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Aspen Institute Experts Visit Campus

During an interview with PCC staff members Wednesday afternoon, Josh Wyner (second from right) asks a question about the college's academic advising practices while fellow Aspen Institute experts Mark Toner, Elaine Baker and Marc Herzog, left to right, prepare to take notes.

PCC employees and students met with community college experts from the prestigious Aspen Institute in an effort to continue improving student success and services.

SVA Walk Highlights Vet Suicide Rate

PCC employees Ken Peel, left, and Mike Clendenen, both U.S. Army veterans, take part in the “#22-A-Day Walk” organized by the PCC Student Veterans Association to raise awareness of the alarming rate of suicide among the nation’s veterans.

PHOTO GALLERY: The PCC Student Veterans Association organized a 2.2-mile walk to raise awareness of the alarming rate of suicide among the nation’s veterans.

Golf Classic Raises Funds for Foundation

The 2015 PCC Foundation Golf Classic took place at Greenville Country Club on Sept. 17.

The PCC Foundation held its annual Fall Golf Classic Sept. 17 at Greenville Country Club to raise money for student scholarships and educational activities.

October 2015 Edition Quick Hitters ...

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

• A number of late-start classes for the 2015 Fall Semester are still available. (MORE DETAILS)

• A house constructed through the combined efforts of Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) students will be sold by public auction this month to fund future CIT training activities. (READ MORE)

• The PCC Global: Explore program is seeking individuals interested in participating in a pair of educational adventures it has organized for the spring of 2016. (READ MORE)

• Students learned the importance of financial responsibility from Trev Evans during the "Cash Rules Everything Around Me (CREAM)" Financial Responsibility Seminar hosted by the NEXT LEVEL Minority Male Mentoring Program. (VIDEO)

• 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)

• A rainy forecast led to the postponement of the college's 3rd Annual Forklift Rodeo until Oct. 9. (READ MORE)

• PCC's Beta Nu Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will hold its annual fall yard sale fundraiser Oct. 24 on the college’s main campus. (READ MORE)

• A new initiative at the college is encouraging students to incorporate global education into their respective programs of study. (READ MORE)

• SECU Foundation representatives were on campus Aug. 31 to present scholarships to students English Dean and Haley Warren. (READ MORE)

• Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO of Vidant Health, visited campus Sept. 23 to tour the college's health sciences programs. (PHOTO)

• The PCC Foundational Studies Division has added a new course designed to help foreign students prepare for testing to become naturalized citizens of the United States of America. (READ MORE)

• Deaf Awareness Week officially ended Sept. 30, but the stories of PCC’s amazing students continue on. Check out student Lamar Williams’ story on PCC’s Facebook page.

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

• 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)

• 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. 7 - Bone Marrow Registry Drive

• Oct. 8 - Leadership Speaker Series (Patrick Witzigman - D.R. Horton)

• Oct. 9 - Forklift Rodeo

• Oct. 12-13 - Faculty/Student Fall Break

• Oct. 14 - Women's Resource Fair

• Oct. 20 - Expressions Open Mic

• Oct. 21 - Fall Fest

• Oct. 24 - PTK Yard Sale

• Oct. 24 - CIT House Auction

• Oct. 27 - PCC Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

• Nov. 5-8 - PCC Foundation Down East Holiday Show

• Nov. 9 - Dec. 7 - 2016 Spring Semeser Priority Registration

• Nov. 19 - BLET Spring Registration

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

PCC Athletics

Volleyball Raising Money to Fight Cancer

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College volleyball team will host a "Dig Pink Rally" in October to support the Side-Out Foundation, an organization that supports breast cancer patients and their families.

PCC Volleyball Coach Katelynn James says her team hopes to raise $1,000 for the foundation through t-shirt sales and a specially-designated "Dig Pink Rally" match against Catawba Valley Community College Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.

"The team and I are so excited to be a part of something much bigger than ourselves, and we hope that you will join us in the fight against cancer," James said.

T-shirts, which feature PCC's Bruiser mascot surrounded by a ribbon and the message "Peace … Love … Cure," come in pink or grey and cost $12 each. All proceeds will go toward the volleyball team's fundraising goal.


Upcoming PCC Athletics Events ...

• Oct. 7 - Volleyball vs. Brunswick Community College

• Oct. 16 - Volleyball vs. Catawba Valley Community College

• Oct. 20 - Volleyball vs. Cape Fear Community College