Presidential Student Ambassadors

About the Paul D. Camp Community College Presidential Student Ambassador Program

The Presidential Student Ambassador Program is designed to support the President (and the Office of Institutional Advancement) of Paul D. Camp Community College in the positive promotion of this campus. The Student Ambassador team consists of a small group of students who will volunteer to serve as student representatives of the College before a variety of important constituent groups as requested by the President and the Office of Institutional Advancement. Student Ambassadors are enthusiastic individuals who enjoy meeting new people. They are interested in enhancing the reputation of the College.

Responsibilities of Presidential Student Ambassadors are varied. Students from this core group may be invited to attend social functions, provide tours with visiting dignitaries, meet with legislators, and speak about student life to varied audiences. Other responsibilities include participation in the following:

  • Presidential Meetings
  • Commencement
  • Fall Faculty In-Service
  • Donor meetings
  • General Assembly Session in Richmond, VA

 

Process to Become a Presidential Student Ambassador

The selection process is open to all students. Students may self-nominate or be nominated by Faculty or Staff using the designated application. (The application will provide guidance on demonstrating leadership abilities, communication abilities, community engagement, and other attributes. Positive attitude and excellent professional appearance/standards are important as well.) However, to become a Presidential Student Ambassador, a student must:

  • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.75
  • Have completed at least nine semester credits at the college
  • Be able to serve for  a full academic year

A review committee will review all candidates and will select the final cadre of students to serve as Presidential Student Ambassadors.

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Consider becoming a Presidential Student Ambassador for the 2014-2015 school year!!

Serving as a Presidential Student Ambassador is very rewarding. You will provide an important service, and have fun at the same time. For more information, contact Wendy Harrison, 757.569.6792 or email wharrison@pdc.edu.


2014-15 PRESIDENTIAL STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Presidential Student Ambassadors

