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
- 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 email@example.com.
PRESIDENTIAL STUDENT AMBASSADORS
|Amber Ballance of Zuni
Amber is active in Student Support Services as a tutor at PDCCC. She was selected to represent the College at the Virginia General Assembly in January 2014. Amber is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and SGA. She is majoring in Business Administration at PDCCC and is a work-study student in the Admissions Office on the Franklin Campus. 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 loves spending time with her family and friends and serving as Youth Leader at Rock Church of Franklin. She also volunteers in the nursery and Sunday School at the church.
|Angelita Bease of Suffolk
Angelita is a work study student on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus. She participates in the STEPS Program and is a member of the Science Club and the FUEL Club. She received the Col. Lula B. Holland Scholarship and the Ethel B. Cook Scholarship. Majoring in Phlebotomy; and Science/Pre-Nursing and General Studies, she will graduate in May 2014 and May 2015, respectively. She plans to continue her education to become a director of nursing, and then pursue a doctorate degree and become a psychiatrist. Angelita is a first-generation college student. She volunteers at Sentara Obici Hospital and is on the Nurses Committee at St. Mary Church of God in Christ.
|Jacob Bradshaw of Carrsville
Jake is the lead social media ambassador for PDCCC. He is also president of the Chess Club, an SGA Senator, and was selected to represent the College at the Virginia General Assembly in February 2013. He is majoring in General Studies and will graduate May 9, 2014. Afterward, Jake plans to transfer to a University, and is undecided about whether or not to join the military. He is an Eagle Scout and a Ruritan. Jake has attended several church mission trips and volunteers in the community. He also enjoys videography (and shot the footage for PDCCC’s online version of New Student Orientation), composing music, the outdoors, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends.
|Brandelyn Clary of Sedley
Brandelyn is in her second year at PDCCC. She is a member of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and was a speaker during the 2013 Women’s Empowerment Summit. Majoring in General Studies, she will complete her degree in fall 2013. She plans to continue her studies at Christopher Newport University to study psychology and become a therapist. She will minor in studio art as she has a passion for photography. Brandelyn is active in church and the youth group. She also works in child care and is CPR certified.
|Ashley Giorgi of Boykins
Ashley is the recipient of the Camp Family Foundations Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and the Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship, both awarded in Fall 2012. Outside of PDCCC, she was very active in the Key Club at Southampton High School. She earned the McCormick Scholarship for community service. At PDCCC, she is a work study student, a member of the Science Club, treasurer of the SGA, and was selected to represent the College at the Virginia General Assembly in February 2013. She is majoring in General Studies and will complete her degree in May 2014. Ashley plans to attend VCU and earn a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She spends much of her time involved with church activities, where she is a nursery worker, Vacation Bible School teacher, assistant youth leader, and captain of the Relay for Life team.
|Anthony Holloway of Franklin
Anthony has served as Senator, Vice President and Acting President of the PDCCC SGA. He currently serves the organization as President. He was selected to represent the college at the Virginia General Assembly in January 2013. He is also a social media ambassador and has participated at the VCCS Student Leadership Conference in 2011 and 2012. Anthony received the Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program Scholarship for fall 2010 and spring 2011. He has volunteered with the Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project Head Start Program, Community Development Institute Head Start serving Hampton Roads and was employed there for nearly a year. He currently volunteers at The Children’s Center. Anthony is studying for associate’s degrees in Business Administration, General Studies, and Education and a certificate in General Education. His goal after graduation is to attend Norfolk State University (NSU) and attain a bachelor’s degree in either Accounting with a minor in Elementary School Education or a bachelor’s degree in Elementary School Education with a minor in Accounting. He works at Hardee’s in Courtland. He enjoys driving and traveling, helping others, working with children and enjoying life. In addition, he plays Bingo, makes keychains and creates PowerPoint presentations.
|Madalyn Kimlick of Franklin
Madalyn is active in Student Support Services as a tutor at PDCCC and is a volunteer during Kids College. She serves on the Leader’s Club Executive Board at the YMCA. She is a Music Camp Delta leader, Liturgical Movement Team leader, Vacation Bible School leader, elementary school volunteer, Out of the Darkness Walk volunteer, church youth group participant and an exchange student host. Madalyn has participated in local and foreign missions, is a Guild participant and selected for All-State Choir. She plays piano and dances at Carol Fox’s School of Dance. She is majoring in General Studies and will graduate May 9, 2014. She plans to transfer to a four-year university to study sociology. She enjoys traveling and working with children.
|Pamela Reid of Suffolk
Pamela is in her second year serving as a Presidential Student Ambassador and has participated in numerous events at the college. She was selected to represent the college at the Virginia General Assembly in 2012 and 2013. Pamela is a work study student in the Financial Aid Office on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus. She is the first in her family to attend college. A phlebotomy major with an expected graduation of May 2014, she plans to continue her studies with a focus on criminal law. She wants to open a home that would offer services and stability to foster children and the elderly. She is a licensed childcare provider, beautician and nursing care partner. She loves attending church, reading, meeting people, singing and traveling.
