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College Employee Participates in Reading Program

Edgecombe Community College staff member Viola Harris recently read to kindergarten students at Coker-Wimberly Elementary School in Battleboro. She represented the college in the Community Partner program. Harris, who lives in Tarboro, is an administrative assistant II in the cultural arts department at ECC and serves on the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners.

ECC Cosmetic Arts Salon Offers Services to the Public

Feeling pretty needn’t cost a pretty penny, and a handsome look doesn’t have to cost a handsome sum. In Edgecombe Community College’s departments of Cosmetic Arts on the Tarboro campus and Barbering on its Rocky Mount campus, students provide professional-quality beauty and grooming services to the public in updated, state-of-the-art facilities – at a fraction […]

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 […]

ECC Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift to Strengthen Technical Programs

The Edgecombe Community College Foundation recently received a $1 million gift, the largest donation in its 42-year history. The gift is made possible through the John R. Jenkins Trust and its trustee, Benjamin Hardy of Page & Smith, P.A., in Greenville. In recognition of the donation, the college’s Board of Trustees has named the newest […]

Job Seekers Find Opportunity at ECC Job Fair

Rohit Krishnan of Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant was among the more than 40 employers, including representatives from business, education, public safety, manufacturing, and healthcare, who met qualified applicants at the annual Edgecombe Community College Job Fair held March 15. Current students, alumni, and community members met employers at the free event held on the […]

Higher Education Champion to Speak at ECC Graduation

MC Belk Pilon, president and board chair of the John M. Belk Endowment, will give the keynote address during Commencement at Edgecombe Community College on Friday, May 10. Commencement will begin at 4 p.m. in Keihin Auditorium in the Fleming Building on the Tarboro campus. Pilon and her team are committed to increasing access to […]

Honor Society Holds Highway Cleanup

Nineteen Edgecombe Community College students, instructors, and staff participated in the college’s Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Saturday, March 16, sponsored by the college’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society. The Alpha Omega Nu chapter at ECC has been responsible for a three-mile stretch of road in front of the Tarboro campus since 2000 […]

ECC Celebrates Black History Month with a Focus on Achievement

Edgecombe Community College students and employees, college leaders, and area residents gathered to celebrate Black History Month on February 22 in McBryde Auditorium on the Rocky Mount campus. The theme of the event was “Black History: Strong Roots, Amazing Achievements.” Princeville Mayor Bobbie Jones (shown) shared keynote remarks, and Minister Willie Moore of Word Tabernacle […]

ECC Hosts Nursing Career Fair for Students

Edgecombe Community College nursing students recently participated in a Nursing Career Fair on the Tarboro campus. Held February 5, the event brought together hospitals, healthcare facilities, and universities that offer baccalaureate nursing programs to offer job opportunities and educational pathways for nursing students. “It’s like speed dating for nursing jobs and degrees,” explains Loretta Langley, […]

ECC Hosts USDA and White House Officials

National and state officials converged at Edgecombe Community College last week for an Investing in Rural America Town Hall. Held February 21 on the college’s Tarboro campus, the town hall featured remarks by US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, White House Domestic Policy Council Director Neera Tanden, and US Congressman Don Davis. Vilsack and Tanden […]