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Fall Classes Under Way

Michael Jordan (standing), vice president of student services at Edgecombe Community College, discusses the syllabus with students in his General Psychology class. Fall classes at ECC began Thursday, August 22. New programs at the College include advanced I-CAR certifications in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology and a drone certificate in the Geospatial Technology program. Classes […]

New EDGE Scholars Meet for Orientation

About 40 EDGE Scholarship recipients who will begin classes at Edgecombe Community College on August 22 attended orientation today on the Tarboro campus. Through the EDGE Scholarship, students with a 2.8 GPA in high school and who meet other criteria receive full funding at the level of in-state tuition – after all other sources of […]

ECC Offering New Auto Body Certifications

A quick internet search shows that auto body repair and collision jobs are readily available both locally and nationwide. With advanced certification offered at Edgecombe Community College, job seekers can write their own ticket. According to Bud Speight, program chair of Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology at ECC, “Our graduates are guaranteed employment if they […]

Trucking Operations Students Visit Eagle Transport

Trucking Operations students at Edgecombe Community College recently visited Eagle Transport in Selma. From left are Curt Odem, senior field maintenance manager at Eagle Transport; ECC students Brad Armstrong and Andre Kearney; and Lance Collette, president of Eagle Transport. Students shadowed the Eagle Transport executives and said it was an enriching learning experience. ECC offers […]

Students Win Gold Medals at SkillsUSA Nationals

For the fourth year in a row, Edgecombe Community College students brought home gold from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held last week in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference is the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades. The highlight of the conference was the SkillsUSA Championships on June 26-27, during which 6,500 student contestants […]

ECC Team Honored for Balloon Challenge Success

Jobi Cook, associate director of the North Carolina Space Grant, traveled to Tarboro on June 21 to present members of Edgecombe Community College’s critECCly stable team with awards won in the NC Space Grant Community College High Altitude Ballooning Challenge and Competition held in April. ECC’s team received plaques for winning Best Overall Team and […]

ECC Radiography Pinning Held

Edgecombe Community College Class of 2019 Radiography graduates participated in their pinning ceremony in May. Clockwise from top right are Michael Aquino, RT(R); Rose Gailor, RT(R); Kayla Joyner, RT(R); Mikala Morris, RT(R); Shelby Webb, RT(R); Grayson Bass, RT(R); Leanne Davis, RT(R); Chelsea Clements, RT(R); Sarah Echols, RT(R); Parmelee McAden, RT(R); DeVanai Crandol, RT(R); Natalie Armstrong, […]

SECU Foundation Awards Six Scholarships at ECC

The State Employees Credit Union Foundation recently awarded six scholarships to Continuing Education students at Edgecombe Community College. Each student received an SECU Bridge to Career Workforce Development scholarship valued at $500 for study at ECC. In 2018, the SECU Foundation introduced the SECU Bridge to Career program. Available to all NC community colleges, the […]

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. […]

Medical Assisting Graduates Are Pinned

Medical Assisting graduates at Edgecombe Community College participated in a pinning ceremony in May. Shown from left are Monica Latham, Marianela Lopez, Te’Quisha Farrow, La’Kira Bullard, Kathleen Christman, and Latonya Hendricks. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Exam to become certified medical assistants. See photos on Facebook