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ECC Celebrates Black History Month with a Focus on African American Women

Edgecombe Community College will host a virtual celebration of Black History Month on Thursday, February 11, at 12 p.m. The theme is “Expanding Career Horizons for African American Women in Our Community.” The public is invited to join the Zoom event through the link edgecombe.edu/black-history2021. Synthia Kearney, battalion chief with the Gastonia Fire Department, will […]

Food Drive a Success

Edgecombe Community College and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina gave away 500 boxes of food to area residents on September 4. The free food distribution event took place simultaneously on ECC campuses in Rocky Mount and Tarboro. LaShawnda Washington, director of ECC’s Division of College and Career Readiness and coordinator of […]

ECC Announces New Director of College and Career Readiness

A local leader in education has been tapped to lead the Division of College and Career Readiness (CCR) at Edgecombe Community College. LaShawnda Washington, who has worked at ECC since 2006, also is a member of the Nash County Public Schools Board. She has served College and Career Readiness students in a variety of capacities, […]

Graduates Advised to Build Their Lives on Trust

Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and chief executive officer of The ActOne Group and a native of Tarboro, had a “conversation about truth” with graduates at Edgecombe Community College during Commencement exercises held May 10. Howroyd gave the keynote address during the ceremony, which marked the College’s 50th graduating class. The first graduating class in 1969 […]

ECC and Local Partners Offer Manufacturing Class

A local non-profit and industry recently partnered with Edgecombe Community College to equip College and Career Readiness (CCR) students with skills in manufacturing. The College’s CCR program (formerly known as Basic Skills), Rocky Mount OIC, and ABB in Pinetops merged resources to offer students with barriers to employment an eight-week Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing course. […]