Presidential Student Ambassadors

Presidential Student Ambassadors

Debra Bailey Debra Bailey of Gates, NC
A displaced worker, Debra and is majoring in Business Management at PDCCC. She is in her second year at the College. After graduating in 2015, she plans to return to work as a manager. Debra is active at the college, participating in “Tuesday Talks” sessions, Movie Nights and blood drives. Her daughter, Kimberly Lowe, was the first college graduate in the family. Kimberly graduated from PDCCC in 2010 from the RN program. Debra enjoys walking her dogs, going out to dinner, movies and reading.
Amber Ballance Amber Ballance of Zuni
A work-study student in the Admissions Office on the Franklin Campus, Amber is a Business Administration major at PDCCC. She is active in Student Support Services as a tutor, a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and SGA. Amber was selected to represent the College at the Virginia General Assembly and is in her second year as a Presidential Student Ambassador.” She plans to continue studying Business at ODU, with the ultimate goal of working in finance or a position of management. She has received the Pilot Club of Suffolk Salute to Youth Award, The President’s Volunteer Service Award 2012, and the Hampton Roads Claims Association Vendor Scholarship. She serves as Youth Leader at Rock Church of Franklin and volunteers in the nursery and Sunday School.
Allie Best Allie Best of Franklin
A General Studies major and first generation student, Allie is Vice President of the Student Government Association, is a Movie Night Committee member, President’s List honoree and serves as the student representative on the President’s Advisory Council. She has been selected to represent the College at the Virginia General Assembly and has volunteered during the 2013 PDCCC Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser. Allie also works a part-time job. After graduating from PDCCC, she plans to transfer to a four-year college or university. She is thinking of going into Graphic Design.
Jake Bradshaw Jake Bradshaw of Carrsville
A General Studies major, Jake works part-time for the Office of Institutional Advancement as the Lead Social Media Ambassador. He earned a certificate in General Education in May 2014. He is President of the Chess Club and in his second year as a Presidential Student Ambassador. Jake is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He was selected to represent the College at the Virginia General Assembly and served as photographer for some of the sessions. Jake serves as a Movie Night Committee member and is an Eagle Scout and a Ruritan. He plans to transfer to a four-year college or university and possibly join the military. He was the recipient of the Wal-Mart Community Involvement Scholarship, the Ruritan Scholarship and is on the President’s List.
Michelle Chess Michelle Chess of Suffolk
A work-study student for English Instructor Nancy Warren, Michelle is a Business Administration major at the College. She is a member of the Student Government Association and assists with Movie Night events. Michelle is the first woman in her family to pursue a college degree. After graduating from PDCCC in 2015, she wants to apply her education to a career in the field of Business Office or Medical Office.
Brittany Eley Brittany Eley of Windsor
A first-generation college student, Brittany is studying Nursing at PDCCC. She is in her second year at the College and is a full-time mother as well. She serves as Youth Advisor at her church and is a recipient of the Smithfield-Luter Foundation Scholarship. After graduating from PDCCC, she wants to continue her studies to attain a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Taylor Felts Taylor Felts of Franklin
One of the first two Dual Enrollment Program graduates from Southampton High School, Taylor continued her studies at the College to major in E-Health Records. She works 24-32 hours a week, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and an ITE tutor. She is the recipient of a 2013 Camp to Camp Scholarship, and serves as an Assistant Youth Leader and Sunday School Teacher for 6-8 graders at Courtland Baptist Church. She plans to continue her studies in the Diagnostic Sonography Program at TCC and ultimately become a Prenatal Ultrasound Technician.
Brandy Main Brandy Main of Suffolk
A work-study student in the Financial Aid Office on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Brandy is a General Science major at PDCCC. She serves as Public Relations Officer for the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She has already graduated from the Nurse Aide and Phlebotomy programs at PDCCC. She is a very active volunteer and member of Cross Pointe FWB Church. She plans to attend Old Dominion University after graduating from PDCCC. Brandy’s ultimate goal is to be the head person in charge of a laboratory, such as LabCorp.
Jennifer Massaroni-Bernocco Jennifer Massaroni-Bernocco
In her second year at PDCCC, Jennifer is a non-traditional student and is working toward her associate’s degree in General Studies. She is a work-study student for Test Administrator and English Adjunct faculty member Mary Ellen Gleason at the College. Jennifer previously attended Johnson and Wales University in Norfolk. She plans to transfer to a four-year college or university after graduating from PDCCC.
Tracy Morales Tracy Morales of Carrollton
Tracy is the first in her family to attend and graduate high school, as well as enroll in college. She is in her first year at PDCCC and is majoring in Education. She is a member of the PDCCC Literary Club and serves as an usher at First Baptist Church of Newport News. In addition, she is a teacher’s assistant in the Children’s Ministry and active in the Mission Ministry. Tracy plans to transfer to Christopher Newport University to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Afterward, she plans to attain a master’s degree in Education, with a minor in Special Education.
Wanda Olden Wanda Olden of Suffolk
A non-traditional student, Wanda is majoring in Business Management at PDCCC. She is in the Students Transitioning through Education Programs Successfully (STEPS) program. She is an English tutor for Student Support Services (SSS) and serves as Vice President of the PDCCC Literary Club. She is also a work-study student in the Career Development Center on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus. Wanda was selected to represent the College at the Virginia General Assembly and the VCCS Student Leadership Conference. She has been the recipient of several scholarships, including the prestigious Valley Proteins Fellows Scholarship for fall 2014 and spring 2015. Wanda is a volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corp, the United Way of South Hampton Roads and is a literacy tutor with the Suffolk Literacy Council. Her goal is to gain employment in business as a manager or director in the Social Behavior field. When she graduates in 2015, she will be the first in three generations of her family to do so.
Pamela Reid Pamela Reid of Suffolk
A first-generation student, Pamela graduated from the Phlebotomy program in May 2014. She was selected as student graduation speaker and received a standing ovation. She continues her studies at PDCCC in Early Childhood Education and Criminal Justice. In her third year as an ambassador, Pamela was selected twice to represent the College at the Virginia General Assembly. She is a work-study student in the Financial Aid Office on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus and is slated for induction into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Pamela is actively involved in “Campus Conversations” at the College. She is a foster parent for the Commonwealth of Virginia and loves to care for children and the elderly.
Deanie Robertson Deanie Robertson of Courtland
A non-traditional student, Deanie is a Criminal Justice major at PDCCC. A first-generation student, she is the mother of nine children, who, along with her husband, all support her educational goals. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Franklin, where she volunteers as the children’s music director. She plans to transfer to a four-year university or college to attain a bachelor’s degree, and then enroll in law school. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and is a member of the Family Assessment and Planning Team for the Southampton County Social Services Department.
Danielle Stauffer Danielle Stauffer of Franklin
A General Studies major at PDCCC, Danielle is a work-study student at the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center. Beginning at age 3, she played soccer for 15 years, eight of which were on a travel team. She was a member of the varsity soccer team since sixth grade. While in grades 8th-12th, Danielle was MVP and was awarded All Seven Cities Conference. She took dance and gymnastics for 10 years and was a member of a competition gymnastics team for five years. She served as cheerleading captain during her senior year in high school, and participated in completion cheering. She served as a soccer coach for four years. She volunteers at Tucker Swamp Baptist Church, where she teaches youth cheering and soccer. After graduation from PDCCC, she plans to continue her education at a four-year college or university. She wants to major in Graphic Design or Psychology. Her mother also attends PDCCC. When they graduate, they will be the first in the family to attend and graduate from college.
Chad Stubenrauch Chad Stubenrauch of Suffolk
A science major at PDCCC, Chad serves as President of the D.R.A.M.A. C.L.U.B. He has volunteered to assist at a number of activities at the college, including a student focus group to evaluate the current Web site. Chad is a tutor with Student Support Services at the College. He works a part-time job while taking a full load of classes. After graduating from PDCCC, he plans to transfer to Old Dominion University to earn his bachelor’s degree. He then wants to continue his education at Stanford University to complete a doctorate in Theoretical Physics. He has received the Cross Realty Career Grant twice and is an Eagle Scout with Troop 1. Chad has also volunteered to assist at the Suffolk Homeless Shelter Soup Kitchen and with various Eagle Scout projects.

2013-14 PRESIDENTIAL STUDENT AMBASSADORS


2012-13 PRESIDENTIAL STUDENT AMBASSADORS