March 14, 2013
PVCC History Professor to Deliver Commencement Address
Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College History Professor Sam Pincus will deliver the commencement address at the College's 40th annual commencement exercises May 10.
The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena, located at 295 Massie Road in Charlottesville. The public is invited to attend.
"Sam gave a brilliant keynote address at a College event last year on what it means to be an educated individual," said Frank Friedman, president of PVCC. "His graduation address promises to shine light on the opportunities and responsibilities facing the PVCC graduating class and on the dedication of the entire PVCC faculty and staff."
Pincus began teaching history at PVCC in 1979. He has taught hundreds of students, authored a book and given countless presentations to colleges and professional and civic groups across the Commonwealth. In addition, Pincus has served as faculty marshal in six of PVCC's commencement ceremonies, been advisor to the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society and is a recipient of the PVCC Distinguished Service Award.
After 34 years of teaching at PVCC, Pincus will retire in May. He holds bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in history from the University of Virginia.
A 30-minute concert by the Charlottesville Municipal Band precedes the ceremony.