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PDCCC holds graduation

Published 8:04pm Saturday, May 18, 2013

Paul D. Camp Community College held its 42nd annual commencement on May 10. The ceremony was held at the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin. Approximately 200 students received their degrees and certificates.

The Honorable Westbrook J. Parker, executive director of The Elms Foundation and retired Circuit Court Judge, delivered the keynote address. Student speaker for the commencement was LaQuisa McGlone of Suffolk.

In addition to the conferring of degrees and certificates, the following honors and additional recognitions occurred:

  • Virginia Community College Association’s 2012 Showcase awards winners were recognized. They are: Nancy Warren, English instructor; Beverly Mason, adjunct English instructor; and Karen Jenkins, former business office assistant.
  • Virginia Community College Association’s Lifetime Membership Award recipient, Dr. Alan Harris, interim vice president of instruction and student development, was also recognized. He is the college’s first recipient of this award. He has volunteered his support with the VCCA for more than 20 years.
  • 2012-13 PDCCC Award for Excellence in Education was presented to Counselor Hyler Scott, based on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus. Scott was selected by her peers for this honor. This is an annual recognition at the college.
  • J. Paul Councill Jr. Community Service Award was presented to Judy Begland, president and CEO of Opportunity Inc. She was recognized for her tireless support of the college through the provision of significant support for workforce initiatives.
  • Professor Emeritus recognition was bestowed upon Calvin Holt, who retired in summer 2012 as associate professor of mathematics.

Next, the following degrees and certificates were awarded:

Associate of Arts and Science in Business Administration:

Suffolk: Steven L. Baker, Vicky D. Best, LaTorya T. Britt (summa cum laude and PTK), Rachel L. Cruey, Sade’ M. David, LaKrista T. Lewis, MaQuita A. Manley, Shanice Sucre (magna cum laude and PTK) and Candace L. Woods (cum laude)

Windsor: Kellie N. Kokes

Franklin: Christopher S. Adkins, Renee Brown (magna cum laude), Akeiba S. Goodwyn, Makisha Goodwyn, Anthony O. Holloway, Edward L. Marks V, Jeffrey D. Raiford and Pete T. Twisdale II (magna cum laude and PTK)

Associate of Arts and Science in Education:

Suffolk: Brittany D. Chavis, Pacquita Ford, Shanice Sucre (magna cum laude and PTK), Ida A. Thompson (summa cum laude and PTK) and Melissa D. Tilton

Franklin: Marquita B. Binns (cum laude), Anthony O. Holloway, Kristi M. Kujawski (cum laude) and Nayasia T. Pope

Associate of Arts and Science in General Studies (Computer Science):

Suffolk: Samantha N. Branch (summa cum laude), Anthony J. Sayas Jr. (cum laude) and James B. Williams Jr. (cum laude and PTK)

Windsor: Gabriel Polhemus

Associate of Arts and Science in General Studies (General):

Suffolk: Sandy C. Boone (cum laude), Renarda Lassiter, Samantha N. Branch (summa cum laude), LaTorya T. Britt (summa cum laude and PTK), Amber Longley, Kimaya R. Council (cum laude), Jordan Lawrence H. Marlins, LaQuisa Wilkens-McGlone, Stephanie M. Fagan (summa cum laude), Michael S. Fitch (summa cum laude), Scott Munn, S. Roberta Riddick, Rockwell Shields (cum laude), Roman Shields (summa cum laude), Gabriel J. Spargur (magna cum laude and PTK), Sheldon Hill, Brianna Ivey, Anthony K. Jones, Jennifer Torres, David B. Jarvis, Chasity A. Wiggins and James B. Williams Jr. (cum laude and PTK)

Franklin: Brittany Beltrami (cum laude and PTK), Christopher Kelly (summa cum laude and PTK), Marquita B. Binns (cum laude), Theresa P. Keys, Jerrell L. King (magna cum laude), Derek Lettieri, Angel J. Dickens (cum laude), Taylor M. Felts (magna cum laude), Leashia Rogers-Ford, Akeiba S. Goodwyn, Ja’Lisa Hicks (magna cum laude), Anthony O. Holloway, Tammy V. Jarvis, Marie D. Wyche and Shanika Jones

