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Three Independent Films and their Filmmakers in the Spotlight this Fall

One documentary that delves into politics, race, and religion, and two others that show that sports are more than about sports kick off the 2019 – 2020 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers on campus this fall. “This season’s films and filmmakers represent the voices and conversations occurring throughout our region and nation,” said Teresa

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Starting the school year with adventure

“Give me four forward,” PC students heard as they headed toward the largest obstacle of the whitewater rafting course on the Nantahala River: the falls. They listened carefully to their guides as they navigated an intricate part of the course, then leaned on each other’s rhythm to paddle in sync. The students were divided between

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Looking for a new read? PC professors have you covered.

September is National Literacy Month, and today is Read a Book Day.  In honor of these holidays, we asked some of our faculty members for book recommendations to add to your reading list. Some of their recommendations are from their subject areas, and some are their personal favorites. Here are eight books to add to

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Tanisha Jenkins ’01, 2019 Outstanding Young Alumna

Tanisha Jenkins didn’t realize she would be introduced to her life’s work when she was a PC student. Jenkins served as a student assistant in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs during her freshman and sophomore years at PC in 1998 and 1999. Her work then foreshadowed the work she does now as the director

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Ashley McCollum ’09, 2019 Outstanding Young Alumna

Ashley McCollum has been recognized for her tireless and extraordinary work in the digital media and entertainment industry. In 2017, only eight years after graduating from PC, she was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. That same year, McCollum was one of only 18 to receive one of Adweek’s Changing the Game Awards.

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Kelley Perkins Brown ’94, 2019 Dum Vivimus Servimus Award

“Serving others is important to me because of how others served me growing up,” said Kelley Perkins Brown ’94, this year’s Dum Vivimus Servimus Award recipient. The honor recognizes an alumnus or alumna who exemplifies the meaning of the College motto, “While We Live, We Serve.” “I spent 10 years at the Thornwell Home and

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Bill Scott ’69, The 2018 Gold P Award

“When PC called and told me I was to receive the Alumni Gold P Award, I really didn’t know what to say other than ‘Thank You,’’ Bill Scott ’69 said. The Gold P Award is presented to an alumnus or alumna in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the chosen profession, which reflect honor upon the

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John Walther ’69, the Mary F. Lehman Alumni Service Award

“Sometimes you meet people in life—just a few– who have a huge impact not because of the amount of time you spend with them, but because of who they are,” said Johnny Walther ’69. “Other than my parents and my wife, I encountered several of them at PC. That’s why I feel like PC is

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Lillis Smith, 2019 Honorary Alumna

Lillis Smith graduated from Winthrop College in 1949 and married a Blue Hose named Jerry Smith ’50 a year later. Her connection to PC began in August of that year and would last a lifetime. While Lillis passed away earlier this year, the College posthumously recognizes her as an honorary alumna. The honor is bestowed

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