PDCCC graduates largest class in history…

Largest Graduating Class in Paul D. Camp Community College History Graduate at 41st Annual Commencement Exercises Held May 11, 2012

FRANKLIN — On May 11, 2012, Paul D. Camp Community College held its 41st Annual Commencement. The ceremony was held at the College’s Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin. The largest graduating class in the history of the College – more than 235 students – received their degrees and certificates.

The Honorable Lionell Spruill, Sr., a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 1994, delivered the commencement address. (Student speakers for the commencement were: siblings, Hannah and Josiah Barrett of Wakefield.)

In addition to the conferring of degrees and certificates, the following honors and additional recognitions occurred:

• Virginia Community College Association’s 2011 Showcase awards winners were recognized. They are: Martha Kello, associate professor of childhood development and reading; Hyler Scott, counselor in student support services; Laveckia Swan, former administrative assistant for the nursing program as the PDCCC recipients of the, Cheryl Shelton, computer lab assistant, also received this recognition, but because of her untimely passing, the award was accepted on her behalf by Dr. Alan Harris, professional counselor.

• 2011 PDCCC Award for Excellence in Education was presented to Dr. Harriette Arrington, dean of academic programs on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus

J. Paul Councill Jr. Community Service Award was presented to Carroll Story, a community leader who has worked tirelessly to assist displaced workers.
• Professor Emeritus recognition was bestowed upon Dr. Patsy Joyner, who retired in January as vice president of institutional advancement.

Next, the following degrees and certificates were awarded:

Degree of Associate of Arts and Science in Business Administration:
• Suffolk: Kenneth Brown, Elizabeth Doughty (cum laude), Johnetta Robinson, Candace Woods (cum laude)
• Smithfield: Darius Bragg (cum laude)
• Windsor: Merdell Simmons, Sean Taylor
• Capron: Tammy Russell (cum laude)
• Sedley: Kristen Lewis
• Courtland: Paula Hahn
• Zuni: Consuela Ricks
• Franklin: Joyce D. Everett (cum laude), Anthony Holloway, Sylvia Lankford (Magna cum laude), Elizabeth Lee, Shameka Person (cum laude and PTK), Daniel Simonsen (Summa cum laude and PTK)
• Newsoms: Catherine Cutchins (PTK)
• Norfolk: Emily Malnick

Degree of Associate of Arts and Science in Education:
• Suffolk: Brian Bass (Magna cum laude and PTK), Elizabeth Doughty (cum laude), Carrie Robertson, Ida Thompson (Summa cum laude and PTK)
• Franklin: Anthony Holloway, Mike Jackson, Raquel Newsome, Melissa Reid
• Windsor: Jessica Klass, Angela Minga
• Wakefield: Jack Ray Barrett Jr. (Summa cum laude)
• Courtland: Brenda Jenkins (cum laude and PTK)

Degree of Associate of Arts and Science in General Studies (Computer Science):
• Franklin: Daniel Alldaffer Jr.
• Courtland: Kevin Hart (Magna cum laude)
• Suffolk: Logan Patterson (Summa cum laude and PTK)
• Smithfield: Joshua Stacey (Summa cum laude and PTK), Joshua Wilkes

Degree of Associate of Arts and Science in General Studies (General):
• Suffolk: Gerald Brandsasse (cum laude), Christopher Graham (Magna cum laude), Jessica Hicks, Miranda Hodge, Karen Jenkins (Magna cum laude and PTK), Keshia Jones, Adam Kania, LaQuisa McGlone, Earl F. Nichols (Magna cum laude), Ernestine Powell (Magna cum laude), Shakeema Bell-Wilson
• Franklin: Rebecca Ballance (Summa cum laude and PTK), Kayla Eger (Magna cum laude and PTK), Bryan Gary, Zachary Gurganus (cum laude and PTK), Anthony Holloway, Sylvia Lankford (Magna cum laude), Shameka Lowe, Jennifer Lynch (cum laude), Brandi Mason, Nicole Owens, Adam Tuck, Brittany Weddington
• Smithfield: Corey Holmes (PTK)
• Carrollton: Kassandra Ford (Magna cum laude and PTK)
• Zuni: Aaron Allen (cum laude and PTK), Brenda Anyanwu (Summa cum laude and PTK), Brandi Rhodes
• Capron: Jared Dotts
• Courtland: Jamie Dodd (Magna cum laude and PTK), Kevin Hart (Magna cum laude), Jessica Xinos
• Windsor: Brandon Stephens
• Wakefield: Hannah Barrett (Magna cum laude and PTK), Josiah Barrett (Magna cum laude and PTK)
• Newport News: Moses Lleva (Summa cum laude)
• Norfolk: Emily Malnick

