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Porter Receives Faculty Senate Scholarship

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director

Members of the PCC Faculty Senate presented nursing student Lauren Porter (center) with a scholarship during their meeting on Wednesday. Representing the Faculty Senate are, left to right: Vice President Valerie Opphile, President Jessica Blake, former President Katherine Clyde and Secretary Wesley Bishop.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College nursing student Lauren Porter has been selected as this year’s recipient of the PCC Faculty Senate Scholarship.

Porter, a Greenville resident, received $500 through the merit-based scholarship to help pay for textbooks. The PCC Faculty Senate, which represents faculty interests in the governance of the college, established the scholarship with the PCC Foundation in 2013.

"I can't thank the Faculty Senate scholarship committee enough for supporting me in my pursuit of a nursing degree,” Porter said. “It means a lot to know just how much the instructors here care about student success.”

A 2012 graduate of D.H. Conley High School, Porter is in her second year of the nursing program at Pitt. The daughter of Greenville’s Andy and Susan Porter, she is a former member of the PCC volleyball team and was a student ambassador at the college for two years.

As part of the scholarship application process, Porter was required to seek letters of recommendation from her PCC instructors. She was also asked to write an essay describing how the scholarship would help her achieve her academic goals.