Christien Powell of the Southampton High School Marching Band led the procession during last year’s commencement at PDCCC.
Paul D. Camp Community College will hold its 45th commencement exercises on Friday, May 13, at the Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin. Approximately 250 students will be awarded degrees and certificates.
In addition to the students’ honors, a special award will be announced during the ceremony.
The 2016 J. Paul Councill Jr. Community Service Award will be presented. The awardee is selected based on significant contributions to PDCCC and its service region. The award is a vehicle for expressing appreciation to key community leaders who have given exemplary service to the college and the community. It also promotes greater community awareness of college support from key leaders.
Last year’s recipient was Roberta Naranjo, who served for more than four decades on the Southampton County School Board. She has been an advocate of PDCCC, particularly of the Nursing Program.
Other past recipients include: Lydia Duke, Barbara Mease, June Fleming, the Camp family, Bobby Worrell, Carroll Story, Judy Begland and Warren Beale.
Honor students, veterans and dual enrollment graduates will be recognized as well during the ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 757-569-6790.
Ellis “Trey” Cofield III, from left, Edwin Delgado, Pamela Reid, seated, Miranda Prentice and Courtney Wright note a proud moment after the 2015 graduation ceremony.