Degree of Associate in Arts and Science in Science:
• Suffolk: John A. Carr (cum laude and PTK), Dominic Chirico (Summa cum laude), Jamie Durden (cum laude and PTK), Laura M. Smith, Alicia Zolinski
• Franklin: Ranita Gatling, Parthavi Shriketan Pandit
• Courtland: Ashley Murphy
• Newsoms: Holly A. Smith
• Portsmouth: Melanie Myers

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice (Corrections Science):
• Suffolk: Cordney Hill, William E. Ivey III
• Franklin: Lauren Barnes (Magna cum laude and PTK), Candice Evans (Magna cum laude and PTK), Samantha Schwarztrauber (Magna cum laude and PTK)
• Courtland: Kimberly Holmes (Summa cum laude and PTK), Max B. Porter
• Sedley: James R. Lowe (cum laude)
• Newsoms: Velma A. Boone
• Windsor: Tarja Randall
• Chesapeake: Jodie J. Sykes
• Virginia Beach: Alfred Lenyoun

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice (Police Science):
• Suffolk: William E. Ivey III, Tyesha Moore, Rosalyn Ward (Magna cum laude and PTK), Doris Wilson
• Franklin: Candice Evans (Magna cum laude and PTK), Tony Newsome Sr.
• Courtland: Kimberly Holmes (Summa cum laude and PTK), Max B. Porter
• Smithfield: Jervaris Whitney
• Newport News.: Darrell Green
• Chesapeake: Jodie J. Sykes

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Support Technology (Executive):
• Franklin: Elizabeth Alvarez (cum laude and PTK), Linda Muse-Ruvio (PTK)
• Capron: Jessica L. Jordan
• Smithfield: Veronica Handy (cum laude)
• Sunbury, N.C.: Shalland Beamon

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Support Technology (Word Information Processing):
• Zuni: Brenda Anyanwu (Summa cum laude and PTK)

Degree of Associate in Applied Science (Early Childhood Development):
• Suffolk: Ebony Baker (Magna cum laude), Annette Hale, Celestine Holloway-Jones (Magna cum laude), Leona Mabrey (Magna cum laude)
• Franklin: Cecilia L. Jones, Patrice L. Jones, Adrienne Whitehead
• Ivor: Patricia M. Marks (cum laude and PTK)
• Courtland: Ashley Robertson
• Carrollton: Tiffany R. Cox
• Smithfield: Melody Jones (Summa cum laude and PTK)

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology:
• Suffolk: Clayton Walley (Magna cum laude and PTK), Victor L. Williams (Magna cum laude and PTK)
• Franklin: M. Wayne Edwards (Summa cum laude and PTK), John D. Fowler Jr. (Magna cum laude), Craig H. ThomasCarrsville: David Johnson (Summa cum laude)Windsor: Larry Mason (cum laude and PTK)Pendleton, N.C.: Philip A. Williams (PTK)

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology (Electronic Controls):
• Courtland: Sherlene I. Sykes (cum laude)

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology (Electronics/Electrical):
• Franklin: Daniel Alldaffer Sr. (Summa cum laude and PTK), Jake T. Eure (Magna cum laude), Chad D. Jones (cum laude)
• Courtland: Charles D. Holt, Vance Stephenson, Michael A. Thompson (cum laude)
• Boykins: Dean R. Drake (cum laude)

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Management (Computer Support Specialist):
• Carrsville: Laura Joscelyn (Summa cum laude)
• Windsor: Anthony Wayne Spivey Jr. (Magna cum laude and PTK)

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Management (General Business):
• Suffolk: Rhonda D. Knight, Erica Morgan (PTK), Parris Scott
• Franklin: Ronald Ruffin (Summa cum laude and PTK)
• Boykins: Michael Salloum (PTK)
• Waverly: Jessica Thompson (cum laude)
• Smithfield: Iris Bryant-Tyler

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Management (Hardware and Software Support):
• Suffolk: James L. Jenkins (cum laude)
• Franklin: Emory D. Cisco (Summa cum laude), Martha Hopkins (Summa cum laude and PTK), Matthew Hopkins (cum laude and PTK)
• Courtland: Dolph Stamm (Summa cum laude and PTK)
• Windsor: Joseph Naneville (Summa cum laude)

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Management (Marketing):
• Suffolk: Erica Morgan (PTK)
• Boykins: Michael Salloum (PTK)

