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Ralls Helps Kick Off Leadership Series

N.C. Community Colleges President Scott Ralls (center) was on campus Monday to discuss the characteristics of leadership with PCC employees. His remarks in the Goess Student Center came as part of the college's 2nd Annual Community College Leadership Preparation program. Pictured with Ralls are members of the PCC Leadership Development Committee Lori Preast, Jasmin Spain and Nicholas Vick, left to right, and PCC President G. Dennis Massey. (Rob Goldberg Jr./PCC Media Relations) 

NCCCS President Scott Ralls helped kick off the second year of PCC's leadership speaker series last month by sharing his thoughts on the five characteristics of good leadership.

Scholarship Honors Rogers' PCC Service

Through the efforts of her friends and family, including husband Greg (left), a scholarship has been created with the PCC Foundation to provide financial assistance to future students and honor the longtime career of former PCC Assistant Vice President of Student Services Leslie Rogers (right).

Friends and family of Leslie Rogers recently established a scholarship with the PCC Foundation to honor her more than three decades of service to the students at Pitt.

Faculty Senate Awards Scholarship

 Members of the PCC Faculty Senate presented nursing student Lauren Porter (center) with a scholarship during their meeting on Wednesday. Representing the Faculty Senate are, left to right: Vice President Valerie Opphile, President Jessica Blake, former President Katherine Clyde and Secretary Wesley Bishop.

Second-year nursing student Lauren Porter, a Greenville resident, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the PCC Faculty Senate Scholarship.

October 2014 Edition Quick Hitters ...

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

• The 2014 Down East Holiday Show will take place at the Greenville Convention Center Nov. 7-9. (MORE INFORMATION)

• PCC administrators announced in September that instructor Katherine Clyde has been promoted to serve as Business Division dean. (READ MORE)

• At the start of fall semester, PCC welcomed Mariela Ychante to its foreign language department, marking the fourth year in a row the college has had at least one faculty member teaching through the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program. (READ MORE)

• The PCC Foundation held its annual Fall Golf Classic Sept. 18 at Greenville Country Club. (READ MORE)

• The PCC Foundation held its annual Golf Ball Drop Sept. 16 to raise funds for student scholarships and educational activities at the college. Check out photos from the event on Flickr.

• The Tutorial and Academic Success Center (TASC) is on a record pace this semester in terms of student visits and the number of students served. (READ MORE)

• A pair of houses built through the combined efforts of Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) students will be sold by public auction Oct. 18 to fund future CIT training activities. (READ MORE)

• The Continuing Education Division is partnering with NCWorks this month to offer a course that will help individuals looking for work or additional employment discover “The Secrets of Landing a Job.” (READ MORE)

• The 2nd Annual Forklift Rodeo took place at Overton's last month. (FACEBOOK PHOTO GALLERY)

• Natural Blend Vegetable Dehydration, LLC., held its grand opening Sept. 30. PCC is providing customized training to the Farmville company and partnered with them earlier in September on a pre-hire training program.

• PCC welcomed 32 families to campus last month for the college’s 1st Annual Latino Day. (READ MORE)

• The college observed Constitution Day Sept. 17 with a program in the Goess Student Center. (PHOTO)

• The Kiwanis Club of Golden K Greenville Foundation recently made a contribution to the PCC Foundation to support the Ricks Automotive Scholarship. (PHOTO)

• The 2014 Eastern NC Film Festival took place at PCC in September. (FACEBOOK PHOTO GALLERY)

• 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 ...

• Oct. 8 - Fall Fest Carnival

• Oct. 15 - Women's Resource Fair

• Oct. 17 - PTK Induction Ceremony

• Oct. 18 - CIT House Auction

• Oct. 23 - Respiratory Therapy Open House

• Oct. 25 - PTK Yard Sale

• Oct. 28 - PCC Symphony Orchestra Concert

• Nov. 7-9 - Down East Holiday Show

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

PCC Athletics

Volleyball 4-15 After Losing Four in a Row

• 2014 PCC Volleyball Schedule

Pitt Community College volleyball fell to 4-15 overall this season with a 3-0 loss to Brunswick Community College over the weekend — the Bulldogs’ fourth consecutive loss.

PCC had beaten the Dolphins twice earlier this season before falling to BCC on Sunday by a 28-26, 25-17 and 25-12 count. Pitt is now 2-9 in Region X Conference play.

The Bulldogs’ current four-game skid began Sept. 27 with losses to Guilford Technical Community College and Lenoir Community College as part of a tri-match in Kinston.

PCC returned to the Charles Coburn Center to host Cape Fear Community College Oct. 4 but came up short in a 3-1 loss to the Sea Devils.

Next up for Pitt is a trip to Louisburg College today for a 6 p.m. tilt against the Hurricanes (9-9 overall, 5-5 Region X).

Upcoming Events

• Oct. 8 - Softball at Campbell University (Doubleheader)

• Oct. 11 - Volleyball vs. Surry Community College

• Oct. 11 - Volleyball vs. Davidson County Community College

• Oct. 17 - Softball at East Carolina University (Doubleheader)

• Oct. 18 - Volleyball vs. Frederick Community College

• Oct. 22 - Volleyball vs. Mid-Atlantic Christian University

• Oct. 25 - Softball at N.C. State University (Doubleheader)