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AT&T Is Presenting Sponsor of Holiday Show
Annual PCC Foundation Fundraiser to Take Place Nov. 4-6
WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College Foundation officials announced last month that AT&T will be the presenting sponsor of the 2011 Down East Holiday Show, which will take place Nov. 4-6 at the Greenville Convention Center.
Started in 2002, the three-day event helps kick off the holiday shopping season with more than 140 exhibitors selling everything from holiday decorations and food items to a variety of services. Santa Claus will also be on hand at various times during the event to take photos with children.
Last year’s Holiday Show was a record-setter for the PCC Foundation, drawing more than 10,000 shoppers and raising more than $80,000 to support PCC students through scholarships and educational activities.
Jeff Rorer Wins U.S. National Championship
Already a decorated sharpshooter, PCC science instructor Jeff Rorer has added a U.S. National Championship to a growing list of accomplishments as a marksman.
At the 8th Annual F-Class Nationals in Wisconsin in late September, Rorer set a national record to top 60 F-TR Class competitors at the Winnequah Gun Club and claim the Precision Shooting Cup.
The victory comes a little more than two years after Rorer and his American teammates claimed gold at the F-Class World Championships in Bisley, England. Rorer, who has been shooting rifles competitively for six years, also won bronze in the individual world competition.
Bulldog Run Features 142 Runners/Walkers
Inaugural Event Raises More Than $4,000 for PCC Foundation
When former PCC student ambassadors met for a reunion earlier this year, they decided they would find a way to give back to the school that had given them so much.
The result of their efforts was the 1st Annual Bulldog Run, a fundraising event that took place on campus Oct. 16, featuring both a competitive 5K race and a one-mile fun run/walk.
With a time of 18 minutes and 50 seconds, Winterville's Devin Gallagher, 16, topped 87 other runners to claim first place in the 5K race. Caroline Owens, a 15-year-old Greenville resident, was the top female runner with a time of 20:47.
Foundation Honors Scholarship Recipients
Event Also Serves as an Opportunity to Recognize and Thank Donors
The PCC Foundation held a reception Oct. 18 to recognize student scholarship recipients and thank the individuals and organizations responsible for establishing and supporting the awards.
Each year, the PCC Foundation provides students with more than $250,000 in scholarships. This fall alone, the organization has awarded $136,000.
While many scholarships are given to students in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, others are presented to individuals with financial need. The PCC Foundation also provides a limited number of grants-in-aid as well as special funding for educational supplies.
November 2011 Edition Quick Hitters ...
• Each month, PCC President G. Dennis Massey provides a "College Update" with the latest college news. Click HERE for Dr. Massey's November 2011 update.
• All year, PCC has held festivities in observance of its 50th Anniversary. As part of that celebration, the college released a book last month commemorating half a century of service to the community. (READ MORE)
• PCC is less than a year away from an onsite visitation from representatives with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges, a key step in Pitt’s bid for re-accreditation. (READ MORE)
• The college's welding program was recently featured in a national welding newsletter in an article detailing how the college is making good use of the VRTEX 360 virtual welding system. (READ MORE)
• The PCC Foundation held its annual Fall Golf Classic Oct. 6 at Greenville Country Club. (READ MORE)
• Four years later, the PCC Symphony Orchestra is still going strong. (READ MORE)
• The college opened its doors to the community for Open House Oct. 15. (PHOTO GALLERY)
• The PCC Student Government Association held its annual Fall Fiesta in the Craig F. Goess Student Center Oct. 12. (PHOTO GALLERY)
• The Continuing Education Division will host a “Smart Spending Workshop” Nov. 10 designed to show participants how they can reduce the cost of their grocery expenses. (READ MORE)
• The University Transfer/Associate of General Education Student Success Center is having tremendous success bringing in representatives from four-year colleges and universities to speak with students about transfer options. (READ MORE)
• In conjunction with National Respiratory Care Week, PCC Respiratory Therapy students hosted an Open House Oct. 27 in the William E. Fulford Building. (PHOTO GALLERY)
• PCC's annual Trunk or Treat event took place in the Goess Student Center parking lot Oct. 28. Approximately 500 children and their parents took part in the Halloween celebration, which also served as a canned food drive. (PHOTO GALLERY)
• After holding several fundraisers this fall, the Pitt Community College Human Services Technology Club donated $250 to the Pitt County Council on Aging last month. (PHOTO)
• Students from PCC's Respiratory Therapy Class of 2012 recently took first place in the N.C. Society for Respiratory Care's annual Sputum Bowl competition in Wilmington, N.C. (READ MORE)
• PCC Human Services Technology student Michelle Evans describes how she turned her life around in a recent article she wrote for the Greenville Community Shelter's newsletter. (READ ARTICLE)
Upcoming Events ...
• Nov. 4-6 - Down East Holiday Show
• Nov. 10 - Smart Spending Workshop
• Nov. 11 - Veterans Salute
• Nov. 15 - Last Day to Officially Withdraw
• Nov. 17 - Basketball (Home)
• Nov. 19 - NEXT Level 3-On-3 Basketball Competition
• Nov. 24-27 - Thanksgiving Break
• Nov. 28 - Lights of Knowledge Tree Lighting Ceremony
• Dec. 6 - PCC Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
• Each Monday at 6:30 p.m., catch the latest Pitt Community College news on PCC InSight. Hosted by PCC Alumni Relations Director Ashley Smith and Andre Gregory, Minority Male Mentoring and International programs coordinator, the 30-minute program airs on television (Cable Channel 7) and radio (WTIB 103.7). (MORE INFORMATION)
• Be sure to watch "PCC Outreach with Ernis Lee" Mondays at 8:30 p.m. on Cable Channel 23.
Volleyball Wins Region X Conference Title
With a 14-2 record, PCC Volleyball has won the Region X Conference regular-season title for the first time since 2006 and will seek a conference tournament championship this weekend in Dobson, N.C.
The Bulldogs closed out regular-season play Oct. 28 with a 3-0 victory over Johnston Community College to go 27-7 overall in 2011. Megan Mansfield had 10 kills for PCC, which blanked the Jaguars, 25-0, in the first set before taking the next two, 25-9 and 25-21.
Earlier in the day, Pitt fell to Brunswick Community College, 3-1. The Bulldogs won the first set, 25-21, but proceeded to lose the next three, 25-19, 26-24 and 27-25, for only their second Region X loss this season.
Catherine Barber had 10 kills for the Bulldogs while Mansfield and Taylor Norris finished with nine kills each. Leah Mackley recorded 19 assists, and Stephanie Zampini had 18 digs.
Next up for Pitt is the Region X Conference Tournament Nov. 4-6 at Surry Community College.
If the Bulldogs are to win the conference tourney this weekend and move on to the national championship in Wisconsin later this month, they will most likely have to go through Florida's Pasco Hernando College—last year's national champion. Since the Region X Tournament also serves as a district tourney, Pasco Hernando will participate along with PCC and six other Region X colleges.
November Athletics Quick Hitters ...
• PCC Basketball held its annual Blue-White scrimmage Oct. 12 in preparation for the upcoming season. (PHOTO GALLERY)
• The PCC volleyball program will hold a tryout Dec. 10 in the Charles Coburn Center for spots on the 2012 squad. (MORE INFORMATION)
• PCC Athletics held a fundraiser this semester and generated $5,300 for the college's four intercollegiate athletic teams.