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Foundation to Hold Drawing for Mercedes

The Pitt Community College Foundation is raising funds for student scholarships and various educational activities by selling chances to win a brand new Mercedes-Benz.

The PCC Foundation is raising funds for student scholarships and various educational activities by selling chances to win a brand new Mercedes-Benz.

VISIONS Students Take Whirlwind Tour

Following their tour of Grady-White Boats, PCC VISIONS staff and students take time out for a group photo in front of the Greenville-based boat manufacturer's sign.

High school VISIONS students took part in the annual Summer Institute last month to gain a better understanding of career and educational possibilities available to them locally.

Check out the July Edition of PCC InSight

The July 2015 edition of PCC InSight highlights a new honorary program that centers on global education and experiences. Plus, we recap the VISIONS Summer Institute!

July 2015 Edition Quick Hitters ...

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

• The Registrar’s Office is reminding students who have signed up for the 2015 Fall Semester to pay for their classes by 5 p.m. July 20 to avoid having their schedules purged. (READ MORE)

• The Continuing Education Division will continue registering students for participation in this year’s “Explore! Summer Youth Program” until July 13 at 5 p.m. (READ MORE)

• PCC will help students ‘skill up’ for new careers this summer as part of the N.C. Community College System’s (NCCCS) Project Skill-UP program funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. (READ MORE)

• A new group of Student Ambassadors met for the first time last month to begin preparations for their responsibilities during the 2015-16 academic year. (READ MORE)

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

• The Pitt County Committee of 100 presented a $40,000-check to PCC administrators in June to support efforts to prepare a skilled workforce for area biomanufacturing and pharmaceutical companies. (READ MORE)

• Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law last month to make more veterans and their dependents eligible for in-state tuition at PCC and other public colleges and universities in North Carolina. (READ MORE)

• Instructor Tony Gallardo recently completed a pair of electrical safety courses through e-Hazard’s award-winning Train the Trainer Program. (READ MORE)

• Students planning to attend Pitt this fall are being encouraged to complete an admission application and sign up for a New Student Orientation session. (PHOTO GALLERY)

• The heat and humidity didn’t keep students and employees from having a little fun June 10, during the PCC Student Government Association’s Summer Splash event. (PHOTO GALLERY)

• The PCC Symphony Orchestra performed at the Greenville Town Common last month as part of the city's annual "Sunday in the Park" series. David McGowan was on hand to record and post a couple of videos from the performance. (VIDEO 1) (VIDEO 2

• The Architectural Technology Department held its “Outside the Box: An Architectural Exploration Camp” on campus last month. (PHOTO GALLERY)

• 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 ...

• July 13 - Explore! Camp Registration Deadline

• July 17 - Project Skill-Up Registration Deadline

• July 20 - Fall Registration Payment Deadline

• July 20-24 - Explore! Camp

• July 21 - Fall Registration Reopens

• July 23 - New Student Orientation

• July 25 - Weekend College Ends

• July 27-31 - Explore! Camp

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

PCC Athletics

Baseball Players Earn Postseason Honors

WINTERVILLE—In conjunction with the American Baseball Coaches Association, the NJCAA announced in June that PCC catcher Trevor Denton was selected as one of nine Division I ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients.

Denton, a freshman out of Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, Va., finished with a perfect, 1.000 fielding percentage and threw out eight of the 22 base runners that attempted to steal on him. In 23 games this season, he finished with 117 total chances, recording 103 putouts and 14 assists.

Denton is the second player from PCC to win a Gold Glove in the past five years. First baseman Trey Holmes won the award in 2010, after helping lead the Bulldogs to the NJCAA Division I World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.

To be eligible for a Gold Glove Award, which honors outstanding defensive play, Denton and his fellow recipients were nominated by their respective NJCAA regions.

Several other Bulldogs also received postseason recognition. Outfielder Andrew Henrickson and pitcher Logan Redmond were named All-Region X Conference (First Team) while pitcher Lane Johnson and outfielder Zack Mozingo earned All-Region X Conference (Second Team) honors.


Tigers Call Former Bulldog Pitcher to Majors

Jeff Ferrell was selected in the 26th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers.

Former PCC pitcher Jeff Ferrell, a member of the Bulldogs baseball team that reached the 2010 NJCAA Division I World Series, has been called up to the Major Leagues by the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers added the 24-year-old Ferrell to their bullpen on July 3. He made his first MLB appearance the following day, coming on in the ninth inning to get the final three outs of an 8-3 Detroit victory over Toronto in front of 37,214 fans at Comerica Park.

A graduate of Wilmington's Laney High School, Ferrell went 3-3 in 14 appearances for the Bulldogs. In 29 innings pitched, he recorded a 4.97 ERA with 41 strikeouts and just six walks.

PCC finished 42-10 in Ferrell's only season at Pitt. He was drafted by Detroit in the 26th Round of the 2010 MLB Draft and assigned to the Gulf Coast League after signing with the team on June 16 of that year.