PrestoSports and is devoted to the college’s 10 varsity sports teams. In addition to helping the college better market and promote its varsity sports teams, the site automatically syncs with the National Junior College Athletic Association website for all scores and statistics for each sport. The new website includes news, schedules, and rosters for each team; up-to-date social media feeds; photo and video sections; an ECCC Athlete of the Week spotlight; and other features.
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