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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 Faculty


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


Roy E. Allen

Instructor, Criminal Justice Technology

Calendar   Year Hired 2017

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2194

Location Icon  L118

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Alpena Community College
B.A.-The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.J.A.-Methodist University


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, Agribusiness

Calendar   Year Hired 2014
Category   Faculty

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-5707

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Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Wake Technical Community College


Janet R. Bottoms

Instructor, Web Technologies

Calendar   Year Hired 2012

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2249

Location Icon  L114

Education and Credentials

A.A.-Palm Beach State College
Bachelor-Lima University
M.S.-NOVA Southeastern University
Certified Internet Web Professional
Administration of Information Security


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


Janie C. Clayton

Instructor, English/Developmental Studies

Calendar   Year Hired 2013
Category   Faculty

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2234

Location Icon  L124

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College
B.B.A.-Averett University
M.A.-East Carolina University
Certificate-East Carolina University


Michael K. Cobb

Instructor, Workforce Certification Academy

Calendar   Year Hired 2013

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2189

Location Icon  S130

Education and Credentials

B.B.A.-Averett University
M.S.-North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University


Jennifer B. Collier

Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing Program

Calendar   Year Hired 2013

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2209

Location Icon  L108

Education and Credentials

Diploma-Piedmont Community College
A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College
A.A.-Piedmont Community College
A.G.E.-Piedmont Community College
A.S.-Piedmont Community College
B.S.N.-North Carolina Central University
M.S.N-East Carolina University

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