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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 […]

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, […]

Fall Academic Honor Rolls Announced

Edgecombe Community College is proud to announce its President’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. The following full-time students earned a 4.0 grade point average, placing them on the President’s List. Bailey: Jocelyn Brumley Fountain: Joanne Sarver Greenville: Charita Fennell, Shandell Jones, Mydasha Pettaway Kenly: Valerie Martin Macclesfield: Stephanie Webb Pinetops: Caleb Allen, Yahayra Barrientos, […]