Members of Paul D. Camp Community College faculty and staff were honored during the 32nd Annual Virginia Community Colleges Association conference and awards showcase, held in Arlington.
The VCCA Showcase Awards program recognizes outstanding faculty and staff from the 40 campuses of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. Recipients were chosen by peers at their home campuses.
PDCCC faculty and staff receiving the 2014 VCCA Showcase awards are as follows:
Cinda Schmitt, Associate Professor of Administrative Support Technology on the Franklin Campus
Schmitt has worked for Paul D. Camp Community College since 1999. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Longwood University, an MBA from Lynchburg College and a Masters in Accountancy Certificate from DeVry University. She has been the recipient of the Paul D. Camp Community College Faculty Award.
Issi’ Patterson, Executive Secretary in Academic Programs on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus
Patterson has been employed at PDCCC since 2005. She serves as Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean. She has an associate degree from PDCCC, and AAS, Administrative Support Technology/Word Information Processing and Certificates in Office Information Processing and Clerical Studies. She is a member of the PDCCC Classified Personnel Association and the Alumni Association. In addition, she served as president of the Student Chapter 2005 International Association of Administrative Professionals. Patterson was selected by the College to attend the VCCS Leadership Academy in 2006 and served as a member at large for the VCCA Executive Committee in 2009 and 2010. She was also a Showcase Award honoree in 2009.
Cathy Cutchins, Executive Assistant to the President on the Franklin Campus
Cutchins has been working at PDCCC since 2001. She worked at the College’s Regional Workforce Development Center for 11 years before being hired in her current position in 2012. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Management from Saint Leo University. She was awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Support Technology at PDCCC. She is a member of the PDCCC Classified Personnel Association. Cutchins has earned many accolades, including a Dean’s Certificate for Outstanding Performance at Saint Leo, and a Letter of Merit, President’s List, at PDCCC. She has also served on numerous college committees.
Dr. Harriette Arrington, former Dean of the Suffolk Campus, was also selected. However, she retired prior to receiving the award.