Paul D. Camp Community College Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month during Free Movie Night

~Other films set for showing through November~

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 -October 15) Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) will have a special showing of the film, “No Se Aceptan Devoluciones,” or “Instructions Not Included,” on Thursday, Sept. 25. The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road, and 7:00 p.m. at the College’s Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin, 100 North College Drive.
A discussion regarding National Hispanic Heritage Month will follow the movie.
“Paul D. Camp Community College recognizes the positive influences that Hispanics and Latino Americans have in our country,” said Movie Night Coordinator Nancy Warren. “The special guest speakers will share information and insight about this significant month-long celebration.”
The movie, rated PG-13, involves the threat a man and his daughter experience when the birth mother re-enters their lives. The film runs 122 minutes. Follow this link to view a trailer:
This is the second installment in the College’s 2014 movie night series. All showings are free and open to the public. The following films will be featured:
“The Words”
Sponsored by the PDCCC Literary Club
4:00 p.m. Hobbs Suffolk Campus
7:00 p.m. Workforce Center in Franklin
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
A successful writer pays steep price for stealing another’s work
105 minutes
4:00 p.m. Hobbs Suffolk Campus
7:00 p.m. Workforce Center in Franklin
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
A documentary on bullying in schools.
National Bully Prevention Month discussion will follow.
93 minutes
“The Wizard of Oz Sing-Along”
4:00 p.m. Hobbs Suffolk Campus
7:00 p.m. Workforce Center in Franklin
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Dorothy wakes up in a magical land after being swept away by a tornado.
102 minutes
Free refreshments and door prizes will be provided. For more information, email or call 757.569.6748.


More than $11,000 Raised at the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament

Britt Webb and Hasty
Teammates Steve Webb, left in back, and Brad Hasty watch as Herbert Britt concentrates on a shot during the 11th annual event.
On Friday, September 5, 70 golfers participated in the 11th Annual Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation Golf Tournament at Sleepy Hole Golf Club in Suffolk. More than $11,000 was raised to aid in student scholarships, and staff and faculty needs. Also, the following were winners at the tournament:
First Flight

  • First Place: Jeff Bird, Jonathon Jackson, Darden Hurt and Jeff Poehls
  • Second Place: Brad Cofer, Mark Cassady, Matt Ridjaneck and William Auman
  • Third Place: Ricky Carr, Steve Ritter, Russ Bradshaw and Wayne Ford

Second Flight

  • First Place: Sandy Mann, Jerry McGinnis, Alex Parker and Frank Wink
  • Second Place: Herbert Britt, Steve Webb, Joe Starling and Brad Hasty
  • Third Place: Ed Miller, William Hewitt and Tex McKinney

Third Flight

  • First Place: Amanda Jarratt, Ronnie West, Barry Porter and Chris Gullickson
  • Second Place: Charles Modlin, Charles Turner, Eric Lehman and Rob Thorndike
  • Third Place: Justin Oliver, Bob Tureman, Mike Forrest and Heather Eckman

In addition to these winners, the following won awards:

  • Darden Hurt:
    • 50/50 Putting Contest winner
  • Rob Thorndike:
    • Closest to Pin
  • Russ Bradshaw:
    • Longest Drive

“We want to thank all of the golfers, sponsors, donors and volunteers who supported this event for our foundation,” said Felicia Blow, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation.
Serving as the event’s primary sponsors were:

    >Gold Sponsors: Smithfield Foods and Smithfield Farmland
  • Silver Sponsors: Dominion Virginia Power
  • Bronze Sponsors: Bronco Federal Credit Union, Hubbard Peanut Company and Surry Power Station
  • Hole Sponsors: Burgess & Co., PC, CPAs; Duke Automotive; EVB; Farmers Bank; Hubbard Peanut Company; Prime Media; Rawlings Mechanical; Suffolk
    News-Herald; The Tidewater News; and Village at Woods Edge

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Members of the Smithfield-Farmland team who earned first place winner in the first flight, from left, are: Jonathon Jackson, Darden Hurt, Jeff Bird and Jeff Poehls.


