General Education Statement of Philosophy
General education courses at East Arkansas Community College enhance academic skills, reasoning capabilities, and general knowledge required for continued learning and advancement in students’ professional and personal lives. Students will demonstrate increased proficiency in …
East Arkansas Community College has an open door policy for general admission and offers equal educational opportunity to all persons without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, marital status, or disability. Inquiries regarding admission should be submitted to the Office of Admission and Registration. This office receives …
The Financial Aid Office at East Arkansas Community College seeks to provide financial assistance to any student who, without such support, could not attend the College. A comprehensive program of financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and jobs is provided to qualifying students. To become or remain eligible for financial aid, …
Educational Guidance Services personnel are committed to providing opportunities for each individual student’s total educational development. Specific student services are integrated with the instructional program of the college to address individual needs for educational, personal, social, cultural and career development.
Mission Statement & Guiding Philosophy
The department of Student Services supports the College’s mission to prepare students for a lifetime of learning and contributing to society by connecting academic and co-curricular programs.
The department lives out this mission by promoting a campus culture characterized by …
EACC’s faculty and staff is committed to providing students of all ages and stages of life access to high quality and affordable academic, technical and non-credit education.
Torri Simpson of Palestine has been announced as the first recipient of the East Arkansas Community College Foundation’s Jimmy and Patsy Burns Memorial Scholarship.
The Jimmy and Patsy Burns Memorial Scholarship was established to assist entering EACC students who graduated from Palestine-Wheatley High School. The scholarship is presented to a full-time student (at least 12 hours per semester) who is a graduate from Palestine-Wheatley High School. The student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all coursework.
Simpson graduated from Palestine-Wheatley High School in the graduating class of 2017. While in high school, she was active in sports, a member of the National Honors Society, a member of the Delta Beta Sigma sorority where she volunteered for numerous philanthropic and community service programs and events, and completed almost 30 hours of college credit classes. She plans to complete her basic courses at EACC before transferring to Arkansas State University where she intends to obtain a degree in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. “Thank you so much to the Burns family for this scholarship,” said Simpson. “This will help me to achieve my academic goals, and I am very thankful,” she added.
The family of Jimmy and Patsy Burns created the memorial scholarship to honor their memory and show support for the Palestine-Wheatley High School graduates continuing into post-secondary education at EACC. Jimmy Burns, who lived his entire life in Palestine, was a farmer and member of the Arkansas National Guard. His wife Patsy worked for over twenty-five years in the cafeteria for the Palestine-Wheatley School District. Their children and grandchildren established the scholarship to honor their family’s love of education and growth of the Palestine-Wheatley School District.
The EACC Foundation’s mission is to generate support and advocacy for East Arkansas Community College in the communities it serves.
|Emily Burns, granddaughter of Jimmy and Patsy Burns presents scholarship to Torri Simpson|