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Nursing Student Morgan Dawson Becomes First to Receive Faculty Senate Scholarship

PCC President G. Dennis Massey (third from left) congratulates student Morgan Dawson on becoming the very first recipient of the PCC Faculty Senate Scholarship. Also on hand for the presentation were, left to right: Vice President of Institutional Advancement Susan Nobles and Faculty Senate representatives Jaysen Arno, Anthony Dunn, Valerie Opphile and Katherine Clyde.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College student Morgan Dawson, who will begin the first year of the college’s nursing program later this month, was recently named the inaugural recipient of the newly-established PCC Faculty Senate Scholarship.

Dawson, a Greenville resident, will receive $500 through the merit-based scholarship to help pay for textbooks. The PCC Faculty Senate, which represents faculty interests in the governance of the college, established the scholarship with the PCC Foundation earlier this year.

A 2012 graduate of D.H. Conley High School, Dawson is the daughter of Kinston’s Steve Dawson and Greenville’s Diane and William Ipock. She completed the nursing program’s general education coursework at PCC with a 4.0 GPA.

As part of the scholarship application process, Dawson was required to seek letters of recommendation from her PCC instructors. She was also asked to write an essay describing how the scholarship would help her achieve her academic goals.

Dawson says she is participating in the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses program, meaning she will move on to East Carolina University to pursue a bachelor’s in nursing once she has completed her associate degree in the field through Pitt.