Paul D. Camp Community College President Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Dr Conco' s Ice Bucket Challenge
Paul Wm. Conco, Ph.D., President of Paul D. Camp Community College, accepted an icy challenge today to raise awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The Ice Bucket Challenge, made by Carol Wright, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Dr. Renee Felts, Dean of the Franklin Campus/Occupational/Technical programs, was also set to raise funds for a local firefighter that has this neurodegenerative disease. Dousing Dr. Conco in front of the College is Nelda Bellamy, Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Academic and Student Development, left, and Trina Jones, Dean of Student Services and Counselor. Dr. Conco then challenged Dr. Carl Sweat, Coordinator of PDCCC at Smithfield, Dr. Justin Oliver, Interim Dean of Transfer Programs and the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, and Randy Betz, Vice President of the Division of Workforce Development to follow suit by getting a cold soaking, making a donation or both. Conco is also making donations to both the local firefighter and the National ALS Association.
Dr Edenfield ice ice baby
This is a new twist on taking the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Raising awareness and funds for ALS, Dr. Joe Edenfield also challenged Troop 17 and all of the VCCS VPs.


Paul D. Camp Community College Celebrates Practical Nursing Collaboration on Franklin Campus

PDCC Nursing Program Reception group
Paul D. Camp Community College held a reception to introduce the new Practical Nursing Program on the Franklin Campus. The program is a collaborative effort between the College, Franklin City Public Schools and Southampton Memorial Hospital.
Celebrating the occasion, front row from left, are: Dr. Tara Atkins-Brady, PDCCC Vice President of Academic and Student Development; Kimberly Lowe, FCPS PN Instructor; Samantha Dowd, Anndrea Wilson and Alexa Lilley, all PN students; Dr. Debbie Hartman, PDCCC Dean of Nursing and Allied Health; and Laurie Ross, Southampton Memorial Hospital CNO. Back row: Lynn Jones, PDCCC Local Board Chairman; Edna King, FCPS Board Chairman; Paul Wm. Conco, Ph.D., PDCCC President; Willie J. Bell Jr., FCPS Superintendent; Stephanie Lockhart, PDCCC Lead Faculty for PN Program; Keisha Spivey, PN student; Herbert W. DeGroft, PDCCC Foundation Board President; Abiola Ogbeta and Joyce Hines, PN students; and Asa Johnson, PDCCC Local Board member.
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Felicia Blow, PDCCC Vice President for Institutional Advancement, from left, Edna King, Willie J. Bell Jr., Paul Wm. Conco and Laurie Ross talk about the Practical Nursing collaboration.
PDCC Nursing Program Reception Alexa,Samantha, AnndreaPractical Nursing students, from left, Alexa Lilley, Samantha Dowd and Anndrea Wilson chat during the reception.
For more information about the program, email Lockhart at .


Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Center Graduates Third Class of Marine Welders

Paul D. Camp Community College recently graduated 10 students from its Fast Track Marine Welding program—a non-credit, 120-hour program on the Franklin Campus that provides hands-on training, job shadowing opportunities and job placement support.
The College’s Division of Workforce Development and Career Development Center, as well as its Fast Track Marine Welding students in the latest session of the program, have benefited from a generous $10,000 grant awarded by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
The program is designed to provide fast-paced, focused training of welding essentials and is targeted for individuals who are unemployed, particularly long-term. Not only does the program prepare students for the workforce, but also provides employers with trained candidates.
For more information, contact the Workforce Development Office, 757.569.6050, or visit
Welding Graduation
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Members of the third class of Fast Track Marine Welders at PDCCC, from left, are: Andrew Randolph of Carrsville, Darwin DaCosta of Suffolk, Khalfani Elliott of Boykins, Chandra Tucker of Drewryville, Marcus Henry of Suffolk, Alice Widmeyer-Ellison of Franklin, Dustin Everette of Franklin, Maurice Warren of Franklin, Aaron Williams of Courtland and Brandon Card of Suffolk.


The Paul D. Camp Community College Upward Bound Program’s Summer Session Culminates with Closing Ceremony

More than 200 students, alumni, family members, instructors, staff and college officials attended the 2014 Upward Bound Summer Closing Ceremony held July 22 at the Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin.
During the event, attendees celebrated the end of a six-week educational and cultural session, which featured guest speaker and Upward Bound alumna, Katrina Williams, a graduate of Southampton High School and student at Regent University. The ceremony was also highlighted by student talent and project displays.
For more information about Upward Bound, a federally funded TRIO program that helps students grades 9-12 continue their education beyond high school, visit or call 757.569.6764.
2014 Upward Bound Summer Closing CeremonyNicole Freeman of Southampton High School executes a modern dance performance during the ceremony.
2014 Upward Bound Summer Closing CeremonyA special musical presentation included Dante Copeland and Imani Garde, both of Lakeland High School.
2014 Upward Bound Summer Closing CeremonyEsther Brown looks at the paper turbine projects with her daughter and Upward Bound student Catherine Brown of Franklin High School.


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