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ECC Announces New Dean of Health Sciences

Nacole Everette has been named dean of the Division of Health Sciences at Edgecombe Community College.

Nacole Everette, program chair of Health Information Technology at Edgecombe Community College, has been named dean of the Division of Health Sciences at ECC.

In her new position, Everette will oversee programs in Biotechnology, CT/MRI, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Human Services, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, Nursing, Ophthalmic Medical Personnel, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical Technology.

In addition, she will continue to serve as program chair and instructor of Health Information Technology.

“I’m passionate about education,” she says. “I made a leap of faith eleven years ago from acute care to education, and I’ve never looked back. It’s an honor and a privilege to serve our students and the college.”

She adds, “I am thrilled to have this opportunity and look forward to strengthening and building relationships within the Division of Health Sciences as well as with our clinical partners and health care employers.”

Everette has been a member of the ECC faculty for 11 years. In addition to her roles as a dean, program chair, and instructor, she is a leader at the college and in her profession.

In 2021, she received the Endowed Faculty Chair Award, which rewards excellence in teaching and is the most prestigious faculty award at ECC.

In 2019, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award. She also co-chairs the SACSCOC Quality Enhancement Plan initiative, which is a critical component of the college’s continued accreditation.

In addition, Everette serves the college on several committees, including the Campus Appeals Committee, which she chairs, the Academic Success Center Advisory Committee, the Curriculum Review Committee, and the Distance Learning Committee.

Among other state and national activities in her field, she is past president of the North Carolina Health Information Management Association.

Everette holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees from East Carolina University. She also holds a graduate certificate in health informatics from ECU. In addition, she is a Registered Health Information Administrator.