2017 VISIONS Graduation Celebration
WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College VISIONS Career Development and Scholarship Program held a program last week to celebrate the upcoming graduations of its high school participants.

The annual event, which took place May 15 at the Hilton Greenville, featured award presentations and words of encouragement from VISIONS staff and representatives from key VISIONS partners – the PCC Foundation, Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, and Pitt County Schools.

Each year, VISIONS provides a select group of Pitt County high school students with the direction and support they need in order to earn their diplomas and move on to higher education. Between 2005 and 2016, 616 of 619 VISIONS students graduated from high school. Another 85 are expected to graduate next month.

PCC VISIONS Program Director Marianne Cox says the celebration is a chance to honor students for their hard work in meeting high school and VISIONS responsibilities. It is also a time, she said, to recognize everyone involved with making VISIONS successful.

Most of the student honorees will now move on to PCC, where they will receive scholarships and continue receiving personal and academic counseling from college VISIONS staff.
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