PDCCC confers degrees, certificates

Published 10:26 pm Saturday, May 17, 2014

Paul D. Camp Community College graduates celebrate after the ceremony on May 9. More than 250 students earned degrees and certificates.

Paul D. Camp Community College graduates celebrate after the ceremony on May 9. More than 250 students earned degrees and certificates.

Paul D. Camp Community College held its 43rd annual commencement exercises, conferring degrees and certificates to more than 250 students on May 9. The ceremony was held at the College’s Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin.

Dr. Lawrence G. Dotolo, President of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, delivered the keynote address about the importance of lifelong learning. The student speaker for the commencement was Pamela Reid of Suffolk, who received a standing ovation for her delivery of “What Kind of Fabric Are You?”

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

  • Virginia Community College Association’s 2013 Showcase awards winners were recognized. They are: Madeline Marks, tutor coordinator for Student Support Services; Troy Hand, librarian; LaQuisa McGlone, admissions support assistant; and Angela Lawhorne, Career Development Center and Job Placement coordinator.
  • The 2013-2014 PDCCC Award for Excellence in Education was presented to Sandra Walker, college success coach for the Hobbs Suffolk Campus. Walker was selected by her peers for this honor. This is an annual recognition at the college.
  • The J. Paul Councill Jr. Community Service Award was presented to Warren Beale, executive vice president of Manry Rawls. He serves as chairman of both the Franklin-Southampton Economic Development Corporation and Franklin-Southampton Charities Board. He is a board member of the Franklin Southampton Chamber Foundation, The Village at Woods Edge, the Franklin Business Incubator, and the PDCCC Regional Workforce Development Council.
  • Professor Emeritus recognition was bestowed upon Martha Kello, who retired after 25 years of teaching at PDCCC. She retired as associate professor of Early Childhood Development and Reading.
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The following degrees and certificates were among those awarded to local students:

Associate Degree in Business Administration

Suffolk: Lauren-Marie Banks (magna cum laude), Vicky D. Best (magna cum laude and PTK), Kelly Griggs (cum laude), Ma’Quita A. Manley, Kendra M. Silver (magna cum laude and PTK) and Shanice Sucre (magna cum laude and PTK)

Associate Degree in Education

Suffolk: Anfernee Blakeney, Victoria C. Lyons, Amanda M. Sowerby (cum laude and PTK) and Shalisha L.Woodhouse

Windsor: Leigh-Ann Phillips Chase (magna cum laude and PTK)

Carrollton: Cynthia D. Artis (magna cum laude and PTK) and Karen D. Richardson

Associate Degree in General Studies (Computer Science)

Suffolk: Corey W. Campbell, Joshua Graham (cum laude) and Dana Veney (summa cum laude)

Smithfield: Joshua E. Bielewicz and Nathan Gonda (summa cum laude and PTK)

Associate Degree in General Studies (General)

Suffolk: Jay V. Baines Jr. (magna cum laude and PTK), Katrina Britt, Lana D’Ambrosio (magna cum laude and PTK), Nathan A. Harris (cum laude and PTK), Sheldon L. Hill, Malaika C. Karriem (magna cum laude), Casey S. Mitchell, Jessica Moore, Scott Munn (cum laude), Lora M. Murphy, Dwight D. Parker Jr., Kenya S. Smith (magna cum laude and PTK), Symone A. Stewart (cum laude), Dana Veney (summa cum laude) and Ashley R. Wood

Smithfield: Amanda Dubinsky, Pacquita Ford, Joseph C. Grant, Alona L. Stephens-Jones (magna cum laude and PTK), Joshua H. Marshall, Shineka Scott (magna cum laude) and Sebastian Wellons

Associate Degree in Science

Suffolk: Kayla A. Baylor (summa cum laude and PTK), Deja M. Lankford (magna cum laude) and Erin D. Rawlings

Smithfield: Danielle Lyttle

Associate Degree in Administration of Justice (Corrections Science)

Suffolk: Vester Collins (magna cum laude and PTK), Pebbles Nicole Cross and Leola Gill

Associate Degree in Administration of Justice (Police Science)

Suffolk: Latasha Johnson and Brandon S. Mitchell

Associate Degree in Administrative Support Technology (Executive)

Windsor: Mark Copeland (cum laude)

Associate Degree in Administrative Support Technology (Word Information Processing)

Windsor: Valerie D. Robinson-Ford (summa cum laude)

Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development

Suffolk: Kathryn Lucia Cooke, Jacqueline Robertson (magna cum laude and PTK) and Quay A’Qui’nette Young (cum laude)

Associate Degree in Management (Computer Support Specialist)

Suffolk: Donovan E. A. Grant (summa cum laude)

Associate Degree in Management (Hardware and Software Support)

Suffolk: Donovan E. A. Grant (summa cum laude)

