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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


Bob Hayes

Maintenance/Environmental Technician

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 599-1181

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Education and Credentials


McKenzie Hedrick

Career Coach, College High School Programs

Calendar   Year Hired 2019

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-5707 or (336) 694-4212 (BYHS)

Location Icon  at BYHS

Education and Credentials

BS - The University of Tennessee


Erin G. Hill

Director/Instructor, Cultural Arts Program

Calendar   Year Hired 2012

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 597-1709

Location Icon  Kirby Cultural Arts Complex

Education and Credentials

B.A.-Carson-Newman College 
M.F.A.-Florida State University 
M.A.-The University of Westminster 


Ryan D. Holloway

Coordinator, Academic Success Center - Caswell County Campus

Calendar   Year Hired 2018

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-8059

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Education and Credentials


Tianna H. Holloway

Counselor, TRiO/Student Support Services

Calendar   Year Hired 2018
Category   TRIO/EOC

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2159

Location Icon  E138

Education and Credentials

BA - UNC Charlotte
MA - University of Indianapolis


Tammy S. Holt

Receptionist/Switchboard Operator

Calendar   Year Hired 2009
Category   Staff

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 599-1181

Location Icon  A101

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College


Adam W. Irby

Director, College Safety and Title IX Coordinator

Calendar   Year Hired 2015
Category   Staff

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2253

Location Icon  E230

Education and Credentials

B.L.E.T.-Durham Technical Community College
A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College


Rachel E. Johnson

Financial Aid Specialist

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2108

Location Icon  E134

Education and Credentials

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


S. Lynn Kerr

Program Assistant, Adult Basic Skills/LEIS Technician

Calendar   Year Hired 2011

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-8057

Location Icon  K157

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Piedmont Technical College
B.S.-Mount Olive College
CASAS Implementation Training
Notary Public, State of North Carolina


Tina R. Lawrence

Coordinator, LEIS Data and Assessment/Instructor

Calendar   Year Hired 2018

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2114

Location Icon  E125

Education and Credentials

B.S. -  Tarleton State University

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