PDCCC celebrates web launch, classrooms

Published 5:03 pm Saturday, March 17, 2012

Students Clarence Freeman, of Newsoms, and Crystal Eley, of Courtland, talk with Interim Dean of Occupational and Technical Programs Renee Felts while enjoying refreshments in one of the renovated classrooms.

Paul D. Camp Community College has announced the launch of a new, more user-friendly website and renovated classrooms to keep up with growing demand for educational opportunities in the Western Tidewater region.

In the past five years, full-time enrollment at Paul D. Camp has jumped nearly 35 percent, a trend that continues as the school is a resource for both working adults transitioning careers and budget-conscious students wanting quality education.

“We invested in these classroom and technical renovations not only to help our students today, but also to help future students get ahead,” said college President Paul Conco.

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The website redesign, led by PDCCC Computing Services Manager Beverly Davenport and The Ivy Group — a marketing, consulting and web design firm based in Charlottesville — features easier navigation and increased user-friendliness. Highlights of the site, www.pdc.edu, include a home page slideshow featuring students, staff and faculty; a presence on Facebook and YouTube; and searchable class schedules and employee directory.

Paul D. Camp Community College held a ceremony recently to dedicate three classrooms renovated with technology upgrades, new furniture and wall hangings, and repainted in vibrant colors. Renee Felts, interim dean of occupational and technical programs, along with Conco and Joe Edenfield, vice president of financial and administrative services, conducted a ribbon-cutting for the rooms.