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Past, Current and Future PCC Nursing Students Receive Kiwanis Scholarships

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director

Jarred Purvis, Rebecca Haislip and Shaun Fitzpatrick, left to right, display certificates of congratulations they received last week along with scholarships from the Pitt Golden K Kiwanis. Not pictured are fellow recipients Morgan Dawson and Brittany Hurst.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College nursing students – past, present and future – were honored last week by the Pitt Golden K Kiwanis, during a ceremony at Greenville Golf and Country Club.

During the program, which took place April 30, the organization presented its 2014 Pitt Golden K Kiwanis/Clifton E. Boyd Nursing scholarships to current PCC nursing students Morgan Dawson and Rebecca Haislip, future nursing student Jarred Purvis, and PCC nursing graduates Shaun Fitzpatrick and Brittany Hurst.

Haislip, who won the award last year as well, is wrapping up her first year of the nursing program at PCC with a 3.8 GPA. The Greenville resident will receive $500 through her scholarship.

Like Haislip, Dawson is also completing her first year as a nursing student and will receive $500 through the Boyd Scholarship. A Greenville resident, she is participating in the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses program, meaning she will move on to East Carolina University (ECU) to pursue a bachelor’s in nursing once she has completed her associate degree at Pitt.

Purvis, who is a PCC Student Ambassador along with Haislip, is finishing the nursing program’s general education coursework this semester and will begin his nursing classes this fall. An Elm City resident, he will receive $500 through his scholarship.

Fitzpatrick, a 2005 graduate of PCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program, is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the field at ECU. He will receive $750 through his scholarship.

Hurst, a 2012 PCC nursing graduate, is also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at East Carolina. A previous Kiwanis scholarship recipient, she will receive $250.

Administered by the Greater Greenville Foundation, the Pitt Golden K Kiwanis/Clifton E. Boyd Nursing Scholarship is named for Col. Clifton Boyd, a former Kiwanis Club and PCC Foundation Board member. The scholarship is presented annually to outstanding PCC and ECU students seeking nursing degrees.