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Alumni Assoc. to Hold First ‘Bulldog Rally’

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Alumni Association will hold a “Bulldog Rally” next month to raise public awareness of the organization’s mission and the college’s educational impact on the community.

According to PCC Alumni Relations Director Ashley Smith, the rally is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Craig F. Goess Student Center multipurpose room on Feb. 13, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and feature light refreshments and drawings for prizes.

“We want this to be a community event,” Smith said. “We’re proud of our students and have organized this rally to give them an opportunity to share their stories of success with us.”

In conjunction with the event, Smith said the alumni association has invited former and current PCC students to submit one-minute videos or short essays (one or two paragraphs) in which they answer the question, “Where would you be without PCC?” She said the top three videos selected from all of the submissions would be shown during the rally and could be featured in an upcoming advertisement for the college.

"Just think of what it would look like if everyone who has taken at class at Pitt Community College didn’t show up to work one day,” Smith said. “There’d be a lot fewer paramedics responding to emergencies, police officers patrolling the streets, nurses caring for hospital patients – the list goes on and on.”

Smith said each person who submits a video will receive a certificate for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich. Prizes, including a Kindle Fire for first place, will also be awarded to those who submit the top three videos, she said, adding that participants must be present at the rally in order to win.

Those who would like to submit videos have until Feb. 6 to send them to Smith by e-mail at adsmith@email.pittcc.edu. They can also deliver them to the PCC Alumni Association office, which is located in Room 1 of the Vernon E. White Building on the college’s main campus.

For additional details, contact Smith at (252) 493-7229.