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Respiratory Therapy Graduates Participate in Pinning Ceremony

Members of Edgecombe Community College’s Respiratory Therapy Class of 2023 participated in their pinning ceremony on May 11. From left are (front row) Director of Clinical Education Josh Pendergraft, Amber Stancil, Adishia Baker, Program Chair Tim King, (2nd row) Rachel Davis, Ramatoulie Dabo, Haley Bunting, (3rd row) Kathleen Talton, Kennedy Johnson, (4th row) Paula Oden, […]

Nursing Graduates Honored for Compassionate Care

Recent Edgecombe Community College Associate Degree Nursing graduates Michaela Dew and Anna Zinn 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 Dew and Zinn graduated from the Associate […]

Nursing Pinning Held

Edgecombe Community College Associate Degree Nursing graduates participated in their pinning ceremony on May 10. The ADN Class of 2023 is a large class of 39 members, who graduated from the ADN program during the college’s commencement ceremony on May 12. These graduates have met the education requirements to take the NCLEX-RN®, the National Council […]

Surgical Technology Student Lands Prestigious Mayo Clinic Internship

Earlier this year, Crystal Gray was halfway through the surgical technology program at Edgecombe Community College and working long hours at UNC Health Nash. She also was looking forward to her youngest daughter graduating high school. Then a long shot paid off, and the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, offered Gray a summer internship […]

Students Explore Healthcare Careers

Healthcare Connections, a career exploration event, was held at Edgecombe Community College April 19-20. The event was a collaboration between Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership, ECU Health Edgecombe Hospital, UNC Health Nash, and ECC. Approximately 200 students from the Twin Counties learned about healthcare careers from healthcare professionals. Shown is Ivelisse Ruiz, RN, MSN, CNOR, nurse […]

Edgecombe and Pitt Community Colleges Announce Surgical Technology Agreement

Edgecombe Community College and Pitt Community College recently signed an agreement that guarantees admission to two Pitt students into ECC’s Surgical Technology program each year. The joint program will begin this fall. Students will complete prerequisite courses at Pitt and transfer into the program at ECC. Pitt does not have a program in surgical technology. […]

Medical Assisting Hosts CITI High School Students

Seniors in Edgecombe Community College’s Medical Assisting program and Julie Walker, instructor and clinical coordinator, hosted CITI High School students on March 31. The high school students toured the Lamm Building, which houses the college’s health sciences programs, and participated in demonstrations presented by the Medical Assisting students. The Medical Assisting degree is a five-semester […]

Health Sciences Students Learn by Doing

Edgecombe Community College Nursing (red scrubs) and Respiratory Therapy (turquoise scrubs) students recently collaborated in an emergency simulation to save a simulated patient’s life. During the realistic training scenario, students assessed the patient, performed CPR, intubated the patient, and worked together to stabilize the patient. By relying on patient simulation and a team approach in […]

Spring Classes Underway

Loretta Langley, nursing instructor at Edgecombe Community College, encourages second-year nursing students enrolled in Complex Health Concepts during the first day of class on January 6 by sharing the date of their pinning ceremony, which signifies program completion. Virtual Health Sciences Information Sessions are scheduled in February and March for prospective students who are interested […]

Surgical Technology Graduates Employed Locally

Edgecombe Community College Surgical Technology students completed the Surgical Technology degree program in December and gathered for their pinning ceremony. From left are Cassidy Ingram, Sandra Rivera, Tasha Vaughn, and Jeannette McDaniel. All of the graduates have passed the National Board for Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants Certification Exam and are working as surgical technologists […]