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Scholarship Created with PCC Foundation to Honor Longtime Employee Leslie Rogers

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director

Through the efforts of her friends and family, including husband Greg (left), a scholarship has been created with the PCC Foundation to provide financial assistance to future students and honor the longtime career of former PCC Assistant Vice President of Student Services Leslie Rogers (right).

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WINTERVILLE—Friends and family of Leslie Rogers have established a scholarship with the Pitt Community College Foundation to honor her longtime service to the students at PCC.

Rogers began working at the college in 1983 and assisted students for nearly 31 years before retiring last month as assistant vice president of Student Services. The scholarship established in her honor assures that her commitment to student success will carry on for many years to come.

“There are countless students and parents who know how much Leslie has meant to their success at PCC …,” PCC President G. Dennis Massey said. "The Leslie Rogers Scholarship will be a continuing financial support for students beyond the many program improvements Ms. Rogers was responsible for initiating. Her value to PCC is significant and ongoing."

Rogers’ last day with PCC was Aug. 29. The scholarship announcement took place the previous day, during a retirement reception that featured college administrators and colleagues praising Rogers for her work with the Student Services Division.

During the reception, PCC Developmental English instructor Regina Garcia read from a poem she wrote in tribute to Rogers in which she noted Rogers’ ability to lift others “off the grimy floors of mediocrity” and her skill at keeping people organized and on task in difficult situations.

Rogers performed many roles at Pitt, including planning graduation each year, participation on numerous committees and task forces, and advising the PCC Student Ambassadors.

According to PCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Susan Nobles, Rogers’ family wanted to be sure that she was surprised and honored with a special recognition, a legacy gift that would allow her to continue doing one of the things she loves best—helping students.

Nobles said Rogers’ husband, Dr. Greg Rogers, pastor at Greenville’s Oakmont Baptist Church, made a contribution and arrangements with the PCC Foundation to establish the Leslie Rogers Scholarship.

“Leslie’s family and friends know that throughout her career, she has provided her talents and her resources to support students; this scholarship allows that support to continue,” Nobles said. “Several of her friends have also contributed to the scholarship as a tribute to Leslie upon her retirement.”

Nobles said individuals who would like to contribute to the Leslie Rogers Scholarship Fund may do so by contacting the PCC Foundation at P.O. Drawer 7007, Greenville, N.C. 27835, www.pittccfoundation.com, or calling (252) 493-7287.


09/11/2014