Great turnout for college-hosted event

Scholarship Winners Group

PDCCC President Dr. Paul Wm. Conco congratulates Wawijah Jones, from left, Laquita Person, Koryne Andrew and Riste Hall-Blow on their scholarship awards.

Approximately 300 participants and volunteers attended College Night in Virginia Monday evening, an event hosted by Paul D. Camp Community College’s Financial Aid Office at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin.


During a random drawing at the 6th annual event, $500 scholarships were awarded to Wawijah Jones of Franklin High School, Laquita Person, Koryne Andrew and Riste Hall-Blow, all of Southampton High School.


Participants learned about choosing a college, the financial aid process, and scholarship searches and scams.


“I was very happy to see so many people come and enjoy the event,” said Coordinator Elizabeth Alvarez. “We distributed forms that allowed participants to evaluate the event. We had 177 forms completed with lots of positive feedback.”


College Night in Virginia sessions are sponsored by Educational Credit Management Corporation, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide services in support of higher education finance and to assist students and families in their efforts to plan and pay for college.


For more information, log onto or call the financial aid office, 757-569-6715.