WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation has decided to try a new approach with its annual alumni awards program and will distribute the honors just before the 2023-24 academic year begins, rather than this spring.
PCC Development Officer John Bacon explained that instead of holding an awards ceremony in March, as originally planned, the Foundation will honor outstanding Pitt graduates for professional accomplishments and service to the college and community during PCC’s Convocation. This year’s Convocation – an annual meeting of administrators, faculty and staff in preparation for a new academic year – is scheduled to take place on campus Aug. 15.
“The purpose of our Alumni Awards Ceremony is to shine a spotlight on the outstanding work being done by our graduates — professionally and in their communities,” Bacon said. “Convocation gives us a chance to celebrate those accomplishments in front of the instructors and support staff who, in many cases, trained and assisted those amazing Bulldogs when they were students.
“I can think of no better way to kick off a new academic year than to do so with the energy and excitement that comes from honoring some of the best alumni Pitt Community College has to offer.”
Bacon says the PCC Alumni Association will begin accepting nomination forms for this year’s alumni awards sometime in late spring or early summer. He added that there are five award categories: Distinguished Alumnus, Outstanding Divisional Alumni, Outstanding Young Alumni, Employee Alumni and Honorary Alumni.
The Distinguished Alumnus honor is Pitt’s most prestigious and is presented in recognition of outstanding and uncommon achievement in a profession and/or service to the community, college and/or PCC Alumni Association.