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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 […]

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, […]

Students Gain Hands-On Gardening Experience

A class of Edgecombe Community College Career and College Readiness students who have been studying plant life decided to put lessons into action. The Adult Basic Education I students determined that they wanted to carry out a campus beautification project and create flower gardens on the Rocky Mount campus. “I was thrilled at their interest […]

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. […]