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New Scholars of Global Distinction Program Introduced to PCC Students and Employees

WINTERVILLE—A new initiative at Pitt Community College is encouraging students to incorporate global education into their respective programs of study.

On Tuesday, the college hosted a meet-and-greet in the library to introduce students and employees to the new PCC Scholars of Global Distinction Program (SGDP), which is the result of a partnership between North Carolina community colleges and UNC-Chapel Hill’s North Carolina Global Distinction Initiative with World View.

“Part of PCC’s mission is to educate and empower people for success in a global economy,” said PCC Instructor Anthony Holsten, who is serving as SGDP coordinator. “The PCC Scholars of Global Distinction program is designed to help students become global citizens who are prepared for academic and professional endeavors in the interconnected and interdependent world of the 21st Century.”

Students who complete requirements for the new program will receive an SGDP designation on their transcripts and wear specialized regalia at graduation. The four requirements for earning the honor are:

Along with Holsten, PCC instructor Tabitha Miller and Business Division Dean Katherine Clyde are serving as Global Scholars advisors who will assist students in planning and documenting completion of all requirements.