Paul D. Camp Community College student Brandy Main excels, selected to Phi Theta Kappa All-Virginia Academic Team

Brandy Main PTK Awards LuncheonBrandy Main, third from left, was honored for being selected to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2015 All-Virginia Academic Team. Joining her, from left, are: Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton, PDCCC Interim President Dr. Bill Aiken and Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges Dr. Glenn DuBois.
It only seemed fitting for Brandy Main, a work-study student in the Financial Aid Office on the Paul D. Camp Community College Hobbs Suffolk Campus, to follow in the footsteps of many of her family members, continuing her education after high school.
“All of my family is very supportive of my endeavors and they always help me out when I need guidance,” she said. With this kind of support, Main has excelled at PDCCC, already graduating from the Certified Nurse Aide program in 2013 and the Phlebotomy program in 2014.
She has been selected as a Presidential Student Ambassador and to represent the College at the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond and at the Student Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach, where she helped reach their goal of packaging 20,000 meals for the hungry. She is a Senator with the Student Government Association and a member of the Faith Unleashed in Everyday Life (FUEL) Club at PDCCC.
Main has been inducted into the College’s Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and served as the local chapter’s public relations officer. In addition, she was recently selected to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2015 All-Virginia Academic Team, with recognition taking place at its Annual Awards Luncheon at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Richmond.
“Brandy is very deserving of this honor,” said PTK Advisor Troy Hand. “She exemplifies academic achievement, leadership and service, which is what the Honor Society recognizes and encourages.”
Main, a resident of Suffolk, is studying General Science at PDCCC. She will graduate on May 15 with a Career Studies Certificate in Pre-Nursing, and continue her studies at PDCCC. In 2016, she will have completed associate’s degrees in Science and in General Studies, as well as a Certificate in General Education. She then plans to attend Old Dominion University, where she has been offered honor classes. Her ultimate goal is to become the lead person in charge of a laboratory, such as LabCorp. She is a very active volunteer and member of Cross Pointe FWB Church.
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges, symbolizing academic excellence in higher education and a commitment to students.