Rose to speak at ECC graduation


Jim Rose


From Contributed Reports

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Jim Rose, vice chairman of the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges, will give the keynote address on May 11 during Commencement at Edgecombe Community College.

Commencement begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus. For those unable to attend, live streaming coverage of graduation exercises will be available online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/edgecombecc.

ECC will graduate 439 students, who will receive 536 curriculum degrees, diplomas and certificates. Thirty-four of these students will be recognized for completing Adult High School Equivalency and Adult High School diplomas.

Rose is regional president in the Raleigh market of United Community Bank. He has nearly 30 years of experience in banking, primarily in regional management and credit management for community banks.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University after receiving his GED from Pitt Community College.

A Raleigh resident, Rose is a member of the board of directors of Delta Dental Insurance of N.C. and the N.C. Rural Center. He also serves on the board of Leadership North Carolina.

In addition to serving as vice chairman of the State Board of Community Colleges, he sits on the finance, legislative affairs and policy committees.

The 21-member State Board of Community Colleges is the governing authority for the N.C. Community College System, the nation’s third largest system of community colleges.

For more information on ECC’s Commencement, call 823-5166, ext. 255.