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Student Honor Society Wins Awards

Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won nine awards at the recent virtual awards ceremony held by the Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Region. The virtual awards ceremony was held March 12-13. ECC’s chapter, Alpha Omega Nu, received the following awards: CHAPTER AWARDS Five-Star Award (highest level a chapter can attain) Carolina Super Stars (for involvement […]

ECC Participates in DMV Career Fair

Sylvia Hinton-Grant, director of Human Resources Development at Edgecombe Community College, participated in the recent NC Division of Motor Vehicles Drive-Thru Career Fair in Rocky Mount. Human Resources Development programs focus on strengthening basic workplace skills by providing skill assessment services, employability skills training, and career development counseling to unemployed and underemployed adults. To learn […]

ECC Volunteers at Farmworker Event

Edgecombe Community College Nursing students, Medical Assisting students, and instructors are volunteering at the free Farmworker Health and Resource Fair in Rocky Mount. The event is taking place every Sunday 12-4 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on Benvenue Road. Resources include COVID-19 testing and support, food boxes while supplies last, and blood pressure and […]

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 […]

Dean of Students Completes Leadership Program

Samanthia Phillips, dean of students at Edgecombe Community College, recently completed the Chief Student Development Administrative Leadership Academy. A 10-month program, the academy focused on numerous topics, including serving students, continuous improvement, communications, higher education legal issues, and resource management. Phillips has been dean of students at ECC since 2013 and an ECC employee since […]

Employees Participate in Nursing Clinicals

Clinical experiences are an important component of education and training in nursing programs at Edgecombe Community College. Each semester, nursing students spend two days each week for two months in clinicals, during which supervised students interact with patients in healthcare settings. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many clinical sites closed their doors to nursing students in […]

ECC Staff Complete Leadership Class

Edgecombe Community College employees and Edgecombe County commissioners Evelyn Powell (left), District 1, and Viola Harris, District 2, were recognized recently by the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners for completing a twelve-week online Colin Powell National Leadership class sponsored by the National Association of County Commissioners. Both Powell and Harris serve in the Office of […]

New Scholarship Honors Former ECC Nursing Instructor

The family of Betty B. Ipock has endowed a scholarship in her memory at Edgecombe Community College. Ipock, who passed away in 1999, was a lifelong registered nurse. Her service to the profession included teaching nursing students at ECC. The Betty B. Ipock Memorial Endowed Scholarship will support students who are studying toward a degree […]

College Earmarks Parking Spaces for Student Veterans

Reserved parking spaces for Edgecombe Community College students who are veterans or active duty military have been designated on the Tarboro and Rocky Mount campuses. A total of seven parking spaces, four on the Tarboro campus and three on the Rocky Mount campus, are reserved for student veterans. The spaces are strategically located in high […]

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, […]