ECC Celebrates New Students on Signing Day
More than 100 Edgecombe County high school seniors recently declared their intention to attend Edgecombe Community College in the fall.
The college honored the students at ECC Signing Day held at high schools in May. Signing Day is a national initiative to celebrate students for making a commitment to higher education.
Students, ECC leaders, and high school officials attended Signing Day events at North Edgecombe, SouthWest Edgecombe, and Tarboro high schools, and North East Carolina Preparatory School.
A total of 115 seniors, or nearly 28 percent of the high school seniors in Edgecombe County, declared their intent to join the student body of Edgecombe Community College. Edgecombe County Public Schools seniors numbered 416.
“Thank you for choosing Edgecombe Community College,” ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod told the students. “Whether you plan to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year school, we believe that ECC is the best place to start and prepare for a bright future. We put students first, and we will do all that we can to help you succeed.”
Among the 115 seniors were 25 EDGE Scholarship recipients. Through the EDGE Scholarship, students who qualify receive full funding to attend ECC, including tuition, fees, and books.
Other scholarship programs make attending ECC the most cost-effective choice for students and their families. Through the Edgecombe Pledge, the college is covering in-state tuition and fees for all qualifying students this fall.
Fall classes begin August 18. To get started on attending ECC, please go to edgecombe.edu/future.