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Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

The Educational Opportunity Center program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. To achieve this mission, EOC counselors assist with preparing applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers. The EOC serves eleven counties in North Carolina: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Vance and Warren.

Student Support Services (SSS)

The purpose of SSS is to improve the academic and life skills of  our participants  through educational opportunities. Our staff facilitate personal enrichment by providing the following services: Counseling, Academic Tutoring, College Transfer and Financial Aid Assistance, Seminars, Cultural Enrichment and Equipment Loan.

The goals of the SSS Program are:
  • To increase college retention and graduation rates for eligible students.
  • To increase the transfer rate of eligible students from 2 year to 4 year institutions.
  • To foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students and individuals with disabilities. For more information call (336) 599-1181.

All TRIO Programs services are FREE of charge!


Articles for category Continuing Education


Samantha G. Aaron

Director, TRiO Programs

Calendar   Year Hired 2018

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2280

Location Icon  G208

Education and Credentials

BA, Siena Heights University
MA, Michigan State University


Heather R. Albert

Director/Instructor, EMS and Fire Programs

Calendar   Year Hired 2017

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-8052

Location Icon  K219 or P108

Education and Credentials

A.A.-American Intercontinental University
B.S.-American Intercontinental University


Alicia E. Ashley

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President, Continuing Education/Internal Records Coordinator

Calendar   Year Hired 2004

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2113

Location Icon  A129

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College


Lynn C. Bailey

Administrative Assistant, TRiO/Educational Opportunity Center

Calendar   Year Hired 2012

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2132

Location Icon  Educational Opportunity Center

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College


Lucas B. Bernard

Instructor, Horticulture-Correction Education

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-1583

Location Icon  

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Wake Technical Community College


Jody B. Blackwell

Dean, Workforce Development

Calendar   Year Hired 2009

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 599-6622

Location Icon  Business Development Entrepreneurship Center, Main St. Roxboro

Education and Credentials

B.S.-East Carolina University


Tracey P. Brandon

Accountability and Compliance Officer

Calendar   Year Hired 1994

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 599-0032

Location Icon  A128

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College


Angela H. Bullock

Outreach Counselor I, Educational Opportunity Center

Calendar   Year Hired 2013

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2193

Location Icon  Educational Opportunity Center

Education and Credentials

B.A.-North Carolina Central University


Demitrius Bullock

Academic Outreach Consultant, EOC/TRiO

Calendar   Year Hired 2020

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2168

Location Icon  G210

Education and Credentials

B.S. - Shaw University
M.A. - Webster University


Doris W. Carver

Vice President, Continuing Education

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2111

Location Icon  A130

Education and Credentials

B.S.-The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.B.A.-Averett College
Ph.D.-Trident University International
AchieveGlobal Certified Facilitator
Notary Public, State of North Carolina

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