Employee Alumni Awards

2023

Ryan Spruill (Associate in Arts '12)

Ryan is the director of PCC's Polysomnography program. He received his associate in arts degree from PCC in 2012 and followed that by earning his Bachelor in Science degree in Neurodiagnostics & Sleep Sciences at UNC Charlotte. He later earned his master's in healthcare administration from UNC Wilmington.

2022

Anthony Dunn - Associate in Arts

Anthony is a History Instructor and the Social Sciences program coordinator at Pitt Community College. He received his PCC degree in 2002 and also completed his Bachelor's Degree & Master's Degree in American History from East Carolina University.

2019

Brian Culbertson (Associate in Fine Arts '09)

Brian Culbertson is a part-time instructor with PCC’s Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) program, which was established in 2009. He became one of the program’s first graduates in 2013 and went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Art Photography with honors from ECU.

Charity Valentine, AFA coordinator and Culbertson’s supervisor, nominated Culbertson for his alumni award, calling him a “talented artist” and noting the “critical” role he’s played in the AFA program’s growth. She first met Culbertson in 2011, when he enrolled in one of her photography courses.

“When (Brian) … took that very first photography class almost a decade ago, it changed the trajectory of his future,” Valentine said. “He became a part of our community, and I cannot tell you the joy it brings me to see him telling his story to students and encouraging them to keep going.”

2018

Mecca Waller

Mecca Waller (Associate in Arts '14)

2015

Happy Gingras (Human Services Technology '99)

Dana Cole Parker (Human Services Technology '87)

2013

Lisa Elmore (Paralegal Technology '87)

2012

Rosalie Hutchens (Therapeutic Massage '05)

Elizabeth Turnage (Associate in Arts '98)