Alumni Relations Program Launched at PDCCC

Lori CarterThrough financial support from the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation, the College now has a formal alumni relations program, managed through the Office of Institutional Advancement. Since 1970, literally thousands of students have graduated from PDCCC; these graduates include degree program graduates, certification recipients, or non-credit program participants. All of these Alumni are making a huge impact on the communities in which they live.
 
The goals of the alumni relations program are multi-faceted and include the following: keep the connection between alumni and their alma mater strong, as well as to encourage interest, enthusiasm, and loyalty to PDCCC. The program also will foster relationships with those taking courses and/or graduating from the College. These goals will be accomplished through a number of means, including but not limited to: networking receptions; special Alumni events; newsletters issuances; and development of an Advisory Council. Alumni will be given direct, personal attention in an effort to encourage engagement with the College.
 
To execute the Alumni Relations plan, Ms. Lori Carter was hired to serve as Paul D. Camp Community College’s very first Alumni Relations Associate. She graduated from Paul D. Camp Community College in 2004 with an Associate’s degree of Arts & Sciences in General Studies. Following her time at PDCCC, Ms. Carter transitioned to Old Dominion University, where she attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications. “As alumni relations associate and an alumnae myself, my hope is to grow the network of PDCCC alumni so that current students and future students can have equal, if not better, experiences in community college,” said Mrs. Carter.
 
Since graduating, Mrs. Carter has held positions with Isle of Wight County, City of Suffolk, and BB&T. Her professional experiences have been in event planning and coordination, fundraising, and banking. She added, “After the birth of my daughter in 2012, I wanted to work part-time to provide more time for my family while remaining in the workplace. When the opportunity to return to Paul D. Camp Community College presented itself, I felt it was time to return and coordinate alumni, just like myself, and encourage engagement.”
 
To reach Mrs. Carter or to learn more about the PDCCC Alumni Relations Program, please contact her via lcarter@pdc.edu or 757.569.6082.