PCC-City Partnership Results in New Home
GREENVILLE—A partnership between Pitt Community College and the City of Greenville has produced a new home in a 45-block area of redevelopment taking place in West Greenville.
Since August 2007, students from PCC’s Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) Division have been working on a 1,248-square-foot home on Hudson Street for the city to then sell based on criterion it has established. PCC’s role in the project is expected to wrap up early this month.
According to Van Madray, CIT Division Dean, students from the college’s Building Construction, Electrical/Electronics, Carpentry, Architectural Technology, Masonry, and Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration programs contributed to the project.
Trustees Welcome Virginia Hardy to Board
WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Board of Trustees welcomed a new member this fall when Dr. Virginia Hardy joined the school’s governing board on Aug. 4.
Hardy, who is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs with East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, replaces Valerie Dixon on the board. The Greenville native was appointed by Pitt County Commissioners for a four-year term that expires in June of 2012.
Hardy said her role as a trustee gives her an opportunity to impact the education system from a different perspective. She explained that most of her educational work thus far had been as an instructor or administrator.
Next Level Students Practice Interview Skills
WINTERVILLE--Hoping to prove that practice does, indeed, make perfect, Pitt Community College Next Level students prepared for entry to the 'working world' last month by participating in a number of mock interviews at the JobLink Career Center.
Held on Sept. 26, the interviews were conducted by community and business leaders and were organized by Andre Gregory, PCC's Minority Male Mentoring Coordinator, and Angela Moore, who is JobLink's information specialist.
Gregory said the students were evaluated based on their appearance, verbal communication skills, and non-verbal communication skills.
At the end of the interview process, he said, students were provided individual evaluation sheets and interviewers conducted a round table discussion in which they discussed the students' strong points and areas for improvement.
For photos and more information on last month's mock interviews, click HERE.
Respiratory Students Win Sputum Bowl
WINSTON-SALEM—Respiratory Therapy students from Pitt Community College will move on to a national quiz bowl competition in December after winning the annual Sputum Bowl last month, during the N.C. Society for Respiratory Care (NCSRC) Conference.
With the victory, Niya Hagans, Angie Chapman and Rachael Clifford each received a trophy and $1,500 to compete in the national quiz bowl event, which will take place during the American Association of Respiratory Care’s conference in Anaheim, California.
Students LaTanya Rice, Lauren Ward Receive $5,000-SECU Foundation Scholarships
WINTERVILLE—The State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation, funded solely by SECU membership, presented $5,000-scholarships last month to Pitt Community College students LaTanya Rice and Lauren Ward.
Rice, a Greenville resident and graduate of Lejeune High School, is studying Early Childhood at PCC. The 30-year-old is president of the college’s Student Government Association.
A graduate of Bear Grass School, Ward is a PCC Student Ambassador. The 18-year-old Bear Grass native is studying Medical Sonography at Pitt.
Pact Helps Criminal Justice Students Earn Four-Year Degree from Fayetteville State
WINTERVILLE—An agreement between Pitt Community College and Fayetteville State University is making a smooth path between the two schools for PCC Criminal Justice students in search of a bachelor’s degree.
According to Darnette Hall, FSU’s Educational Consultant/Community College Coordinator, PCC students can complete 90 of the 120 credit hours required for a Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree at Pitt before taking the final 30 hours online through Fayetteville State.
FSU administrators, Hall said, have identified a list of PCC courses commensurate with classes the university requires of its Criminal Justice students. She explained that students take their 100- and 200-level courses for an associate degree at Pitt before moving on to complete 300- and 400-level classes at Fayetteville State for a bachelor’s degree.
October Edition Quick Hitters ...
• PCC United Way Efforts -- The 2008 PCC United Way Committee is encouraging everyone to contribute to the United Way of Pitt County. The committe's goals this year are $22,000 and 100 percent participation from PCC employees.
United Way supports many non-profit organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County, Farmville Child Development Center, Ayden Christian Care, and the Salvation Army.
• PCC Event Showcases Upcoming Literary Homecoming at ECU -- Developmental English instructors read excerpts from Clyde Edgerton's "The Floatplane Notebooks."
• Welding Program Lends Support to J.H. Rose Soccer Program -- PCC welders, past and present, worked together to build a new revenue-generating sign at Greenville school's soccer field.
• Men's Resource Center Holds Seminar -- PCC's Men's Resource Center held a seminar in the Leslie Building Sept. 17 to discuss the prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases. Ginger Dail with the Pitt County Health Department was on hand to answer questions.
• Down East Holiday Show -- The PCC Foundation's 7th Annual Down East Holiday Show is scheduled for Nov. 7-9 at the Greenville Convention Center.
The event will feature more than 100 exhibits for shoppers, Santa Claus posing for photos with children, and ‘Hubby Parking,’ an area set aside for husbands (and anyone else) needing a break from shopping.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12 years old and free for those five and under. Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holland All-Tournament at CSM Invitational
LA PLATA (Md.)—Pitt Community College Athletics announced in September that sophomore volleyball player Camille Holland was named All-Tournament for her play in the CSM Invitational.
Holland, a 5-9 setter out of Elizabeth City’s Northeastern High School, helped the Bulldogs go 3-1 in the tournament, which was held Sept. 12-13.
PCC volleyball, which is 11-5 overall, 3-2 in Region X Conference play, has a home match Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. against Lenoir Community College.
The Bulldogs then travel to Spartanburg, S.C. on Oct. 4 to take on Spartanburg Methodist College before heading to Flat Rock, N.C., the next day to face Blue Ridge Community College.
Bulldogs Sports Bullets ...
• Basketball will hit the hardwood Oct. 18 for the Blue-White Scrimmage game at 12 p.m. The event will take place in the Charles Coburn Center on the PCC campus.
After several exhibition matches, including a contest against UNC-Chapel Hill's JV squad on Nov. 15, the Bulldogs' first game of the 2008-09 campaign will take place Nov. 20 in Portsmouth, Va., against Tidewater Community College.
• Softball traveled to Buies Creek Sept. 27 and went 2-1 in a trio of exhibition matches, falling in a close game to host Campbell University but topping Mount Olive College and Louisburg College.
• Golfer Ryan Perkins tied for 15th overall while PCC finished eight out 11 teams taking part in the Gardner's BBQ Dogfight at Ford's Colony Country Club in Rocky Mount Sept. 29-30. Perkins, a freshman, shot 73 on the event's first day and followed that with a 69 on the 7,108-yard, par-72 course.
Derek Joyner (74-78 = +8), Josh Barefoot (79-79 = +14) and Cameron Taylor (77-82 = +15) rounded out the scoring for Pitt.
Also of note, former PCC golfer Ryan Campbell helped Mt. Olive College top tourney host Barton College in a sudden-death playoff on Tuesday.