Pitt Community College will celebrate the life of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 13 with the 10th Annual MLK Jr. Scholarship Tribute.
The event, which begins at 10 a.m., will take place virtually with Ahoskie Mayor Weyling White serving as keynote speaker. White, an Ahoskie native, is also a public health advocate within his community and currently serves as practice administrator for the Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center.
In addition to White’s remarks, this year’s MLK program will include the presentation of the 2022 PCC Multicultural Activities Committee (MAC) Scholarship to prospective PCC nursing student Alvaro Ramirez Serafin. The award will be presented in honor of Dr. Paul Cunningham, surgeon and former dean of East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine.
Donations to fund future MAC Scholarships can be made to the PCC Foundation using the online form below. With approximately 67 percent of PCC’s student population receiving some form of financial aid, the MAC Scholarship and others like it go a long way toward making a college education accessible to the entire community.