First Intermediate EMT Class Underway

First EMT Class WebPictured above (back row left to right) Jerry Griffith (EMS Programs Coordinator), Devin Lockhart, Adam Byers, Wade Councill, (Middle Row) Frank Land, Ryan Moore, Daniel Crocker, (Front Row) Jessica Milby, Amanda Pulley (Instructor)
PDCCC’s first Intermediate EMT class began Tuesday, October 20th with Mr. Gerald Griffith as the lead instructor. We are excited to be offering this program here at PDCCC. This program prepares students to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022. Most EMTs work full time and likely do shift work that includes weekends and holidays. They may work for private ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals or other rescue services. The average salary for an EMT is a little more than $31,000. Good Luck and welcome aboard!


PDCCC Welcomes New Members of Honor Society

PTK Induction webInductees, standing from left, are: Danielle Stauffer, Isabelle Black, Ashley Quesinberry, Vakiah Artis, and Imani Edwards. Back row: Sherita Grant, Mary Burgess, Bonnie Newsome, Olivia Adams, Amanda Elliott, and Alexis Davis. Not pictured are Sandy Boone, Shaquii Gary, Angela Harp, Rebekah Hill, Abigail Idisi, Gabrielle Jones, Eryn Owen, Tamike Sawyer, Brett Simpson, Shakerrah Sutton, and Courtney Wright.
Twenty-two Paul D. Camp Community College students were inducted into the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Inc., the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, during a ceremony Wednesday evening at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin.
The honor society’s mission is not only to recognize two-year college students for their academic achievements, but also to provide them with development opportunities through programs for leadership, fellowship and service. –PHOTOS BY Stacy Pauley


Deck the Halls during Holiday Reception

Holiday Reception webRing in the holiday at PDCCC! We have been busy with preparations for our annual Holiday Reception, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Regional Workforce Development Center.
Bring a non-perishable item to be donated to Franklin Cooperative Ministry.
RSVP here!


Paul D. Camp Community College Offers Contractor Business Licensing Course at Workforce Center

“Basic Contractor Business Licensing” will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin.
This is an eight-hour, non-credit course that provides an overview of the statutes and regulations that govern contractor licensing in Virginia. The course, led by Donald Goodwin, city of Franklin director of Community Development, is approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and Board of Contractors.
Topics will include: Starting a Business in Virginia; Laws and Regulations; Contractor Limits and Classifications; Virginia State Statutes Relating to Contractors; Statement of Consumer Protections; The Licensing Process; Obtaining a Contract; Customer Service and New Home Warranties; Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC); Underground Utilities; Insurance; Virginia Taxes; Labor Law; Erosion and Sediment Control; Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH); and Liens.
The cost, which includes the textbook, is $175. The deadline for registration is Sept. 26, 2015. For more information, contact the Workforce Development office, 757-569-6050, or email


Paul D. Camp Community College honors scholars, donors during Fall 2015 reception

Approximately 70 scholarship recipients and namesakes, donors and family members recently attended the Paul D. Camp Community College Fall 2015 Scholarship Reception held at the College’s Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin.
The college has awarded 23 students with scholarships that will aid in paying for tuition and books during the fall 2015 semester. The following applicants were honored with awards:

  • Dylan Beale of Courtland-Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship
  • Jeamis Britt of Windsor-Smithfield Foundation Scholarship
  • Bonnie Burns of Franklin-Bertella C. Westbrook Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students
  • Ellis Cofield, III of Franklin-Margaret L. Brown Education Scholarship
  • Deven Dodd of Courtland-Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
  • Imani Edwards of Zuni-Nellie White Business Scholarship; William and Dorothy Gwaltney Scholarship; and the Smithfield Foundation Scholarship
  • Taylor Felts of Franklin-“Service Above Self” Rotary Scholarship and Cynthia S. Frierdich, RN Nursing Scholarship
  • Raegan Hasty of Carrsville-Camp to Camp Scholarship
  • Shadeejah Hunt of Franklin-Camp to Camp Scholarship
  • Jasmine Lane of Ivor-Donald C. Boyce Education Scholarship
  • LaRhonda Mabry of Courtland-40/7 Society Scholarship
  • Kyrie McLeod of Courtland-Roy and Eleanor Epps Cornwell Scholarship and Suffolk Ruritan Nursing Scholarship
  • Eryn Owen of Suffolk-City of Suffolk Early Childhood Development Scholarship and Cross Realty Career Grant
  • Joy Pallone of Capron-Shirley N. Barnes Scholarship
  • Cadrina Ralph of Suffolk-Endowed Workforce Development Scholarship
  • Jacqueline Rawlings of Suffolk-Dr. Alvin C. Rogers Endowed Scholarship
  • Patricia Reyna of Suffolk-American Association of University Women, Suffolk Branch
  • Jerrod Russell of Franklin-Perry W. Barnett Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Matthew Seaborne of Sedley-Smithfield Foundation Scholarship
  • Jessica Teter of Smithfield-Smithfield Foundation Scholarship
  • Kela’ Turner of Zuni-Smithfield Foundation Scholarship
  • Emery Weist of Franklin-Smithfield Foundation Scholarship
  • Ebony White of Chesapeake-Dean Nancy Sandberg Scholarship

