No one was more surprised than Mindy Moore Satterfield to hear her own name called as the Piedmont Community College (PCC) Alumni Partnership’s “Alumnus of the Year.” After being presented the award by PCC Alumni Partnership chair Shirley Deal, a stunned Satterfield confessed, “But I was on the selection committee,” not knowing that the meeting she attended was merely a sham designed to surprise the real award recipient. And it worked!
The award was presented April 3 during the annual opening of the PCC student art exhibit at the Kirby Gallery in uptown Roxboro. The event included recognition of the PCC student artists and their work as well as the presentation of scholarships by the Art Guild of Person County and the recognition of several PCC scholarship donors and recipients.
Satterfield, a 1993 PCC graduate with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration, has been a member of the PCC Alumni Partnership Cabinet since 2005. She serves as the Cabinet’s vice chair and as a member of various committees. She also supports the Partnership financially. Satterfield has been described as a PCC Alumni volunteer who is “always willing to assist with any function” where she is asked to help.
“I have always admired her dedication to whatever task, job or committee on which she serves. Additionally, she has been and continues to be dedicated to the needs of her family,” said one the persons who nominated her for the award.
Satterfield is employed as human resource manager for Caswell County Government and was previously Director of Human Resources at Royal Park Uniforms. In addition to her service with the PCC Alumni Partnership, she has served on the Caswell County Partnership for Children Board and as a member of the Kerr-Tar Region of Governments Board.
Her volunteer service includes the March of Dimes, Partners in Education Board, the American Heart Association Board, and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
The PCC Alumni Partnership has presented its “Alumnus of the Year” award since 2011. Satterfield joins 2013 recipient Tom Bowen, 012 co-recipients April Duckworth and Carla Johnson, and 2011 recipient Shirley Deal, in having her name engraved on a winners’ plaque displayed at PCC. She also received an individual trophy, presented by Dr. Walter Bartlett, PCC President, and PCC Alumni Partnership chairman Shirley Deal. Satterfield also will be invited to speak at the College’s graduation on May 16.
Alumnus of the Year nominees are required to have completed a degree, diploma or certificate at PCC; must demonstrate support to the College through monetary contributions and/or volunteer services; must have achievement in their profession; and should have outstanding service in civic/community affairs.
The PCC Alumni Partnership was established in 2004 to strengthen the relationship and bond with its alumni to connect the College with its largest constituency group. The Alumni Partnership defines alumni as any individual who has enrolled in and successfully completed a course (curriculum or continuing education) or program of study (certificate, diploma or degree) at Piedmont Community College. For more information about becoming a PCC Alumni Partnership, please contact Patti Clayton, PCC Alumni coordinator, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (336) 322-2105.
Pictured from left are: Shirley Deal, Chair, PCC Alumni Partnership; Mindy Satterfield, PCC Alumnus of the Year; and Dr. Walter Bartlett, PCC President.