Board room renaming an ‘excellent tribute’

Published 8:19 pm Saturday, October 13, 2012

Felicia Blow, left, the new vice president for institutional advancement for the Paul D. Camp Community College, and Paul Conco, the president of the college, show off the newly renamed regional boardroom in honor of Blow’s predecessor, Patsy Joyner.

Paul D. Camp Community College’s regional boardroom on the Franklin campus has been renamed for a former staff member after anonymous donors provided a gift of $50,000 to obtain the naming rights.

The Dr. Patsy R. Joyner Board Room is named in honor of former vice president for institutional advancement for the college.

“This act really warms my heart, as I have many wonderful memories of working at the college from my home base in the administrative suite where the board room is located,” Joyner said in a press release. “This kind gesture helps keep me connected to the college and dear friends there.”

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The naming opportunity was made possible through the generous efforts of two anonymous donors in the community. The individuals both formerly served on the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation Board of Directors.

“Dr. Joyner is a staple in the community, and we’re so pleased that she is still part of the college family as one of our newest members of the Foundation Board of Directors,” said Paul Conco, college president. “The donors making this gift possible recognized the wonderful accomplishments of Dr. Joyner over her 31-year career with the college, and this is an excellent tribute.”

Paul D. Camp Community College also has a campus in Suffolk on Kenyon Road, as well as a center in Smithfield.