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Pitt Community College president addressed bond referendum

Published On: Sep 13 2013 06:50:38 AM CDT

The president of Pitt Community College spoke to the Greenville City Council Thursday night.

Dr. Dennis Massey spoke about the $19.9 million bond referendum, which will be on the ballot in November. Pitt County voters will have the option to approve or deny the bond.

The money was raised from increased property taxes. If passed, the bond would allow the college to build a science center and a new law enforcement building.

"Our enrollment is booming. This time last year we were the fastest growing college in the state and we've just run out of room. Our students aren't able to access the courses that they need for the degrees and certifications," Massey said.

Massey added that the bond is vitally important for the future of the college.