Two Paul D. Camp Community College Students Recognized by Virginia’s Community Colleges

Two Paul D. Camp Community College students were among 53 students who were honored Tuesday, Nov. 19, at a luncheon recognizing scholarships they received. The event was called The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education 2013 Scholarship Luncheon and was held in Richmond. Representatives from all 23 of Virginia’s community colleges were in attendance for this recognition celebration.
Paul D. Camp Community College’s two honorees were Ms. Lauren Wagoner and Ms. Donna Lloyd. They each received scholarships for their scholastic aptitude and achievements.
PDCCC Lauren Wagoner
Ms. Wagoner, of Eure, N.C., was the recipient of the J. Philip Bain Jr. Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship. A nursing student, she became interested in the healthcare field after participating in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) organization in high school. She is a certified nurse assistant and plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree in nursing after completing the registered nursing program at PDCCC.
PDCCC Donna Lloyd
Ms. Lloyd, of Courtland, received the Kathy Camper Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship. She put her education on hold to raise her two children and now is an early childhood education major at PDCCC. She will pursue her bachelor’s degree after graduation from PDCCC and is a full-time lead teacher in the Early Head Start Program at The Children’s Center.
Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, in commending the 53 scholars, said “These outstanding students are Virginia’s future leaders. They represent the potential in all of our youth, and the difference that we each can make in the world.”
Keynote speaker John Adams, chairman of the Martin Agency, told the students they were the most important people in the room. And, he told them their lives and careers will probably not work out as planned. That’s good news, he said, “because some of these things will turn out much better than you expect, and because life is an adventure and therefore much more interesting than if it were predictable.”
The Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program, with 25 recipients this year, was established in 2006 through the generosity of private donors to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The scholarships recognize students from across the commonwealth who have demonstrated academic excellence during high school as well as a commitment to developing their leadership skills. Each scholarship bears the name of one of many philanthropy leaders who support Virginia’s Community Colleges.
Thanks to the generosity of the Moses D. Nunnally, Jr. Charitable Lead Unitrust, an additional seven students in the metro Richmond region were named as recipients of a new Richmond Region Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship.
Another 11 students received endowed and memorial scholarships honoring special philanthropists and friends who have worked to further the mission of Virginia’s Community Colleges, and 10 students were honored as participants in the Valley Proteins Fellows Program.
For more information on scholarship opportunities for students, contact the College’s Office of Institutional Advancement at (757) 569-6791.