College honors boards and committees

Published 10:23 pm Friday, December 10, 2010

By Patsy Joyner

As 2010 winds down, we are especially thankful to the many people who make a difference for Paul D. Camp Community College in diverse ways. In addition to generous donors who have enriched the college by supporting scholarships, professional development activities, and building initiatives, we are blessed with dedicated members of our College and Foundation boards—and we salute them today.

Salute to board members

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The Local College Board is composed of representatives from the College’s service area (the cities of Franklin and Suffolk and the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton). Appointed by their jurisdictions, the following people currently serve on this board: Meredith Felts Jr. (chair) of Wakefield, Kisha Watford of Boykins, and Syretha Wright of Capron; Felicia Blow, Patrick Newman, and Vivian Wilkins of Franklin; Robert Claud and Lynn Jones of Windsor and Patricia Sowell (vice-chair) of Carrsville; and Richard Brooks, Jean Copeland, Sam Glasscock, and Kermit Hobbs of Suffolk. Acting in an advisory capacity, the College Board is responsible for assuring that the college is responsive to existing needs in its service region (within the statewide policies, procedures, and regulations of the State Board for Community Colleges).

The PDCCC Foundation Board currently has 14 directors. In addition to the College President and the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, they include Billy Gwaltney (president) of Windsor, Sandy Mann (vice chair) of Carrollton, plus Herb DeGroft and Tim Schellpeper of Smithfield; J.R. Boyce (treasurer) and Scott Carr (immediate past president) of Suffolk; Roger Drake, Kendall Edwards and Glenn Rawlings of Franklin; Phil Bain of Ivor, Lynda Updike of Newsoms and Nancy Nagle Bolio of Richmond. A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation is organized to secure resources that promote the continuing progress of the college.

Advisory committees

We are also grateful to the members of our advisory committees, which assist the faculty and administration in planning, conducting, and evaluating each of the College’s Occupational-Technical Programs. They also provide counsel in the development of new programs that reflect the changing needs for trained personnel in the community.

Following are several examples:

4Administration of Justice members include David Everett, Warden, Sussex II Prison; Detective Dennis Greene, Suffolk Police Department; Chief Phil Hardison, Franklin Police Department; Sgt. Gregory Jackson, Virginia State Police; Capt. Daniel Maskelony and Capt. Antonio Parham, Western Tidewater Regional Jail; Anthony Parson, Assistant Security Shift Supervisor, Nuclear Protection Services, Surry Nuclear Power Station; Dennis Stephens of Franklin; Sgt. Wanda Stivers, Southampton County Sheriff’s Office; and Capt. James C. Taylor III, Training and Development Coordinator, Virginia Department of Corrections.

4Administrative Support Technology members include Carolyn Crowder of Franklin; Jane Bleiler and Tawana Ford (Assistant Principal, King’s Fork High School) of Suffolk; Yolanda Buck (Tidewater Community College) of Norfolk; Peggy Jernigan of Gates, NC; Joyce Johnson (utility billing clerk) and Carolyn Joyner (personnel analyst) – City of Franklin; and Bessie Smith of Franklin.

4Business and Information Systems Technology members include Linda Burchett, Cindy Ferguson (Travel Dreams), and John Smolak, President (Franklin/Southampton Economic Development) of Franklin; Ron Davenport, Senior Principal Consultant (Keane Inc.) of Chesapeake; Bill Hatch, technical specialist (Southampton County Schools); Brenda Vaughan, CMP (TMC Design Corporation) of Smithfield; and Thomas Czerwinski (Department of Corrections), Keith Edwards (Virginia Information Technology Agency), Sue Labrato , human resources manager (Thomas J. Lipton Company, Inc.), and Stephen Meyers, Commercial Product Manager-America (CIBA) from Suffolk.

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