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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Edgecombe Community College staff member Viola Harris participated in Read Across America on Friday, March 1. She read to pre-kindergartners at Coker Wimberly Elementary School in Battleboro (shown above) and to 1st graders at Princeville Elementary School in Tarboro (shown below). Harris, who lives in Tarboro, serves on the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners.
Edgecombe Community College students and employees have a new dining option. Six Smokin’ Bones, owned and operated by Audra Walton, recently opened in the student lounge on the Tarboro campus. Walton has operated a successful food truck for five years, and she says moving into the Tarboro location was a unique opportunity to expand her […]
What started out as a mission trip to help others turned into a learning experience of a lifetime for two Edgecombe Community College students. Connor Massey and LeighAnn Champagne spent a week last November in the Dominican Republic as part of a trip set up by Suzi Shippen-Wagner, their Surgical Technology instructor and chair of […]
Edgecombe Community College student Linda Holmes was recently awarded a free RCA Cambio Notebook/Tablet. An anonymous College faculty member gives a laptop to an outstanding student each year to reward student achievement. Students are nominated by their instructors. Shown are instructor Sandra Livesay (left) and Holmes.
Edgecombe Community College Barbering instructor Rufus McKoy (left) provides an orientation to new students Joseph Wallace (middle) and Wesley Lucas during the first day of class. Spring classes began at ECC on January 8. Edgecombe is one of just three community colleges in the state that offers barbering.
Mary Shuping, director of government relations for the North Carolina Community College System, delivered the keynote address at the January 3 spring semester kickoff for Edgecombe Community College employees. Shuping discussed the 2019 legislative agenda for community colleges, which includes a focus on short-term workforce training programs and initiatives to close the skills gap. “Ms. […]