|Symone Stewart of Suffolk
Symone is a work study student on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus. She is serving as a Presidential Student Ambassador for the second consecutive year. As a result, she has participated in numerous college activities. She has been named to the President’s List. Majoring in pre-nursing, she will graduate in May 2014. Stewart is the first in her family to attend college. After attaining her associate’s degree, she plans to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a four-year university or college. She is also thinking of going into the military. She is a work-study student in the dean’s office on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus.
|Samson Stratton of Suffolk
Samson is a work study student in the Office of Institutional Advancement. He is a member of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and is a veteran of the U. S. Army. Samson is majoring in Business Administration and is scheduled to graduate in fall 2014. He plans to attend a 4-6 year college to study International Business. He enjoys spending time on the computer and learning about new technology.
|Rebecca Ballance of Zuni
A member of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Student Government Association, Ballance raises awareness for the Wait to Text campaign by conducting speeches regarding the subject. She has earned an associate degree in general studies and a certificate in general education. After continuing her education at PDCCC, she plans to attend Old Dominion University in 2012 to enroll in the dental hygiene program.
|Hannah Barrett of Wakefield
A 2010 graduate of homeschool, Barrett was selected to receive a Camp to Camp Scholarship for fall 2010. She was also selected to be a student speaker during graduation in May 2012, where she earned her associate degree in general studies. She is now working on another associate degree in education at PDCCC.
She plans to attend a four-year college or university to continue her studies in education. She is a member of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Bacons Castle Baptist Church.
|Jordan Hewett of Sedley
Hewett is president of the Science Club. Hewett is majoring in general studies/education at PDCCC. He was selected to represent the college at the Virginia General Assembly and was the recipient of the first Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship. Hewett is an Eagle Scout and junior assistant Scout Master with Boy Scout Troop 125. He was also the recipient of two Good Citizenship citations from the American Legion and the Good Citizen Medal from the Hicksford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
|Kimberly Holmes of Courtland
Holmes, a member of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, serves as its vice president of service. She represented the college at the Virginia General Assembly and serves as a senate member of the Student Government Association. Holmes is also active in Student Support Services She graduated Summa cum laude in May 2012 with dual degrees in Criminal Justice in Police Science and in Corrections Science. . She is now working on attaining an associate degree and a certificate in general studies so that she can transfer to Virginia State University in fall 2013 to major in psychology. She ultimately wants to become a lawyer.
|Brenda Jenkins of Courtland
A member of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Jenkins has served as secretary and vice president of the Student Government Association. She earned her associate’s degree in Education and a certificate in General Education in May 2012. She is returning to PDCCC to continue her education in fall 2012. She ultimately plans to become a teacher.
|Pamela Reid of Suffolk
Reid was selected to represent the college at the Virginia General Assembly. A phlebotomy major, she plans to continue her studies by enrolling in business courses in order to expand her existing childcare business. She wants to open a home that would offer services and stability to foster children and the elderly. She is a licensed childcare provider, beautician and nursing care partner.
|Amanda Sowerby of Suffolk
Chosen as the recipient of the George Y. Birdsong Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship, she is an aspiring art teacher, with graphic artistry being her second career choice. She earned an advanced studies diploma at her high school and is an honor graduate. Sowerby is working on an associate degree in education at PDCCC with plans to transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University.
|Symone Stewart of Suffolk
A pre-nursing major, Stewart is the first in her family to attend college. After attaining her associate’s degree at PDCCC, she plans to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a four-year university or college. She is also thinking of going into the military. She is a work-study student in the dean’s office on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus.
|Ida Thompson of Suffolk
Thompson is PDCCC’s first recipient of the Valley Proteins Fellows Program. She has been accepted to Norfolk State University to seek her bachelor’s in political science. Afterward, she plans to apply to the College of William & Mary Law School as a law student. She is also a member of Student Support Services and Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa.
|Victor Williams of Suffolk
Past vice president and member of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Williams has earned a career studies certificate in industrial maintenance and a degree in industrial technology at PDCCC, graduating Magna cum laude.
He has served as a work-study student in maintenance and is currently a Career Pathways Consultant on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus.
He is enrolled in the management programs for computer support specialist, and hardware and software at PDCCC. Williams has also been accepted to ODU, where he will study industrial technology with an emphasis in occupational and technical studies.
|DeShong Woodley of Suffolk
Active in Student Support Services and a member of the Student Government Association,
Woodley is majoring in industrial technology-electronics/electrical install and repair.
He plans to attend Old Dominion University to attain a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering.
He is also a member of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at PDCCC. He is helping a friend start a non-profit organization that will help troubled teenagers.