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Check out highlights from Graduation Day 2016 on PCC's YouTube channel. PCC Media Relations Specialist Alex Freedman captured memories that will last a lifetime.

College Honors J. Paul Davenport

Before he passed away May 21 at age 79, PCC administrators honored J. Paul Davenport for his service to the college as a trustee. 

Just days before he passed away at age 79, PCC administrators took a moment during graduation to honor former Trustees Chairman J. Paul Davenport for his service.

Geology Majors Benefit from Partnership

The eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 is considered one of the most remarkable geologic events of the 20th century.

A memorandum of agreement between PCC and East Carolina University has created a pathway for Pitt geology students to transfer to ECU for bachelor’s degrees in the field.

June 2016 Edition Quick Hitters ...

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

• It was with great sadness last month that PCC administrators announced the unexpected passing of Radiography Director Karen Lee. (READ STORY)

• PCC held its annual spring graduation ceremony May 10 in ECU's Minges Coliseum. Out of the 1,080 students comprising this year’s graduating class, 648 participated in commencement. (PHOTO GALLERY)

• Returning students planning to take classes this fall can sign up for them between June 1 and June 24, when the college reopens registration. (READ STORY)

• PCC recently released the lists of graduates, Dean's List and Honor Roll students for the 2016 Spring Semester. (MORE DETAILS)

• Trillium Health Resources announced a partnership with PCC to build a high-tech, energy-efficient “Smart Home”—a demonstration home that will exhibit new technologies that can enable people with disabilities to live more independently. (READ STORY)

• 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 STORY)

• Chris Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, visited campus May 9 and met with local business and economic leaders and various PCC representatives. (PHOTO GALLERY)

• The PCC Recruitment Office is organizing an open house/resource fair this month intended to serve as a ‘one-stop shop’ for nontraditional students considering a return to higher education. (READ STORY)

• Former PCC Trustee Raymond Reddrick Jr. was named a recipient of the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award earlier this spring. (PHOTO)

• ECU Football Coach Scottie Montgomery was in the Goess Student Center last month, speaking to high school students participating in PCC's College Bound program about the importance of education. (PHOTO GALLERY)

• Micah Harris, a PCC composition and film instructor, was recently announced as a 2016 Pulp Ark Award recipient for his book, "Ravenwood, the Stepson of Mystery: Return of the Dugpa." (READ STORY)

• Work is progressing on the college's 75,000-square-foot science and technology center. (PHOTO)

• The college's Transitional Studies Department held its first-ever ceremony to induct students into the National Adult Education Honor Society. (READ STORY)

• PCC's Continuing Education Division is registering students for participation in this year’s “Explore: Summer Youth Program,” which gets underway with “Bulldog Adventures” June 27 through July 1. (READ STORY)

• PCC and BioNetwork agreed to a memorandum of understanding that went into effect May 1. (PHOTO)

• During their annual business meeting, members of the N.C. Two-Year College Engineering Pathways Committee selected PCC science instructor Charles Goodman to serve as the group’s president for the next two years. (READ STORY)

• The PCC Architectural Technology Department is accepting applications for the “Outside the Box: An Architectural Exploration Camp” that will take place on campus this month. (READ STORY

• The college launched a new Instagram account this fall. You can sign up to follow it https://instagram.com/pittcc/.

• 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 ...

• June 1-24 - 2016 Fall Semester Registration Reopened

• June 3 - Weekend Classes Begin

• June 8 - Summer Splash

• June 16 - Adult College Expo

• July 2-4 - Campus Closed (Independence Day)

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

PCC Athletics

Bulldogs' Season Ends in District Tourney

The 2016 PCC Bulldogs baseball team finished the 2016 campaign with a 38-18 record.

BEL AIR (Md.) – For the second time in as many games, Pitt Community College allowed six runs in an inning. And, for the second time in as many games, it proved too much for the Bulldogs to overcome.

Facing elimination from the 2016 NJCAA DI Baseball Eastern District Championship Saturday, PCC allowed Spartanburg Methodist College to score six runs in the top of the second inning through a combination of walks, hits and an error. The Pioneers never looked back, topping Pitt, 15-4, to keep their season alive and face Monroe Community College Sunday morning.

For the Bulldogs, the loss marked the end of their 2016 campaign.

(Read more about the 2016 season ending)

Baseball Wins 2016 Region X Tournament

Moments after the final out was made, PCC baseball players celebrate their 2016 Region X Conference Baseball Championship at Grainger Stadium in Kinston.

Down 5-2 going into the bottom of the seventh, Pitt Community College got a bases-clearing double from Cam Snow and a sacrifice fly by Levi Gesell to top USC-Lancaster for the 2016 Region X Conference Baseball Tournament championship, 10-6. (PHOTO GALLERY)