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Nursing:
• Suffolk: Nicole Bedoya (PTK), Janie D’Amico (Magna cum laude), Whitney Irvine, Jenipher McMillan, Leticia Mickels (cum laude), Jessica R. Scott, Katina Sharpe
• Franklin: Juanita Belcher, Katrina Denny, Jamie R. Edwards, Tonia Golden, Stacy Griffith, Barbara G. Johnson (Magna cum laude), Kristine Pearce, Laura M. White
• Courtland: Antoinette Adams (cum laude), Desiree Gunn, Elizabeth Parker
• Sedley: Brittany A. Barnes
• Ivor: Denise Gephart (Magna cum laude and PTK)
• Newsoms: Jessica S. Barnes
• Drewryville: Millie Munford
• Zuni: Sissy Jumper
• Carrsville: Yvonne Creech, Jessica Tarrant (cum laude)
• Windsor: Ashlee Landrus, Stephanie Marshall
• Smithfield: Jordyn McGrew
• Wakefield: Emmalia Roi Colendrino (PTK), Tamara D. Williams (cum laude)
• Portsmouth: Deanna Rabb
• Chesapeake: Erin T. Holland (cum laude)
• Scotland Neck, N.C.: Roykieya L. Whitaker

Certificate in Clerical Studies:
• Capron: Jessica L. Jordan
• Ivor: Jaclyn Wade
• Smithfield: Veronica Handy (cum laude)

Certificate in Early Childhood Development Assistant:
• Suffolk: Ebony Baker (Magna cum laude), Celestine Holloway-Jones (Magna cum laude), Leona Mabrey (Magna cum laude)
• Franklin: Jasmine Teal
• Smithfield: Melody Jones (Summa cum laude and PTK)

Certificate in Electricity:
• Franklin: Daniel Alldaffer Sr. (Summa cum laude and PTK), Jake T. Eure (Magna cum laude)
• Courtland: Charles D. Holt, Vance Stephenson
• Boykins: Dean R. Drake (cum laude)
• Windsor: Larry Mason (cum laude and PTK)

Certificate in General Education:
• Suffolk: Brian Bass (Magna cum laude and PTK), Gerald Brandsasse (cum laude), Kenneth Brown, Brittany Chavis, Dominic Chirico (Summa cum laude), Elizabeth Doughty (cum laude), Jamie Durden (cum laude and PTK), Christopher Graham (Magna cum laude), Cecilia Harrell, Barbara Hickman, Jessica Hicks, Miranda Hodge, Karen Jenkins (Magna cum laude and PTK), Keshia Y. Jones, Renee Jones, Adam Kania, LaQuisa McGlone, Gabrielle McGuire, Earl F. Nichols (Magna cum laude), Logan Patterson (Summa cum laude and PTK), Ernestine Powell (Magna cum laude), Johnette Robinson, Laura M. Smith, Melissa Tilton, Quinten White, James B. Williams Jr. (PTK), Shakeema Bell-Wilson, Candace Woods (cum laude), Alicia Zolinski
• Franklin: Rebecca Balance (Summa cum laude and PTK), Marquita Binns, LaRisha Britt, Kayla Eger (Magna cum laude and PTK), Joyce Everett (cum laude), Bryan Gary, Ranita Gatling, Zachary Gurganus (cum laude and PTK), Kristi Kujawski, Sylvia Lankford (Magna cum laude), Shameka Lowe, Jennifer Lynch (cum laude), Brandi Mason, Raquel Newsome, Nicole Owens, Shameka Person (cum laude and PTK), Melissa Reid, Daniel Simonsen (Summa cum laude and PTK)
• Courtland: Jordan A. Blythe, Jamie Dodd (Magna cum laude and PTK), Larry Dollarhide, Paula Hahn, Kevin Hart (Magna cum laude), Brenda Jenkins (cum laude and PTK), Chantel Yeager (PTK), Jessica Xinos
• Sedley: Ashley Avent (PTK), Jordan Hewett, Richard Jarratt, Bridgette Koudamah Lucas (PTK)
• Branchville: Crystal Fatherly
• Capron: Jared Dotts
• Newsoms: Holly A. Smith
• Boykins: Jaleel Williams
• Zuni: Aaron M. Allen (cum laude and PTK), Brenda Anyanwu (Summa cum laude and PTK), Kyle Corbett, Brandi Rhodes
• Windsor: Jessica Klass, Merdell Simmons, Stephanie Sproul, Sean Taylor
• Smithfield: Darius Bragg (cum laude), Trakelia Hamlin, Corey Holmes (PTK), Joshua Stacey (Summa cum laude and PTK)
• Carrollton: Kassandra Ford (Magna cum laude and PTK)
• Wakefield: Hannah Barrett (Magna cum laude and PTK), Josiah Barrett (Magna cum laude and PTK)
• Norfolk: Emily Malnick
• Edenton, N.C.: Mary L. Kirkland

