PCC Alumni Association Seeking Nominees for Annual Awards Program

The last time the PCC Alumni Association presented alumni awards came in October 2019, when the organization honored Eric Deal, Neil Williams II, Annette Turik and Brian Culbertson, left to right, during a ceremony on campus. COVID-19 prevented the alumni group from recognizing alumni with awards during the 2020-21 academic year.

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for awards it plans to present to outstanding graduates this spring.

After canceling the 2020-21 PCC Alumni Awards due to the coronavirus, PCC Development Officer John Bacon said the alumni group has scheduled this year’s program for March 24. Event organizers, he said, have not yet determined if it will take place online or in-person.

“Our primary concern, as always, is the safety of event participants,” Bacon said. “The awards ceremony is a great way to highlight the success of PCC alumni and plays an integral role in helping the PCC Alumni Association connect with former students, so we’ll seek input from health officials and follow their guidance when it comes time to honor these individuals.”

Regardless of the event’s format, Bacon said the association would present as many as five awards next month from the following categories: Distinguished Alumnus, Outstanding Divisional Alumni, Outstanding Young Alumni, Employee Alumni, and Honorary Alumni. He said the Distinguished Alumnus honor is Pitt’s most prestigious and is presented in recognition of outstanding and uncommon achievement in a profession and/or service to the community, college and/or PCC Alumni Association.

“Pitt Community College has produced more than 300,000 alumni since 1965, and we’re proud of what they’ve done to strengthen their communities and the workforce,” Bacon said. “We love hearing about their achievements, celebrating their successes, and sharing their inspirational stories with others.”

Bacon said nomination forms are available on the PCC Foundation website and would be accepted through Feb. 18. Descriptions of each award and eligibility requirements are also available on the site.

“The success of our awards program is contingent upon members of the community nominating alumni who are worthy of distinction,” Bacon said. “It’s a simple process that takes 10 minutes or less to complete but has a lasting and positive effect on those selected for awards.”

Completed nomination forms may be submitted to the PCC Alumni Office, which is located in Room 118 of the Vernon E. White Building on the college’s main campus. They can also be returned via mail (PCC Alumni Association, P.O. Drawer 7007, Greenville, N.C. 27835) and email to pccfoundation@email.pittcc.edu.

For more details, contact Bacon at (252) 493-7229 or jbacon@email.pittcc.edu.