2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General PCC Information


Board of Trustees

Gloristine Brown, Secretary - Bethel, NC Dr. Peter J. Kragel - Greenville, NC
Shirley Carraway - Winterville, NC Don Mills, Vice-Chair - Greenville, NC
Charles Ellis - Greenville, NC Patti Sanders-Smith - Greenville, NC
Gary Evans, Chair - Ayden, NC Tyree Walker - Greenville, NC
Brian Floyd - Greenville, NC Randy Walters - Farmville, NC
Kathy P. Frazier - Ayden, NC  

Honorary Trustees (Ex-Officio)

Phillip R. Dixon
Kay V. Whichard
Dr. G. Dennis Massey, President Emeritus

SGA President (Ex-Officio)

Najella Williams

Pitt County Board of Commissioners

Alex Albright Christopher W. Nunnally
Tom Coulson, Vice-Chair Mary Perkins-Williams
Mike Fitzpatrick Beth B. Ward
Ann Floyd Huggins Lauren White
Melvin McLawhorn, Chair  

Pitt Community College Foundation

The Pitt Community College Foundation, Inc. receives gifts and secure external resources for the college. Individuals wishing to contribute to the Foundation may contact Georgia (Beth) Sigmon, Executive Director, at (252) 493-7834 or e-mail at gsigmon@email.pittcc.edu. Gifts/donations may be mailed to PCC Foundation, P. O. Drawer 7007, - Greenville, NC 27835-7007 or on-line at www.pittccfoundation.com. Members of the Foundation Board are: 

Edna Barber - Winterville, NC
Vera Braswell - Greenville, NC
Bill Brown - Greenville, NC
Don Brown - Ayden, NC
Ricky Brown, Treasurer - Greenville, NC
John Carrere - Greenville, NC
Randy Collier, Chairman - Greenville, NC
Jennifer Congleton - Winterville, NC
Marianne Cox, VP of Inst. Adv. - Greenville, NC
Sylvia Craft - Farmville, NC
Gary Evans - Ayden, NC
John Evans - Greenville, NC
Lindsey Griffin - Greenville, NC
Dr. Peter Kragel - Greenville, NC
Betty Langson - Winterville, NC
Melvin McLawhorn - Greenville, NC
Don Mills - Greenville, NC
Miles Minges, Immediate Past - Greenville, NC
Simone Pate, Secretary - Greenville, NC
W. Lee Percise, III - Greenville, NC
Mark Phillips - Greenville, NC
Lori Preast - Greenville, NC
Donald Rhodes, Vice-Chairman - Farmville, NC
Kenneth Ross - Ayden, NC
Dr. Lawrence Rouse - Greenville, NC
Beth Sigmon, Exec. Dir. - Winterville, NC
Donnie Skinner - Ayden, NC
Thomas Stroud - Greenville, NC
Jonathan Taft - Greenville, NC
Dan Taylor - Greenville, NC
Tony Tripp - Grifton, NC
Randy Walters - Farmville, NC
Diane Walters - Winterville, NC
Rachel Whitten - Greenville, NC
Brian Wing - Greenville, NC
Brooke Worthington - Greenville, NC

History of the College

Pitt Community College was chartered in March 1961 and designated by the North Carolina State Board of Education as an industrial education center. The college began operating as Pitt Industrial Education Center the same year with Dr. Lloyd Spaulding serving as president.

Programming and services expanded from there, and in July 1964, the center became Pitt Technical Institute. The Vernon E. White Building, the first facility on PTI’s main campus in Winterville, opened two months later, with the school serving 96 students in nine curricula.

Dr. William E. Fulford served as the institution’s president from 1964 to 1984. In that time, enrollment grew steadily, a pair of technical classroom buildings were constructed, and what is now known as the Pitt Community College Foundation was established in 1973 to develop partnerships and secure resources to support student success. The college also expanded its instructional focus to include college transfer programs and became known as Pitt Community College in 1979 with Pitt County as its designated service area.

Dr. Charles E. Russell was named PCC president in 1984 and served in that capacity until August 2003. Under his leadership, PCC’s enrollment grew to 7,822 curriculum and 11,045 non-curriculum students. The considerable enrollment growth led to construction of seven new classroom facilities on campus and prompted college administrators to approve purchase of 103 acres of land for campus expansion.

PCC’s growth also brought increased demand for student services. The college developed 21 student clubs and organizations, and in 1996, began participating in intercollegiate baseball. Over the next 12 years, PCC’s athletic programming expanded to include intramural sports and additional intercollegiate teams, including basketball, softball, and volleyball.

In the fall of 1997, the entire N.C. Community College System, including Pitt, converted from the quarter system to semesters. This significant change, combined with development of internet-based instruction and implementation of a new system-wide computer information system, enhanced educational opportunities for students.

