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New Bulldog Statue a Symbol of PCC Pride

WINTERVILLE—An idea first suggested in 2011 finally came to fruition this spring, when Pitt Community College Student Government Association (SGA) officers unveiled a brand new bulldog sculpture on campus.

The statue, which represents PCC’s bulldog mascot, “Bruiser,” is a gift to the college from SGA in the hope it will serve as a focal point of school pride for students, employees and campus visitors.

Former SGA President Jason Donica proposed the sculpture two years ago. He and his fellow SGA officers then researched the project and commissioned North Carolina’s Snarling Crow Studios to create the statue.

But once PCC Art Committee members got behind the effort, they suggested a larger statue than the one originally planned and ultimately provided assistance to help purchase it.

After Donica graduated in 2012, former SGA President Kyle Murphy carried on with the project. Lindsay Arnold eventually completed Murphy’s term as president and saw the statue through its final stages of development.

“The SGA hopes that our new bulldog sculpture will motivate PCC students, faculty and staff to become more involved with campus projects and activities, especially when they learn how everyone involved with the statue’s creation worked together to bring it to campus,” Arnold said.

PCCs new bulldog statue is located outside of the front entrance to the Craig F. Goess Student Center and faces Reedy Branch Road.