Financial Aid Coordinator Dr. Teresa Harrison, from left, with scholarship recipients Brooke Mills, Tiffany Gary and Jada Ingram. Also congratulating the winners are Dean of Transfer Programs and the Hobbs Suffolk Campus Dr. Justin Oliver and Financial Aid Loan Specialist Taniya LeGrand.
About 40 high school students and their parents/guardians visited the Hobbs Suffolk Campus of Paul D. Camp Community College to take advantage of the services and information provided during the Financial Aid Office’s College Night.
“This event was a success in more ways than one,” said Taniya LeGrand, financial aid loan specialist for the college. “The weather was amazing and we had a lot of support and participation at our 9th annual Financial Aid event.”
According to LeGrand, several participants took advantage of having an expert guide them through the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), scholarship information and PDCCC sign-in procedures prior to the event.
“Others began the evening by perusing the showcase area where our participating academics and athletics departments, the PDCCC Regional Workforce Development Center and AmeriCorps discussed offerings to potential students,” she said.
Information was provided about the college process and how to navigate it successfully. “Door prizes, including three wireless printers were a huge hit,” said LeGrand. “At the end of the evening, three lucky seniors each received a $250 scholarship to attend Paul D. Camp Community College.”
The winners were Brook Mills of Lakeland High, Tiffany Gary of King’s Fork High and Jada Ingram of Nansemond River High.
“I want to send out a huge thank you to all who helped to make this event successful,” said the financial aid loan specialist. “It takes a lot of teamwork to put this event together, and we had a great team!”
Academic Advisor Nicole Jordan gives a presentation to high school students during the Financial Aid College Night event in Suffolk.
EMT/EMS Program Coordinator Paul Ruppert and Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Dr. Debbie Hartman, left, talk to some College Night participants about healthcare programs and the skills lab.