Certificate in Industrial Technology:
• Franklin: Craig Thomas

Certificate in Career Studies (Bookkeeping):
• Franklin: Jacqueline G. Howell
• Capron: Jessica L. Jordan
• Smithfield: Veronica Handy (cum laude), Iris Bryant-Tyler

Certificate in Career Studies (Childcare I):
• Suffolk: Ebony Baker (Magna cum laude), Leona Mabrey (Magna cum laude), Amy Towns
• Ivor: Patricia Marks (cum laude and PTK)
• Smithfield: Melody Jones (Summa cum laude and PTK)
• Farmville: Susan A. Parks

Certificate in Career Studies (Childcare II):
• Suffolk: Ebony Bake r(Magna cum laude), Leona Mabrey (Magna cum laude)
• Smithfield: Melody Jones (Summa cum laude and PTK)

Certificate in Career Studies (Computer Support Specialist):
• Suffolk: Aaron Legg
• Franklin: Darrelle L. Jackson
• Windsor: Anthony Wayne Spivey Jr. (Magna cum laude and PTK)

Certificate in Career Studies (Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management):
• Boykins: Michael Salloum (PTK)
• Smithfield: Iris Bryant-Tyler

Certificate in Career Studies (Hardware and Software Support):
• Suffolk: Jennifer E. Harrell
• Ivor: Shane Collins
• Smithfield: Joshua Stacey (Summa cum laude and PTK)

Certificate Career Studies (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning):
• Boykins: Stephen M. Draper
• Murfreesboro, N.C.: Robert Wynn

Certificate in Career Studies (Industrial Maintenance):
• Franklin: Jeffrey L. Wood

Certificate in Career Studies (Industrial/Residential Wiring):
• Courtland: Michael A. Thompson (cum laude)

Certificate in Career Studies (Leadership):
• Smithfield: Iris Bryant-Tyler

Certificate in Career Studies (Medical Office Billing Clerk):
• Suffolk: Jacqueline A. Clark
• Franklin: Brenda E. Jordan, Parthavi Shriketan Pandit, Shameka Person (cum laude and PTK)
• Zuni: Deborah Powell

Certificate in Career Studies (Medical Office Specialist):
• Suffolk: Jacqueline A. Clark, Rita Ennis, Katie Lester
• Franklin: Shayna Brown, Brenda Jordan, Leesa Livesay, Parthavi Shriketan Pandit, Shameka Person (cum laude and PTK)
• Courtland: Cheryl Noel
• Newsoms: Ida Spruell

Certificate in Career Studies (Nurse Aide):
• Suffolk: Connie Holliman, Melissa Lowe, Anne Thorne
• Franklin: Shameka Person (cum laude and PTK), Linda Muse-Ruvio (PTK)
• Courtland: Sue Drake, Brittany Wyche
• Drewryville: Margarita Mitchell
• Sedley: April D. Boone
• Windsor: Elizabeth McCullough

Certificate in Career Studies (Phlebotomy):
• Suffolk: Jasmine Chambliss, Melissa Lowe (PTK)
• Franklin: Terry L. Baker, Kenneth Barnes, Abby Morrison, Pamala Norfleet, Kelly Rohrbaugh, Mary M. White
• Sedley: April D. Boone, Shondera Willis
• Courtland: Brittany Wyche
• Capron: Jessica L. Jordan

Certificate in Career Studies (Pre-Nursing):
• Suffolk: Jamie L. Curtis, Michelle Hollomon, Kenya Knight, Kimberly Phelps, Shakeema Bell-Wilson
• Franklin: Heather E. Turner
• Courtland: Tiffany L. Johnson
• Ivor: Melissa Stewart
• Boykins: Wendy K. Williams
• Newsoms: Latarsha Stith
• Carrollton: Damaris Drew

Certificate in Career Studies (Professional Welder-Fabricator):
• Suffolk: Clayton Walley (Magna cum laude and PTK)
• Franklin: Curtis Hamlin Jr.
• Drewryville: Ryan Suits
• Zuni: Ivan Brock

Certificate in Career Studies (Professional Welder-Plate):
• Suffolk: Clayton Walley (Magna cum laude and PTK)
• Franklin: Curtis Hamlin Jr.

Certificate in Career Studies (Word Processing Technician):
• Capron: Jessica L. Jordan