PCC Fall classes begin

WINTERVILLE, NC (WITN) - A new school year is bringing new opportunities for Pitt Community College and its students.
"We want to provide and ensure that we provide every resource that we can offer our students and ensure that every barrier that they encounter we will be able to, I guess, facilitate and help them along the path of education," says PCC Success Navigator, Montez Bishop.
That's why the community college will be strongly enforcing The Achieving The Dream program also known at ATD, which aims to help low-income students and students of color attain success, personal growth, and economic opportunity.
PCC sparked interest for The Achieving The Dream National Network almost four years ago. Now that the college is a member, it will strive to provide better service and success for its students.
Bishop says, "No matter the population you come from, no matter what part of the world you come from, PCC is home to everybody and we want to ensure that we are providing the best type of service for our students at the end of the day."
Madison Jones is a senior at PCC pursuing a degree in nursing. She says she has found just as many ways to be involved in a community college that she would've found at a university. One of those ways is by being an ambassador.
"I definitely think community college has a negative stigma but, it's really a great opportunity. You can save a lot of money, you can stay close to home."
PCC is one of four community colleges in the county to be part of ATD.