In 2003, Dr. G. Dennis Massey was selected to serve as the college’s fourth-ever president. With Massey leading the way, the college added curriculum and non-curriculum programs, increased enrollment, hired additional faculty and staff, extended learning into the community by offering instruction in centers throughout Pitt County, and implemented professional development planning and opportunities for employees.

A unique partnership in 2004 between the college, PCC Foundation and Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation resulted in the VISIONS Career Development and Scholarship Program. More than 15 years later, the program continues to assist economically- and academically- disadvantaged high school students while helping reduce Pitt County’s high school dropout rate. Since its inception, VISIONS has assisted more than 1,000 Pitt County high school seniors with completing diploma requirements and moving into PCC programs or the workforce.

During Massey’s presidency, PCC grew to be the sixth-largest community college in North Carolina in terms of enrollment. Trustees approved the purchase of 130 acres of land for future campus expansion and implemented a facility master plan that called for state, local and private funding to support the addition of community-based education centers and construction of seven new instructional facilities on the Winterville campus.

In 2018, PCC hired Dr. Lawrence L. Rouse as the fifth president in college history. Not long after, PCC joined the prestigious Achieving the Dream National Network in January 2019 for a three-year, capacity-building experience focused on bold, holistic, and sustainable institutional changes. ATD membership, according to Rouse, represents a “paradigm shift” for Pitt in its effort to increase educational equity and ensure students - particularly low-income students and students of color - achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity.

“PCC is a champion for educational equity because we believe that all citizens should have the opportunity to learn in a supportive environment, no matter their previous educational background,” Rouse says. “In today’s world, we must prepare our students for the challenges of working and learning in a global society with the prerequisite skills for career and life. Achieving the Dream will help Pitt Community College meet that challenge.”

In 2019, PCC served more than 21,000 curriculum and continuing education students. The college now offers 81 curriculum programs and awards associate degrees, diplomas and certificates focused on assisting students with life skills and career opportunities and assisting the community with workforce and economic development.


PCC’s main campus is located on Highway 11 South, between Greenville and Winterville. Its physical address is 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, NC 28590. The mailing address is P. O. Drawer 7007, Greenville, NC 27835-7007. The shipping address is 2064 Warren Drive, Winterville, NC 28590. The web address is www.pittcc.edu.

Farmville Center’s physical address is 3781 S. Main Street, Farmville, NC.

Greenville Center’s physical address is 3107 S. Memorial Drive, Greenville, NC

Mission, Vision, Institutional Values, Priorities, Leadership

Pitt Community College Mission Statement

Pitt Community College educates and empowers people for success. With a culture of excellence and innovation, the college is a vital partner in the economic and workforce development of our community. PCC provides access to dynamic learning opportunities designed to foster personal enrichment, successful career preparation, and higher education transfer.

Student Success Vision

Pitt Community College will foster student success through engaging, inclusive and quality instruction and by providing equitable support services that enable students to realize their academic and career goals.

Pitt Community College Institutional Values

Our student success vision is grounded in our mission and guided by these core values:

Community: We play a vital role in the development of our community by offering educational opportunities to citizens of Pitt County and the surrounding region.

Success: We believe success is all encompassing. We aim to prepare students for personal and professional success in all we do.

Equity: We acknowledge the barriers students face and are committed to dismantling those barriers by creating equity-minded policies and practices, leading to success for all students.

Integrity: We operate with integrity in all matters and understand it is the platform for accountability and transparency.

Pitt Community College Institutional Priorities

  1. Student Success
  2. Workforce Development
  3. Equity
  4. Organizational Development and Accountability

Diversity Leadership Statement

Pitt Community College is committed to creating and fostering an environment that is conducive to the inclusion of our campus community, including students, faculty, and staff.

The PCC campus community believes that the basis of diversity, equity and inclusion is to create a climate in which the needs, values, and talents of individuals of all cultures and backgrounds are recognized, understood, and embraced through the means of education, awareness and meaningful action.

Performance Measures

2020 Performance Measures Summary Report

  System Goal System Baseline College Averages Pitt CC Score
A. Basic Skills Student Progress 50.6% 24.2% 45.1% 47.4%
B. Student Success Rate in College Level English Courses 66.6% 40.1% 60.6% 55.7%
C. Student Success Rate in College Level Math Courses 46.2% 19.5% 42.7% 31.8%
D. Year One Progress 71.9% 56.6% 70.3% 70.7%
E. Curriculum Completion 52.7% 34.1% 53.4% 50.9%
F. Licensure & Pass Rate Index 1.07% 0.79% 0.98% 1.00%
G. Transfer Performance 89.4% 74.4% 85.4% 86.7%

Based on NCCCS Data Office of Research and Performance Management
Pitt Community College 2020 Performance Measures Scores (most recent available)