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From Desk Job to Shotgun Restoration, Bill Graham Changes Career and Follows Passion Through PCC’s Gunsmithing

Jun 9, 2021
Bill Graham’s story did not seem like it would lead to him attending and graduating from Piedmont Community College (PCC) with his Gunsmithing Certificate or receiving the 2020-2021 Outstanding Student in Gunsmithing award. But that is where he is, at PCC with endless potential as he begins the next chapter. Graham’s story began in Lincoln,  Read More

Selena Thornton named 2020 Alumnus of the Year by PCC’s Alumni Partnership

May 21, 2020
Selena Thornton graduated from Piedmont Community College (PCC) in 2006 with a degree in Human Services Technology, Social Services concentration. She also earned certificates in Business Administration for Management and Small Business Start-Up from the College. Pretty impressive for someone who was unsure of her journey when she first walked through PCC’s doors. Thornton will  Read More

PCC graduate Kent Cash, Jr. is saving thousands after studying at community college and transferring to NC Promise School

Nov 1, 2019
When he was a senior at Person High School, Kent met the new Piedmont Community College (PCC) Transition Coach, stationed right there at his school. It was the first time that having challenges in life led him to opportunity, as he and his family learned about the TriO and NextGen programs at the College. The  Read More

Antwan Marcel Ragland credits PCC’s tuition free high school program for propelling his career

Jun 14, 2019
It was 1995 and Antwan Marcel Ragland was looking for more. When entering his junior year at Person High School (PHS) he learned about an opportunity to enroll in free college classes, right here in Person County. Antwan participated in what was then Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) Huskins Program. As a teenager, the prospects of  Read More

Read more about Tiffani

May 24, 2019
“Because of Piedmont Community College, I am able to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. I am so proud to have been a part of this great community college.” This was Tiffani Woods’ response when asked about her educational journey at Piedmont Community College (PCC). Tiffani graduated with an Associate in Arts degree from  Read More

Paulina Lopez

May 12, 2019
On Friday, May 17, Piedmont Community College (PCC) will host the 2019 commencement ceremony in the courtyard of the College’s Person County Campus, weather permitting. This special event will be held at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. During the ceremony, students and guests will hear from 2019 PCC Alumnus of the Year  Read More

Robertson experiences success after earning nursing degree at PCC

Feb 26, 2019
Alumni Spotlight with Jessica Robertson By Chris Forton, Coordinator, Alumni and Student Relations After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jessica Robertson was eager to pursue a career in nursing. While exploring her options, she decided that Piedmont Community College was the place for her  Read More

Read about Selena Thornton’s educational journey and how it began at PCC

Jan 9, 2019
“In 2001, I was holding my newborn son…” that is how Selena Thornton’s educational journey at Piedmont Community College (PCC) began. “I decided it was finally time to pursue a degree. I thought it would be a challenge since I had been out of school for so long. But the [PCC] admissions staff and faculty  Read More

Matherly takes advantage of PCC opportunities to advance his career dreams

Dec 25, 2018
The youngest of three kids, Nathan Matherly was taught the value of education, community, and hard work at a young age. This instilled work ethic most likely assisted Nathan in mapping out his career path, as well. With a clear vision of his future schooling and career, Nathan is a step ahead of most young  Read More

Alumni Spotlight with Walter McGhee

Dec 4, 2018
Alumni Spotlight with Walter McGheeBy Chris Forton, Coordinator, Alumni and Student Relations In 1975, Walter McGhee graduated from Airco Technical Institute in Baltimore, MD. Upon his arrival to North Carolina, in 1982, he stumbled upon what was then known as Piedmont Technical Institute (PTI). Walter decided that his education was not going to stop after  Read More