In times of economic challenges such as the people of eastern North Carolina are now facing, community colleges normally attract even more students than usual. This is particularly true at Pitt Community College now, as enrollments in both credit and noncredit programs are recording double digit increases and interest in degree, certificate, and short-term training programs is greater than ever.
Our faculty and staff are well positioned to respond to this educational challenge even with the significant reductions in funding which have been required because of the state budget shortfall in revenue. Like all the North Carolina Community Colleges, PCC is committed to delivering high quality learning experiences to an expanding number of students.
In terms of facility advancements, we are very pleased with the Greenville Center on Memorial Drive as a continuing education and noncredit instructional hub for classes and programs, and the new Craig Goess Student Center opened in January 2009 on campus as a one-stop center for student services and activities as well as an attractive dining and meetings venue. Construction on the Herman Simon Building for Health Sciences is underway with completion by Summer 2010, and several new buildings on the west side of campus across Reedy Branch Road are in the design development phase. Pitt County is doing a good job of supporting our growth, and the campus is currently updating our Master Plan for Facilities and Programs.
I invite you to review the opportunities we offer for study in various divisions of the College and for participation by community members in PCC Foundation and other activities. We are proud to serve Pitt County and eastern North Carolina during this time of need. Our Strategic Plan included on this website outlines our goals and key objectives. Please consider joining the growing number of students and alumni who have actively pursued and realized their educational goals at Pitt Community College.
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G. Dennis Massey, Ph.D.