Edgecombe Community College

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Edgecombe Community College
Edgecombe Community College Logo.png
TypeCommunity college
Established1967[1]
PresidentDr. Gregory McLeod
Students2151
Address
2009 W Wilson St, Tarboro, NC 27886

35°52′46″N 77°34′25″W / 35.879307°N 77.573660°W / 35.879307; -77.573660Coordinates: 35°52′46″N 77°34′25″W / 35.879307°N 77.573660°W / 35.879307; -77.573660
ColorsRed and Gold         

Edgecombe Community College is a public education institution located in Tarboro, North Carolina.

History[edit]

Edgecombe Technical Institute opened as an extension unit of Wilson County Technical Institute in 1967. In August 1968, the new school held its first classes. In 1987, the college was renamed Edgecombe Community College and has since expanded its campus size. In January 2016, EEC opened a 45,000 sq foot Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center on the Rocky Mount campus. In 2018, Dr. Deborah Lamm retired from President of ECC,[2] eventually being replaced by Dr. Gregory McLeod, EEC's first black president. [3]

Campus[edit]

Campus in downtown Rocky Mount

The campus spans 120 acres and is located 2.5 miles south of Tarboro and composed of 11 buildings. Edgecombe also operates a separate campus at Rocky Mount.[4]

Student Life[edit]

The student body is 75% Female, 25% male with over 2000 students. 55% come from out of the county. There is a Travel Abroad Program enabling students and staff to travel to a variety of locations such as France, Spain, Italy and Scotland.

Programs[edit]

Edgecombe Community College offers more than 130 academic degrees, diplomas, and certificates[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ |About EEC
  2. ^ http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2018/06/07/Event-introduces-three-ECC-president-finalists.html
  3. ^ Harper, Amelia. "ECC names new president". Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/about-us/remote-satellite-campuses/rocky-mount-campus
  5. ^ https://www.edgecombe.edu/about/ecc50/