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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


Melissa G. Robbins

Executive Director, Title III Programs

Calendar   Year Hired 2019

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2220

Location Icon  H216

Education and Credentials

A.A.S. - Southside Virginia Community College
B.S. - Old Dominion University
M.A. - Liberty University


Leia M. Gaskin-Sadiku Rollins

Coordinator, College High School Programs

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2273

Location Icon  L127

Education and Credentials

B.A.-Guilford College


Glenda G. Rudder


Calendar   Year Hired 2007
Category   Staff

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2116

Location Icon  E103

Education and Credentials

Certificate-Alamance Beauty College


Valerie L. Russell

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President, Instruction/Chief Academic Officer

Calendar   Year Hired 2016

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2175

Location Icon  A102

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Alamance Community College 
BBA - Averett University


Karen H. Sanders

Dean, Arts, Sciences and University Transfer

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2190

Location Icon  L132

Education and Credentials

B.S.-Clemson University 
M.A.Ed-East Carolina University 
Certificate: Community College Instruction-East Carolina University


Joey Sanders

Student Services Data/Outcome Specialist

Calendar   Year Hired 2019

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2148

Location Icon  H208

Education and Credentials

BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Pamela G. Senegal


Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2100

Location Icon  A108

Education and Credentials

B.A.-North Carolina State University 
M.P.A.-North Carolina State University 
Ed.D.-North Carolina State University 


Vicki M. Shaw

Payroll Accountant, Business Office

Calendar   Year Hired 2018

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2139

Location Icon  A121

Education and Credentials

Joseph C. Solomon

Technology Support Technician

Calendar   Year Hired 2019

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2143

Location Icon  E106

Education and Credentials

A.A. - Piedmont Community College
Extron Certified Professional


Shelly T. Stone-Moye

Vice President, Student Development

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2163

Location Icon  E146

Education and Credentials

B.A.-The University of North Carolina at Asheville
M.S.W.-Boston University

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