Dr. Justin Oliver honored with award for exemplary educational support to students at Paul D. Camp Community College

Dr Oliver Exellence in Education AwardDr. Justin Oliver accepts the PDCCC 2015 Excellence in Education Award from Interim President Dr. Bill Aiken during graduation on May 15.
Interim Dean of Transfer Programs and the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Dr. Justin Oliver, was recently honored with the Paul D. Camp Community College 2015 Excellence in Education Award.
Dr. Oliver was selected to receive this award by a committee of his peers. “Examples of his commitment, enthusiasm, and support of the College, students, faculty and staff, as well as his exceptional service were highly noted,” said Vice President of Academic and Student Development Dr. Tara Atkins-Brady.
Oliver earned his Doctorate of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from Regent University in 2012. He began working at PDCCC as an adjunct faculty member in 1998. In 2004, he was hired as a full-time instructor, teaching developmental courses, math for liberal arts, pre-calculus and statistics.
A recipient of the 2007 Virginia Community College Association’s Showcase Award, Oliver has served on the Planning and Effectiveness Committee, the Quality Enhancement Plan Committee, and the Developmental Math Redesign Curriculum Team. In addition, he served as campus leader for the redesign of the College’s developmental math initiative.
“Justin’s service as an educator, mathematics professor, and interim dean has been outstanding,” said PDCCC Interim President Dr. Bill Aiken. “Your many accomplishments as a leader and teacher have garnered the respect of your colleagues and have served to promote the mission of the College.”
Oliver was selected to attend the Virginia Community College’s first Chancellor’s Developmental Education Institute offered in partnership with the National Center for Developmental Education in 2011.
“He is an advisor, a mentor and a coach who inspires students to reach their fullest potential,” said Atkins-Brady.