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Sparks Fly in Welding at ECC

Welders are in high demand in the Edgecombe area, and Edgecombe Community College is training students to meet the demand. At ECC, students can earn certifications, a diploma, and a degree in welding. “There are a lot of places that need welders,” says ECC welding instructor Warren Lynch. “Once students complete their program, I’ve got […]

ECC Seeks to Offset Electrician Shortage

If you embarked on home improvements or new construction during the pandemic, you quickly learned that licensed electricians are in short supply. Edgecombe Community College is working to meet the local need for electricians through its program in Electrical Systems Technology. “There are only 300 unlimited electricians in the state of North Carolina, and that […]

Radiography Grads Earn National Certification

Thirteen out of fourteen graduates of the Radiography program at Edgecombe Community College have sat for and passed the national certification exam, becoming registered radiographers and earning the title R.T.(R)(ARRT). Shown reviewing a hand x-ray on the GE OEC Series 9600 fluoroscopic C-arm monitor are Joseph Bridgeman, junior-level student, and Desiree Duncan, program chair of […]

ECC Supports Bike Ride

Edgecombe Community College was among the organizations that participated in a recent local bike ride to raise awareness of prostate health. The ECC Foundation donated 50 backpacks that were given to the riders. The backpacks contained information about college programs and the Edgecombe Pledge, ECC’s new scholarship initiative that provides free tuition and fees to […]

ECC Participates in Graduation Parade

The Rocky Mount Housing Authority recently hosted a graduation parade for fourteen seniors from Rocky Mount High School and Nash Central High School. Dr. Greg McLeod (red polo), president of Edgecombe Community College, and Teresa Bottoms (who took the photo), ECC recruiter, were among the local officials and first responders who were on hand to […]

Nursing Student Recognized for Leadership

Edgecombe Community College nursing student Sharnelle Pittman was recently recognized as a 2021 Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award Regional Finalist. Pittman was ECC’s 2021 Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award nominee in May. The award was established by the NC Community College System to recognize a student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership. […]

Fuller Scholar Named at ECC

SouthWest Edgecombe High School graduate Haley Hylton has received the prestigious Dr. Hartwell H. Fuller Jr. Endowed Merit Scholarship at Edgecombe Community College. Roger and Gaile Taylor of Rocky Mount endowed the merit scholarship program in 2011 to honor Dr. Hartwell Fuller, former president of the college. The scholarship covers the full cost of an […]

ECC Named Among Best for Vets

Edgecombe Community College has been ranked #5 in the Southeast in “Best for Vets: Career and Technical Colleges 2021” by Military Times magazine. Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges” is the largest and most comprehensive rankings of schools for military service members and veterans, helping them make important decisions about their education. ECC was ranked […]

ECC Instructors Focus on Innovation in the Classroom

Edgecombe Community College instructors in the Division of College and Career Readiness recently completed professional development aimed at increasing innovation in the classroom. The Innovation Technology Training was made possible with funding through the North Carolina Community College System Promoting Innovation Initiative. Instructors gathered for the daylong training on the Rocky Mount campus. Tristan Hunter, […]

Student Wins Laptop

Edgecombe Community College student Alyssa Toussaint recently won a laptop for completing a student survey this past spring. Shown with her is ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod, who presented the Chromebook. In addition, students Shelley Hart and Ashley Pitt won gas cards for completing the survey. Their names were drawn at random from among other […]