Ellen Bacca, weekend meteorologist for the ABC affiliate WCTI-12 in New Bern, joined veteran meteorologist Skip Waters for the traditional forecast and send-off to the golfers just prior to the 9:30 a.m. tee time for the Annual Pepsi Cup Golf Tournament. The event raises funds to provide scholarships to deserving students at Pamlico Community College. This was the fourteenth tournament backed by platinum sponsors the Minges Bottling Group and The Pamlico News.
Jo Anne Harrell, a regular at PCC tournaments, was the first to tee off at the shot-gun start. She was joined by 75 other golfers on the links.
First place in the men’s division was claimed by David Brown, Chris Young, Will Silver, and Buddy Foy.
Ladies taking top honors were Melody Henry, Sally Belangia, Judy Williams, and Michelle Bissette.
The mixed team championship went to Maija Fink, Bil Fink, Tommy Campbell, and Micki Campbell.
Supporting the PCC foundation makes a difference for students, Pamlico County, and the future of our region.
Even with federally backed financial assistance, a student with family obligations and many other responsibilities often needs more in order to attend classes at PCC. Community college students generally do not enter college after high school. Many entered the work force with little or no training. Now the community college is an avenue to help them not only be employed, but also be better employed.
The education and training these students receive, even if many are older than young high school graduates, strengthens the ability of the local area to attract good new employers and helps established businesses grow by having a better trained workforce available to them.
But not to be forgotten, on a one-on-one basis, helping the PCC foundation helps that organization help an individual improve both the quantity and quality of his/her life. Everyone becomes a winner.
Also, aside from providing individual assistance to students, the PCC Foundation enables many other activities to take place on and off campus that complement classroom instruction. From funding field trips to bringing speakers and other programs to the campus, the PCC Foundation makes a difference for students, their educational endeavors, and for the community of Pamlico County, “the county.”