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Haislip Receives Rotary’s Warren Scholarship

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director

With her parents, James (left) and Lisa, by her side, Rebecca Haislip (third from left) accepts the 2014 Sen. Ed Warren Scholarship from Greenville Morning Rotary Club member (and PCC retiree) John Hutchens.

GREENVILLE—Pitt Community College nursing student Rebecca Haislip recently received the Greenville Morning Rotary Club’s 2014 Sen. Ed N. Warren Scholarship.

The daughter of Greenville’s James and Lisa Haislip, Rebecca is nearing completion of her first year of the Associate Degree Nursing program with a 3.8 GPA. She will receive $1,000 through the Warren Scholarship to help with her educational expenses.

Haislip, who says she hopes to eventually work as a registered nurse at Greenville’s Vidant Medical Center, is taking courses at PCC through the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nursing (RIBN) program. Through RIBN, she will move on to East Carolina University to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing once she has completed her associate degree at Pitt.

A 2012 J.H. Rose High School graduate, Haislip has been a Dean’s List student at PCC in each semester she has been enrolled. She served as a marshal during the college’s 2013 graduation ceremony and was one of 50 students to receive an Academic Excellence Award from Pitt last month in recognition of classroom excellence and volunteerism.

Haislip has been a PCC Student Ambassador in each of her two years at Pitt and currently serves as the group’s president. In addition to lending her assistance at numerous college functions, she and her fellow ambassadors helped raise $2,200 for the American Kidney Fund in 2013 and $1,533 for the American Heart Association in 2012.

In addition to her academic achievements, Haislip has completed more than 100 volunteer service hours at the Greenville Community Shelter and with the American Red Cross. She also works at the East Carolina Heart Institute.

PCC Lead Counselor Kimberly Williamson was one of several PCC employees to nominate Haislip for the Warren Scholarship, noting that she is a “mature student” who always presents herself professionally.

“Rebecca is very conscientious about her work,” Williamson said. “She is a model leader for other students. She demonstrates a passion for learning, which shows in her academic performance."

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.