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Everett Honored for Distinguished Service

Susan Everett receives a Distinguished Service Award from J. Paul Davenport, chairman of the PCC Board of Trustees, during graduation at Minges Coliseum.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College administrators took time at graduation this month to show appreciation to an employee who has made outstanding contributions to the school and community for more than 20 years.

As members of the Class of 2012 prepared to turn their tassels at East Carolina University’s Minges Coliseum May 11, PCC President G. Dennis Massey presented a Distinguished Service Award to Susan Everett, the college’s Vice President of Administrative Services.

Everett, who came to PCC in 1992 and will be retiring later this year, oversees the college’s information technology support services, business office, public safety department, human resources and facilities services. She also serves on the Finance/Audit and Building and Grounds committees.

"With all these duties, (Susan Everett) has maintained a consistently positive and professional approach to all she does, commanding the respect and admiration of those she supervises and the counsel of other vice presidents, as well as myself,” Massey said. “It is indicative of her dedication to the college that she is not retiring until after the SACS accreditation visit in late September of this year.”

Under Everett’s supervision, PCC opened the Goess Student Center in 2009 and the Herman Simon Building in 2010. Already this year, the college has cut the ribbon on a new Facilities Services Complex and Construction and Industrial Technology Building and will soon open the Charles Russell academic building and a new PCC Police Department headquarters.

“(Susan Everett’s) leadership in campus development—most noteworthy in the multiple building projects being completed this year—has been truly distinguished,” Massey said. “In no other period of the college’s history has capital expansion been so great, and her performance of her duties has been flawless.”

Pitt has presented Distinguished Service Awards each spring during graduation since the honor was created by the PCC Board of Trustees in 1989 to recognize individuals for their efforts to enhance the college’s mission and services.