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Learn About Drones on July 30

In the next four years, the Federal Aviation Administration predicts that there will be 7 million unmanned aircraft in the United States. “This is not a fad,” assures J. Lynn Cale, associate vice president of instruction at Edgecombe Community College. “The applications for drones are endless.” To help educate the public on this soaring industry, […]

ECC Receives Tri-County Industries Award

Edgecombe Community College received the Rehabilitation Service Award from Tri-County Industries during the organization’s recent 50-year celebration. Tri-County Industries (TCI) enriches the lives of people who are disabled or disadvantaged through work assessment, job training, and placement. The organization provides services to businesses, such as sorting, collating, counting, and labeling. “TCI has enjoyed a wonderful […]

STEM Camp Makes Technology Fun

Tarboro High School student and STEM Camp volunteer Asia White, 16, helps Seth Schenall, 12, cut wires to make an Ethernet cable during Edgecombe Community College’s Middle School STEM Camp this week. Campers learned how to solder electronic circuits, built bottle rockets, programmed Arduino microcontrollers, and extracted strawberry DNA, among other activities. Elementary STEM Camp […]

Theatre, Music, and Dance Camp Inspires Students

About 30 students attended Edgecombe Community College’s fifth annual Theatre, Music, and Dance Camp held in June. Participants ages 9-19 studied all aspects of theatre, from acting, singing, and dancing to costume, makeup, and set design. Shown are Ashtin Winebarger and other campers rehearsing a musical selection from “Schoolhouse Rock.” Dooley Ezzard, musical director for […]

Upward Bound Students Get a Taste of College

Edgecombe Community College recently hosted Saint Augustine’s University Upward Bound Program on its Rocky Mount campus. Shown is instructor Ethel Johnson leading Nia Dickens and her classmates in a course on presentation skills. The two-week program, held each summer on the Rocky Mount campus, exposes rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders to college life.

ECC Team Wins Top Prizes at National Conference

Edgecombe Community College students received national awards last week at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky. Students Jilianne Leary, Chris Nalepka, and Patrick Philips placed 1st in the nation in the Career Pathways Showcase: Industrial and Engineering Technology competition. Their advisor was Rebecca Stamilio-Ehret, Physics/Industrial Trades instructor. Students Elizabeth Cross, […]

Nine Complete BLET Academy

Graduates of Edgecombe Community College’s 2nd Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy participated in a recent graduation ceremony. Nine students completed the intensive 19-week program. From left are Kendrick D. Sexton; Darrin L. Harrell; Darrius L. Epps; Kaitlyn A. Sasser; Shuntale R. Simms; Bernie R. Taylor, BLET school director; Gerenda N. Davis; Danielle M. Hickman; Thomas […]

ECC and Wesleyan Sign Transfer Agreement

Edgecombe Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College reauthorized a collaborative articulation agreement last week that will help qualified ECC graduates transfer to Wesleyan. The goal is to enable a seamless transfer for students who enroll at Wesleyan following completion of their two-year degree at ECC. The articulation agreement targets Edgecombe Community College students who […]

Six Complete ECC Detention Officer Academy

Six officers completed the recent Basic Academy for Detention Officer Certification at Edgecombe Community College. Shown are (front, from left) Catherine Hilliard, class president, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office; Jasmine Richardson, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office; Shawn Lake, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office; (back) Sylvester Williams, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office; Quantrez S. Davis, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office; and […]

Theatre, Music, and Dance Camp Starts June 20

For the past five years, Edgecombe Community College has been drawing scores of talented young people to its annual Summer Theatre, Music, and Dance Camp. “They say that the fifth year is when you know a restaurant will make it,” says the camp’s executive director, Roberta Cashwell. “Well, this is our fifth year, and we’re […]