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NEWS

September 2020


  • 09/28/2020

    ESCC Leads Virginia in Enrollment Growth

    “Service and Strategy” Fuels Increase Amid a nationwide downward spiral in higher education enrollments, Eastern Shore Community College enrollment continues to surge in this fall.  Full-time equivalent enrollment (FTE) in the college’s academic programs is up by 22% at ESCC. Overall among Virginia’s community colleges, FTE enrollment is down 6% with some colleges experiencing double digit …

  • 09/25/2020

    Two More Fall Registration Rally Days Scheduled

    Open Registration Days for the 2nd 8-Week Session Eastern Shore Community College will conduct two additional Fall Registration “Rally Days” designed to bring together all of the resources students need to successfully register for the upcoming Fall Semester 2nd 8-Week Session that begins on October 21. These open registration events are scheduled for Thursday, October …

  • 09/24/2020

    ESCC Hosting 2nd Community Conversations on Race

    Public is invited to join in on the virtual session Please join us for our second Community Conversations on Race, Monday evening, September 28th, from 7:00pm -8:00pm EST. We are encouraging an open dialogue with the public. In order to understand one another, we must be able to openly speak with one another about real …

  • 09/23/2020

    Eligible Learners Can Earn CNA Certification FREE

    Your Eastern Shore Community College is now providing the opportunity for eligible learners to earn their CNA certification at no cost, plus receive a $1,000 award from the Virginia Ready Scholars Program.  This special program is recruiting now, with an orientation session the week of October 12-16; classes in Healthcare Fundamentals will begin October 19 …

  • 09/21/2020

    VCCS Online Class Delivery Continuing for Spring 2021

    Chancellor addresses Spring Semester in letter to students Dear Students of Virginia’s Community Colleges:             I hope that you and your family are well and safe, as we endure this public health crisis.             I am writing to tell you that Virginia’s Community Colleges will continue to offer most of our classes online for the spring 2021 …

  • 09/15/2020

    “You’re Not Late, You’re Early”

    Op-Ed by Dr. Patrick Tompkins Your Eastern Shore Community College safely launched the fall 2020 semester on August 24, but there is still time to enroll in classes. ESCC is the first community college in Virginia to offer almost all of its classes in 8-week sessions instead of the longer 16-week sessions. Students still have …

  • 09/14/2020

    ESCC Offers Voter Resource Page

    Local Information Provided to Assist Voters in the Upcoming Election Voter Resource Page Visit for Voter FAQs and specific information aimed at voters in Accomack and Northampton Counties.

  • 09/11/2020

    Virtual Session on Race Now Viewable

    On Monday, August 31 from 7-8 p.m., Eastern Shore Community College hosted a virtual session called “Conversations on Race.” The purpose of this event was to provide a safe platform for community members to share feelings, concerns, hopes and visions based on current and past events in the United States. This event was conceived as …

  • 09/09/2020

    ESCC to Hold Student Town Hall Meeting

    An Invitation from Dr. Patrick Tompkins: Dear Your Eastern Shore Students, ESCC President Jim Shaeffer and I invite you to a Student Town Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:00 p.m. on Zoom. We’re eager to hear how classes are going for you, what questions you have, and how we can help. You can call in or …