Outstanding Alumni Awards

Outstanding Alumni Awards recognize alumni from each of PCC's five academic divisions and its Continuing Education Division for outstanding achievement and service in one’s profession, in civic and community affairs, and/or in service to the college.

Recipients must have adhered to standards of moral and ethical conduct that would cause the college to be proud to present the award to the recipient as a role model for students and other alumni.

This award is presented to individuals who have attended PCC for a minimum of two semesters, completed their educational goal(s), and meet criteria for alumni status as defined by PCC Alumni Association bylaws. Current PCC employees are excluded from consideration for this award.

Receiving an Outstanding Alumni Award does not prevent individuals from receiving other alumni awards if they are selected. Selections by the Awards Committee are not subject to vote by the entire Alumni Board of Directors.

All nomination forms/materials should be submitted online or on letter/legal-sized paper. Nominations will not be considered without supporting documentation.

A completed Alumni Biographical Form must be submitted for each nominee before he or she will be considered by the Awards Committee. Award recipients are required to attend the Alumni Awards Reception.

2023

Danielle Castleberry (Medical Insurance '12)

Danielle is a compliance auditor with ECU Health Medical Center. She was a Dean's List student at PCC before earning a medical insurance diploma with a concentration in coding in 2012.

Alyssa Grace Hoggard (Associate in Arts '19)

Alyssa Grace owns and operates Grace At Home Treasures in Merry Hill, NC. She opened the boutique as an Etsy store in 2017 while she was enrolled at PCC and graduated in 2019 with an associate in arts degree.

2022

Keoshia Allen - Associate in Applied Science

Keshia is the School Library Media Coordinator at Wakelon Elementary School in Zebulon, NC. She received her PCC degree in 2009 and also completed her Bachelor's Degree & Master's Degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University and received Master's Degrees from North Carolina Central University in School Administration.

Brian Ennis - Associate in Science & Associate in General Education

Brian is a Pharmacist at 0'Neal's Drug Store in eastern North Carolina. He received his Associate in Science degree in 2015 and Associate in General Education in 2016 from PCC and also completed his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

2019

Eric Deal (Industrial Management Tech. '97)

Eric Deal, a 1997 Industrial Management Technology graduate, is director of plant operations for Greenville’s Cypress Glen Retirement Community. He was nominated by PCC Public Services & Fine Arts Dean Dan Mayo, who has known Deal since they were first-grade classmates.

Though Deal’s PCC academic career got off to a slow start – he was more interested in hunting and fishing than the classroom – he eventually realized formal education was the key to his future. When he enrolled at PCC for a second go-round, he excelled.

Prior to Cypress Glen, Deal spent 27 years producing high-performance filtration products with Flanders Corporation. He began as a quality assurance manager and finished as a corporate vice president.

In addition to helping secure U.S. State Department filtration systems in several overseas embassies, Deal led a team that developed the cabin filtration system on NASA space shuttles. He was also the on-scene quality assurance provider for nuclear projects at Livermore Labs and the Aberdeen Proving Ground.

“(Eric) is very modest about his career accomplishments, but they are numerous and on a scale that only few can claim,” Mayo said.

Annette Turik (Paralegal Technology '86)

Annette Turik, a 1986 Paralegal Technology graduate, has more than 33 years of experience in the field of law. She’s been a courier, paralegal and attorney and is presently serving as a judge in North Carolina’s 8th Judicial District.

In a 2016 article for PCC’s Career Focus magazine, Turik said she decided to become a lawyer when she was in third grade. “My teacher told me that as much as I stood my ground and argued my point on everything that I would be good at it,” she recalled.

A Kinston native, Turik worked full-time as a paralegal after graduating from PCC to put herself through the criminal justice program at N.C. Wesleyan College and law school at N.C. Central University. After earning a Juris Doctor, she worked as an attorney for Wallace, Morris, Barwick, Landis and Stroud before starting the law firm Wooten and Turik in 2003.

Turik has fond memories of PCC and says her “paralegal degree was the stepping stone” she needed to be able to work in the legal profession while pursuing her dream of becoming a lawyer.

2018

Matthew Grace (Construction Management '04)

Touhida Zannat (Associate in Science '14)

2016

Megan Barbre (Radiation Therapy '12)

2013

Tony Brinkley (Radiological Technology '80)

Bobby Perkins (Welding Technology '02)

2012

Carolina Moreno (Radiography '88, Radiation Therapy '05)

William Pack (Construction Technology '07)

Thomas Stanfield (Business Administration: Marketing & Retailing '99, Associate in General Education '99)

2011

Taheera Blount (Human Services Technology '00)

Cynthia Hinton (Human Services Technology '82)

Karen Spruill (Early Childhood '96)

2010

Christopher Sutton (Business Administration: Marketing & Retailing '98)

Jonathan Tribula (University Transfer '99)

2009

Alice Stancil Huggins (Health Care Management '99)

Rita McLawhorn (Accounting '00)

Bryan Murphrey (Business Administration: Marketing & Retailing '00)

2008

Rita Mirando (Barber School '07)

Brian Moffitt (Business Administration: Marketing & Retailing '94)

Darrell Robinson (Legal Science/Public Safety)

Tim Strickland (Residential Carpentry '88)

Wayne Trainor II (Respiratory Therapy)

Kelly Turner (Biotechnology '06)