Feb 07, 2023  
2018-2019 Student Handbook 
    
2018-2019 Student Handbook ARCHIVED PUBLICATION

Directory and Additional Student Services



Where to Go When You Want to Know

Provided below is a list of faculty/staff who may be able to assist students with their specific questions and/or needs. After identifying the needed personnel, students may find the individual’s contact information in the Employee Directory

Where to Go When You Want To Know

Career and College Promise

 

 

High School Programs

 

Shawn Dawes

 

Employee Directory

 

General Admissions

   

Placement Testing

Rocky Mount

Patricia Pryor
   

 

 

Tarboro

Kevin Lynch

Readmission

 

Kevin Lynch

   

Charlotte O’Neal

   

Kienesha Ebron

Orientation

 

Samanthia Phillips

Recruitment

 

Teresa Bottoms

Career Assessment

 

Camille Richardson

Student IDs

Rocky Mount:

Patricia Pryor

 

Tarboro:

Kevin Lynch

Residency Status

 

Tony Rook

Graduation

 

Charlotte O’Neal

Transfer Evaluations

 

Cathy Dupree

Proficiency Exams/Advanced Placement

 

Cathy Dupree

Grades

 

Cathy Dupree

Student Records

Rocky Mount:

 

 

 

 

Tarboro:

Kevin Lynch

 

Employee Directory

 

Student Support Services

 

 

Appeals

 

Tony Rook

Early Intervention

 

Johanna Underwood

Disability Services

 

Johanna Underwood

Child Care Assistance

 

Johanna Underwood

Curriculum Learning Center

 

Samantha Spencer

Tutoring

 

Samantha Spencer

 

Employee Directory

 

Financial Aid

   

Financial Aid

Rocky Mount:

Angie Estes

   

 

  Tarboro:

April Lamm

 

 

Linda Sledge

   

Sherlock McDougald

Veterans’ Affairs

 

Angie Estes

 

Employee Directory

 

Administrators

   

Vice President of Instruction

 

Dr. Harry Starnes

Vice President of Student Services

 

Michael Jordan

Dean/Arts & Sciences

 

Sheryll Wood

Dean/Business, Industry & Technologies

 

Michael Starling

Dean of Enrollment

 

Tony Rook

Dean/Health Sciences & Public Safety

  Bruce Panneton

Dean of Students 

  Samanthia Phillips 
 

Employee Directory

 

Academic Program Counselors

   

Nursing (LPN and RN)

 

Nancy Hobbs

CT/MRI

 

Teresa Bottoms

Health Information Technology

 

Johanna Underwood

Medical Assisting

 

Samanthia Phillips

Radiography

 

Camille Richardson

Respiratory Therapy

 

Samanthia Phillips

Surgical Technology

 

Samanthia Phillips

Dental Hygiene

 

Tony Rook

Dental Assissting 

  Tony Rook 
 

Employee Directory

 

Continuing Education Advisors

   

General Information

 

Brittany Harrelson

Business and Industry Services

 

George Anderson

Career Readiness Certificates

 

Sylvia Hinton-Grant

College & Career Readiness/Adult High School Equivalency/LEIS

 

Jerry Harper

   

Viola Harris

   

Dalanda Bond

Education to Go- Online Courses

 

Gwen Hyman

Special Programs: Effective Teacher Training, Notary Public, Real Estate, etc.

 

Gwen Hyman

Cooperative Education

 

Harry Starnes

Fire and EMS

 

Robert Whistler

Health Occupations

 

Laura Clark

Hispanic/Latino Programs

 

Lynn Cale

Historic Preservation

 

Monika Fleming

Human Resources Development-Employability Skills

 

Ronnie Peacock

Sylvia Hinton-Grant

Introduction to Electronics Manufacturing

 

Laura Otrimski 

Introduction to Tire Manufacturing

 

Laura Otrimski 

Law Enforcement/BLET

 

Bernice Taylor

Lean Six Sigma

 

George Anderson

Real Estate Programs

 

Gwen Hyman

Small Business Center/Entrepreneurship

 

Tina Parker

Sustainability

 

George Anderson

Customized Training for Business

 

George Anderson

 

Employee Directory

 

Student Life and Organizations

   

Community Theatre

 

Roberta Cashwell

Student Government Association Advisors

 

Samanthia Phillips

   

 

Phi Theta Kappa Advisors

 

Tamara Frank-Pourvady

EMPAC Co-Coordinators

 

William Parker

   

Stanley Sivels

BUTTERFLIE Coordinator

 

Samanthia Phillips

Ambassador Advisor

 

Teresa Bottoms

 

Employee Directory

 
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Services for Students

The Student Services Department endeavors to make its services available to every student from pre-admission through graduation. The pre-admission interview is designed to help students make a decision in terms of what curriculum program or programs they are best suited to enter. The interview involves evaluation of the high school transcript, along with discussion of the students’ needs, interests, and abilities.

