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Apply for an EDGE Scholarship at ECC

Edgecombe Community College will begin accepting applications for its highly sought-after EDGE Scholarship on Monday, February 3. Begun in 2016, the EDGE Scholarship fully funds the education of qualified ECC students at the in-state tuition level. Current tuition is $76 per semester hour or a maximum of $1,216 for a full-time load of 16 hours. […]

ECC Repurposes Offices for Part-time Faculty

When Dr. Greg McLeod, president of Edgecombe Community College, began his community college career some 17 years ago, he was a part-time developmental math instructor. Typically, part-time instructors do not have private offices, and such was the case with Dr. McLeod. He recalls the challenge of finding a quiet corner on campus in which to […]

ECC Unveils Parking Spaces for Student Veterans

Reserved parking spaces for Edgecombe Community College students who are veterans or active duty military were unveiled during the Veterans Day Memorial and Recognition Ceremony held November 11 on the Tarboro campus. ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod and Angie Estes, financial aid advisor and VA coordinator, presented the first reserved parking space, which is located […]

ECC Helps Install The Wall That Heals

Edgecombe Community College Historic Preservation students and ECC instructors were among the many volunteers who withstood drenching rain to help install The Wall That Heals in Braswell Park in Tarboro. The Wall That Heals is a traveling three-quarter replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, and its October 17-20 appearance in Tarboro was […]

ECC Employees Receive Service Awards

Congratulations to Edgecombe Community College employees who recently earned Service Awards. From left are (front) Dr. Greg McLeod, president, who was recognized for one year of service to the College; Kevin Strickland, instructor, Collision Repair and Refinishing, 20 years; Jennifer Derby, instructor, Early Childhood Education, 15 years; Johanna Owens, instructor, English/humanities/communications, 15 years; Alma Bracete, […]

Criminal Justice Program Chair Receives Prestigious Teaching Award

Rick Basile, program chair of criminal justice at Edgecombe Community College, has been awarded the 2019-2020 Keihin Endowed Faculty Chair. The chair was endowed by Keihin Carolina System Technology (KCST) through a $100,000 gift in 2007, and it rewards excellence in teaching. “I can’t imagine a more rewarding career than teaching, and I am immensely […]

Education & Business Summit targets workforce development

Edgecombe Community College leaders were among the education and business professionals who attended the Twin Counties Education & Business Leaders’ Summit held August 1 on the campus of Nash Community College. ECC participants included (from left) Lynwood Roberson, Dr. Greg McLeod, Sheila Hoskins, Sheryll Wood, Debbie Batten, Dr. Harry Starnes, and Bruce Panneton. NC Secretary […]

ECC Runs with Tackle the Tar

Thirty-eight students, faculty, and staff participated on the Edgecombe Community College team at Tackle the Tar held May 18. Tackle the Tar is a 5K obstacle course race and family fun day sponsored by the Rocky Mount Rotary Club. Proceeds support scholarships for local students attending Edgecombe and Nash community colleges and NC Wesleyan College. […]

ECC Celebrates New Students on Signing Day

More than a hundred Edgecombe County high school seniors declared their intention to attend Edgecombe Community College this fall at ECC Signing Day held at high schools earlier this month. Signing Day is a national initiative to celebrate students for making a commitment to higher education. Students, parents, and College and high school officials attended […]

ECC Summer Classes Under Way

Dr. Lia Walker (above), anatomy and physiology instructor, reviews the syllabus in a microbiology class that began Wednesday at Edgecombe Community College. Shown left are Bud Speight (below), program chair of Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, and student Bailey Elliott making a repair with fiberglass during a plastics and adhesives class. Summer classes began at […]