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PCC names Student Ambassadors

Published Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Piedmont Community College (PCC) has selected three Student Ambassadors for the 2012-2013 academic year. They are, pictured from left: Sharon Yow of Haw River, James (Jay) Simpson of Roxboro, and Mallori Eason of Roxboro. The students will serve as official student representatives of the College at community and school functions. They will also serve as greeters, conduct tours, and assist in other ways in College functions.  

Eason is enrolled in PCC’s Associate in Arts program and is a member of the Student Activities Council (SAC) and Phi Theta Kappa honorary society. She also has been named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Community Colleges and to the PCC Dean’s List. She hopes to transfer to UNC Wilmington and pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration and, ultimately, a job as a sales director. She looks forward to communicating with other PCC students as an Ambassador “to help them become the best students they can be.”  

Simpson is enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program at PCC after earning a Certified Nursing Assistant credential. His goal is to find employment as a nurse at UNC Hospitals or Duke Medical Center and eventually explore other directions in the medical field. Simpson says that PCC has provided him with an opportunity to “become more” than he ever thought he could be, and as an Ambassador, he hopes to help others see what determination and hard work can help them accomplish.  

Yow also a student in the Associate Degree Nursing Program and is a PCC Foundation scholarship recipient. She is active in her church volunteer activities. Yow plans to graduate from the nursing program in May 2013 and find employment as a nurse at  UNC Hospitals while continuing her education towards a bachelor of science in nursing degree. “PCC represents a diverse group of students, and I would like to make sure every student feels comfortable on this campus and leaves with a positive experience,” said Yow.  

The PCC Ambassadors are an honorary group of students who have been nominated, interviewed and selected by faculty and staff to represent the College at special events on campus and in the community. As Ambassadors, the three students received scholarships administered through the PCC Foundation, which sponsors the Ambassadors program.