Pitt Community College Distinguished Alumni
The Distinguished Alumni Award is the most prestigious Pitt Community College offers. It recognizes alumni with outstanding and uncommon achievement in their professions, in civic/community affairs, and/or in service to the college.
Recipients should have adhered to standards of moral and ethical conduct that would cause the college to be proud to present the award to the recipient as a role model for students and other alumni.
This award is presented to those who have attended Pitt Community College for a minimum of two semesters, completed their educational goal(s), and meet criteria for alumni status as defined by PCC Alumni Association bylaws. Current college employees are excluded from consideration.
Receiving this award does not prevent one from receiving any other alumni awards if so selected. Selections by the Awards Committee are not subject to vote by the total Alumni Association Board of Directors.
All nomination forms/materials should be submitted online or be on letter or legal size paper and easily-reproducible form. Nominations cannot be considered without supporting documentation. The Alumni Biographical Form is required for each nominee before consideration by the selection committee and the recipient is required to attend the Annual Alumni Awards Celebration.
2011 Distinguished Alumnus
John O. Moore - Agricultural Chemistry, AAS (1972)
John O. Moore graduated from Pitt Community College in 1972 with a degree in Agricultural Chemistry. He has an extensive career in broadcasting and marketing. John is retired from the NC National Guard and a Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. John is a recipient of the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Accommodation Medal. He has served his community and church by committing his time to many boards and committees including, the Pitt County Council on Aging, Pitt County Planning Board, the Farmville Child Development Center Board of Directors, Farmville Lion’s Club, Pitt County Shrine Club, and a Deacon and Elder for Farmville First Christian Church. John also helped establish the Summer Moore Development Center for Cerebral Palsy. Previously John assisted PCC with fundraising efforts as the Community Relations Coordinator.
John currently serves as a Town Commissioner for Farmville, the spokesman for Greenville Toyota, the host for Saturday Night Sock Hop on WNCT-FM 107.9, and is the co-host of Carolina Outdoor Journal on UNC-TV (PBS).
2009 Distinguished Alumnus
Gary Evans (AAS Agriculture Business/Agriculture Chemicals-1984)Evans is a 1984 PCC graduate with associate degrees in Agriculture Business and Agriculture Chemicals. He went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Olive College, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the school’s Management and Organization Development program in 1998.
An Ayden resident, Evans is Vice President/Green Market Manager with Alliance One International in Farmville. He is a PCC Trustee and PCC Foundation Board member and served as chairman of the PCC Board of Trustees from 2007-2009.
In addition to his work as a trustee and with the foundation board, he serves on various committees at the college as well as professional and civic organizations.