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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!


Contacts

Articles for category Staff



Mary K. Towell

NC Pre-K Teacher


Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2565

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Education and Credentials


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Elizabeth M. Townsend

Director, Public Information and Marketing


Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2104

Location Icon  A115

Education and Credentials

B.S. - Elon University
M.A. - Framingham State College
Certificate of Non-Profit Management - Duke University


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Merlette B. Walker

Instructor, Office/Medical Office Administration


Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2171

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Education and Credentials

A.A.-Louisburg College 
B.S.-Averett College 

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Lori L. Watlington

Director, Allied Health Programs and Scholarships, Workforce Development

Calendar   Year Hired 2006

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-8080

Location Icon  K216

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Danville Community College 
B.B.A.-Averett University 
Notary Public, State of North Carolina 

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Kin Watlington

Instructor/Program Coordinator, Agribusiness

Calendar   Year Hired 2018

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 694-8090

Location Icon  P101

Education and Credentials

B.S., North Carolina State University
M.S.A., North Carolina State University
M.S., North Carolina State University
National Board Certified

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Nancy H. Watts

Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Health Sciences and Human Services

Calendar   Year Hired 1996
Category   Staff

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2214

Location Icon  L106

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College 
Notary Public, State of North Carolina 

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Jimmie T. Whitfield

Controller

Calendar   Year Hired 2019

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2117

Location Icon  A 122

Education and Credentials

AAS, Piedmont Community College
BS, Elon University

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Deborah K. Wilkins

Business Office Technician

Calendar   Year Hired 2006

Telephone Number Icon  (336) 322-2123

Location Icon  A123

Education and Credentials

A.A.S.-Piedmont Community College 


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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

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