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.

Consider becoming a Presidential Student Ambassador for the 2015-2016 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


Presidential Student Ambassadors
Presidential Student Ambassadors

Presidential Student Ambassadors

Bonnie Burns Bonnie Burns of Franklin
A Pre-Nursing major, Bonnie is a work-study student in the Career Development Center on the Franklin Campus and is active in Student Support Services. She is on the Vice President’s List and attends PDCCC along with her two daughters, Joy Pallone and Jerrica Tisdale. She served as Treasurer at First Baptist Church in Emporia and has received the Merit Award from Gadsden Business College in Anniston, Ala., where she was also on the Dean’s List. She is a member of the Franklin Fire and Rescue Department. After attaining an associate’s degree at PDCCC, she plans to pursue her BSN and her master’s degree. Bonnie wants to open an in-house hospice facility in Virginia.
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. She is now beginning the Registered Nursing Program at the college and is concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Old Dominion University. 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 Youth Leader and Sunday School Teacher for 6-8 graders at Courtland Baptist Church.
Sandy Haduck Sandy Haduck of Wakefield
Majoring in Business Administration, Sandy is a work-study student in Admissions on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus and a member of the PDCCC Literary Club. She was selected to represent the College at the Virginia General Assembly in January 2015. Sandy is an elected Group Representative of Al-Anon and serves as an Alateen State Certified sponsor. After attaining her associate’s degree at PDCCC, she plans to attend Mason School of Business to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business, with a minor in Entrepreneurship.
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, a Senator in the SGA, and is a member of the FUEL Club. She has already graduated from the Nurse Aide (2013) and Phlebotomy (2014) programs at PDCCC. In addition, she graduated from the Pre-Nursing Program in May 2015. She is a very active volunteer and member of Cross Pointe FWB Church. She plans to attend Old Dominion University after graduating from PDCCC in 2016 with degrees in Science and General Studies, and a certificate in General Education. She has been offered honor classes at ODU. Brandy’s ultimate goal is to be the head person in charge of a laboratory, such as LabCorp.
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 President of the PDCCC Literary Club. She has also served as a work-study student in the Career Development Center on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus and a computer lab assistant for the Workforce Development Center in Suffolk. 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, Franklin Woman’s Club Scholarship and the PDCCC Classified Staff Council Scholarship. Wanda is a literacy tutor, as well as the Administrative Professional with the Suffolk Literacy Council. She has accepted an internship with the Suffolk Education Foundation. Her goal is to gain employment in business as a manager or director in the Social Behavior field. When she graduates in 2016, 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 also graduated in May 2015 with a certificate in Early Childhood Development Assistant and a Career Studies Certificate in Advanced Early Childhood Development. 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 fourth year as an ambassador, Pamela was selected three times 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 a member of 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 has served as 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 the University of Mount Olive. She wants to major in Graphic Design or Psychology. Her mother just graduated from PDCCC in May 2015. When Danielle graduates, her and her mom will be the first members of the family to attend and graduate from college.
Rebekah Wilson Rebekah Wilson of Smithfield
A Science major at PDCCC, Rebekah works part-time while attending classes. She received the Alvin C. Rogers Memorial Smithfield Ruritan Scholarship and the Gordon “Gene” Barlow Jr. Scholarship for Spring 2015. Her sister also attends PDCCC as a dual enrollment student. Rebekah has earned multiple awards for piano and awards from the Smithfield VFW. She is very active in her church and volunteers to work with neglected horses at Diamonds in the Rough Equine Rescue. She plans to continue her education in the Biophysical Science Program at Regent University.
Courtney Wright Courtney Wright of Suffolk
A 2013 graduate of Lakeland High school, Courtney is a second-year student at Paul D. Camp Community College. She is a member of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and has been featured in the College’s photo shoots for marketing. She served as a work-study student for Assistant Professor of English Ronette Jacobs, and as an English tutor for Student Support Services. She is also an active member of the PDCCC Literary Club. Courtney volunteers and assists with numerous functions at Palm Tree Baptist Church located in Whaleyville. She is graduating in May with an associate’s degree in General Studies, and Certificates in Pre-Nursing, and General Education. She is also serving as the student speaker during graduation. Courtney plans to continue her education at PDCCC. She has applied for the Nursing Program and afterward, will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Old Dominion University.