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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


Alisa L. Montgomery

Dean, Health Sciences and Human Services

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2213

Location Icon  L107

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College
B.S.N.-The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.S.N.-East Carolina University
R.N.-Registered Nurse, State of North Carolina
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Kyle Moore

Transition Coordinator

Calendar   Year Hired 2020

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2217

Location Icon  B108-B

Education and Credentials

B.A. - UNC - Asheville


Beverly J. Murphy

Vice President, Administrative Services/CFO

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2117

Location Icon  A127

Education and Credentials

B.S.-The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Lisa W. Neely

Academic Consultant Assistant, Educational Opportunity Center

Calendar   Year Hired 2017

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2282

Location Icon  

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Durham Technical Community College
A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College


Nancy S. Oberman

Director/Instructor, Law Enforcement Training

Calendar   Year Hired 2016

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-4013

Location Icon  Public Safety Training Center

Education and Credentials

Certification-Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy


William R. Oliver

System Administrator

Calendar   Year Hired 2013

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2119

Location Icon  E106

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Roanoke-Chowan Community College
CompTIA A+ Certified Professional
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft Technology Associate-Windows Server Administration, Security, and Networking Fundamentals
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist-Window 7, Configuration


Lisa M. Palmer

Institutional Researcher

Calendar   Year Hired 1999

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2164

Location Icon  B115

Education and Credentials

A.G.E.-Piedmont Community College
B.B.A.-North Carolina Central University


Christina Perry


Calendar   Year Hired 2016

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2243

Location Icon  E137

Education and Credentials

B.A.-Middlebury College
M.Ed.-Harvard University


Martha A. Pruitt

Campus Coordinator Caswell County Campus

Calendar   Year Hired 2006
Category   Staff

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-8060

Location Icon  K107

Education and Credentials

A.A.-National College of Business and Technology 

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