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Former SGA President Derek Combs Creates Memorial Scholarship with PCC Foundation

Derek Combs, second from left, presents a check to the PCC Foundation in support of the Billy Ray Combs Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Accepting on the Foundation's behalf was PCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Susan Nobles, third from right. Also attending the presentation were, left to right: Combs’s friend Jonathan Blanton, his grandmother Frances Combs, PCC Director of Cooperative Education, Secondary Alliances and Student Success Alton Wadford, and PCC Public Services and Fine Arts Dean Dan Mayo.

WINTERVILLE—Former Pitt Community College Student Government Association President Derek Combs presented the PCC Foundation with a $1,000-check this week in support of a scholarship he has established with the organization in memory of his grandfather, Billy Ray Combs Sr.

The 24-year-old Combs, whose grandfather died of pancreatic cancer last year at age 68, says he started the scholarship to assist middle-aged students who are battling cancer and may want to take a few courses at PCC during their fight.

A 2008 graduate of PCC’s university transfer program, Combs served as SGA president during the 2007-08 academic year. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University in 2010.