College Earmarks Parking Spaces for Student Veterans
Reserved parking spaces for Edgecombe Community College students who are veterans or active duty military have been designated on the Tarboro and Rocky Mount campuses.
A total of seven parking spaces, four on the Tarboro campus and three on the Rocky Mount campus, are reserved for student veterans. The spaces are strategically located in high traffic lots and are adjacent to building entrances.
Angie Estes, advisor and VA coordinator in the Office of Financial Aid, led the effort to designate reserved spaces for veterans. “These spaces are a small way for us to honor and show our appreciation to our veteran and active duty military students,” she says.
In order to park in the reserved spaces, students should contact Estes or another staff member in the Office of Financial Aid to obtain a veteran or active duty hang tag to display on their vehicle’s front dash or hang on the rearview mirror.
The reserved parking signs are attached to posts decorated in a stars and stripes theme. The patriotic posts were designed and painted by Bud Speight, program chair of Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology. Michael Craft of Cotton Press Screen Printing in Tarboro donated the vinyl and cut the stars. The parking signs were installed by John Butts, director of facilities, and Carl Shearin, lead custodian on the Rocky Mount campus.
About 50 ECC students are veterans or active duty military.