Paul D. Camp Community College Holds 44th Commencement Ceremony May 15, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Paul D. Camp Community College will hold its annual 44th commencement exercises on Friday, May 15, at the Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin, with a new Interim President Dr. William “Bill” Aiken.
“I am thrilled to be part of recognizing the success of these students and honoring more than 250 students who will receive their degrees and certificates that evening,” said Dr. Aiken.
Holland-LulaCol. Lula B. Holland, an advocate of education who retired from the U. S. Army Reserves, will be the keynote speaker. Holland returned to school after dropping out for several years. She earned her high school diploma at 21 years old. She then continued her education, graduating with an Associate of Arts degree from Norfolk State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), as well as a master’s degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University.
She served as chief nurse in the 18th Field Hospital and is also retired as assistant director of the City of Portsmouth Department of Social Services.
An annual scholarship was established in Col. Holland’s honor by her daughter, Attorney Helivi Holland, to help a non-traditional student seeking an associate’s degree at Paul D. Camp Community College.
Courtney Wright webIn addition, the ceremony will feature graduate speaker Courtney Wright of Suffolk. A 2013 graduate of Lakeland High School, she is a member of the College’s Omega Zeta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Also at PDCCC, she serves as a Presidential Student Ambassador and is an active member of the Literary Club.
The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 757-569-6790.