When Tanya Ramirez moved to Pamlico County from Mexico, she could not speak English. She did not even know how to drive a car. “After I had been here awhile, I heard about Pamlico Community College and I so badly wanted to take some courses. I didn’t think I could, but now I can really see a bright future.”
For those whose native tongue is not English, a new English as Second Language class begins Monday, September 8. The classes will be offered Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 at the college’s Bayboro Center. Many who who would benefit from this notice perhaps cannot read this notice. Consequently, please share with those who would benefit.
Chief 101: 2 day class
September 19 6-10 p.m. – Sept 20 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Delamar Center Room 110
Limited seating, Pre-Registration required. To register please contact,
Kathy Swecker, Coordinator of Occupational Health & Emergency Services
252-249-1851 × 3017
Jamie Gibbs, Vice President of Student Services, poses with the newly named 2014-15 Student Ambassadors for Pamlico Community College. Left to right, they are Jamie Loscalzo, an Associates in Arts major from New Bern, and Jacqueline Royer, a Medical Assisting major from Arapahoe.
Ambassadors assist at a number of college functions. Gibbs describes them as “Student leaders who thrive to step outside the box and become so much more.”
For a number of students, two years of studies at Pamlico Community College constitute the first half of a bachelor’s degree in education offered by East Carolina University through the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East . A prescribed course of studies at PCC allows these students to transfer to ECU for a bachelor’s in elementary or special education. At ECU, they can finish the last half of the 4 – year degree in ONLINE studies. Consequently, a student can enroll at PCC, live at home, and complete a bachelor’s degree in education without having to travel to the ECU campus to attend classes.
Tontrisa Porter, right, talks with Partnership East representative Jenifer Marquis during fall registration at PCC. Ms. Porter has worked in childcare and as a teacher’s aide at Pamlico Middle School and is now on track to earn a bachelor’s in Special Education.
Learn more, contact Ms. Marquis, MARQUISJ14@ECU.EDU, 252-638-6492
Brian Monk, left, reviews the PCC registration process with Jamie Gibbs, vice president of student services. Formal registration concludes on Wednesday, but students can continue to register up until the date that a class begins. ONLINE classes begin August 27. Students can register for those classes up until that date.
But, Mr. Gibbs cautions prospective students not to push the limit, especially for those needing financial assistance in order to attend.
Cosmetology students offer services to the public, Tue-Thurs, 9am-1pm at the Cosmetology School in Bayboro. Call 252-745-4249.