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ECC Announces Free Tuition and Fees This Fall

In an effort to help students and their families recover from the pandemic, Edgecombe Community College has created a new scholarship program called the Edgecombe Pledge. This unique initiative will fund in-state tuition and fees for all qualifying students who enroll beginning in the Fall 2021 semester and extending through the Spring 2023 semester. This […]

Radiography Pinning Held

Edgecombe Community College Class of 2021 Radiography graduates participated in their pinning ceremony in May. From left are Ratisha Dublin; Tracy Hughes, R.T.(R); Meli Hall, R.T.(R); Jonah Ussery, R.T.(R); Destiny Sexton, R.T.(R); Moranda Coley; Sara Batt, R.T.(R); Taylor Walker, R.T.(R); Mariah Dudley, R.T.(R); Brittany Williams, R.T.(R); Kelsey Butler, R.T.(R); Emily “Madison” Taylor, R.T.(R); Dwayne Alexander […]

Medical Assisting Scores 100% Pass Rate on National Exam

All members of Edgecombe Community College’s Medical Assisting Class of 2020 have taken and passed on their first try the national exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), resulting in a 100 percent pass rate for the class. The American Association of Medical Assistants is the credentialing agency for CMAs. From left, members of […]

ECC Grad Excited to Start Career in Vision Care

When Sa’Quin Winstead graduated from high school, he had planned to go straight into the workforce. But a change of heart led him to earn two degrees in health sciences at Edgecombe Community College, and he now is helping patients in his newfound career in vision care. Winstead graduated from Nash Central High School in […]

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 Practical Nursing Ranked #4 in NC

Edgecombe Community College’s Practical Nursing program was recently ranked #4 in the state by Nursing Schools Almanac. According to their website, “Our mission at Nursing Schools Almanac is to provide aspiring nurses a detailed, comprehensive, and analytical resource for selecting their future nursing school. An integral part of this effort is our annual rankings of […]

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 […]

Graduate Turns Adversity into Advantage

Each time Aliesha Keys has faced tragedy, hardship, and setbacks, she has turned those misfortunes into triumphs. When she graduated in May 2020 from Edgecombe Community College’s Respiratory Therapy program, it was yet another example of her commitment to rise above adversity. “I knew I had to be a role model for my children,” the […]

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 Respiratory Therapy Graduates Rise to Demands of COVID-19

When Hailee Griffin first reported to Nash General Hospital in May, she was working under a provisional license in an effort to get more respiratory therapy graduates in the field to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was like a ghost town,” Griffin says of the Rocky Mount hospital’s COVID-19 wing. “No family; no visitors; just […]