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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 […]

Welcome Back, Students!

Parking lots and classrooms were busy with activity yesterday as Edgecombe Community College students began their first day of fall semester classes. Shown left is Tim King, clinical director of Respiratory Therapy, with Respiratory Therapy students meeting for class in the Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center on the Rocky Mount campus.

New Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center Is Expanding College’s Reach and Improving Healthcare Education

In just eight months of operation, the Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center at Edgecombe Community College is already attracting many new students and raising the standard of healthcare education throughout the region. The college opened the state-of-the-art 45,000-square-foot facility on the Rocky Mount campus in January 2016 and held an official ribbon cutting in early […]

Practical Nursing Graduates Hold Pinning Ceremony

Practical Nursing graduates at Edgecombe Community College participated in a pinning ceremony on August 4. Shown from left are Taacey Newton, Kameko Spencer, Andrea Killingsworth, Coley Sykes-Braxton, Rosalba Bautista-Ramirez, Karen Crudup, Britany Gay, Chante Mason, Bianca Roberts, and Latoya Corey. These graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which […]

Surgical Technology Pinning Held

Surgical Technology graduates at Edgecombe Community College participated in their pinning ceremony on August 4. From left are graduates Marcus Fleming, Taylor Hart, Stephanie Clemons, and Hollie Respass. The keynote speaker for the event was Tameika Langston, manager of operative services at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

ECC Playscape Features All-Natural Materials

Program Director Aidil Ortiz Hill of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust visited Edgecombe Community College’s Tarboro campus last week to tour the most recent addition to the campus, the Natural Playscape, located adjacent to the entrance of the Wetlands Trail. The Natural Playscape is a playground constructed entirely with wood and other natural materials. […]

Longstanding ECC Trustees Retire

James Long, a 37-year member of the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees, and Bernice Pitt, a 20-year member, recently retired from the board. College trustees and staff paid tribute to them during a reception honoring their service to the college. Long served as vice chair of the board from 2007 to 2013, chaired the […]

ECC Foundation Golf Tournament Set for September 15

In 1985, gasoline was about a dollar a gallon, Blockbuster Video opened its first store, New Coke hit the market, and the Edgecombe Community College Foundation held its first golf tournament fundraiser. Today, gas prices have doubled or more, video stores are kaput, and New Coke is ancient history. But the Foundation’s golf tournament is […]

Drone Enthusiasts Benefit from ECC Class

Despite 100 degree temps, nine students participated in Edgecombe Community College’s first Drones 101 class held July 30 on the Tarboro campus. ECC instructor Thomas Parrish taught the morning lecture session on topics such as safety and legal issues, and Tom Zajkowski and Evan Arnold of NCSU/NextGen Air Transportation Center led an afternoon demonstration of […]