Guidance and Counseling

Guidance and counseling services are an integral part of the Student Services Department at Edgecombe Community College (ECC). Staff members of the department are individuals of varying backgrounds who are professionally trained and hold at least a master’s degree in the counseling area. Counselors are available on each campus to help students become more self-knowing, self-reliant, and directive by offering the following services:

  1. Appraising, organizing, and evaluating information such as transcripts, placement test scores, and interviews with students and instructors to determine proper placement and to assist students toward self-knowledge needed for decision making and planning.
  2. Providing professional counseling services to students in clarifying basic values, attitudes, interests, and abilities; assisting in all phases of decision making; assisting in formulating vocational educational plans and progress; and providing appropriate resources for more intensive and deep-seated personal problems.
  3. Providing information pertinent to the selection of courses, occupational prerequisites, transfer requirements, availability of resource agencies, and other areas of concern to students.
  4. Providing community services through vocational and educational counseling and other student personnel services to youth and adults in the community.
  5. Disseminating information by brochures, counselor visitations, conferences, or direct correspondence; encouraging school attendance; fostering understanding of requirements for admission and for special curricula; developing proper attitudes; and contributing to student decision making and planning.
  6. Providing information on loans, scholarships, grants, part-time jobs, and other resources for students who need financial assistance.

Counseling Procedures

Students may see a counselor on an individual basis to discuss personal, academic, vocational, educational, and financial needs. Student access to a counselor is determined by student-initiated or counselor-initiated appointment or by instructor or advisor referrals.

Specialized counseling for handicapped students is available in cooperation with Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Social Services, the Veterans’ Administration, and other agencies. The degree of disability and the educational potential of the students determine the extent of training and placement.

Academic counseling is available to students who have deficiencies in reading, writing, listening, computing, and study skills.

Advisors maintain academic records for advisees. Faculty members also are available for consultation.

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Student Assistance Procedures

Referral Service

The college recognizes that most student problems can be successfully treated, provided they are recognized in their early stages and referral is made to an appropriate resource. The problem may be one of personal relationships, physical illness, mental or emotional illness, finances, marital or family discord, alcoholism, drug abuse, legal issues, or other concerns. When students’ academic performance or attendance is unsatisfactory, and the students are unable or unwilling to correct the situation, either alone or with normal advisory assistance, there may be some cause outside the realm of their academic studies which is the basis of their problem. This policy assures that if such personal problems are the cause of unsatisfactory academic performance, students receive careful consideration and an offer of assistance to help resolve such problems in an effective and confidential manner.

Substance Abuse Program

Students will be referred to local substance abuse treatment providers.

Career Services

Career Services assists students and graduates with the career exploration process. Students or graduates who wish to talk with a professional staff member about career plans may make an appointment. Professional staff is available to assist students in choosing a major, assessing skills and interests, exploring information about jobs, arranging interviews, analyzing resumes, developing interviewing skills, and determining job-hunting strategies.

Students are encouraged to begin the job search process at least six months before graduation and to contact the North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions for assistance in their job search.

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Health Services and Standards

Student health services are not provided on campus. Students should seek medical attention from an area healthcare facility or provider.

Students with communicable diseases may be prohibited from registering for classes when health records indicate that their attendance would be detrimental to their health and safety or to the health and safety of other persons with whom they may come in contact. After recovery, students may be registered for classes.

Students who have significant health conditions or limitations may be required to submit a report or medical examination prior to their initial registration and are encouraged to inform their instructors at the beginning of each semester.

When deemed appropriate by the Vice President of Student Services, faculty advisors, instructors, and/or counselors are notified of students identified as having significant health conditions.

Certain programs have technical standards that must be met for admission to the program. Technical standards are defined as physical, mental, social, and psychological requirements needed for educational training. Those standards are required in order that students not be a danger to themselves or others with whom they come in contact in the pursuit of their educational objectives.

The college seeks to assist students who have special health conditions or limitations in the attainment of their educational goals. Services are provided in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In the event of accident or illness, the Student Services Department or the Business Office should be notified immediately. First aid is provided by college personnel in accordance with their capabilities. First aid kits and automatic electronic defibrillators (AED’s) are located in the Student Services Department and the library on both campuses, the Cosmetology Building on the Rocky Mount campus, and the reception area in Buildings B, E, and H on the Tarboro campus.

Students who become ill, are injured, or develop health problems requiring professional attention are referred to the emergency room at the most convenient hospital or to a local physician in accordance with instructions given by students or their family. In an emergency situation that requires immediate attention, students may be taken directly to the hospital by the rescue squad.

Environmental health and safety on the campus are the responsibility of the Vice President of Administrative Services.

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Bookstore

Textbooks can be bought and resold at the college bookstore, a non-profit service of ECC. School supplies, sportswear, and gift items are also available. A bookstore is located on both campuses.

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Tutoring

The Tutoring Program assists students who are experiencing academic difficulties in curriculum courses. Tutors provide additional individualized instruction and support necessary to help students achieve academic success at the college. Tutors provide assistance with study skills, test-taking skills, and class content. Students may request tutoring assistance for any curriculum course by contacting the Student Services Department. There is no fee for tutoring services. The Tutoring Program employs students and other qualified individuals as tutors. Students may apply to be tutors by contacting the Curriculum Learning Center. Online tutoring is available to all students 24 hours per day. Please contact the Curriculum Learning Center (CLC) for more information.

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Student Housing

Housing for students is not provided on campus. Members of the student body live in and around the area and commute to the campus. Although organized student housing services are not provided, students who seek housing are referred to area real estate agencies and citizens who have indicated the willingness to rent to students. Such referrals are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

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 Orientation 

If planning to attend classes on campus at ECC, you should plan to attend an on-campus orientation. While we look forward to seeing each of you at one of our on-campus events, we realize that your particular circumstances may prevent you from joining us in person.

If you are unable to make it to campus during one of the face-to-face events listed above, you may complete your START@ECC session online! You’ll have access to the same valuable information that is available in our on-campus sessions, with the flexibility to complete orientation at a time and location that is convenient for you.

The online orientation is best viewed in Firefox.

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