Tutoring Center Earns National Award

Joined by PCC tutors, TASC Director Nicholas Vick (fifth from left) displays the 2018 Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center of the Year Award for Two-Year Colleges. Pictured with Vick are, left to right: Julianna Juchniewicz, Alicia Young, Alisha Animashaun, Marissa Hunt, Deanna Edwards, Bonnie Sutton, Temptaous McKoy, Sarah Lee and George Cherry.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College’s Tutorial and Academic Success Center (TASC) has received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center of the Year Award for Two-Year Colleges.

The award—named for an educator who worked in learning assistance more than 40 years—is presented by the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA). It is a national honor, given in recognition of the work done by learning centers and to foster their future growth and development.

PCC TASC Director Nicholas Vick accepted the award Oct. 4, during the 33rd Annual NCLCA Conference in New York. He said in order to determine this year’s Christ Award recipient, NCLCA reviewed a description of TASC programs and services and examined its efforts to create partnerships across campus, use of technology and marketing strategies.

“We are pleased to receive this award recognizing TASC as one of the best learning support centers in the nation and highlighting our significant contributions to student success at Pitt Community College,” Vick said. “Our comprehensive services would not be possible without a team of dedicated tutors and support staff. The connections with faculty and staff on campus are equally important for the TASC program, as well as administrative support.”

Vick says TASC tutors have already worked with more than 950 students this year. “Our goal is always to work with as many students as possible across a range of courses,” he said, adding that TASC services are available between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Last year, TASC was recognized as North Carolina’s “Center of the Year” by the N.C. Tutoring and Learning Association.