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

In 1995, Antwan participated in what was then Piedmont Community College’s Huskins Program. As a teenager, the prospects of leaving his high school facility mid-day to go to a college was thrilling! “I couldn't be happier with the path that I chose. It's afforded me so much more than I could've ever dreamed of coming from such a small town. I've traveled to countless cities for training, educating, [assisting] weddings, and building my skill-set continuously throughout the span of my career.”
Elizabeth Townsend published Friday, June 14, 2019

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Robertson experiences success after earning nursing degree at PCC

“I found the admission process to be smooth at PCC; and the staff and advisors were very helpful in coordinating my admission." Jessica also stated that the small, intimate classroom settings were vital to her success while working towards obtaining her Associates Degree in Nursing. Coming from a larger University like UNC, she was not familiar with “1 on 1” sessions with instructors. The ability to build that relationship and connect with her instructors helped make Jessica very successful.
Elizabeth Townsend published Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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

"I thought it would be a challenge since I had been out of school for so long. But the [PCC] admissions staff and faculty genuinely made the new change in my life a welcoming experience.” - Selena Thornton
Elizabeth Townsend published Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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Matherly takes advantage of PCC opportunities to advance his career dreams

“The Lord has blessed me with lots of help so far in my career plan. I have been so grateful to receive the scholarships and internship opportunities. If everything goes the way it appears to be, I should graduate Piedmont Community College debt free. Growing up in a middle-class family, that is an amazing blessing.” - Nathan Matherly
Elizabeth Townsend published Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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Alumni Spotlight with Walter McGhee

Walter earned his welding certificate when PCC was Piedmont Technical Institute... he's now retired from Duke Energy-Progress and working as a part-time welding instructor at the College, sharing his trade with others! He's also enrolled in HVAC classes because learning never ends! Learn more about Walter's story here!
Elizabeth Townsend published Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Alumni Spotlight with Terry Richmond Jr.

As a member of the Minority Male Mentoring club, and an active member of the TRIO program, Terry hopes leave his mark on PCC to inspire and motivate students that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and put in maximum effort. Read more about his story here!
Elizabeth Townsend published Friday, November 16, 2018

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Alumni Spotlight with Chad Campbell

Chad Campbell is an Officer at the Roxboro Police Department; he is also a Piedmont Community College (PCC) Pacer! While Chad was in high school, he took advantage of PCC’s Career and College Promise program, allowing him to enroll in college course while earning high school and college credit. After graduating from Person High School, Chad chose to continue his studies at PCC, allowing him to earned a certificate in Criminal Justice. Read more about his story here!
Elizabeth Townsend published Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Alumni Spotlight with Chana Clark

“I’ll never forget the smile on my Dad’s face when I graduated. Some things are truly priceless.” Read about Chana's educational journey at PCC. Interested in sharing your story? Contact Chris Forton at (336) 322-2103.
Elizabeth Townsend published Thursday, November 1, 2018