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Alumni Association Creates Advisory Board

PCC Alumni Association Board of Directors
The PCC Alumni Association Board of Directors. Front row, left to right: Susan Nobles, Stephanie Hinnant, Debra Dennis, Carol Shields, Alice Huggins and Terrie Parker-Eakes. Middle row, left to right: Dan NIchols, Ashley Smith, Alex Kern, Cameron Coburn and Christopher Sutton. Back row left to right: G. Dennis Massey, Alton Wadford, Joe Brittain and Don Mills. Not pictured are Garrie Moore, Darrell Robinson, Krissy Johnson and Sabrina Council.

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Alumni Association has a new advisory board that will guide the organization in its effort to create a strong alumni base.

The 20-member board of directors met for the first time in February and will assemble quarterly in the future to discuss and coordinate the college’s upcoming alumni programming.

“Our board will help reconnect alumni with PCC in order to provide them with continual, lifelong learning resources,” said Ashley Smith, PCC Alumni Relations Director. “We want alumni to use the tools we have available to make them more marketable in a global economy.”

Smith said she sought resourceful, hard-working individuals when assembling the new board.

“We wanted a group of mostly PCC alumni who are diverse and creative,” she said. “We needed individuals that were ready to take on the challenges of starting our first board of directors.

“Most importantly, we wanted ambassadors of the PCC Alumni Association who love PCC and want to see it flourish.”

According to Smith, the alumni board’s first meeting was introductory in nature with three members attending by telephone from Fayetteville, Waldorf, Md., and Jacksonville, Fla. Board members discussed their responsibilities, how to reconnect with alumni, and thoughts on future alumni events, she said, adding that they would soon elect officers, revise bylaws and develop a mission statement.

First started as the Century Club and later an alumni task force, the PCC Alumni Association offers a number of professional development opportunities, career services and special benefits to its members throughout the year.

To help the college celebrate its 50th Anniversary this year, the PCC Alumni Association is holding reunions March 18 (PCC Student Ambassadors), April 2 (Business Division) and June 17 (Construction and Industrial Technology Division). A reunion for the Legal Science/Public Service Division took place Feb. 25 and another for former PCC basketball players was held Feb. 26.