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Four Join ECC Staff


From left are new ECC employees Frances Hendricks and Debbie Perkins.


From left are new ECC employees Ginger Leake and Benjamin Curran.

Four new faculty and staff recently joined Edgecombe Community College.

Benjamin Curran is an instructor in historic preservation technology. Historic preservation is a new degree and diploma program at ECC. Previously, Curran worked as a geospatial analyst at the University of New Hampshire.

Curran holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a master of education degree in historic preservation from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. He is a resident of Tarboro.

Frances Hendricks is a job counselor with the Workforce Development and Training Center (WDTC). She joins WDTC from the Wilson County Department of Social Services, where she was a financial social worker.

Hendricks, who lives in Rocky Mount, holds a bachelor of social work degree from North Carolina A&T State University. She previously worked with the WDTC office, which is based in Rocky Mount adjacent to the ECC campus.

Ginger Leake is a nursing instructor. She comes to ECC from Nash Health Care Systems, where she worked as a staff registered nurse.

Leake holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from East Carolina University and is studying toward a master’s degree in nursing at ECU. She is a resident of Elm City.

Debbie Perkins is an instructor in the nursing assistant program. She joins ECC from Women’s Health of Rocky Mount, where she was a staff registered nurse.

Perkins, who lives in Pinetops, holds an associate degree in nursing from Edgecombe Community College.

Edgecombe Community College employs about 200 full-time faculty and staff.