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Leadership Program Participants Recognized

MRC Names Ernis Lee Its Inaugural Man of Excellence Award Recipient

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director

Ernis Lee holds the trophy he received for being named the 2014 Man of Excellence.WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College's Men’s Resource Center (MRC) and Human Resources Department held a reception this spring to recognize individuals who gave presentations on leadership as part of the college’s new Community College Leadership Program.

Between September and April, the monthly series featured various PCC administrators discussing their careers and offering advice on how to pursue leadership positions within the community college system. They also touched on the challenges and opportunities associated with their specific roles.

The presentations were open to all PCC employees, and those who attended five or more of them received certificates of completion during the reception.

The event also served as an opportunity for MRC to present its first-ever “Man of Excellence Award” to Ernis Lee, director of college’s community outreach efforts.

In addition to serving as a role model for the college’s male students and employees, Lee was given the award in recognition of his community involvement and willingness to go the extra mile.

A Greenville resident, Lee started at PCC in 2001 and is responsible for providing Pitt County residents with information on how to utilize the man resources the college offers. He said winning the award showed him that he is viewed as “someone who is passionate about students and their right to improve themselves through higher education.”

Lee said he was grateful to be recognized for his commitment to PCC’s mission to educate and empower people for success.

“I am very proud and humbled by this award, but I share it with all of the PCC employees and community leaders who support me daily in my job,” he said. “I could not make much happen for the students without the quick and accurate assistance I get from (my fellow employees).”