2017-02-15 / Arts and Entertainment

Carter to speak at PCC’s Black History Month event


Joelle Davis Carter Joelle Davis Carter Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) Learning Resources Center will celebrate Black History Month with a lunch ‘n’ learn program on the Person County campus.

During the event, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, PCC’s Dean of Student Development Joelle Davis Carter, Ph.D. will speak on The Pendulum Effect: Considerations of the Plight of African American History Then and Now.

This event will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. in Building S, Room 100 and is open to the public.

At Piedmont Community College, Carter provides leadership and management of student service and enrollment areas such as academic advising, admission and recruitment, and supplemental instruction.

Prior to joining PCC, she served in a number of senior leadership roles including assistant vice president for Retention and Student Services at Western Kentucky University, director for Undergraduate Programs in the George Washington School of Business, and Diversity for Diversity in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park.

Carter received her Bachelor of Science degree in middle grades education with concentrations in social studies and language arts from Winston Salem State University and a Master of Arts degree in student personnel from The Ohio State University. She received her Philosophy of Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland College Park in the College of Education.

Carter, a Granville County native and 1991 graduate of J.F. Webb High School, indicated that her interest in joining PCC’s team stemmed from both professional and personal reasons at this point in her career.

Carter and her husband, Randall L. Carter, reside in Durham.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. PCC’s Learning Resources Center will supply beverages and desserts for all who attend.

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