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ECTC welcomes students to campus

Published on Aug 17, 2021

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) campuses are teeming with students, faculty and staff now that the Fall 2021 semester has begun. The semester kicked off with Week of Welcome (WOW), which brought community partners, vendors and activities to the JSO courtyard on the Elizabethtown campus.  

It was a sweet sight after so many classes shifted to online instruction to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, said ECTC Chief Student Affairs Officer Dale Buckles.

“It is incredibly exciting to see students back on campus, and we appreciate the trust students have in ECTC to provide them a safe, comfortable learning environment,” Buckles said. “Students and vendors participating in WOW week brought life back into the campus with smiling faces. We saw interested students wanting to learn more about opportunities at ECTC and in our community, enjoying music and having conversations. It was very heart-warming to see and hear.”

New this school year is the introduction of 8-Week Advantage, a class schedule model allowing students to focus on fewer classes at a time and be more successful throughout the semester. Eight-week sessions begin five times each year — the next term starts Oct. 18 — meaning potential new students can start classes when it’s most convenient for them.  

ECTC President Dr. Juston Pate encouraged students to keep moving forward.

“The last year and a half has presented our students many challenges, and I couldn’t be more proud of their perseverance and dedication to their educational goals,” Pate said. “There is a great year ahead at ECTC, and we can’t wait to see what our students accomplish.”

New and current students can still register for classes beginning in October. To get started, visit To see more photos from WOW Week, check out @EtownCTC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.