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April 2018


  • 04/30/2018

    Virginia Secretary of Education Visits ESCC

    Category: College

    Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni visited Eastern Shore Community College on April 25, conducting a Q&A session with ESCC administration, faculty, and staff.  The Secretary’s tour has included many schools, and all 23 colleges in the VCCS.  Click below to hear some of the opening comments made by Secretary Qarni. Secretary of Education Audio

  • 04/25/2018

    Robin Rich-Coates Retires After 34 Years at ESCC

    Category: College

    Robin Rich-Coates sums up her love for teaching by using the word “opportunity”.  In her 40 year career, she has strived and succeeded in providing students with opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Thirty-four of her 40 years have been at Eastern Shore Community College where she has promoted student engagement in the classroom and …

  • 04/20/2018

    2018 Distinguished Alumni

    Category: Alumni

    The ESCC Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 ESCC Distinguished Alumni awards.  This annual award is presented to ESCC alumni in recognition of outstanding professional achievement and community service. This year it was decided that we would take a look around us at Eastern Shore Community College and celebrate the number …

  • 04/18/2018

    A Fun Family Day Planned For 2018 Science Fair April 28th

    Category: Community

    Melfa, VA — Robin Rich-Coates, Associate Professor of Biology/Chemistry at Eastern Shore Community College, has announced that the College’s annual Science Fair will be held from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28. This year’s fair will emphasize the importance of protecting the environment. The Fair gives kindergarten through twelfth grade students the opportunity …

  • 04/16/2018

    Graduation Tickets Are Available and RSVP Cards Due by April 27th

    Category: Students

    Please find the below PDF downloads of the 2018 Graduation Newsletter and RSVP Form.  Both will also be available in hard copy at Student Services and at our Main Reception Desk.  The newsletter contains important dates, times, and information for graduates.  The RSVP Form must be submitted no later than May 1st.  Please direct any …

  • 04/13/2018

    How ESCC Can Save You Thousands On A Bachelor’s Degree

    Category: College

    Student debt has reached crisis levels in this country. The typical bachelor’s degree graduate in Virginia leaves college nearly $30,000 in debt. That burden is forcing people to wait longer to get married, buy a home, and even retire. So why would anyone take on more debt than necessary? Eastern Shore Community College is promoting …

  • 04/11/2018

    Community College Awareness Month Series: ESCC Student Spotlight on Jorge Morales

    Category: College, Students

    Jorge Morales of Greenbush is a stand-out third year student at Eastern Shore Community College.  Graduating from Arcadia High School in 2014, he cites Biology as his favorite subject, and also excels as a soccer player.  He started at ESCC with a focus on Liberal Arts, but he soon switched direction to science, fueled by …

  • 04/10/2018

    State Board for Community Colleges to Set 2018-2019 Tuition and Fees at May Meeting

    Category: College

    Read article from the VCCS here.

  • 04/02/2018

    April is Community College Awareness Month

    Category: College

    Eastern Shore Community College is acknowledging Community College Month in April with a series of articles featured weekly in the Eastern Shore News and numerous social media features that will be posted throughout the month.   April will be full of student success stories, faculty spotlights, and a wealth of eye-opening information about the benefits of …