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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 […]

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 […]

Nursing Instructor Receives State Educator Award

Congratulations to Sarah d’Empaire, Nursing instructor at Edgecombe Community College, who received the 2019 Educator of the Year Award from the North Carolina Associate Degree Nursing Council. The award was presented during the council’s Spring Conference held in April. NCADN Council membership is open to all nursing faculty in associate degree nursing programs in North […]

Eighth Graders See Careers in Action

Eighth graders from Edwards, Nash Central, Parker, Red Oak, Rocky Mount, and Southern Nash middle schools and Tar River Academy toured the Lamm Building on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College recently through Communities in Schools. Students participated in interactive demonstrations and learned about various career pathways offered at the College. Shown is […]

Honor Society Holds Highway Cleanup

Despite soggy weather on Saturday morning, thirty-eight Edgecombe Community College students and staff donned rain gear to work in the spring Adopt-A-Highway cleanup sponsored by the College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod (middle back) was among the volunteers. Thirty-six bags of trash and recyclables were collected by […]

Retired Instructor Joins Edgecombe Commissioners

Viola Harris, Edgecombe Community College staff member and Edgecombe County commissioner, recently welcomed Ralph Webb, retired ECC faculty, as the newest member of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners, District 5. Webb, who served as chair of the College’s Respiratory Therapy program until his retirement in August 2018, replaces the late Jonathan Felton, who served […]

College Announces New VP of Finance

Debbie Batten, who has more than 30 years of accounting experience in educational, governmental, and private organizations, has been named vice president of finance and administrative services at Edgecombe Community College. Batten has served as controller at ECC since July 2017. Prior to joining the College, she served as associate director of state aid with […]