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SVA Hoping Campus Sees Red on Fridays

PCC Student Veterans Association members wear red in recognition of the sacrifices made by the nation's military. The group is also selling the red shirts as a fundraiser to provide additional outreach and support to veterans attending PCC.

WINTERVILLE—Student veterans and military supporters are making sure everyone on the Pitt Community College campus sees red on Fridays, but the goal isn’t to make fellow students and college employees angry.

Instead, as Allison Trenga with PCC’s Office of Veterans Affairs explained, the purpose of “R.E.D. Shirt Fridays” (“R.E.D.” standing for “Remember Everyone Deployed”) at PCC is to recognize military members currently deployed and those who have served and are now back home.

Trenga says the red shirts demonstrate to everyone on campus that veterans are friends and classmates rather than people they simply “hear about on the news.” Likewise, she says, veterans can see they are not alone and have support from members of the campus community, including other vets.

“We wish to let our servicemen and servicewomen know we support their sacrifice and that we will not forget them; we do this by wearing red every Friday,” Trenga said.

Trenga says the PCC Student Veterans Association (SVA) is selling red SVA t-shirts to raise funds that will provide additional outreach and support to veterans attending PCC. She said the shirts can be ordered through the PCC Office of Veterans Affairs, which is located in the Craig F. Goess Student Center.