Meet Carl Harris, a PCC Occupational Therapy Assistant student from Mecklenburg County and Fort Mill High School (S.C.) graduate. A Navy veteran, Carl has received the University Health Systems Endowed Scholarship.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE?
“I have heard nothing but great news and information about PCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program. I had friends that attended PCC, and I felt I would fit right in their OTA program. It is cost-effective and local.”
WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR AREA OF STUDY?
“I have always worked in the medical field since I started in the U.S. Navy in 2007. Then, I met my wife who is an OTR, and I felt that it was my calling to continue helping people once I left the military.”
WHAT ARE YOUR EDUCATIONAL AND/OR CAREER GOALS?
“My career goal is to earn my Master or Doctorate of Occupational Therapy and start my own occupational therapy business.”
WHAT DOES RECEIVING THIS SCHOLARSHIP MEAN TO YOU?
“This scholarship means the world to me at the moment. The next two semesters are critical for me to graduate. This scholarship will help me pay for classes so that I can continue to provide for my wife and two children. This scholarship also motivates me to push through and fight until graduation day. I would like to thank those who chose and provided me this opportunity.”