PDCCC Celebrates Web Launch, Classrooms

FRANKLIN— Paul D. Camp Community College has announced the launch of a new, more user-friendly website and renovated classrooms to keep up with growing demand for educational opportunities in the Western Tidewater Region.

In the past five years (2006-2011), full time enrollment at Paul D. Camp has jumped nearly 35 percent, a trend that continues as the school is a resource for both working adults transitioning careers and budget-conscious students wanting quality education.

“We invested in these classroom and technical renovations to not only help our students today, but to help future students get ahead,” said college President Dr. Paul Wm. Conco.

The Web site redesign, led by PDCCC Computing Services Manager Beverly Davenport and The Ivy Group—a marketing, consulting and Web design firm based in Charlottesville—features easier navigation and increased user-friendliness. Highlights of www.pdc.edu include a home page slideshow featuring students, staff and faculty; a presence on Facebook and YouTube; and searchable class schedules and employee directory.

Paul D. Camp Community College held a ceremony recently to dedicate three classrooms renovated with technology upgrades, new furniture and wall hangings, and repainted in vibrant colors. Renee Felts, interim dean of occupational and technical programs, along with Dr. Conco and Dr. Joe Edenfield, vice president of financial and administrative services, conducted a ribbon-cutting of the rooms.


Paul D. Camp Community College is a small two-year college in Southeast Virginia. Campuses are located in Franklin and Suffolk, along with a Center in Smithfield. The college offers:

  • associate degrees, certificates, and career studies certificates In transfer and career/technical programs
  • credit and non-credit workforce services and training for businesses and industries
  • special interest classes for the community, and summer classes for youth through the Regional Workforce Development Center.
    • A dual enrollment program for high school students, online courses, and developmental studies classes are available at the college as well.

PDCCC students with an associate’s degree can seamlessly transfer to more than 20 four-year colleges and universities in the state. The Virginia Education Wizard makes transfer easy.

Paul D. Camp is one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System.

Class Students

Students Leroy Moore of Franklin, in front, Clarence Freeman of Newsoms and Crystal Eley of Courtland talk with Interim Dean of Occupational and Technical Programs Renee Felts while enjoying refreshments in one of the renovated classrooms