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PCC Seeking Bond Approval Nov. 5

PCC administrators hoping Pitt County voters approve funding that will allow the college to construct a new science building and relocate its law enforcement training program.

Commitment to International Education
on Display during Annual Reception

PCC English as a Second Language students Luis Caballero-Benito, Magda Jamies, Hazel Gonzalez and Claudia Rodriguez-Vergel (left to right) wait their turn to introduce themselves to the audience attending last week's International Student Welcome Reception.
The Multicultural Activities Committee and PCC Global teamed Aug. 27 to welcome international students to campus with a reception in the Craig F. Goess Student Center.

Wilson Earns SECU Foundation Scholarship

PCC student Brian Wilson (center) is presented with an SECU Foundation scholarship by Karen Lee, a PCC instructor and member of SECU’s local advisory board, and Andrew Odum, SECU Vice President/City Executive.
An SECU Foundation Scholarship will help offset the cost of criminal justice student Brian Wilson's education as he pursues a career as a U.S. Coast Guard special investigator.


September 2013 Edition Quick Hitters ...

• Each month, President G. Dennis Massey provides a "College Update" with the latest college news. Click HERE for Dr. Massey's September 2013 update.

• PCC was featured on UNC-TV's 'North Carolina Now' program Aug. 29 as part of a historical look at each of the state's 58 community colleges. (WATCH VIDEO)

• A house built through the combined efforts of PCC Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) students will be sold by public auction Oct. 26 to fund future CIT training activities. (READ ARTICLE)

• Employees and students will team up Sept. 24 to raise awareness of PCC programs and services and to gather feedback on how well those offerings are meeting the community’s educational needs. (READ ARTICLE)

• Employees met for convocation last month to reflect on the previous academic year and prepare for a new one that began Aug. 15 with the start of fall classes. (READ ARTICLE)

• Greenville’s Scott Shook was introduced this summer as one of three new members of the State Board of Community Colleges. (READ ARTICLE)

• The English as a Second Language Program was recently awarded a pair of grants – one that provides funding for the creation of instructional videos and another for distance learning programming. (READ ARTICLE)

• PCC was notified last month that it had been awarded a $47,092-federal grant to enhance its Transitional Studies program. (READ ARTICLE)

• Students and employees took part in the annual Winterville Watermelon Festival last month. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

• N.C. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker cites PCC's contributions to preparing a skilled workforce in the Tar Heel State. (DAILY REFLECTOR EDITORIAL)

• The PCC Foundation will hold its annual Fall Golf Classic Oct. 3 at Greenville Country Club. (EVENT WEBSITE)

• Two days prior to the PCC Fall Golf Classic, the PCC Foundation is planning a new event to raise funds for student scholarships and educational activities at the college. (EVENT WEBSITE)

• Every Tuesday, PCC employees and students are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing their PCC royal blue. We call it 'Turn It Blue Tuesday.' (FACEBOOK PHOTO GALLERY

• We are proud of our current students and graduates and love sharing their stories of success. If you are a PCC student or alum and have a success story you would like to share, please email Rob Goldberg, PCC communications director, so we can be sure to include you on our "Creating Success" web page.

Upcoming Events ...

• Sept. 17 - Constitution Day

• Sept. 20 - Forklift Rodeo (Overton's)

• Sept. 24 - 'PCC in the Community Day'

• Oct. 1 - Helicopter Golf Ball Drop

• Oct. 2 - Belize Study Abroad Information Session

• Oct. 3 - PCC Foundation Fall Golf Classic

• Oct. 17 - Fall Fest

• Oct. 26 - CIT Division House Auction

• Nov. 1-3 - Down East Holiday Show

• Be sure to watch "PCC Outreach with Ernis Lee" Mondays at 8:30 p.m. on Cable Channel 23.

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Bulldogs Are 3-4 under New Head Coach

Head Volleyball Coach Caitlin WootenWINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College volleyball is off to a 3-4 start this season with a new head coach at the helm and plenty of new players trying to prove themselves on the court.

Caitlin Wooten, a former N.C. Wesleyan College (NCWC) standout, is guiding the Bulldogs this season. The 26-year-old native of Rockville, Md., has taken over for Tom Marsh, who retired from coaching at the end of the 2012 season.

Prior to joining PCC, Wooten spent three seasons as an assistant volleyball coach at her alma mater, where she was named MVP in two of her four seasons as a player and finished as the Battling Bishops’ all-time assists leader.


Softball's Cassie Harrell Signs with Newberry

After two years with the Bulldogs, Cassie Harrell has signed with Newberry College to continue her softball career.

WINTERVILLE—Cassie Harrell, an All-Region X Conference (Second Team) performer as a sophomore with the Pitt Community College softball program this spring, has signed a letter-of-intent to continue her playing career at Newberry College (S.C.).

Harrell, a Williamston native and 2010 graduate of Williamston High School, transferred to PCC in the fall of 2011, after playing a season of college basketball at Brunswick Community College. As a Bulldog, she played two seasons at shortstop, batting .282 in that timeframe and tallying a .897 fielding percentage.