In just its third year, the Basic Skills Plus program at Edgecombe Community College is making a solid impact. The program enables students seeking a high school diploma or its equivalent to earn an occupational credential and even work toward college credits at the same time. Basic Skills Plus, which is a program in the […]
A new semester is in full swing today at Edgecombe Community College following a wintry weekend of snow and ice that closed the college for two of the first three days of spring classes. Classes began Friday, January 6. The college was closed Monday, January 9, and Tuesday, January 10, due to hazardous road conditions. […]
Norris Tolson, president and CEO of Carolinas Gateway Partnership, discussed the potential economic impact of the new Carolina Connector Intermodal rail terminal during a meeting of the Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council held December 13 at Edgecombe Community College. Interest in the topic produced double the regular attendance.
Sheryll Wood, an experienced educator who has spent nearly 30 years teaching at the college level, has been named dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences at Edgecombe Community College. In her new position, she will oversee programs in Biotechnology, College Transfer, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Education/Lateral Entry Teaching, English/Humanities, Human Services, Mathematics, […]
Medical Assisting students hosted a bake sale and raffle for a gift basket this week. Regina Lyons, adjunct instructor, won the gift basket. Proceeds from the bake sale, which raised $234, will help cover costs for Medical Assisting students to attend the North Carolina Society of Medical Assistants Convention in High Point in April 2017.
Edgecombe Community College’s Alpha Omega Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 26 students into its membership during a November induction ceremony held on the Tarboro campus. Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society for students attending two-year schools. The guest speaker at the induction ceremony was Jennifer Derby, Early Childhood Education instructor. Derby received […]
Edgecombe Community College is scheduled to receive more than $2 million over the next five years to help increase the college’s retention and graduation rates of low-income and African American students. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Predominately Black Institution grant of $2,047,745 will fund, among other things, two Student Success Centers – […]
A new degree in Surgical Technology will be available at Edgecombe Community College in January. Spring classes begin January 6. The college has offered a one-year diploma program in Surgical Technology for years. The new two-year degree program is available to students who already hold a diploma in the field. The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares […]
Governor Pat McCrory was among state and federal officials who led a regional Hurricane Matthew Recovery Committee meeting November 18 on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. The meeting was one in a series of meetings being held across Eastern North Carolina in an effort to better understand the area’s needs in the aftermath […]
Dr. Jimmie Williamson, president of the NC Community College System, recently toured the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College. Accompanying him in the Radiography lab in the Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center is Desiree Duncan, program chair of Radiography at ECC. Dr. Williamson began his post as president of the NCCCS in July, and […]