ECC Hosts Student Success Symposium
Educators from across North Carolina traveled to Edgecombe Community College on May 4 to participate in the College’s first student success symposium.
Nearly forty community college and higher education professionals attended the No Greater Odds: Student Success Symposium.
James McCoy and Charlene Gibson, co-creators and producers of the acclaimed documentary “No Greater Odds,” led professional development workshops on Building Relations with Students, Building Communities within the Classroom, and It Takes a Village.
They also guided a post-viewing discussion of the film and facilitated a student panel discussion with Edgecombe Early College High School student Jalen Moore and ECC student TyShun Powell.
“The symposium was a huge success,” says Ulric Hill, coordinator of the ECC Student Success Center on the Tarboro campus. “We were pleased to host such an important event that showcased how community colleges lead the way in uplifting communities through education.”
The documentary “No Greater Odds” follows the inspirational stories of five community college students at the College of Southern Nevada. Each student struggles with complicated family issues, financial difficulties, and other personal obstacles as they seek to better their lives and futures through higher education.
Told from the perspective of the students, their families, and the faculty, staff, and administrators who guided and inspired them along the way, the documentary underscores the important relationship between a college and its community.