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ECC Named Military Friendly® School

For the third year in a row, Edgecombe Community College has been recognized nationally as a school that helps military veterans succeed. The college was recently designated a 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School. ECC received a Silver Award in the Small Community College category. According to militaryfriendly.com, “Military Friendly® Schools strive towards and succeed in the […]

Local Sorority Strengthens Scholarship

The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has donated more than $23,000 to Edgecombe Community College to strengthen the scholarship the organization endowed in 2020. The scholarship supports full-time African American students – male and female – who are residents of Edgecombe County or Nash County. “We realize the importance of […]

Officers Complete Crisis Intervention Training

Eight law enforcement officers completed Crisis Intervention Team training held in March at Edgecombe Community College. Four agencies were represented: Lake Royale Police Department, Longleaf Neuro-Medical Center Police Department, Vidant Police Department, and Wilson Police Department. EastPointe in Rocky Mount facilitated the class. Shown clockwise from bottom left are officers Oscar Aldava, Wilson Police Department; […]

College Hosts Eighth Graders for CTE Day

Edgecombe Community College hosted eighth graders from South Edgecombe Middle School and Martin Millennium Academy for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Day on April 6. CTE Day highlights CTE programs at the college. “We want students to be exposed to the career paths and real-world educational opportunities available at Edgecombe Community College,” explains Kathy Webb, […]

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 […]

NC Community Colleges Celebrate Community College Month

Edgecombe Community College is joining the month-long national celebration of Community College Month in April. Community College Month highlights the hard work and achievement taking place daily on community college campuses. In North Carolina, more than 500,000 students are enrolled at community colleges, institutions that serve a diverse student population and put educational and career […]

Job Fair Offers Opportunities for Job Seekers

LS Cable & System USA was among area employers who were on the lookout for qualified applicants at the annual Edgecombe Community College Job Fair in March. Several companies conducted interviews during the event. Shown are a job seeker and LS Cable & System USA personnel Bobby Piner, manufacturing manager, and Felicia Williams, human resource […]

Radiography Students Attend State Conference

Edgecombe Community College Radiography students broadened their educational experience last week when they attended the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Conference, held March 30-April 1 in Wilmington. “This was the students’ first conference,” says Desiree Duncan, Radiography program chair. “All of these students will graduate in May, so it was beneficial for them […]

State Leaders Visit ECC

North Carolina legislative and higher education leaders recently toured the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. Dr. Greg McLeod, president of the college; Rev. Jerry Spruell, chair of the ECC Board of Trustees; and several students hosted the visitors. Dignitaries were Rep. Shelly Willingham, Sen. Toby Fitch, and Dr. Shirley Carraway, a member of the […]

ECC’s Bernie Taylor Is Shaping the Next Generation of Law Enforcement

During Bernie Taylor’s 30-year law enforcement career in Eastern North Carolina, he endured countless tragedies: seeing the aftermath of horrific traffic accidents, consoling the families who lost loved ones to murder, and witnessing the despair of domestic violence. In 2015, he turned in his badge in exchange for a clipboard and took over Edgecombe Community […]