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ECC Runs with Tackle the Tar

Forty-five students, faculty, and staff participated on the Edgecombe Community College team at Tackle the Tar held in May. Tackle the Tar is a 5K obstacle course race and family fun day sponsored by the Rocky Mount Rotary Club. All proceeds fund scholarships for local students attending Edgecombe and Nash community colleges and NC Wesleyan […]

Nursing Leader Receives State Educator Award

  Congratulations to Ami Denton, program chair and director of the Nursing program at Edgecombe Community College, who received the 2022 Educator of the Year Award from the North Carolina Associate Degree Nursing Council. The award was presented during the council’s spring conference held in April. NCADN Council membership is open to all nursing faculty […]

ECC Instructor Participating in State Leadership Program

by Kyla McLeod Student Intern Rebecca Stamilio-Ehret, physics and industrial trades/technology instructor at Edgecombe Community College, is taking part in the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program. The six-month program provides leadership training to community college faculty and staff and helps develop leadership skills. Stamilio-Ehret believes the program will help her strengthen her own leadership […]

ECC Foundation Official Tapped for International Award

Lynwood Roberson, executive director of the Edgecombe Community College Foundation, has been selected to receive an International Distinguished College Administrator Award from Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for students attending two-year schools. Roberson is one of only 28 college administrators worldwide selected for the international distinction. He was nominated by Edgecombe’s Alpha Omega Nu […]

Surgical Technology Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate

For the second year in a row, Edgecombe Community College surgical technology graduates achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national certification exam for surgical technologists. In December 2021, the seven members of the Surgical Technology Class of 2021 sat for and passed national certification administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical […]

ECC and Central Piedmont Partner in Online Program

For two weeks last winter, Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte shut down following a ransomware attack that compromised much of the school’s computerized data. Numerous students were in danger of missing a full semester, or in some cases, possibly graduation, including 17 students in its health information technology program. That’s when Edgecombe Community College […]

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 Practical Nurses Receive Perfect Score

For the tenth year in a row, recent graduates of Edgecombe Community College’s Practical Nursing program achieved perfection on the national licensure exam. August 2021 graduates achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The NCLEX-PN is required for practice as a licensed practical nurse and is […]

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 […]

ECC Acquires New Technology to Strengthen Instruction

Edgecombe Community College has purchased 51 Newline interactive display boards to strengthen teaching and learning at the college. Pictured is Cate Valentino, product training specialist with Newline, who recently provided in-person training on the new devices and led training sessions on both the Tarboro and Rocky Mount campuses. The new technology was purchased with HEERF […]