Who We Are and What We Do


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Vocational training centers were established across North Carolina in the 1960s through the efforts of a handful of idealists, who realized the citizens of this state needed an organized system of workforce education “within 30 minutes of 100% of the population”. The North Carolina Community College System was born.


Most college boards of directors eventually established private non-profit foundations, as did PCC’s board on January 16, 1985.  The trustees of what was then Pamlico Technical College realized the need to supplement limited public education funds with private funds to continue to improve the college’s programs and facilities to better serve students and their community.


Today, with assets totalling over $700,000, PCC Foundation continues to support the mission of workforce education, college transfer and lifelong learning, helping students Discover Tomorrow’s Possibilities. The monies from endowments support scholarships, a student emergency fund, facilities support, enhancement projects and student/employee achievement awards. So far in the 2017-18 school year $22,500 in scholarships has been awarded to 18 students. These gifts allow students to worry less about how to pay for college and spend more time focusing on learning.


Our goal is to raise an additional $25,000 this year and to double the number of awards in 2018. As Early Childhood Education student Angelica Lee says, “Many students have financial hardships that prevent them from obtaining a college education; I am no different. I would not have the resources to attend college without financial aid”.


Board of Directors

Carla Byrnes, President

Stan Aeschleman

John Barlow

Wyatt Cutler

Gary Hardison

Debbie Harrison

Sheri Rettew

Ann Savage


Ex Officio Members

Dr. Jim Ross, PCC President

Sherry Raby, PCC Chief Financial Officer/PCCF Treasurer



Michelle Noevere, Development Officer

Pamlico Community College does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or religion.