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ECC Employee Receives Rocky Mount Chamber Award


ECC staff member Trudy Lynn has been named Ambassador of the Year by the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce.

Trudy Lynn, director of special programs at Edgecombe Community College, has been named Ambassador of the Year by the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce.

The award was presented on January 25 during the Chamber’s 107th Annual Meeting. The Ambassador of the Year Award recognizes dedication and involvement among volunteer participants in the Ambassador Corps.

Ambassadors are volunteers who act as liaisons between the Chamber and its membership, providing business mentoring and visitations throughout the year. They also participate in all Chamber events, such as Business After Hours and ribbon cuttings. Lynn was selected from about 50 Ambassadors.

She has been with Edgecombe Community College for more than 10 years. Lynn began her current position as director of special programs in the Continuing Education Division just one year ago.

In this position, Lynn develops community service and occupational extension classes at the college, Fountain Correctional Center for Women, and community-based sites.

Since she transitioned into this role a year ago, the college has offered greater variety in the types of courses offered and in overall programming.

J. Lynn Cale, associate vice president of instruction and Lynn’s supervisor, says, “Mrs. Lynn has spent the last year examining and reevaluating the classes and programs that we’ve been offering in special programs. She has developed a very aggressive plan to offer many new and exciting programs in the future that are more convenient, use technology more effectively, and better meet business and industry training needs.”

Prior to her current position, Lynn served as director of the ECC Small Business Center, where she provided counseling and consulting for new and existing business clients and led custom-designed training. In 2009, her last year with the Small Business Center, she logged almost 2,500 consultative seminar and workshop hours with clients.

“Mrs. Lynn is a go-getter,” Cale adds. “She leaves no stone unturned until she gets to the bottom of whatever issue is before her. She is a great planner and organizer. She sets high goals and objectives for herself and has the same expectations for the faculty and staff who work with her.”