College Partnering with AMEXCAN on ‘Latino Day’

PCC's Goess Student Center will host Latino Day Sept. 11.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College and the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) are teaming up on “Latino Day” next month to introduce members of the local Hispanic/Latino community to the college’s educational programming and services.

Scheduled for Sept. 11, “Latino Day” will take place in the Craig F. Goess Student Center from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendees must wear facial masks and observe the college’s COVID-19 safety protocols throughout the event.

In addition to food trucks on site, “Latino Day” will feature PCC personnel speaking with visitors about admissions, financial aid, academic advising, career services, continuing education programming, and student support services.

Dr. Johnny Smith, PCC Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement, says “Latino Day” stems from the college’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

“’Latino Day’ is a product of PCC’s collaboration with AMEXCAN and our efforts to make sure everyone in our community who wants a college education is aware of their options at Pitt and the services we offer to help them achieve their academic and professional goals,” Smith said.

Earlier this year, PCC and AMEXCAN agreed to a formal partnership aimed at increasing and improving educational and life enrichment opportunities for the local Hispanic/Latino community. PCC President Lawrence Rouse and AMEXCAN Executive Director Juvencio Rocha-Peralta signed a memorandum of understanding April 30 that calls for Pitt to offer programming and services that assist AMEXCAN clients with overcoming education and employment barriers.