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Edgecombe Students Medal at SkillsUSA Nationals

Edgecombe Community College SkillsUSA competitors brought home a silver medal and two bronze medals from the National Leadership and Skills Conference held June 24-28 in Atlanta, Georgia. Payden Kiser (Edgecombe Early College High School) won a silver medal in the Principles of Engineering – Technology – Post Secondary competition with his project presentation “Electromagnetic Spectrum […]

ECC/Early College Graduates Reaching for the Stars

Lessons learned at Edgecombe Community College and Edgecombe Early College High School are helping two exceptional student leaders pursue a glowing future on a foundation built at home in Edgecombe County. Krystal Christopher and Zhi “Oscar” Lin received associate in science degrees from ECC on May 10 and graduated from the Early College on May […]

ECC Celebrates New Students on Signing Day

Forty Edgecombe County high school seniors recently declared their intention to attend Edgecombe Community College in the fall. The college honored the students at ECC Signing Day held at high schools in May. Signing Day is a national initiative to celebrate students for making a commitment to higher education. Students, ECC leaders, and high school […]

Nursing Graduates Recognized for Exceptional Care

Recent Edgecombe Community College associate degree nursing graduates Jeremy Bulluck and Marissa Lee received the DAISY Foundation’s DAISY in Training Award during the nursing pinning ceremony in May. They received a certificate, a DAISY in Training Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Both Bulluck and Lee graduated from the associate […]

Spring Academic Honor Rolls Announced

Edgecombe Community College is proud to announce its President’s List for the Spring 2024 semester. The following full-time students earned a 4.0 grade point average, placing them on the President’s List. Bailey: Jocelyn Brumley Conway: Nina Jenkins Greenville: Reva Blake, Regina McLawhorn Halifax: Alexis Clemmons Macclesfield: Dawson Hines, Charity Nicely Mount Olive: Michaela Jones Oak […]

Construction Students Motivated by Meaningful Projects

At Edgecombe Community College, Kevin Strickland’s students are putting it all together. “Most students like hands-on projects,” says Strickland, who teaches autobody and construction at ECC and at SouthWest Edgecombe High School. “They want to come early and stay late. It helps them stay motivated.” That motivation has resulted in a spate of student-built construction […]

ECC Awards 443 Credentials to Class of 2024

MC Belk Pilon, president and board chair of the John M. Belk Endowment, told Edgecombe Community College graduates to “keep pounding” during Commencement exercises at ECC. Pilon gave the keynote address during the ceremony held May 10 in Keihin Auditorium. She and her team at the Belk Endowment are committed to increasing access to and […]

Students Named to Honor Society

Edgecombe Community College’s Alpha Omega Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa welcomed eleven new members into its membership recently. Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society for students attending two-year schools. The organization held an induction ceremony on April 18 on the Rocky Mount campus. The guest speaker was Jacob Wiser, Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas […]

Students Make Therapy Bands to Aid Seniors

Students in an Edgecombe Community College High School Equivalency Diploma class recently made therapy bands to benefit senior adults in the therapy and rehabilitation program at ECU Health. “I wanted my students to give back to the community, and they were excited to do it,” says Varnell Kinnin, College and Career Readiness instructor. Kinnin got […]

Surgical Technology Students Excel in Outreach

Members of Edgecombe Community College’s Surgical Technology class recently attended the North Carolina Association of Surgical Technologists meeting at Duke Regional Medical Center in Durham. The students took part in a hands-on workshop and were able to see how the NCAST business meetings are held. The community outreach project for this meeting was the Ronald […]