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Rogers Sworn-in to Serve on State Board

La'Quon Rogers takes the oath of office to serve on the State Board of Community Colleges. 

La'Quon Rogers was sworn-in last month as an ex-officio member of the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges. He is the first PCC student to serve on the board.

AST Group Learns from Petty Techs

For a group of Pitt Community College students and their instructor, spending three days at the former race shop of legendary NASCAR driver Richard Petty this summer was the experience of a lifetime.

For a group from PCC, spending three days at the former race shop of legendary NASCAR driver Richard Petty this summer was the experience of a lifetime.

Student Gives CPR to Woman at Airport

Polysomnography student Derrick White came to the aid of a woman suffering from a medical emergency at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. 

 A return trip from Florida took a turn for the surreal for polysomnography student Derrick White as he waited to board his plane at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

August 2014 Edition Quick Hitters ...

• Each month, President G. Dennis Massey provides a "College Update" with the latest PCC highlights.

• Check out the August 2014 edition of PCC Insight for a look at Basic Law Enforcement Training and the annual VISIONS Summer Institute.

• Student Kellen Wilkerson has been named the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Robert Shaw Respiratory Therapy Scholarship. (READ STORY)

• The Pitt County Electrical Contractors Association recently awarded scholarships to Electrical Systems Technology students William Filmore and Tester Williams. (READ STORY)

• The PCC Foundation will hold the 2nd Annual Drivin' for Dreams Golf Ball Drop this fall to raise money for student scholarships and educational activities at the college. (READ STORY)

• PCC has hired long-time educator Mark Faithful to serve as dean of the Construction and Industrial Technology Division. (READ STORY)

• Clayton native Kristin S. Braswell has been hired to oversee the college’s continuing education programming. (READ STORY)

• The State Board of Community Colleges has approved funding for the college’s English as a Second Language Program to produce instructional videos as part of an English Literacy/Civics Education effort. (READ STORY)

• Every Tuesday, PCC employees and students are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing their PCC royal blue. We call it "Turn It Blue Tuesday." (FACEBOOK PHOTO GALLERY)

• We are proud of our current students and graduates and love sharing their stories of success. If you are a PCC student or alum and have a success story you would like to share, please email Rob Goldberg, PCC communications director, so we can be sure to include you on our "Creating Success" web page.

Upcoming Events ...

• Aug. 22 - Volleyball Scrimmage vs. N.C. Wesleyan College

• Aug. 26 - International Student Welcome Reception

• Aug. 29-31 - No Weekend Classes (Labor Day Holiday)

• Sept. 1 - PCC Closed (Labor Day Holiday)

• Sept. 10 - Career Change Webinar (Free)

• Sept. 10 - Volleyball vs. Lenoir Community College

• Sept. 12 - Volleyball vs. Brunswick Community College

• Sept. 16 - PCC Foundation Golf Ball Drop

• Sept. 16 - Volleyball vs. Louisburg College

• Sept. 18 - PCC Foundation Fall Golf Classic

• Be sure to watch "PCC Outreach with Ernis Lee" Mondays at 8:30 p.m. on Cable Channel 23.