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PDCCC holds 40th commencement exercises

Published 9:35am Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FRANKLIN—Led by Robert L. Tureman, associate professor of information systems technology and chief marshal of the Paul D. Camp Community College 40th annual commencement, students entered the PDCCC Regional Workforce Development Center on May 13 as the Southampton High School Band, under the direction of Stafford Claud, played “Pomp and Circumstance” by Elgar. The Rev. Dr. Carl Sweat Jr., pastor of Laurel Hill United Church of Christ and coordinator of the PDCCC Smithfield Center, gave the invocation.

Following a welcome and recognition of platform guests by A. Meredith Felts Jr., chairman of the college board, Dr. Paul Wm. Conco, PDCCC president, recognized Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services Ruth Waldo, Financial Aid Officer Teresa Harrison, Associate Professor of Information Systems Technology Renee Felts and English instructor Ronette Jacobs as the PDCCC recipients of the Virginia Community College Association’s 2010 Showcase awards, which were announced last fall.

Conco also made the following presentations: the 2010 PDCCC Award for Excellence in Education to Jacobs; and the J. Paul Councill Jr. Community Service Award to Bobby Worrell, retired executive director of the Elms Foundation.

The president then introduced student speaker and honor graduate Sally Rensch of Carrsville.

Alumni Society members and student ambassadors were recognized by Conco, and following an introduction by Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. Patsy Joyner, S. Bernard Goodwyn, Southampton County native and justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, gave the address.

Zachary Gurganus, president of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, announced the names of the honor graduates and PTK members. Vice President of Instruction and Student Development Dr. Maxine B. Singleton announced the students’ names, and Conco conferred degrees and certificates.

The following degrees and certificates were awarded:

Degree of Associate of Arts and Science in Business Administration:

• Suffolk: Tomika E. Eley, Michael D. Evans, Tabatha V. Ford, Melissa B. Myers, cum laude; Johnelle Johnson

• Smithfield: Lareika L. Bailey, magna cum laude and PTK; Lauren A. Hogge

• Capron: Jesse D. Finch, Brittany R. Tomlin

• Sedley: Amber N. Johnson

• Courtland: Wanda B. Smith, magna cum laude

• Zuni: Wendy W. Smith, cum laude

• Franklin: Sandra B. Porter, Trevor D. Presley, Daniel J. Simonsen

• Dendron: ShaVonne D. Moore, cum laude and PTK

• Newport News: Shaina D. James, magna cum laude

Degree of Associate of Arts and Science in Education:

• Suffolk: Kristin B. Aranda, Martine D. Parker, cum laude and PTK

• Franklin: Nancy B. Altstatt, cum laude; Lois N. Gurganus, summa cum laude and PTK; Brooke N. Moxley

• Zuni: Melissa Andre’, magna cum laude

• Carrsville: Sally A. Rensch, summa cum laude and PTK

• Sedley: Kristen M. Lewis, summa cum laude and PTK

• Branchville: April M. Lankford

• Courtland: Christie W. Claud, magna cum laude

Degree of Associate of Arts and Science in General Studies (Computer Science):

• Carrollton: Keith A. Bonham

Degree of Associate of Arts and Science in General Studies (General):

• Suffolk: Janet L. Brandsasse, summa cum laude; Amber C. Cary, Shanta S. Cary, Brandon J. Darden, Mattie C. Faulk, magna cum laude; Amelia T. Fisher, magna cum laude and PTK; Chelsea B. Geary, magna cum laude; Dennis W. Harrell II, Alan Joyner, April J. Sweat, cum laude

• Franklin: Alice O. Adoga, magna cum laude and PTK; Valerie Artis, Kristan Cobb, John V. Jones, magna cum laude; Michael V. Murdaugh, magna cum laude; Madison Snyder

• Smithfield: KeLeigh King, Tracey M. Patrick, Kirk D. Smith

• Carrollton: Diana Kerridge, magna cum laude

• Sedley: Ashley Dull, cum laude

• Zuni: James D. Hudson, Julia Smith-Simmons, magna cum laude

• Capron: Hilary Finch, Jesse D. Finch, Brittany R. Tomlin

• Carrsville: Sally A. Rensch, summa cum laude and PTK

• Windsor: Regina Copeland, cum laude and PTK

• Wakefield: Heather R. Lawrence

• Gates, NC: Ebony A. Blake

• Gloucester: James E. Brown, summa cum laude

• Norfolk: Hannah R. Evans

Degree of Associate in Arts and Science in Science:

• Suffolk: Rebecca E. Griffin, cum laude

• Franklin: Shatara L. Hicks, Ariel Spencer, magna cum laude

• Ivor: Aaron B. Demsko, magna cum laude and PTK; Halie Repka, cum laude

• Zuni: Deborah McGarrah, cum laude and PTK

• Windsor: Aaron T. Beck

• Smithfield: Adrian Daughtrey, cum laude

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice (Corrections Science):

• Suffolk: Matthew S. Carr, cum laude and PTK

• Franklin: Monica D. Harris-Hall, cum laude

• Courtland: Davida D. Fenner

• Windsor: Arthur S. Allmond

• Smithfield: Patrick Zimmerman, magna cum laude

• Carrollton: Candice E. Brooks, magna cum laude

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice (Police Science):

• Suffolk: Towana R. Boone, Gerald L. Brandsasse, cum laude; Matthew S. Carr, cum laude and PTK; Annette C. McLamb, Melissa A. Peters

• Franklin: Lauren N. Barnes, magna cum laude and PTK; Juanita Frasier, magna cum laude and PTK

• Courtland: William C. Pittman, cum laude

• Sedley: James R. Lowe, cum laude

• Ivor: Donna M. Holloway, cum laude

• Smithfield: Robert M. Fox Jr., summa cum laude

• Murfreesboro, N.C.: Roslyn R. Parker

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Support Technology (Executive):

• Suffolk: Tina L. Williams, cum laude and PTK

• Courtland: Jalisa Warren

• Drewryville: Janet Stith

• Smithfield: Cynthia D. Hill

• Carrollton: Celeste Gamble

• Newport News: Chandora Warren

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Support Technology (Word Information Processing):

• Suffolk: Averil M. Riddick, magna cum laude; Tina L. Williams, cum laude and PTK

• Franklin: Morita J. Ricks

• Smithfield: Cynthia D. Hill

Degree of Associate in Applied Science (Early Childhood Development):

• Suffolk: Kimberly Y. Hicks Jones, summa cum laude; Francine E. Joseph, cum laude; Vicky L. Parrish

• Courtland: Ashley N. Robertson

• Windsor: Karen Y. Brown

• Newport News: Kismet Johnson-Stringfield, magna cum laude

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology:

• Franklin: Ricky M. Lanier II

• Semora, N.C.: Curtis K. Marske

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology (Electronic Controls):

• