PCCANS Members Honored for Service
WINTERVILLE—Members of the Pitt Community College Association of Nursing Students (PCCANS) were recognized this month for active membership and participation in a number of campus and community events during the 2011-12 academic year.
During a ceremony in the college’s Craig F. Goes Student Center April 16, the students received certificates of appreciation for their voluntary service. PCCANS members who will graduate on May 11 received recognition cords to wear during commencement.
PCCANS is a professional organization to help students develop leadership skills while promoting a positive image of the college’s nursing program. In addition to promoting participation in campus and community events, the organization encourages collaboration with other nursing and health-related groups, including the N.C. Association of Nursing Students and the National Student Nurses Association.
During the current school year, PCCANS members helped out with the school’s Trunk-or-Treat/Food Drive and Community Easter Egg Hunt events, sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive on campus, supported Give2theTroops, and picked up trash along Reedy Branch Road through the Adopt-A-Highway program.
In addition to several other community events and fundraisers, the students also volunteered at local high schools to answer questions from health occupation students about the PCC nursing program.