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ECC Team Wins Top Prizes at National Conference

Edgecombe Community College students received national awards last week at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky. Students Jilianne Leary, Chris Nalepka, and Patrick Philips placed 1st in the nation in the Career Pathways Showcase: Industrial and Engineering Technology competition. Their advisor was Rebecca Stamilio-Ehret, Physics/Industrial Trades instructor. Students Elizabeth Cross, […]

Nine Complete BLET Academy

Graduates of Edgecombe Community College’s 2nd Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy participated in a recent graduation ceremony. Nine students completed the intensive 19-week program. From left are Kendrick D. Sexton; Darrin L. Harrell; Darrius L. Epps; Kaitlyn A. Sasser; Shuntale R. Simms; Bernie R. Taylor, BLET school director; Gerenda N. Davis; Danielle M. Hickman; Thomas […]

ECC and Wesleyan Sign Transfer Agreement

Edgecombe Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College reauthorized a collaborative articulation agreement last week that will help qualified ECC graduates transfer to Wesleyan. The goal is to enable a seamless transfer for students who enroll at Wesleyan following completion of their two-year degree at ECC. The articulation agreement targets Edgecombe Community College students who […]

Six Complete ECC Detention Officer Academy

Six officers completed the recent Basic Academy for Detention Officer Certification at Edgecombe Community College. Shown are (front, from left) Catherine Hilliard, class president, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office; Jasmine Richardson, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office; Shawn Lake, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office; (back) Sylvester Williams, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office; Quantrez S. Davis, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office; and […]

Theatre, Music, and Dance Camp Starts June 20

For the past five years, Edgecombe Community College has been drawing scores of talented young people to its annual Summer Theatre, Music, and Dance Camp. “They say that the fifth year is when you know a restaurant will make it,” says the camp’s executive director, Roberta Cashwell. “Well, this is our fifth year, and we’re […]

SECU Foundation Awards Ten Scholarships

The State Employees Credit Union Foundation recently awarded ten scholarships to Continuing Education students at Edgecombe Community College. In 2012, the SECU Foundation established a Continuing Education Scholarship Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade job-related skills. Annually, the SECU Foundation provides a total of 580 scholarships – […]

ECC Nursing Instructors Speak at National Conference

Edgecombe Community College Nursing instructors Sarah d’Empaire (left) and Barbara Knopp, program chair and director, spoke at the national Concept-Based Curriculum Symposium held June 2-3 in Charlotte. Their presentation on “Clinical Teaching in a Concept-Based Curriculum” focused on clinical strategies and an evaluation tool designed by d’Empaire that is used at ECC.

ECC Employees Receive Awards at Graduation

An Edgecombe Community College instructor and staff member received special awards from the ECC Foundation at the college’s graduation exercises on May 7. Dr. Johnica Ellis-Kiser, program chair of Business Administration/Accounting, received the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. “Students say she is a supportive role model and motivates them to strive for excellence,” said Karen […]

Students Complete First ECC Community Health Coach Class

Edgecombe Community College offered its first Community Health Coach class this spring with ten community members successfully completing the program. Community Health Coach is a unique collaboration between Edgecombe Community College and the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. At this time, it is the only program of its kind in the state. Graduates […]

ECC Radiography Pinning Held

Edgecombe Community College radiography graduates participated in their pinning ceremony on May 5. From left, graduates are (front row) Amber Hyman, Amanda Faircloth RT(R)(ARRT), Jessica Bottoms Moots RT(R)(ARRT), Miranda Winstead, (middle) Ndey Badjan RT(R)(ARRT), Elizabeth Whitehurst, Courtney Hyman RT(R)(ARRT), Jennifer Hamm RT(R)(ARRT), Daniel Butler, (back) Blair Strickland Grissom, Emily Beacham RT(R)(ARRT), Kelly Wilson Moore RT(R)(ARRT), and […]