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President to Participate in Education Summit

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director

PCC President G. Dennis Massey

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College President G. Dennis Massey will participate in an education summit this week sponsored by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

Scheduled for Thursday at City Hotel and Bistro on Greenville Boulevard, the summit will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person.

Organizers say the summit, which is being presented by the Pitt County Educational Foundation and United Way of Pitt County, is a chance for local educational leaders to discuss the state of education in Pitt County and the importance of preparing a skilled workforce to help the area compete for high-skill, high-wage jobs.

Massey says the event is a good opportunity to spotlight collaboration between the county’s educational systems, particularly in the areas of “alignment” (articulation and coordination of services for students), workforce development, connections with local business and industry, and programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM), such as the planned Early College High School on the PCC campus.

“I am pleased that our educational partners are working so well together,” Massey said.

In addition to Massey, who became PCC’s fourth-ever president in August 2003, Thursday’s program will feature Pitt County Schools Superintendent Ethan Lenker and Ronald L. Mitchelson, East Carolina University Interim Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

For more information on the summit, call (252) 752- 4101, or e-mail chamber@greenvillenc.org.