2017 Employee Appreciation and Recognition Reception
GREENVILLE—Pitt Community College celebrated employee achievements Friday with the 34th Annual Employee Appreciation and Recognition Evening at Rock Springs Center.

The program featured PCC administrators presenting service awards to 75 employees with a combined 910 years of service. Recent retirees were also honored, and the recipients of several special awards were announced.

Scott Shook, chairman of the State Board of Community Colleges, was on hand to present PCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Susan Nobles with the 2017 N.C. Community College System Staff Person of the Year Award. Nobles, who has been with PCC since 1987 and also serves as executive director of the PCC Foundation, was nominated for the honor by PCC President G. Dennis Massey. Shook noted that she was selected out of 34,000 community college staff members eligible to receive the award.

The 2017 Joan and Ed Warren Staff Employee of the Year Award was presented to Jane Power, who serves as PCC’s marketing director. She was one of five Staff Excellence Award recipients this year, along with Brian Bothern, John Carrere, Jason Freeman and Shakeena White.

Five instructors—Gina Cox, Alison Davis, Sarah Hollis, Kelli Johnston and Tetyana Vilkomir—received Faculty Excellence Awards during the employee appreciation event. Of the five, Davis was named this year’s recipient of the Joseph E. Downing Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Also honored during this year’s employee appreciation program were six employees who have either already retired or will soon retire. Among them, Darlene Smith-Worthington was presented with the Cardinal Award, which the State of North Carolina created in 2014 to honor public servants who have worked 30 or more years in state and/or local government.
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