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NEWS

May 2020


  • 05/27/2020

    Summer 2020 Class Info

    Information on how classes will be delivered is detailed in an update from Dr. Patrick Tompkins. If you need assistance, email studentservices@es.vccs.edu or call us at (757)789-1720. ESCC is instituting 8-week Sessions with the Summer Semester. Learn more about the benefits and advantages on the 8-Week FAQ Page. Summer 2020 Schedule Fall 2020 Schedule Registration Checklist: Log …

  • 05/21/2020

    8-Week Session Segment Featured on WESR-FM

    Dr. Tompkins and Dr. Nash Appear on “Shore Talk” to Promote 8-Week Sessions Dr. Patrick Tompkins and Dr. Julie Nash represented Eastern Shore Community College on May 21, on the daily installment of “Shore Talk”. The topic was 8-Week Sessions which are being adopted beginning this Summer with the new semester that begins on June …

  • 05/21/2020

    8-Week Sessions Begin With Summer Semester

    Starting in June 2020, Your Eastern Shore Community College will implement a year-round academic calendar that offers courses in 8-week sessions.  Substantial research shows that 8-week sessions increase student success, retention, and completion.  This also allows students to begin college at five different times during the year, greatly reducing wait time.  Students will be able to accrue credits …

  • 05/19/2020

    Students to Receive CARES Act Funding

    Emergency relief is on the way The federal government has made funding available to colleges through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. ESCC president Dr. James Shaeffer announced, “ESCC will distribute a portion of the funding directly to eligible students as emergency relief.” The CARES act provides support to colleges and students …

  • 05/13/2020

    ESCC Announces Plans for Summer Classes

    Dr. Patrick Tompkins, Vice President for Academic, Student, and Workforce Programs at Your Eastern Shore Community College announced ESCC’s plan for summer instruction. The earliest on-campus classes at Virginia’s Community Colleges will be permitted to resume will be June 11, and it could be later. Governor Northam’s Phase I reopening directive does not include higher …

  • 05/12/2020

    Student Update 5/12

    from Dr. Patrick Tompkins, VP Dear Your Eastern Shore Students, YOU DID IT! Congratulations on finishing up the spring semester under trying conditions. GRADUATION We have a committee planning a graduation ceremony for late summer. Meantime, we will mail degrees out near the end of May. Congratulations to all of our graduates! Especially this year! YES! WE WILL …

  • 05/12/2020

    Taylor Named Outstanding Student at Radford University

    ESCC Math Instructor Recognized Eastern Shore Community College Math Instructor Joshua Taylor has been honored by Radford University as the Outstanding Student in the Master of Science in Education: Mathematics program.  The award for 2019-2020 was determined by faculty who found Mr. Taylor to be “conscientious and meticulous in his work ethic, and always willing to …

  • 05/12/2020

    Chancellor Reaches Out to Parents of High School Seniors

    Virginia’s Community College Are Here to Help Dear Parents of the Class of 2020: Congratulations! I write to inform you that your graduating high school senior has earned guaranteed acceptance to a Virginia community college, even if he or she had not previously applied. The unprecedented public health crisis we’re experiencing is leading Virginia families …

  • 05/06/2020

    Hear Dr. Tompkins Address How ESCC is Adapting

    YES ! ESCC Cares. VP Tompkins explains how Dr. Patrick Tompkins serves as Vice President of Academic, Student, and Workforce programs at ESCC. Connect with Your Eastern Shore Community College’s culture of YES! at es.vccs.edu/, or email studentservices@es.vccs.edu, or call 757-789-1720.

  • 05/06/2020

    Information on Emergency Grading Policy

    The Virginia Community College System has implemented an Emergency Grading Policy. Details and instructions, along with resources and the necessary forms, are all located on our Emergency Grading Policy Page.