Mar 022014
 

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

WINTERVILLE — A final look at PCC’s enrollment data this spring shows the college’s curriculum headcount is up 67 students compared to a year ago.

Joanne Ceres, PCC director of enrollment management/registrar, said last week that 8,686 students signed up for credit courses this semester. That is about one percent more than the 8,619 students who enrolled at Pitt for the 2013 Spring Semester.

Enrollment growth has been the trend for many years at PCC. In fact, in the Feb. 17 edition of Community College Week (CCW), Pitt ranked 17th nationally in terms of enrollment growth for schools with enrollments between 5,000-9,999 students. No other North Carolina community college ranked within the top 50 in that category.

The CCW report compared enrollment data from Fall 2011 with Fall 2012. The report stated that PCC gained 399 students during that time frame, which represented a five percent enrollment increase.

Between Fall 2006, when 6,254 students signed up for classes, and Fall 2013, when 9,057 registered, PCC’s curriculum enrollment grew 44.8 percent.

Massey to take part 
in community summit

PCC President G. Dennis Massey will take part in the first-ever Greenville Community Summit later this month.

Organized by Inner Banks Media, the summit is an opportunity for members of the community to come together and discuss the most pressing issues facing Greenville and Pitt County. It will take place in the former Beef Barn restaurant on St. Andrews Street in Greenville on March 13.

Beginning at 7 a.m., the program will consist of six panel discussions on topics ranging from crime and traffic to economic strengths and challenges and health care in eastern North Carolina.

Each panel will be comprised of experts on the subject being discussed. The format entails a 30-minute discussion of each issue on the agenda followed by an open mike period for members of the community to weigh in with their thoughts.

Massey, who has served as PCC president since 2003, has agreed to participate in the “Town and Gown” discussion at 9 a.m. He is scheduled to be joined by East Carolina University administrators and Greenville city officials to talk about Greenville’s college town dynamic and the challenges that come with it.

The six-hour summit will run from 7-10 a.m. and from 3-6 p.m. Each discussion will be aired live in on 103.7 WTIB and videotaped for playback on Greenville’s Cable Channel 7.

New England 
trip planned

PCC Alumni Association Seeking Participants for Summer New England Trip

The PCC Alumni Association has planned an eight-day, seven-night vacation this summer that will take participants to Rhode Island, Newport, Boston, Cape Cod and other prominent locations that spotlight New England’s natural charm.

The trip will run from Aug. 22-29 and could cost as little as $2,449 per person, through an early booking discount that is available for a limited time. Pricing includes round-trip airfare, transportation to and from Raleigh/Durham International Airport, meals and hotel.

For more information, contact the PCC Alumni Association at 493-7229.

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