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Camacho Receives Sen. Warren Scholarship

Jessica Camacho, center, is presented with the 2013 Sen. Ed N. Warren Scholarship by Dr. David Lusk, president of the Greenville Morning Rotary Club (and dean of PCC's Continuing Education Division). Also on hand is Pamela Paige-Gorham, one of Camacho's radiography instructors at PCC.

GREENVILLE—Jessica Camacho, a Pitt Community College radiography student, was named Greenville Morning Rotary Club’s 2013 Sen. Ed N. Warren Scholarship recipient earlier this month.

The granddaughter of Greenville’s Mary Harrington, Camacho is set to complete the radiography curriculum next month, a year after serving as an usher at the program’s pinning ceremony.

A 2006 South Central High School graduate, Camacho has recorded a 3.6 grade point average at Pitt and has been named a Dean’s List/Honor Roll student in every semester she has been enrolled at the college. She is a two-time PCC Foundation academic scholarship recipient and has been recognized by the Sigma Alpha Pi Leadership Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Gamma Beta Phi Society.

In March, the 24-year-old Camacho was one of 50 PCC students to receive an Academic Excellence Award from the college in recognition of classroom excellence and volunteerism.

In addition to her academic achievements, she has volunteered at Golden Living Nursing Home, a Valentine’s Day dance for special needs children, Toys-for-Tots, MS Walk and Family Fiesta.

Radiography instructor Pamela Paige-Gorham nominated Camacho for the Warren Scholarship, calling her a role model for her classmates.

"Jessica has succeeded in class and clinic through hard work and dedication to class preparation,” Paige-Gorham said. “… She has excellent technical and patient care skills and a genuine love and concern for others. She strives for the best, no matter what the task."

As this year’s Warren Scholarship recipient, Camacho will receive $1,000 toward her educational expenses. She plans to continue her studies at PCC this fall with the Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology program.

Greenville Morning Rotary established the Warren Scholarship in 2005 to honor former club member and North Carolina State Sen. Ed N. Warren. The award is presented annually to a PCC student who embodies the club’s ideals through academic achievement, commitment to hard work, involvement in school activities and service to the community.