Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC)

When a student chooses TRIO, we choose them back!

PCC Director of TRiO Programs Travis Kinsey (center) says the “IamFirstGen Campaign" is a celebration of first-generation college students, like Antwanique Ham (left) and Tonaria Powell. The students, clad in their "I'm First" t-shirts promoting the campaign, are the first members of their respective families to go to college. Both Greenville residents, Ham and Powell have been taking college courses at PCC for the past several years through their enrollment in the Pitt County Schools Early College High School. Now ECHS seniors, Ham is well on her way toward a four-year business degree, while Powell is making steady progress on an Associate in Science Degree from PCC’s University Transfer program.

About EOC

EOC is a program funded by the federal TRIO Programs. We provide assistance with completing college applications, applying for financial aid, career counseling, and GED enrollment. Meet our staff!

Eligibility Requirements

  • First Generation Students
  • Income Eligible Students
  • High School Students
  • Transfer Students
  • GED Students
  • Current Post-Secondary Students
  • Veterans


  • Pitt Community College (Greenville & Farmville Locations)
  • NC Works (Greenville, Rocky Mount, and Williamston)
  • Edgecombe Community College
  • Martin Community College
  • Pitt Academy
  • Pitt County Schools
  • Greenville Housing Authority
  • Strive


  • Academic advice and assistance in course selection
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations
  • Assistance in completing college admission and financial aid applications
  • Research and educate students on grants, scholarships and loans
  • Guidance on re-entering high school or High School Equivalence program
  • Career assessment, exploration and counseling
  • Admission’s application transfer fee waivers
  • College campus tours
  • Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students
  • Information regarding defaulted student loans and assistance in reinstating Financial Aid eligibility

Apply to EOC


Ed & Joan Warren Building (EJW), Room 1306
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Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
Phone: 252-493-7689