PCC Graduation Address 2017

June 12th, 2017 by Gary Wallace

PCC scholar and graduate, Shiekera Pinnock, delivers a graduation message to the graduating students of Pioneer Community Church


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PCC Graduation Ceremony 2016

June 12th, 2016 by Gary Wallace

Former PCC student and UF Graduate, Dr. Tamar Carter, delivered the keynote address to the Pioneer Community Church’s high school graduates.

Tamar Carter grew up in our church, first at MGC Worship Center and then later at PCC. While at PCC, Tamar served in a number of areas, most notably in our Nursery Department prior to attending the University of FL to pursue a degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences.

Upon graduation from her Undergrad, Tamar decided to pursue an advanced degree in Genetics at the University of Florida Genetics Institute, where she received her PhD. While initially planning on doing genetics research in hypertension, Dr. Carter developed a passion for studying certain malarial disorders suffered by people in Haiti. The outcome of her research is being used to advise the government about how to organize policies aimed at helping malaria sufferers, and which drugs ought to be administered.

During her time at University of FL, Tamar’s research led her to be the recipient of the United Negro College Fund Dissertation Fellowship, one of only 12 students a year receive the prestigious award.

Tamar is currently employed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics. Prior to that, she did some work for the Centers for Disease Control.

Tamar has a passion for:
• Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
• Education
• Health
• Human Rights
• Poverty Alleviation
• Science and Technology

Most importantly, she has a passion for Jesus Christ.


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