College Night draws 300 participants

Published 9:52 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Paul D. Camp Community College’s annual College Night drew a large crowd to the Regional Workforce Development Center on Oct. 2.

“We had a great turnout,” said PDCCC Academic Advisor Nicole Jordan. Jordan and her colleague, Chris Ricks, coordinated the event. “Altogether, there were about 300 students and their parents from Southampton County, Suffolk, Isle of Wight and homeschools.”

In addition, representatives of 51 educational institutions were in attendance. “Many representatives, including our well-known area schools like University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, Norfolk State University, The Apprentice School, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Wesleyan University were present, but students also had the opportunity to get information from colleges they might have only seen on the internet,” said Jordan. They included institutions such as The University of Alabama, ECPI Culinary Institute of Virginia, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Johnson & Wales University and Bluefield College.

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In addition to the informational booths, those interested in assistance with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid were helped prior to College Night in the computer lab at the Workforce Development Center.

According to Dean of Student Services Trina Jones, this event provides a great opportunity for participants to see what area colleges, universities, and technical and trade schools have to offer.