Young Alumni Awards

Young Alumni Awards honor individuals within 10 years of their PCC enrollment for exceptional achievements in career, public service and/or volunteerism that bring honor 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.

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.


Devon Sharpe (Associate in Arts)

Devon is a social worker with Pitt County Schools. A former PCC VISIONS student, he completed 24 credits at PCC on his way to earning his bachelor's degree in social work from East Carolina University and, through the reverse transfer process, an associate in arts degree from Pitt.


Tara Hughes - Associate in Applied Science

Tara is a licensed landscape contractor and owns her landscaping company, Tara Hughes LLC in Kinston, NC. She received her Associate in Applied Science degree in 2015 from PCC.


Amira Ali

Amira Ali (Early Childhood '18)

Amira Ali graduated in 2018 with an Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. She also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Studies from Cairo University.

Ali received many awards and honors while at PCC, including the Academic Excellence Award, Development Studies Award and the State Academic Excellence Award. She was the only PCC student to earn the PCC Scholar of Global Distinction during the 2017-18 Academic Year. This program is designed to help students become global citizens.

Ali is currently a part-time teacher at Children’s Campus of Greenville and is a private tutor for 4-10 year old children.

Her nominator says “her participation and desire to make a difference continues through her service to her community. This “Ali Brand” of service promotes the creative and global knowledge and awareness of young people in her community through her volunteer coordination at the Oakwood School, including being the present chair of the International Festival at the school.


Robert DeGiosio (Respiratory Therapy '13)


Justin Smith (General College '03, Business Administration '06)


Krissy Johnson (Human Services Technology '03, University Transfer '04)


Stephen Morris (Polysomnography '08)


Edward Kelley Smart (Information Systems-Networking '02)