The Distinguished Alumni Award is PCC's most prestigious. It recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding and uncommon achievement in their professions, civic/community affairs, and/or service to the college.
Recipients must have adhered to standards of moral and ethical conduct that would cause the college to be proud to present the award to the recipient as a role model for students and other alumni.
This award is presented to individuals who have attended PCC a minimum of two semesters, completed their educational goal(s), and meet criteria for alumni status as defined by PCC Alumni Association bylaws. Current college employees are excluded from consideration.
Receiving an Outstanding Alumni Award does not prevent individuals from receiving other alumni awards if they are selected. Selections by the Awards Committee are not subject to vote by the entire Alumni Board of Directors.
All nomination forms/materials should be submitted online or on letter/legal-sized paper. Nominations will not be considered without supporting documentation.
A completed Alumni Biographical Form must be submitted for each nominee before he or she will be considered by the Awards Committee. Award recipients are required to attend the Alumni Awards Reception.
Neil Williams II (Associate Degree Nursing '98)
Neil Williams II, a Winterville resident, is a 1998 Associate Degree Nursing graduate. He’s also earned a master’s in nursing from Walden University and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Gardner-Webb University.
In addition to serving as Vidant Medical Center’s patient care coordinator since 2010, Williams is an assistant adjunct professor with the East Carolina University (ECU) College of Nursing. He is a member of several professional organizations and has received numerous awards for his work, including the “North Carolina Great 100 Nurses Award” in 2013 and Vidant’s “2012 Working Parent of the Year.”
PCC Nursing Instructor Pamela Dail nominated Williams for his alumni award, citing his achievements as a health care professional and impressive community service contributions. She said she first met Williams in 1991, when he was one of her students, and she recalled that his ability to interact with classmates and deliver effective patient care set him apart from others in the nursing program.
“Dr. Williams gives unselfishly as a volunteer to youth and teens in the community,” Dail said. “… He is an amazing asset to the field of nursing as well as the (PCC) Health Sciences Division.”
Charles "Cam" Coburn (Criminal Justice '09, Associate in Arts '11)
David Laney (Architectural Drafting Technology '90)
Dan Nichols (Accounting '77)
John O. Moore (Agricultural Chemistry '72)
Gary Evans (Agriculture '84)