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ECC’s 50th Anniversary Events Begin Monday

John Butts, supervisor of maintenance services on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College, installs 50th anniversary banners in anticipation of the College’s anniversary celebration next week.

The celebration of Edgecombe Community College’s 50th anniversary kicks off Monday with a celebration of academic programs.

The institution was founded October 5, 1967. Tied to the theme “Giving Our Community an Edge for 50 Years,” daily activities are planned October 2-6 to celebrate the College’s mission of being dedicated to fulfilling the educational, training, and cultural needs of the community.

The public and campus community are invited to celebrate academic programs on Monday by joining tours led by ECC faculty on both campuses.

Morning tours will take place on the Rocky Mount campus, and afternoon tours will be available on the Tarboro campus.

The Rocky Mount tour begins at 8:30 a.m. in Room 105 of the Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center. Programs on the tour include Medical Assisting, Radiography, Nursing, EMS/Fire, and Respiratory Therapy.

The tours move to the Tarboro campus Monday afternoon and begin with a lunchtime presentation on the History of ECC Campus Buildings at 12 p.m. in the Fleming Building, Room 152. Bring lunch and enjoy the program presented by Monika Fleming, program coordinator of Historic Preservation and well-known local historian.

At 1:15 p.m., the tour will begin in the Havens Building lobby and will highlight a number of programs in the Division of Business, Industry, and Technologies, including Electrical/Electronics, Manufacturing Technology, Early Childhood Education, and Business Administration.

At 1:45 p.m., the tour will move from the Havens Building to Facility Maintenance and Collision Repair buildings, showcasing Automotive Systems, Facility Maintenance, Welding, and Collision and Repair programs.

Additional tour stops are:
2:15 p.m. – Cosmetic Arts Building: Cosmetology program
2:45 p.m. – Fleming Building: Criminal Justice, Human Services, Information Technology, and College Transfer programs
3:15 p.m. – Norfleet House: Historic Preservation program

Please feel free to join the tour at any point during the day.

At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, singer, historian, and multi-instrumentalist Lightnin’ Wells and ECC’s own Eric Greene, director of cultural arts and a talented singer and musician, will present a concert in Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus. Admission is free. Bring lunch to Mobley Atrium prior to the concert, beginning at 12 p.m.

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, the public is invited to the Center for Innovation groundbreaking near the Fountain Building on the Tarboro campus. The facility will be a hub for workforce training.

For more information on the week’s events, please go to