ECC instructor Benjamin Curran has been elected to the executive board of the national Preservation Trades Network.

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ECC instructor Benjamin Curran has been elected to the executive board of the national Preservation Trades Network.

ECC instructor named to national board

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Benjamin Curran, historic preservation instructor at Edgecombe Community College, has been elected to the national Preservation Trades Network Executive Board of Directors.

The Preservation Trades Network is a non-profit membership organization founded to provide education, networking, and outreach for the traditional building trades.

The PTN sponsors the International Preservation Trades Workshop, the only annual event in North American which brings the foremost practitioners of the traditional trades together in a single venue.

Curran joined the ECC faculty in 2010. Previously, he worked as a geospatial analyst at the University of New Hampshire.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a master of education degree in historic preservation from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.