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Killmon Wins Kiwanis Nursing Scholarship

Caroline Killmon, center, receives the Pitt Golden K Kiwanis Nursing Scholarship from the club's treasurer Mike Aichinger, left. Also present was PCC's Leslie Rogers.

GREENVILLE—Pitt Community College student Caroline Killmon received the Pitt Golden K Kiwanis/Clifton E. Boyd Nursing Scholarship Wednesday morning, during the organization’s weekly meeting at Brook Valley Country Club.

Killmon, a Winterville resident and South Central High School graduate, posted a 4.0 grade point average in her first year at PCC, where she serves as a student ambassador and Student Government Association representative. She will receive $750 through the Kiwanis scholarship to be used toward her educational expenses as she pursues an associate degree in nursing.

“I have had the honor to work with Caroline in a variety of settings on campus and she consistently exhibits a strong work ethic and a very positive attitude,” said Leslie Rogers, PCC’s Assistant Vice President of Student Development Services.

A Dean’s List student each semester at Pitt, Killmon serves as a peer tutor at the college and volunteers with several community agencies, including the Carolina Pregnancy Center, the local food bank and Give2theTroops. She was a leader in the PCC Student Ambassadors’ annual community service project earlier this year, helping raise $2,700 for Pitt County Special Olympics and Rocking Horse Ranch.

In April, Killmon took first place in the annual PCC Public Speaking Contest sponsored by the PCC Student Government Association and McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

“(Caroline) successfully maintains high standards for herself, prioritizes her work, and organizes her time well,” Rogers said. “She is reliable, trustworthy and self-directed but also works extremely well with others.”

Administered by the Greater Greenville Foundation, the Pitt Golden K Kiwanis/Clifton E. Boyd Nursing Scholarship is named for Col. Clifton Boyd, a former Kiwanis Club and PCC Foundation Board member. The scholarship is presented annually to an outstanding PCC student who is seeking a nursing degree.