2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Institutional Advancement

The Institutional Advancement Division coordinates the college’s efforts to enhance its relationships with the community and the customers it serves. The division seeks to inform the public about the college and to build partnerships with educational institutions, businesses, and individuals.

The IA Division supports the college’s mission by developing and implementing resource development plans to assist in funding the college’s strategic plan and students’ success.

The IA Division includes the following: Alumni Relations, Marketing, Media Relations, PCC Foundation, Scholarships, and VISIONS Career Development & Scholarship Program.

Alumni Relations/Association

The Alumni Association is here to CONNECT with PCC students and RECONNECT with alumni. The Alumni Association is a membership organization. Members have campus and community benefits, connection opportunities, career services, professional and career development seminars and much more.

PCC students or alumni who have taken at least one class, certificate or degree program is an alumnus and can join the association.

The Pitt Community College Alumni Relations Office is located in the Institutional Advancement Division, Vernon White 118. The phone number is (252) 493-7229.

Media Relations

The Media Relations Department manages the development and distribution of official public information for the college including press releases, social media postings and news content for the college website. Direct all news media inquiries and interview requests to Rob Goldberg, Media Relations Director, at (252) 493-7732. Media Relations also coordinates and develops the college’s video communications and assists the marketing staff with information and photography for PCC publications and advertisements.


The Marketing staff manages the development and purchase of marketing media for the college including the following: advertisements, brochures, posters, commercials, special promotions, and publications including the Student Handbook, Annual Report, CareerFocus Magazine, PCC Foundation promotions and various marketing publications and materials. The Marketing Department is responsible for developing and maintaining branding initiatives for the college and providing image expertise for the college.

Contact Jane Power, Marketing Director, in Room 119 of the Vernon White Building or (252) 493-7630.

PCC Foundation

The PCC Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization governed by a board of directors that includes local community leaders who volunteer to direct and support the foundation’s activities. The foundation has authorization from the PCC Board of Trustees to receive contributions and gifts on behalf of the college. The PCC Foundation accepts gifts of cash, securities, deferred gifts, property, equipment, in-kind gifts, and materials. These gifts are used to provide funds for scholarship, educational activities, and educational materials that can assist the students and/or enhance the services of Pitt Community College. Each year, the foundation holds several major fundraising events, including the PCC Annual Fund Campaign, the Down East Holiday Show, and the PCC Spring Scholarship Event. In addition, over the past few years, the PCC Foundation completed the capital campaign to support the construction of the Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Center for Student Advancement. It secured $1 million for a 2-to-1 match for the VISIONS Career Development and Scholarship Program. For further information, contact the Foundation Office, Vernon White Building, Room 113 or call (252) 493-7287 or visit www.pittccfoundation.com.

VISIONS, Career Development, and Scholarship Program

This donor-supported programs assists high school students in their transition to college and preparation for the workforce. The students participate in career development activities and seminars and receive personal mentoring and tutoring services. The students also receive scholarships to attend PCC. The Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, the PCC Foundation, and PCC fund these programs. For further information, contact the VISIONS Office in the Vernon White Building, Room 119, or call (252) 493-7719.

Fundraising Policy

The College’s Administration has approved two annual campuswide fundraising programs - The PCC Foundation Employee Annual Fund Drive and United Way.

Students, employees, and campus organizations engaged in community fundraising activities to benefit the College’s programs or organizations should approve these activities with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, (252) 493-7210. All fundraising activities shall be consistent with the mission of the College. There shall be no soliciting or similar activities that are in conflict with the Pitt Community College Foundation.