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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


Vanessa L. Bass

Reference Librarian

Calendar   Year Hired 2001

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2127

Location Icon  H212

Education and Credentials

B.A.-Meredith College
M.L.S.-North Carolina Central University
M.Ed-University of Phoenix


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


Debra Bohannon

Admissions and Enrollment Specialist

Calendar   Year Hired 2020

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2124

Location Icon  E141

Education and Credentials

A.A. - University of Phoenix

Kimberly Bowen

Coordinator, Work Based Learning

Calendar   Year Hired 2020

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2245

Location Icon  E143

Education and Credentials

B.M. - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
M. Ed. - Liberty University

Lynn Bowen

Student Success Counselor/ Transition Program

Calendar   Year Hired 2020

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2165

Location Icon  B108-B

Education and Credentials

B.S. - Liberty University
M.A. - Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


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


Edna H. Brown

Director, Student Development-Caswell County Campus

Calendar   Year Hired 2003

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-8046

Location Icon  K122

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Alamance Community College
A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College
B.A.S.-Averett University
Master CIW Designer
Microsoft Office User Specialist in Excel (MOUS)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Network+ Certification
i-Net+ Certification
A+ Certification
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on MS Windows 2000
Microsoft Certified Professional


Barbara Buchanan

Vice President, Instruction/Chief Academic Officer

Calendar   Year Hired 2018

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2106

Location Icon  A102

Education and Credentials

B.A. – Stephen F. Austin University
M.A. – Stephen F. Austin University
Ph.D.- Texas A&M University

Emily B Buchanan

Director, Caswell Campus Operations

Calendar   Year Hired 2019

Telephone Number Icon  336-599-1181

Location Icon  K-100

Education and Credentials

BA, Elon University
M.Ed., High Point University


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

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