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PCC to Train CMI Plastics Workforce

CMI Plastics President Steven Hasselbach Jr., left, and PCC President G. Dennis Massey sign a memorandum of understanding regarding the training the college will provide the Ayden-based thermoforming company.

PCC is teaming up with Ayden’s CMI Plastics, Inc., to train 60 employees at the company through $30,000 from the NCWorks Customized Training Program.

CIT Building Named for 2002 Alumnus

Craig M. Goess poses for a photo standing behind the brick sign in front of the Craig M. Goess Construction and Industrial Technology Building.

The college held a ceremony in December to name its Construction and Industrial Technology Building for local businessman and PCC alumnus Craig M. Goess.

2015 Year-In-Review

Part I     ¦     Part II     ¦     Part III

PCC gained a new campus landmark in 2015 with the installation of a clock tower outside the Ed and Joan Warren Building.

Check out all three installments of the "2015 PCC Year-In-Review” for a look back at the highlights from a year of advancement and celebration at the college.

January 2016 Edition Quick Hitters ...

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

• PCC will hold the 4th Annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast Jan. 14 to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. (READ MORE)

• The college released its 2014-15 Annual Report to the Community. (READ MORE)

• Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. William M. Faulkner spoke to Pitt County School's Early College High School 9th graders at PCC about the keys to success and leadership. (VIDEO)

• Instructor Joy Moses-Hall was in Edenton in November, discussing her book “Wretched Refuge” at a program held in Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library. (READ MORE)

• For the eighth year in a row, PCC's TRIO program held its Christmas Sponsorship Program to ensure students in the program and their families have a merry Christmas. (READ MORE)

• Christy Harris, a PCC Business Administration student, won the PCC Foundation's Mercedes-Benz drawing. (PHOTO)

• PCC administrators added cameras in all of the buildings on the main campus to enhance safety. (READ MORE)

• The college launched a new Instagram account this fall. You can sign up to follow it HERE.

• 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 ...

• Jan. 13 - 7th Annual Student Art Exhibition

• Jan. 14 - MLK Tribute Breakfast

• Jan. 15 - MLK Birthday Celebration

• Jan. 18 - MLK Holiday (PCC Closed)

• Jan. 20 - Farmville Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

• Jan. 20 - New Year, New You

• Jan. 25 - Mardi Gras Monday

• Jan. 26 - Out of the Blue Tuesday

• Jan. 27 - Blizzard of Bucks

• Jan. 28 - Decades Day

• Jan. 29 - Great Gatsby Social

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

PCC Athletics

Basketball Reeling after Starting Season 8-0

The 2015-16 PCC Men's Basketball Team

WINTERVILLE—After storming out to an 8-0 start this season, the PCC basketball team has finally come back to earth.

Following an 87-80 victory over Sandhills Community College Dec. 9, the Bulldogs have lost four of five — the lone victory coming over Frederick Community College Dec. 20. Losses to Bryant & Stratton College and Montgomery College preceded the win while losses to Louisburg College at home and Catawba Valley Community College on the road followed.

At 9-4, PCC has eight more games this month, five at home in the Coburn Center.

Sophomore guard Alfonzo Josey leads the Bulldogs with 14.5 points per game. Forward Rashawn Edwards is averaging 13.4 points, and Romone Adderley is pouring in 12.8 points per game. All told, Pitt has five players averaging in double figures scoring.

Edwards is also pounding the boards, averaging 10.4 rebounds per game. Michael Williams, who is averaging 11.6 points per game, is hauling in an average of 9.2 rebounds a game.

Next up for the Bulldogs is a visit to Wake Tech Thursday at 7 p.m. before returning to the Coburn Center this weekend for games against Guilford Tech (Saturday) and Patrick Henry (Sunday).

Upcoming PCC Athletic Events ...

• Jan. 16 - PCC Men's Basketball vs. Guilford Tech

• Jan. 17 - PCC Men's Basketball vs. Patrick Henry Community College

• Jan. 25 - PCC Men's Basketball vs. Vance-Granville Community College

• Jan. 26 - PCC Men's Basketball vs. Lenoir Community College

• Jan. 30 - PCC Men's Basketball vs. Catawba Valley Community College