August 26, 1974
The first classes for East Arkansas Community College (EACC) opened in a temporary facility at the corner of Izard and Court streets near the courthouse in Forrest City (St. Francis County). The majority of current EACC students are non-traditional. In addition to the more than 1,000 regular students, hundreds of area residents of all ages participate in non-credit community education courses each year. The Business and Industry Training Program at EACC provides quality employee performance, technology, and work-environment solutions for area businesses and industries to increase their capacity for expansion and growth.