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Photo by PCC News ServicesPCC students Christopher Cobb, left, and Cody Tyndall received scholarships this month from the N.C. State Board of Refrigeration Examiners to help them pursue associate degrees in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration.
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Photo by PCC News ServicesPCC students Christopher Cobb, left, and Cody Tyndall received scholarships this month from the N.C. State Board of Refrigeration Examiners to help them pursue associate degrees in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration.

PCC Notes: Student retention eyed

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WINTERVILLE — After months of planning, Pitt Community College is preparing to pilot a program this summer aimed at improving student retention through increased personal contact.

The program — called Way to Success ­— calls upon employee “success coaches” to mentor students who have been identified as potentially benefitting from early intervention.


Joanne Ceres, PCC director of enrollment management/registrar, said the need for better retention is clear. She said that between the Fall 2011 and Fall 2012 semesters, PCC’s retention rate was more than 48 percent.

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