Manufacturing Student Excels in Electronics

by J. Eric Eckard When Kaitlyn Tripp was about three years old, she would sit in her dad’s lap and watch him work on computers and other machines. Those days started a lifelong love of electronics and an insatiable curiosity of the mechanisms’ inner workings. “I love to take things apart and see how they work,” says Tripp. As a kid, she would disassemble her toys and try to...

Servant Leader Wins International Award

High school dropout. International success story. Michael Parker is both – and much, much more. A little more than a decade ago, Parker dropped out of high school and joined the workforce, knocking around Eastern North Carolina, searching for his way in life. “I was not mentally focused,” he says of his decision to drop out of high school at age 17. [caption id="attachment_65"...

Despite Challenges, Student Achieves Success

by Jenny White One of Edgecombe Community College’s most disciplined students is a great illustration of how education, grit, and perseverance can change a life. When Tanaejah Taylor graduated from Tarboro High School in 2016, her hard work had already paid off. She not only received her high school diploma, but also two certificates she earned through the Career and College Promise...