Associate Degree in Nursing

Suffolk: Hillary B. Brinkley, Connie A. Cook (cum laude), Tiffany M. Cowan, Bremer E. Gwaltney, Angelique C. Rice (magna cum laude), Julia Sabo-Tyrrell and Erin N. Sessoms

Windsor: Chrystal Shumate

Certificate in Early Childhood Development Assistant

Suffolk: Kathryn L. Cooke (magna cum laude) and Jacqueline Robertson (magna cum laude and PTK)

Certificate in General Education

Suffolk: Chelsey Austin, Jay V. Baines, Jr. (magna cum laude and PTK), Lauren-Marie Banks (magna cum laude), Nathaniel Baker, Vicky D. Best (magna cum laude and PTK), Anfernee Blakeney, Katrina Britt, Lana D’Ambrosio (magna cum laude and PTK), Eric Deir, Joshua Graham (cum laude), Kelly Griggs (cum laude), Sheldon L. Hill, Malaika C. Karriem (magna cum laude), Casey S. Mitchell, Scott Munn (cum laude), Ngbandu D. Mumbata, Lora M. Murphy, Dwight D. Parker Jr., Karen D. Richardson, Kendra M. Silver (magna cum laude), Kenya S. Smith (magna cum laude and PTK), Amanda Sowerby (cum laude and PTK), Symone A. Stewart (cum laude), Dana Veney (summa cum laude), Ashley R. Wood, Shalisha L. Woodhouse and Miranda Wright

Windsor: Joseph Allison, Leigh-Ann Phillips Chase (magna cum laude and PTK) and Rachael Fussell

Carrollton: Cynthia D. Artis (magna cum laude and PTK) and Ashley M. Neighbors

Smithfield: Joshua E. Bielewicz, Amanda Dubinsky, Pacquita Ford, Emily M. Lumley, Shineka Scott (magna cum laude), Alona L. Stephens (magna cum laude and PTK) and Sebastian Wellons

Certificate in Career Studies (Bookkeeping)

Suffolk: Debra L. Price

Smithfield: Carlene Davis and Veronica Handy

Certificate in Career Studies (Childcare I)

Suffolk: Kathryn L. Cooke (magna cum laude) and Jacqueline Robertson (magna cum laude and PTK)

Certificate in Career Studies (Childcare II)

Suffolk: Kathryn L. Cooke (magna cum laude) and Jacqueline Robertson (magna cum laude and PTK)

Certificate in Career Studies (Computer Support Specialist)

Suffolk: Jurnell Bailey, Donovan E. A. Grant (summa cum laude) and Dana Veney (summa cum laude)

Windsor: Victor L. Williams

Certificate in Career Studies (Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management)

Suffolk: Terricka Rodriguez and Donovan E. A. Grant (summa cum laude)

Certificate in Career Studies (Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management-Advanced)

Suffolk: Terricka Rodriquez

Certificate in Career Studies (Geographic Information Systems Technician)

Suffolk: Shannon L. Wolfe

Certificate in Career Studies (Hardware and Software Support)

Suffolk: Donovan E. A. Grant (summa cum laude), Dana Veney (summa cum laude) and Myers Hunt

Windsor: Aaron Beck

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

Suffolk: Randy P. Sylvester

Smithfield: Denzel L. Williams

Certificate in Career Studies (Medical Office Billing Clerk)

Suffolk: Tynesha L. Boykins-Jones, Tiffany M. Butler, Vickie D. Coles, Shyretta Eley, Keesha R. Giles, Gloria J. Shearrin and Latasha D. Spratley

Certificate in Career Studies (Medical Office Specialist)

Suffolk: Shequita Blow, Tyneshia L. Boykins-Jones, Vickie D. Coles, Shyretta Eley, Keesha R. Giles, Gloria J. Shearrin, Latasha D. Spratley, April Taylor, Jane E. Turney

Smithfield: Eleanor F. Hawkins

Certificate in Career Studies (Nurse Aide)

Suffolk: Jacqueline K. Peebles

Certificate in Career Studies (Pharmacy Technician)

Carrollton: Ashley M. Neighbors

Smithfield: Richard C. M. Wrenn

Certificate in Career Studies (Phlebotomy)

Suffolk: Angelita S. Bease, Chaney L. Jennings, Brandy D. Main and Pamela R. Reid

Certificate in Career Studies (Pre-Nursing)

Suffolk: Kristen D. Arrowood, Angelita S. Bease, Lisa Cooper, Brittney M. Jacks, Brenna M. Outlaw, Lela M. Picott, Symone A. Stewart (cum laude) and Anthony W. Thomas

Windsor: Coretta S. King

Smithfield: Kristine Bateman and Shayvon S. Wise

Certificate in Career Studies (Word Processing Technician)

Windsor: Valerie Robinson-Ford (summa cum laude)