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Local Sorority Strengthens Scholarship

The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has donated more than $23,000 to Edgecombe Community College to strengthen the scholarship the organization endowed in 2020. The scholarship supports full-time African American students – male and female – who are residents of Edgecombe County or Nash County. “We realize the importance of […]

State Leaders Visit ECC

North Carolina legislative and higher education leaders recently toured the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. Dr. Greg McLeod, president of the college; Rev. Jerry Spruell, chair of the ECC Board of Trustees; and several students hosted the visitors. Dignitaries were Rep. Shelly Willingham, Sen. Toby Fitch, and Dr. Shirley Carraway, a member of the […]

ECC Announces New VP of Student Services

Samanthia Phillips, who has worked with students in various roles at Edgecombe Community College for almost 25 years, has been named vice president of student services at the college. In her new position, she oversees services, initiatives, and events that support students in degree, diploma, and certificate programs, from pre-admission to graduation. She leads a […]

Belk Center Profiles ECC President

Dr. Greg McLeod, president of Edgecombe Community College, is the subject of a new Trailblazer Profile, an initiative of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University. The Trailblazer Profiles are part of the Belk Center’s North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) History Project and highlight and celebrate the […]

ECC Student Mentor Retires After 28 Years

When Michael Jordan, former vice president of student services at Edgecombe Community College, retired at the end of December, he ended a career that spanned 28 years with the college. Jordan, 62, says all he ever wanted to do was “help people.” Mission accomplished. From his first role at ECC as a psychology instructor to […]

ECC Announces New VP of Instruction

Bruce Panneton, who began his career in higher education as a community college instructor, has been named vice president of instruction at Edgecombe Community College. Panneton joined ECC in 2005 as a biology instructor. He has served as interim vice president of instruction since November 2020. Since then, he has continued to serve as dean […]

Student Wins Chromebook

Edgecombe Community College student Joseph Askew (left) recently won a Chromebook in a drawing held for students who enrolled in fall classes during early registration over the summer. Askew is a student in the Radiography program. He also participated in an Edgecombe Pledge Open House in July to learn more about the new scholarship program […]

ECC Hosts Representative Willingham

NC Representative Shelly Willingham (left) recently visited the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College. ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod (right) provided an update on college initiatives and led Rep. Willingham on a tour of the campus highlighting areas that are planned for renovation. Dr. McLeod also pointed out new technology purchased with Higher Education […]

ECC President Assists in Nursing Training

Clinical experiences are an important component of education and training in nursing programs at Edgecombe Community College. During clinicals, supervised nursing students interact with patients in healthcare settings. Due to pandemic restrictions, many clinical sites closed their doors to nursing students in 2020 and remain closed to students. This fall, instructors, staff, the college president, […]

Belk Center Project to Profile ECC Leader

Dr. Greg McLeod, president of Edgecombe Community College, is among the North Carolina community college leaders who are the focus of a new project underway by the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University. Belk Center staff traveled to Tarboro recently to interview Dr. McLeod for the Trailblazer Profiles. […]