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Health Sciences Instructor Receives Prestigious Teaching Award

Nacole Everette, chair of the Health Information Technology program at Edgecombe Community College, has received the 2021 Endowed Faculty Chair Award, which rewards excellence in teaching. “I am deeply honored by this recognition,” Everette said in accepting the award. “I love teaching, and I especially love teaching at Edgecombe Community College.” “She is an exceptional […]

Employees Receive Awards at Fall Semester Kickoff

An Edgecombe Community College instructor and staff member received special awards from the ECC Foundation at the college’s fall semester kickoff held virtually on August 16. Francine Long, math instructor, received the 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award. “When the college transitioned to a virtual environment in March 2020, she set the standard by embracing web-based […]

Fall Classes Underway

Desiree Duncan (standing), program chair of the Radiography program at Edgecombe Community College, provides an orientation to students enrolled in Radiography Image Production during the first day of class on August 19. Many fall classes at ECC are being delivered both in person and online, with some offered as a hybrid of online and in-person […]

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, […]

Honor Society Advisor Recognized for Service

Tamara Frank-Pourvady, longtime advisor to Edgecombe Community College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, was recognized recently for her 20-year service to the organization. Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society for students attending two-year schools. ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod presented Frank-Pourvady with a 20-year pin from the international organization. Frank-Pourvady is […]

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 […]