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ECC Announces New Academic Vice President

Dr. Harry A. Starnes, a lifelong educator who has spent the last 16 years in higher education and the last five at Edgecombe Community College, has been named vice president of instruction at ECC. In his new position, Dr. Starnes will oversee all degree, diploma, certificate, and continuing education programs at the college. Through these […]

Shepheard Appointed to ECC Board of Trustees

Betty Jo Shepheard of Tarboro was recently appointed to a four-year term on the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees. Appointed to the board by Gov. Pat McCrory, Shepheard is the Eastern Representative for U.S. Senator Richard Burr. Shown presiding at the official swearing-in ceremony is Carol White, Edgecombe County Clerk of Court, who delivered […]

Employees Complete Safety Training, Campus Security Strengthened

Spurred by mass shootings in communities across the United States, Edgecombe Community College has broadened its safety training for faculty and staff on both campuses. “We’ve always tried to have core people trained,” says Robert Whistler, coordinator of Emergency Services and Public Safety Training. “But the Wayne Community College incident pushed the issue to the […]

ECC Designated to Teach Health Coach Program

Local residents are learning how to improve their health, thanks to a joint program between Edgecombe Community College and East Carolina University. The two institutions recently signed an agreement that designates ECC as the institution of higher education to offer ECU’s Community Health Coach program. The class has already been taught at ECC this year. […]

KCST Donates Honda for Golf Tournament Hole-in-One Prize

Keihin Carolina System Technology has donated a 2016 Honda Civic EX-T Sedan as a hole-in-one prize for the Edgecombe Community College Foundation’s 31st Annual Golf Tournament at Maccripine Country Club on Thursday, September 15. The tournament is a fundraiser for scholarships. Tee-times are set for 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. To register a team, call […]

Superior Essex Senior Manager Appointed to Board of Trustees

An Edgecombe County native and community leader has been selected to serve on the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees. In August, the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners appointed Carl J. Warren of Pinetops to serve as a trustee. “I am honored by this opportunity to serve Edgecombe County and to have the chance to […]

President Leads Statewide Community College Organization

Dr. Deborah Lamm, president of Edgecombe Community College, has begun a one-year post as president of the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents (NCACCP). Her 2016-2017 term as president began in July. As president, she will plan and conduct monthly, one-day meetings in Raleigh and quarterly, three-day meetings throughout the state; set the Association […]

Students Named to ECC Summer Honor Rolls

Edgecombe Community College is proud to announce that Lindsey Woodlief of Macclesfield earned a 4.0 grade point average for the Summer 2016 semester, placing her on the President’s List. The college also is proud to announce that Amber Staton of Scotland Neck earned a grade point average of 3.5, placing her on the Dean’s List […]

Early Childhood Instructor Receives Prestigious Teaching Award

Jennifer Derby, instructor of Early Childhood Education at Edgecombe Community College, has been awarded the 2016-2017 Keihin Endowed Faculty Chair. The chair was endowed by Keihin Carolina System Technology (KCST) through a $100,000 gift in 2007, and it rewards excellence in teaching. “Thank you so much for this wonderful gift,” Derby said in accepting the […]

Board of Trustees Chair Reappointed

Wick H. Baker was recently reappointed to a four-year term on the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees. Baker was first appointed to the board in 2007, and he has served as chair of the board since 2013. Baker is president of Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro. Shown presiding at the official swearing-in ceremony is […]