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PCC Alumni Association Board Welcomes New Members and Elects New Officers

John Carrere and Hannah McCormick will serve as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the PCC Alumni Association Board.

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Alumni Association Board of Directors has new members and leadership in place to lead the organization’s efforts to establish a strong alumni base during the 2017-18 academic year.

According to PCC Alumni and Development Services Director Ashley Smith, the alumni board is comprised of individuals who live and work throughout Pitt County, including those in law enforcement, education and health care. In addition to connecting PCC alumni with their alma mater, she said the board is dedicated to providing scholarships and financial support to deserving students and the college.

“PCC Alumni Board members come from many different backgrounds and are extensively involved in their communities,” Smith said. “Now that we have our new members and officers in place, we look forward to another great year of supporting PCC and developing lifelong relationships with our alumni.”

Smith says John Carrere is now serving as the board’s chairman. Carrere, a former University Transfer student who now works as the college’s Recruitment and Orientation Specialist, takes over as chair for Justin Smith, who will continue serving on the board.

Hannah McCormick, a former PCC Student Government Association officer now studying at East Carolina University, is vice chair, Smith says, while Sarah Crawford, a teacher with Winterville’s Opendoor School, will serve as secretary/treasurer.

Of the board’s 19 members, five are new: Zack Cleghorn, Tamsey Evans, Lora Cole Jordan, Steffen McGee and Teneshia Tyson.

Like Carrere, three of the newcomers work at PCC. Cleghorn is the college’s Industrial Instructor/Coordinator, while Evans, a former PCC Student Ambassador, and McGee, a former member of Pitt’s intercollegiate men’s basketball team, are part of PCC’s VISIONS Career Development and Scholarship Program.

Smith, who is an ex-officio alumni board member along with PCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Susan Nobles, says the board’s next meeting will take place in September. She says the group plans to assemble quarterly to discuss and coordinate alumni programming, including the annual PCC Alumni Awards Reception on Oct. 10. She encouraged anyone interested in nominating Pitt alumni for the awards to visit “PittCCAlumni.com” for details.

Originally known as the Century Club and later an alumni task force, the PCC Alumni Association offers professional development opportunities, career services and special benefits to its members throughout the year. The organization considers alumni to be anyone who has taken a class, certificate or degree program at PCC.