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PCC is busy enrolling students for Spring 2023 classes

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Winterville, NC – Pitt Community College’s spring semester 2023 enrollment is in full swing for currently enrolled and prospective students.

With courses filling quickly and applications for admission arriving daily, John Carrere, Director of Recruitment and First Year Experience at PCC encourages students interested in taking spring courses to contact Pitt’s admissions office and academic advisors for class selection. He said applying and registering is as easy as visiting the PCC website (pittcc.edu), which has “a lot of resources available” for students who need help getting started.

“We have a strong team of recruiters and counselors who work with learners to create study schedules that best fit their academic needs,” Carrier said. “The staff and faculty are always looking forward to interacting with new and existing students to help them navigate the enrollment and enrollment processes.”

For new students, Carrere strongly recommends completing the New Student Orientation Experience to learn about PCC support services and policies before enrolling. He said there is a “well-documented” relationship between students who complete orientation and long-term academic success.

Since the opening of the Adult Education Center on Pitt’s main campus just over a year ago, Carrier says PCC’s new adult registrants have an excellent resource to help them get off to the right start.

“Adults who are exploring their options to return to the classroom, whether it is for additional training or to change their career path, have a tremendous team ready to welcome them to PCC and introduce them to support services that can help them balance work, college and life, in general,” he said.

PCC will register students for the upcoming semester through December 22nd, when it will be closed on holidays until January 2nd. Registration will resume on January 4, and classes begin on January 6.

For students who have signed up for classes since spring enrollment began on October 17, an important payment deadline is fast approaching. These individuals must pay tuition by December 2 at 5 pm to avoid having their class schedules deleted.

Students can pay online through their myPittCC accounts or by visiting the PCC cashier’s office, PCC registrar Anita Tire says. She said students can also explore and subscribe to installment plans offered by Nelnet Business Solutions through their myPittCC accounts.

Tyre said students who have applied for financial aid must be in possession of a final award in the spring semester of 2023 by the December 2 payment deadline in order to secure their schedules. Those who do not must pay out of pocket and await reimbursement through financial aid, if approved.

Tyer noted that students have real-time access to their financial aid records through their myPittCC accounts. They can view details about their awards, whether or not FAFSA forms were received, whether they need to provide additional documentation, and whether they are making satisfactory academic progress to be eligible for ongoing financial aid.

Carrere says additional enrollment information is available by contacting [email protected]

The ELA Program holds an annual Thanksgiving celebration

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Students participating in the PCC English Language Acquisition (ELA) program enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this week, complete with turkey and ham, several side dishes, and an assortment of pies for dessert.

Held Monday at Cross Point Church in Greenville, ELA’s annual Thanksgiving celebration had two meals—one for students participating in daytime ELA classes and one for night students. In all, the participating students represented more than 15 countries, including Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico, Japan, France and Cuba.

“Attendance at both events was excellent,” said PCC ELA Coordinator Sharon Edwards. “Our students and everyone at hand had a great time getting to know each other and tasting all the delicious food prepared by the center’s faculty, staff and event volunteers.”

Edwards said the celebration is a great way to give ELA students a chance to practice their English speaking skills while introducing them to American holiday traditions.

“Our Thanksgiving celebration is one of the highlights of the program year for many ELA students who are unfamiliar with American Thanksgiving traditions,” she said. “Many of them had never eaten turkey, cranberries, and stuffing before, and most didn’t know about traditions, such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, breaking a wishbone for good luck, and watching football.”

PCC holiday ceremony at First Christian Church in Greenville

PCC’s Music Department will present its first concert since 2019, when students of the program will join the College Symphony Orchestra for a performance December 6 at First Christian Church in Greenville.

The annual holiday party, which has been canceled each of the past two years due to the pandemic, will begin at 7 p.m. Although admission is free, donations will be accepted to support future music department activities.

In addition to the orchestra, the family-friendly show will feature numbers from the PCC Chorale, Elements of Praise gospel choir, and PCC Jazz Band. Groups will perform a variety of selections – everything from traditional Christmas carols to music from holiday movies.

Additional concert details are available by contacting PCC Music and Drama Coordinator R. Michael Stephenson at (252) 493-7493 or [email protected]

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