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Study Reveals PCC's Economic Impact

PCC administrators released a report by Economic Modeling Specialists International last month detailing the positive economic impact the college has on the community and region.
PCC administrators released a report by Economic Modeling Specialists International detailing the positive economic impact the college has on the community and region.

New Clock Tower Lifted into Place

Clear skies and frigid weather greeted Pitt Community College’s clock tower this morning, as the new campus landmark was lifted into place outside the Ed and Joan Warren Building.

Clear skies and frigid weather greeted PCC's clock tower last month, as the new campus landmark was lifted into place outside the Ed and Joan Warren Building.

February PCC InSight Available Online

The Pitt Community College Insight monthly video series highlights key programs at the college making a huge impact in students and the community. The January 2014 edition highlights PCC's Way to Success program and how valuable having a mentor on campus can be. Plus, we take a look at a new initiative to get advisors connected to their students "socially" through technology with "Get Social". 

Check out the February 2015 edition of PCC InSight for a closer look at how the college's TRiO Works program is helping students find and complete higher education.

March 2015 Edition Quick Hitters ...

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

• Win a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 4Matic Sedan! The PCC Foundation is raffling off a Mercedes-Benz luxury automobile. All proceeds support the Foundation’s programs and scholarships. (MORE DETAILS)

• Four health sciences students have been selected to receive the N.C. Community Colleges Foundation Scholarship for Health Careers. (READ MORE)

• State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members—through their member-funded SECU Foundation—awarded $750-SECU Continuing Education Scholarships to three students last month. (READ MORE)

• English & Humanities Department Chair Sue Jefferson spoke to faculty and staff Feb. 18 about the lessons she's learned in leadership as part of PCC's 2nd Annual Community College Leadership Preparation Program. (VIDEO)

• PCC celebrated Black History Month Feb. 23 with “Make Me Wanna Holla!: The Gospel Concerning the Plight of Black Men,” a program that featured remarks by Dr. Albert Reddick, author of “Becoming One: The USA & Diversity.” (PHOTO)

• The college announced Feb. 26 that the personal information of former students who completed the GED at PCC may be at risk due to a possible data breach. (READ MORE)

• The PCC Alumni Association is seeking nominees for several awards the organization will present to outstanding graduates this spring as part of a special event on campus. (READ MORE)

• Construction of Phase II of the Craig F. Goess Student Center is nearing completion. (PHOTO)

• PCC held a reception Feb. 5 to officially kick off the 5th Annual PCC Black History Exhibition and announce winners of the juried art show. (READ MORE)

• The PCC Student Government Association doled out sub sandwiches Feb. 4, during their organization's "Clubs and Subs" event in the Craig F. Goess Student Center. (PHOTO GALLERY)

• The college has launched a new software system to improve the hiring process for jobseekers and personnel managers. (READ MORE)

• Ernest Simons III has been hired as the college’s assistant vice president for information technology and services. (READ MORE)

• The PCC Alumni Association is providing an avenue for people in the community to honor friends and family members by purchasing a custom brick in the patio and gardens that surround the college’s new clock tower. (READ MORE)

• 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 ...

• March 11-15 - Spring Break (No Classes)

• March 17 - ESL International Day

• March 18 - Diabetes at College: Tips for Success

• March 20 - PCC Academic Excellence Awards

• March 28 - PTK Yard Sale

• March 28 - PCC Paralegal Association Pancake Breakfast

• March 30 - MRC Man of Excellence Program

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

PCC Athletics

Basketball Season Ends in Tourney Semis

LOUISBURG—Pitt Community College's 2014-15 campaign came to an end this month with a 94-70 loss to Louisburg College in the semifinals of the 2015 Region X Conference Tournament.

Josh Cox scored 27 for the Bulldogs, who finished the season with a 21-10 record. Kendall Ham finished with 18 points for PCC, and Romone Adderley added 14 more.

Pitt led early against the Hurricanes, taking a 15-9 advantage before Louisburg battled back to take a 43-29 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Louisburg capitalized on turnovers to win going away. PCC committed a total of 17 miscues for the game.

Michael Williams, who scored 14 points in the Bulldogs' 81-67 victory over Patrick Henry Community College in the Region X Tourney quarterfinals, was limited to just two points against the Hurricanes. Nevertheless, Williams was named All-Region X Conference Second Team for his outstanding accomplishments throughout the regular season.

Adderley was named All-Region X Conference Honorable Mention for his play this season.

Upcoming Home Athletic Events ...

• March 10 - Softball vs. Louisburg College

• March 11 - Baseball vs. Catawba Valley Community College

• March 21 - Volleyball Open Tryout

• March 22 - Softball vs. Patrick Henry Community College

• March 28-29 - Baseball vs. Spartanburg Methodist College