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Nursing Graduates Hold Pinning Ceremony

ͼ Associate Degree Nursing graduates participated in their pinning ceremony on May 8. The ADN Class of 2024 is a large class of 41 members, who graduated from the ADN program during the College’s commencement ceremony on May 10. These graduates have met the education requirements to take the NCLEX-RN®, the National Council […]

Respiratory Therapy Graduates Participate in Pinning Ceremony

Members of ͼ’s Respiratory Therapy Class of 2024 participated in their pinning ceremony in May. Shown from left are (1st row) Instructor Josh Pendergraft, Collin Evans, Cameron Joyner, Instructor Tim King, (2nd row) Lindsey Shaw, (3rd row) Ashley White, (4th row), Ayana Battle, Camille Tew, (5th row) Jasmine Pippen, Angel Smith, (6th row) […]

Construction Students Motivated by Meaningful Projects

At ͼ, Kevin Strickland’s students are putting it all together. “Most students like hands-on projects,” says Strickland, who teaches autobody and construction at ͼand 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 […]

College Employee Participates in Reading Program

ͼ staff member Viola Harris recently read to kindergarten students at Coker-Wimberly Elementary School in Battleboro. She represented the college in the Community Partner program. Harris, who lives in Tarboro, is an administrative assistant II in the cultural arts department at ͼand serves on the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners.

Medical Assisting Graduates Celebrated with Pinning Ceremony

ͼ celebrated its Medical Assisting graduates on May 3 in a pinning ceremony. The event marked a milestone in their educational journey and provided an opportunity to recognize their hard work and dedication. Graduates are: Trevon Evans April Henson Shandell Jones Lakisha Nichols-Wiggins Michaela Ore Alexias Williams A highlight of the event was […]

Students Earn Eleven Awards at State SkillsUSA

ͼ students brought home eleven awards, including five gold medals, from the SkillsUSA state competition held in April in Greensboro. Forty-three students and eleven instructors participated in the competition. Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA offers a competition for students to demonstrate their career and technical skills. “It is awesome to see so many students […]

ͼAwards 443 Credentials to Class of 2024

MC Belk Pilon, president and board chair of the John M. Belk Endowment, told ͼ 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 […]

High School Alumni Group Supports ͼStudents

The North Carolina Association of Black High School Alumni (NCABHSA) recently donated $500 to the College and Career Readiness division at ͼ. The NCABHSA is composed of alumni of African American high schools that closed in response to desegregation. The organization was established in 2008 to preserve the history of the schools and […]

Students Named to Honor Society

ͼ’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 […]

Nursing Faculty Attend State Conference

The ͼ nursing faculty attended the annual North Carolina Associate Degree Nursing Council (NCADN Council) conference held April 10-12 at Wrightsville Beach. The conference theme was “Changing the Tide of Nursing Education.” The keynote speaker was Keith Rischer, a prominent nurse educator who spoke on innovative ways to increase students’ clinical judgement. Faculty […]