Date: 03-08-2011

Contact: Kathy Muse, College of Health and Human Performance, (252) 328-5555 or

Pecheles Automotive Powers Scholarship Event

Brian Pecheles and Dean Glen Gilbert

GREENVILLE, N.C. (January 10, 2011)- Even in an economic climate where some companies are scaling back donations, Pecheles Automotive Group continues to steer a course toward supporting education and service to the community.

Pecheles Automotive Group has donated over $20,000 to East Carolina University’s College of Health and Human Performance to support undergraduate scholarships and the annual scholarship breakfast.

Brian Pecheles, president, said, “We are proud to sponsor this event that recognizes so many talented students. It is a great opportunity to meet and get to know the students who receive our support.”

Dr. Glen Gilbert, dean of the College of Health and Human Performance, said, “We are grateful for the generosity of Pecheles Automotive Group. In partnership with this successful business leader, we can gather together benefactors and students. Scholarship recipients learn about why others give back and donors hear firsthand how their gifts make a difference. This event is of mutual benefit on both sides of the table.”

Pecheles Automotive Group employees 150 people at the following three locations: Joe Pecheles Volkswagen, Audi, Hyundai, Mitsubishi in Greenville; Pecheles Ford, Toyota, Scion in Washington; and Pecheles Honda in New Bern.

Joe Pecheles Volkswagen garnered national recognition this year by Volkswagen of America Inc. for 45 years of dedication and service.