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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 Staff


Paulita N. Williams

Director, Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2170

Location Icon  E133

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College 
B.S. - North Carolina Central University 
MAC - Gardner-Webb University

Vennesa Williams

EOC Program Coordinator/Data Manager

Calendar   Year Hired 2020

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2162

Location Icon  G204A

Education and Credentials

A.A.S. - Monroe College
B.A. - College of Rochelle

Darrick Woods

Director, Associate Degree Nursing

Calendar   Year Hired 2019

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2219

Location Icon  L108

Education and Credentials

A.A.S. - Piedmont Community College
B.A. - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
M.S.N. - University of Phoenix

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