R.O. Everett Family Scholarship Established
WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College Foundation officials announced last week that the R.O. Everett Family Scholarship Endowment Fund has been established to assist students at the college, beginning with the fall semester in August.
According to Susan Nobles, PCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the PCC Foundation, the fund was developed by Susan Everett, former PCC Vice President of Administrative Services.
The daughter of R.O. and Edith Maxine “Mac” Hamner Everett, Susan Everett established the endowed scholarship in memory of her parents and to honor her family. She chose to create the endowment following her retirement from the college in 2012.
“Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Everett resided in Salisbury, N.C. most of their lives, and they instilled a sincere responsibility of supporting education with their family,” Nobles said. “Susan Everett was a significant leader and supporter of the growth of the programs, services and facilities at Pitt Community College.”
As part of her many responsibilities with PCC, Nobles said Everett administered the construction of five of the college’s largest facilities and numerous smaller facility projects and renovations.
“Her thumbprint is clearly stamped on the successful growth of the college,” Nobles said. “She has continued her parents’ tradition and commitment of supporting education through many years of personal contributions to the PCC Foundation and the establishment of this endowed scholarship in honor of her family.”
The R.O. Everett Family Endowed Scholarship was established to encourage and support local students pursuing a college degree at PCC. Candidates for the scholarship must be in-state student and have at least a 2.5 grade point average (gpa), and those who receive it must maintain at least a 2.5 gpa throughout the duration of their scholarship period.