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Pitt Community College hosting conference regarding state budget priorities

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WINTERVILLE, Pitt County - Pitt Community College held a press conference with several community college presidents Wednesday. The conference was regarding the N.C. Community College System's (NCCCS) state budget priorities for 2017-2019. The event was in the Craig F. Goess Student Center. In addition to PCC President G. Dennis Massey, presidents from Halifax, Martin and Roanoke-Chowan community colleges participated. Included in NCCCS budget priorities is increased funding for services aimed at supporting student completion and short-term training programs. For PCC, that would mean $782,251 for student support services and $528,786 for short-term training programs. NCCCS is also asking for funding to encourage college transfer. The money would go toward scholarships for community college students who complete associate degrees before moving on to a four-year North Carolina college or university. If approved, students would receive a $2,500-scholarship per year for up to two years.

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