5th Annual Literary Festival

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5th Annual Literary Festival
Journeying with Words
Friday, April 25 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hobbs Suffolk Campus
Paul D. Camp Community College’s Literary Club is sponsoring its 5th Annual Literary Festival Friday, April 25, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road. This year’s theme is “Journeying with Words.”
“This event provides a wonderful, family-oriented opportunity for our students, faculty, staff and the community to come together to share in the appreciation of existing literary works and to promote the creation of new works,” said Literary Club Advisor and assistant Professor of English.
The festival will feature panel readings by Hampton Roads-based authors and poets Nathan M. Richardson, Phyllis C. Johnson, Dr. Angela Corprew-Boyd, Tony Ruggiero, and Northern Virginia resident Timothy Lee Giles.
More About the Panel:

  • Richardson, a performance poet and published author, founded Spiritual Concepts Publishing, which offers consulting and workshops for emerging writers. He is a recipient of the 2012 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award and the 2012 Move Maker Award. He is a native of Suffolk.
  • Johnson is an artist, a poet and an actress, who has received national and international attention from her poetic interpretation of Anne Frank’s diary. Among her other published works, she has co-authored a suspense novel and penned a romantic comedy. She is a member of the Hampton Roads Writers and the Chesapeake Romance Writers.
  • The founder of Women Empowered in the Millennium Inc. and Angela Corprew-Boyd Ministries Inc., the Elder and author Corprew-Boyd conducts Empowered Leadership Training sessions. She has traveled across the globe to teach and preach the gospel and to serve as a conference consultant.
  • A Suffolk native, Giles is a self-taught artist, specializing in watercolors. He has self-published two books. He has lived in many different countries, which have served as inspirations for some of his artwork. He has shown in numerous galleries and his work has been showcased at many festivals.
  • Best known for his dark fantasy thrillers about vampires being used by the U.S. military, Ruggiero has written a series of books on the subject. He has his own short story collection, “Humans Need Not Apply,” and his short stories are included in several anthologies. Audio versions of some of his books will be available this year.

Following the panel readings, the authors will be available to autograph books.
The Literary Festival will also be highlighted by poetry open-mic sessions, readings from the student poetry contest winners and raffles. All raffle proceeds will support the PDCCC Literary Club’s efforts to continue offering community programs and college events.
In addition, plenty of activities have been planned for the children’s entertainment. These include storytelling by Paul Wm. Conco, Ph.D., College President, and Dr. Harriette Arrington, dean of the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, as well as puppet shows, and arts and crafts.
The event is free. For more information, contact Jacobs at 757.925.6331 or rjacobs@pdc.edu.


Bowling Night benefiting the PDCCC RN Class of 2015

Bowling Night @ The Franklin Bowling Center
When: April 26th, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
To benefit the PDCCC RN Class of 2015.
*If you are a PDCCC student or faculty member, please show your school ID at the door.*
Baked goods and raffle tickets will be sold that night.
*You do not have to be present to win.*


Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ) Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast

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Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast
$5.00 per ticket
April 26, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
at the Applebee’s in Franklin on Armory Dr.
To get your tickets or for more information contact Deanie Robertson 757.556.6063, Troy Hand Thand@pdc.edu or any Phi Theta Kappa member


Graduation Day, May 9, 2014

Graduation Day, May 9, 2014.


43rd Commencement Ceremony

On Friday, May 9, Paul D. Camp Community College will hold its annual 43rd commencement exercises at the Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin.
More than 250 students will receive their degrees and certificates that evening.
Dr. Lawrence G. Dotolo, President of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) for Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker. He has served as President since 1975.
Dr. Dotolo was honored with the Association for Consortium Leadership’s Pioneer Award in 2007 and the John F. Noftsinger Memorial Award in 2012 for his work in collaboration in higher education and has been involved in higher education access programs since 1979.
An advocate for the improvement of teaching and learning, he established the VTC for Higher Education’s Summer Institute on College Teaching. He also serves as the host of VTC’s “Inside Higher Education in Hampton Roads,” television program.
Dr. Dotolo is a professor of English at Old Dominion University. He earned a doctorate in American Literature from Marquette University.
The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 757.569.6790.


Summer 2014 Classes Begin

Classes Begin for Summer Term 2014 (10 week session) May 19


Memorial Day 2014 (No Classes; College Open)

Memorial Day (No Classes; College Open)


Independence Day Holiday 2014 (College Closed)

Independence Day Holiday (College Closed)


Colton James Benefit Concert

Colton James
Enjoy some toe-tapping, boot scootin’ fun when country music star Colton James performs a concert to benefit Paul D. Camp Community College !
Friday, July 11
8:00 p.m.
PDCCC Regional Workforce Development Center
100 N. College Drive ~ Franklin, VA
Doors Open:
7:00 p.m. – General Seating & Open Admission-Standing
6:30 p.m. – VIP Seating
Join Us!

101 Proof
That’s What Keeps Her Strong
Sponsored by the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation, the concert will raise funds for the College’s Math Academy, pay for adult program tutors, support student scholarships, and support faculty training and development.
More Information:

Visit www.pdcccfoundation.org to learn more about the Foundation.
Learn more about Colton James at www.coltonjamesmusic.com.
Call 757.569.6790 for more concert or college information.


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