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Belk Center Project to Profile ECC Leader

Dr. Greg McLeod, president of Edgecombe Community College, is among the North Carolina community college leaders who are the focus of a new project underway by the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University. Belk Center staff traveled to Tarboro recently to interview Dr. McLeod for the Trailblazer Profiles. […]

Job Fair Offers Employment Opportunities

More than 40 employers, including representatives from manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality, were on the lookout for qualified applicants at the Twin County Regional Job Fair held October 5 at the Rocky Mount Event Center. Shown is Taiesha Armstrong (left), fire training/recruitment officer with the Rocky Mount Fire Department, and an interested job seeker. The job […]

ECC Acquires New Technology to Strengthen Instruction

Edgecombe Community College has purchased 51 Newline interactive display boards to strengthen teaching and learning at the college. Pictured is Cate Valentino, product training specialist with Newline, who recently provided in-person training on the new devices and led training sessions on both the Tarboro and Rocky Mount campuses. The new technology was purchased with HEERF […]

ECC to Offer Speed Enforcement Training

Edgecombe Community College is adding Speed Measuring Instrument Training to its law enforcement certification programs. “I was getting a lot of requests from local agencies wanting us to offer this,” says Bernie Taylor, coordinator of law enforcement training at the college. The new program covers both initial certification and recertification for law enforcement officers. Speed […]

NC Community College System President Tours ECC

Thomas Stith III, president of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), recently toured the campuses of Edgecombe Community College, hosted by ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod and Student Ambassador Eren Exum. “We were pleased to welcome President Stith to Edgecombe Community College,” said Dr. McLeod. “His visit demonstrates his commitment and that of the […]

ECC Attains Highest Score in High School Equivalency Program

Edgecombe Community College’s Division of College and Career Readiness ranked number one in performance among North Carolina community colleges for the 2020-2021 program year. A focus of College and Career Readiness is to assist adults who have not earned a high school credential by helping them prepare to take the high school equivalency exam and […]

Honor Society Holds Highway Cleanup

Fifteen Edgecombe Community College students and staff, along with the ECC eagle mascot, participated in the fall Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Saturday sponsored by the College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. The Alpha Omega Nu chapter at ECC has been responsible for a three-mile stretch of road in front of the Tarboro campus […]

HRD Program Teaches Workplace Skills

Edgecombe Community College is making it a little easier for job seekers to be successful. To ensure that job seekers are job ready, the college offers free classes on basic workplace skills through its Human Resources Development program. “These classes are designed for the unemployed and underemployed adults in our area,” explains Sylvia Hinton-Grant, director […]

Surgical Technology Grads Demonstrate Success

All graduates of Edgecombe Community College’s Surgical Technology Class of 2021 are employed in nearby healthcare facilities. In November, these graduates will sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. The Surgical Technology Class of 2020 had a 100 percent pass rate on the […]

ECC Introduces Eagle Mascot

Edgecombe Community College has a new ambassador, an eagle mascot. In the 1980s, the college fielded a basketball team for local games and tournaments. The players needed a nickname and chose the eagle. Over the years, the moniker has continued to be used to promote student events and activities. Last year, Dean of Students Samanthia […]