Windsor: Kelly J. Riddick

Associate of Arts and Science in Science:

Suffolk: Damacita I. Cave and Nikolas Rodgers

Franklin: Pete T. Twisdale II (magna cum laude and PTK)

 Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice (Corrections Science):

Suffolk: Shameka V. Cherry

Franklin: Ernest L. Bower (cum laude), and Deshay L. Skinner

Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice (Police Science):

Suffolk: Ardell Adkins, Chelvia V.L. Biggs and Vester A. Collins (cum laude and PTK)

Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Support Technology (Executive):

Suffolk: Dorareen L. Harris (cum laude) and Gloria L. Young

Franklin: Leslie B. Daniel (summa cum laude)

Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Support Technology (Word Information Processing):

Suffolk: Sharon Flora and Martel Wright (cum laude and PTK)

Associate in Applied Science (Early Childhood Development):

Suffolk: Cynthia Demiel, Kimberly Jackson, Amy M. Towns and Michelle L. Van Ness (summa cum laude)

Franklin: Crystal Bellamy

Carrollton: Tiffany R. Cox (magna cum laude)

Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology:

Franklin: Lorenza Everett and Martha L. Hopkins (summa cum laude and PTK)

Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology (Electronic Controls):

Franklin: Lorenza Everett, Martha L. Hopkins (summa cum laude and PTK) and Alphonso Saunders (magna cum laude)

Windsor: Larry B. Mason (cum laude and PTK)

Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology (Electronics/Electrical):

Suffolk: Ronnie C. Schenk (magna cum laude)

Franklin: Kyian L. Artis (magna cum laude), Lorenza Everett, Bradley D. Spivey (cum laude), Timothy Hobbs (cum laude) and Martha L. Hopkins (summa cum laude and PTK)

Associate in Applied Science in Management (Computer Support Specialist):

Suffolk: James L. Jenkins Jr. (cum laude)

Franklin: Trisha Mulder (cum laude)

Associate in Applied Science in Management (General Business):

Suffolk: Estherett C. Ponton (magna cum laude and PTK) and Terricka Rodriquez

Franklin: Valerie H. Revelle (summa cum laude and PTK)

Associate in Applied Science in Management (Hardware and Software Support):

Suffolk: Clyde R. Williams III

Associate in Applied Science in Nursing:

Suffolk: Norma Cavenas, Mandi M. Creech (magna cum laude and PTK), Jessica T. Dildy, Chelsea B. Geary, Cheryl N. Guthrie, Jessica Means, Angela A. Perry, Mariah Scofield (cum laude), Eyleen C. Thomson and John D. Vann Sr.

Franklin: Tangie J. Barrett, Mandi Edwards, Robyn G. Elliott, April R. Eure, Monique K. Helms (cum laude), Breshonda N. Reed, Michael Runge and Bridget Sykes

Windsor: Brittany A. Copeland

Certificate in Clerical Studies:

Suffolk: Gloria L. Young

Certificate in Early Childhood Development Assistant:

Suffolk: Kimberly Jackson, Michelle L. Van Ness (summa cum laude) and Kristie R. Ward

Certificate in Electricity:

Franklin: Kyian L. Artis (magna cum laude), Lorenza Everett, Martha L. Hopkins (summa cum laude and PTK), Bradley D. Spivey (cum laude)

Certificate in General Education:

Suffolk: Steven L. Baker, Brianna Ivey, Anthony K. Jones Jr., Sandy C. Boone (cum laude), LaTorya T. Britt (summa cum laude and PTK), Damacita I. Cave, LaKrista T. Lewis, Kimaya R. Council (cum laude), Amber Longley, Rachel L. Cruey, Lana C. D’Ambrosio, Jordan L. Harper Marlins, Sade’ M. David, Itaujua Richardson, Stephanie M. Fagan, Rockwell Shields (cum laude), Roman Shields (summa cum laude), Michael S. Fitch (summa cum laude), Kendra M. Silver, Gabriel J. Spargur (magna cum laude and PTK), Shanice Sucre (magna cum laude and PTK), Ida A. Thompson (summa cum laude and PTK), Nathan A. Harris, Melisa D. Tilton, Sheldon Hill, Candace L. Woods (cum laude) and Rhonda L. Holland