Kyrie McLeod w Epps familyKyrie McLeod of Courtland, left, was awarded The Roy and Eleanor Epps Cornwell Scholarship. She is pictured with J.C. Epps Jr., Nancy Epps Bunn and Carolyn Epps, family members representing the scholarship at the reception.
Imani Edwards & familyImani Edwards of Zuni, center with certificate, received the Nellie White Business Scholarship, the William and Dorothy Gwaltney Scholarship and the Smithfield Foundation Scholarship. She is pictured with her sister, Chloe Edwards, 13; brother, Marshall Lipscomb, 15; and mother Stephanie Edwards.
“This fall, we’ve awarded 28 scholarships to 23 students, totaling more than $50,000,” said Dr. Renee Felts, interim vice president for institutional advancement and interim executive director of the PDCCC Foundation. “Through a new online tool launched last fall, we have also been able to increase our applications for scholarships to over 40 percent.”
In addition to the above fall awards, the following students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes received Dual Enrollment Camp Opportunity Scholarships (DECOS). Those students are as follows:

  • Deja Batten of Suffolk
  • Catherine Brown of Franklin
  • Dante Copeland of Suffolk
  • Tamia Copeland of Suffolk
  • Taliyah Edwards of Suffolk
  • Emily Foster of Suffolk
  • Imani Garde of Suffolk
  • Cierra Gilmore of Suffolk
  • D’Avion Godwin of Suffolk
  • Amari Long of Franklin
  • Jevedia Martin of Suffolk
  • DeVon Morris of Suffolk
  • Wilbert Ridley of Branchville
  • Dominique Rodriguez of Suffolk
  • Dorean Seaborn of Suffolk
  • Destynie Sebrell of Franklin
  • Aaliyah Simms of Suffolk
  • Markel Smith of Suffolk
  • Paula Steward of Suffolk
  • Ja’Qwon Weaver of Suffolk

Dominique RodriguezDominique Rodriguez of Suffolk accepts a certificate for a Dual Enrollment Camp Opportunity Scholarship from PDCCC Interim President Dr. Bill Aiken.
PDCCC awards scholarships each fall and spring semester. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 757-569-6790.


Paul D. Camp Community College’s spring 2016 scholarship cycle opens September 8 for new and continuing students

~Deadline for submissions is Oct. 6, 2015~
Applications for Paul D. Camp Community College scholarships will open Tuesday, Sept. 8, for the spring 2016 semester. New and continuing students can apply for an array of funding opportunities beginning that day.
“The cost should not stop anyone from reaching their educational goals. That’s why Paul D. Camp Community College has established a number of opportunities for prospective and current students to help pay for their education through scholarships,” said Dr. Renee Felts, Interim Executive Director of the PDCCC Foundation and Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “These opportunities are possible because of donors who have made student success a high priority.”
PDCCC awarded nearly 80 scholarships totaling close to $56,000 to students during the 2014-15 academic year.
Students may apply for scholarships in the spring regardless if they have applied for scholarships in the fall, as long as they meet the criteria listed for each award. The scholarship acceptance period, begins Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Scholarship applications must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. and will only be accepted electronically.
Students only need to follow these steps to apply:

  • Submit a PDCCC Scholarship Application with all required supporting documentation to (Scanning instructions are located in the area of the PDCCC computer labs and on the Web site scholarships page.)
  • New students must submit an application for admission to the College with your high school or college transcripts attached.
  • All students must submit two letters of reference with your application.
  • Read the criteria for each scholarship. Some require additional attachments, such as an essay. Applications missing required documents will not be processed.
  • Make sure that all requirements are met by the scholarship cycle deadline.
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid at using our school code: 009159.

For more information, call the Office for Institutional Advancement at 757-569-6790 or log onto


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