Excellent teaching and learning coupled with outstanding achievement have characterized Edgecombe Community College throughout its history.
As I write this in early July, just six months into the year, the college has already realized significant accomplishments in 2015.
ECC’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society won five international awards at the organization’s international convention. Two of these were awarded to individuals.
Surgical technology students brought home second prize in a statewide Scrub Bowl competition, which is designed to help prepare students for their national certification exam.
Three students placed first in the SkillsUSA state competition, a contest for students to demonstrate their career and technical skills.
Cosmetology graduates scored 100 percent on the North Carolina licensure exam. For all NC schools combined, the state pass rate is about 90 percent.
Associate degree nursing and practical nursing programs received accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Though this accreditation is not required for nursing education programs, it demonstrates an institution’s heightened commitment to quality instruction.
The college awarded the largest number of credentials in college history to members of the Class of 2015 – 621 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate – eclipsing last year’s record-setting total of 477 credentials.
As part of a long-range stormwater restoration project, the college and Pamlico-Tar River Foundation began work on new constructed wetlands on the Tarboro campus.
Construction on the new Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center on the Rocky Mount campus has moved along quickly this year. Begun in fall 2014, the facility is slated for completion in November.
The remainder of 2015 will no doubt hold equally exciting and significant accomplishments for the college. We are indebted to you for helping us succeed. Thank you for your continued support of our programs and services.
Dr. Deborah L. Lamm
Edgecombe Community College
View the 2014 President's Report.