Franklin: Christopher S. Adkins, Zackary R. Hopkins, Brittany Beltrami (cum laude and PTK), Christopher Kelly (summa cum laude and PTK), Theresa P. Keys, Jerrell L. King (magna cum laude), Kristi M. Kujawski (cum laude), Derek Lettieri, Edward L. Marks V, Leroy Moore Jr., Angel J. Dickens (cum laude), Breshonda N. Reed, Taylor M. Felts (magna cum laude), Peter J. Fleshman, Leashia Rogers-Ford, Kelsey Foreman, Akeiba S. Goodwyn, Mekisha Goodwyn, Ja’Lisa Hicks (magna cum laude), Pete T. Twisdale II (magna cum laude and PTK), Marie D. Wyche and Anthony O. Holloway

Windsor: Gabriel Polhemus

Certificate in Career Studies (Bookkeeping):

Franklin: Akeiba S. Goodwyn and Makisha Goodwyn

Certificate in Career Studies (Childcare I):

Suffolk: Michelle L. Van Ness (summa cum laude) and Kristie R. Ward

Certificate in Career Studies (Childcare II):

Suffolk: Michelle L. Van Ness (summa cum laude), Amy M. Towns and Kristie R. Ward

Certificate in Career Studies (Computer Support Specialist):

Suffolk: Emma M. Jackson

Franklin: Trisha Mulder (cum laude)

Carrollton: Richard P. Osborne

Certificate in Career Studies (Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management):

Suffolk: Estherett C. Ponton (magna cum laude and PTK)

Certificate in Career Studies (Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management — Advanced):

Suffolk: Estherett C. Ponton (magna cum laude and PTK) and Terricka Rodriquez

Certificate in Career Studies (Hardware and Software Support):

Suffolk: James L. Jenkins Jr. (cum laude), Chad E. McKean and Clyde R. Williams III

Certificate Career Studies (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning):

Suffolk: Vincent E. Bilbry, Brandon Norman, Timothy J. Castaldy and James T. Humphrey

Franklin: Edward J. Britt

Windsor: Larry B. Mason (cum laude and PTK)

Certificate in Career Studies (Industrial Maintenance):

Franklin: Robert C. Howell

Certificate in Career Studies (Industrial/Residential Wiring):

Franklin: Kyian L. Artis (magna cum laude)

Certificate in Career Studies (Leadership):

Suffolk: Estherett C. Ponton (magna cum laude and PTK)

Certificate in Career Studies (Medical Office Billing Clerk): 

Suffolk: Shyretta Eley, Tiffany Major and Gloria J. Shearrin

Franklin: Rita Hawkins

Certificate in Career Studies (Medical Office Specialist):

Suffolk: Sharlene Mullins, Sykeethia J. Butler, Mary L. Holland, Gloria J. Shearrin and Tiffany Major

Franklin: Ohrinthel J. Blow and TaNiya J. Robinson

Certificate in Career Studies (Pharmacy Technician):

Suffolk: Alanta M. Billups, Michaelle D. Jenkins and LaJuanicia D. Reynolds

Franklin: Shayna N. Brown, Keisha L. Malone, Courtney Perry, Chiquita L. Evans and Angela M. Whitehead

Certificate in Career Studies (Phlebotomy):

Suffolk: Sharon E. Sharpe

Franklin: Shenail Jones

Certificate in Career Studies (Pre-Nursing):

Suffolk: Sandy C. Boone (cum laude) and Rachel L. Cruey

Franklin: Hunter Darden IV and Monique Dunn

Certificate in Career Studies (Professional Welder-Fabricator):

Franklin: Bobby R. Boone

Certificate in Career Studies (Professional Welder-Plate):

Franklin: Bobby R. Boone and William T. Richardson

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