College News
Search
 Search

Articles for category Alumni Spotlight


0
Likes

Like Dislike
Selena Thornton with PCC-web.jpg

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

An emotional Thornton accepted the 2020 PCC Alumnus of the Year award, saying, “PCC has been so instrumental in my life … I came into the PCC, enrolled in school, and my life changed... At PCC I found people that believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. That grew into a community of people that I’ve grown to love in Caswell County.”
Elizabeth Townsend published Thursday, May 21, 2020

0
Likes

Like Dislike
kent-cash-sm.jpg

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

“At PCC, I was able to take classes like history, English, art appreciation, and pre-calculus. All of the credits were accepted at Elizabeth City [State University]. It was really helpful to get started at PCC.” Combining a degree from PCC with an NC Promise School, such as ECSU, ensures that a student will not pay more than $10,000 for his or her entire degree. Learn more about transferring to an NC Promise School in this article or contact PCC at (336) 599-1181.
Elizabeth Townsend published Friday, November 1, 2019

0
Likes

Like Dislike
Antwan-web.jpg

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

10
Likes

Like Dislike
Jessica Robertson-nursing.jpg

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

0
Likes

Like Dislike
1-9 Selena Thornton.jpg

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

2
Likes

Like Dislike
Nathan-web.jpg

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

1
Likes

Like Dislike
Walter McGhee-web.jpg

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

1
Likes

Like Dislike
Terry Richmond.jpg

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

50
Likes

Like Dislike
Chad Campbell-web.JPG

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

85
Likes

Like Dislike
11-18 Chana-web.jpg

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