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Burnette Designs Uptown Brewing Logo

Standing between Uptown Brewing Company's Donald Dunn, left, and Benjamin Self, PCC student Raygan Burnette displays her winning logo design and scholarship check.

When Uptown Brewing Company opens for business, Raygan Burnette can smile knowing she created the logo emblazoned on each pint of craft beer it produces.

Students Earn Grainger Scholarships

PCC students Melvin Reddick, left, and Christopher Traud were notified in July they had been selected to receive Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarships.
A pair of students from the Construction and Industrial Technology Division have been awarded Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarships.

Family, Friends Honor Charles Coburn

Navy veteran Charles Coburn salutes the flag and stands at attention as the national anthem is played during PCC's Veterans Day program in 2007. A Purple Heart recipient, Coburn regularly attended the annual ceremony to honor the nation's military, past and present.

Family and friends of the late Charles R. Coburn have found a way to honor the longtime PCC basketball coach’s life while supporting his alma mater at the same time.

August 2016 Edition Quick Hitters ...

• Each month, President G. Dennis Massey provides a "College Update" with the latest PCC highlights.

• Students who want to take courses this fall will have one more opportunity to sign up for them, when the college holds walk-in registration Aug. 17. (READ MORE ABOUT WALK-IN REGISTRATION)

• After introducing two new board members in May, PCC Trustees will welcome even more new faces when they come together for their regularly-scheduled meeting later this month. (READ MORE ABOUT NEW PCC TRUSTEES)

• PCC's Continuing Education Division will welcome individuals interested in cosmetology careers to Mitchell’s Hair Styling Academy for an open house Aug. 11. (READ MORE ABOUT MITCHELL'S HAIR STYLING ACADEMY)

• All this month, visitors to the Craig F. Goess Student Center will have an opportunity to see firsthand the artwork of recent graduate Jacob Gingras. (READ MORE ABOUT JACOB GINGRAS'S ARTWORK)

• Electrical Systems Technology students Will Davis and Allen Warren have been awarded scholarships by the Pitt County Electrical Contractors Association. (READ MORE ABOUT PCECA SCHOLARSHIPS)

• Students can view real-time information about their financial aid status through myPittCC, including missing items, Satisfactory Academic Progress information, and financial aid award details. (READ MORE ABOUT REAL-TIME FINANCIAL AID ACCESS)

• While the location and many activities remain unchanged, organizers of the 18th Annual PCC Foundation Fall Golf Classic say they have made significant improvements to the scholarship fundraiser. (READ MORE ABOUT THE 18TH ANNUAL PCC FOUNDATION FALL GOLF CLASSIC)

• The college honored the 14 graduates comprising its 9th Fire Academy July 8, during a ceremony at the Greenville Convention Center. (PHOTO GALLERY)

• The PCC Faculty Senate presented scholarships to Leah Edgar and Semenya Jordan that will help the students pay for their college textbooks this fall. (READ MORE ABOUT THE PCC FACULTY SENATE SCHOLARSHIPS)

• The Kiwanis of the Golden K Foundation presented a $1,000-check to the PCC Foundation in support of the Ricks Automotive Scholarship. (PHOTO

• For the second straight summer, Pitt County middle school teachers received training at PCC on how to embed entrepreneurship principles into their classroom instruction. (READ MORE ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS TRAINING)

• The PCC Alumni Association is seeking nominees for several awards the organization will present to outstanding graduates this fall as part of a special event on campus. (READ MORE ABOUT PCC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NOMINEES)

• PCC's future Science and Technology Center is coming along nicely. The building, which will be the college's largest, is set to open for classes sometime in 2017. (PHOTO)

• The PCC Alumni Association is providing an avenue for people in the community to honor friends and family members by purchasing a custom brick in the patio and gardens that surround the college’s new clock tower. (READ MORE ABOUT PURCHASING A CUSTOM BRICK)

• The college has an Instagram account. You can sign up to follow it at https://instagram.com/pittcc/.

• 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 media relations director, so we can be sure to include you on our "Creating Success" web page.

Upcoming Events ...

• Aug. 11 - Cosmetology Open House

• Aug. 15 - Convocation

• Aug. 17 - Walk-In Registration for Fall Semester

• Aug. 18 - Fall Classes Begin

• Aug. 22 - ESL Interest Session

• Aug. 26 - Alumni Awards Nomination Deadline

• Sept. 3-5 - Campus Closed (Labor Day)

• Sept. 15 - PCC Foundation Fall Golf Classic

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

PCC Athletics

Eason Chosen for ECU Athletics Hall of Fame

PCC Baseball Coach Tommy Eason is one of four former East Carolina Pirate standouts selected for HOF honors.

WINTERVILLE—East Carolina University announced last month that Pitt Community College Baseball Coach Tommy Eason has been selected for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame in recognition of his achievements as a Pirates catcher and assistant baseball coach.

Eason, who took the helm of PCC's baseball program in the summer of 2005, was elected to the ECU Athletics Hall of Fame by a 12-member committee July 29. He and three other Pirate standouts – Luke Fisher, Diane Parker and Jenny Parsons – will be formally enshrined Sept. 9, during the university's 39th installment ceremony in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Eason and his fellow inductees will also be recognized publicly at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Sept. 10, during halftime of the ECU-N.C. State football game.

(More information available)

Chisenhall Having Solid Season with Indians

Former PCC Bulldog Lonnie Chisenhall bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 23.
Former PCC Bulldog Lonnie Chisenhall, who was selected by Cleveland in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft, is batting .296 in his sixth season with the Indians. The former third baseman is now manning right field for Cleveland, which currently leads the American League Central Division by 2.5 games over the Detroit Tigers. (Rob Goldberg Jr./PCC Media Relations)