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Burdoin Receives Sen. Warren Scholarship

Shauna Burdoin, third from left, receives the Greenville Morning Rotary Club's Sen. Ed N. Warren Scholarship. Joining her for the presentation were, left to right: PCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Pamela Hilbert, her mother, Becky, and John Hutchens, a retired PCC Arts and Sciences dean and Rotary Club member.

GREENVILLE—Shauna Burdoin, a Pitt Community College Associate in General Education student with plans to study nursing, was named the Greenville Morning Rotary Club’s 2012 Sen. Ed N. Warren Scholarship recipient this week.

A Greenville resident and D.H. Conley High School graduate, Burdoin is in her second year as a PCC Student Ambassador and currently serves as the group’s vice president. She is the daughter of Greenville’s Becky Burdoin.

Last month, Burdoin, a Dean’s List student with a 3.78 grade point average, was one of 50 PCC students to receive an Academic Excellence Award from the college in recognition of classroom excellence and volunteerism.

Marguerite Stephens, PCC’s Student Activities Coordinator/Recruiter, nominated Burdoin for the award, calling her “reliable and willing to help wherever needed.”

“Though she has many responsibilities between work and school, Shauna meets her obligations because she does such a great job of managing her time,” Stephens said. “She’s been a great asset to PCC, and I have really enjoyed working with her because she always maintains a pleasant attitude.”

Burdoin’s community service includes volunteering at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville’s Cypress Glen retirement community, and Greenville Community Shelters.

As a student ambassador, she has assisted with numerous campus events and helped raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina, Pitt County Special Olympics and Rocking Horse Ranch. 

As this year’s Warren Scholarship recipient, the 20-year-old Burdoin will receive $1,000 toward her PCC educational expenses. She plans to transfer into the college’s Associate Degree Nursing program this fall.

Greenville Morning Rotary established the Warren Scholarship seven years ago to honor former club member and N.C. State Sen. Ed N. Warren. The honor is presented annually to a deserving PCC student who embraces the club’s ideals through academic achievement, commitment to hard work, involvement in school activities and service to the community.