ECC Honored for Hiring Veterans

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Pictured at the presentation ceremony, from left, are Lt. Col Alan Rohlfing, Missouri Show-Me Heroes Director, Steve Weingart, Veterans Employment Representative with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, ECC President Jon Bauer, and ECC Human Resources staff members Megan Elbert and Karen Rinne.

Union, Mo. - East Central College received the “Flag of Freedom” award Friday, November 9, for its commitment and follow through to the Show-Me Heroes initiative.

Businesses in the Show-Me Heroes program have signed a pledge to recruit and hire veterans who have returned from service.  ECC is the sixth employer in Franklin County to receive the award.

The award presentation followed a flag raising ceremony to commemorate Veteran’s Day.  A luncheon for ECC students and staff who served in the military was also held Friday.  ECC Culinary Arts Club members provided the meal.