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  • 06/06/2018

    Student Success: Stephen Hopkins Goes From Truck Driver to 4.0

    Category: Academics, Students

    A turning point in someone’s life can take many shapes and forms.  In Stephen Hopkin’s case, it was “taking a bath” in fertilizer at his day job.  Just entering his forties, Stephen had been working as a truck driver, an employee for two local agricultural outfits on the Shore.  He graduated from Nandua High School …

  • 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 …

  • 04/14/2017

    Community College Month: Dual Enrollment Success

    Category: Academics

    The second of four Community College Month Features There are a number of benefits to dual-enrollment programs. Earning college credit while still in high school sounds like a dream for many students. Not only do these programs introduce students to the rigors of college coursework early, but recent studies have shown that students who participate …

  • 02/16/2017

    ESCC Student Works Towards Her Dream to Teach

    Category: Students

    (Written By William McCarter) Dreams can come true.  But they take courage, hard work, support, and finally a place for it all to begin. Deborah Eder understands this elusive truth very well.  She worked for 20 years as a cook and manager in a local business, but there was no real opportunity to grow or …

  • 12/07/2016

    Angela Owens: A Student’s Story by Jose Alvarado

    Category: Students

    Sometimes to reach our destination, we have to sacrifice and accept a few detours along the way.  This simple truth is especially true for Angela Owens, who put off her own dreams so that others could realize theirs. Angela Owens was born in Cape Charles in 1972, but she moved to Portsmouth, Virginia, where she …

  • 11/22/2016

    ESCC Student Profile: Kevon Rice-Welding and Rodeo

    Category: Students

    ESCC welding student Kevon Rice is a professional bull rider from Texas.  In our video, we learn how Kevon takes the skills he is learning from Travis Connelly’s welding course, and utilizes them in a rodeo project. Watch it here:

  • 04/15/2016

    Celebrating Community College Month with Evron Stand and his ESCC story

    Category: Alumni

    by William McCarter By his own admission, Evron Strand is a military brat.  He was born in Fayetteville, N.C. and moved to the Eastern Shore in 1985 when he was 11; he attended Arcadia Middle and High School, where he wrestled, played football and ran track.  But Evron did not graduate with his classmates because in …

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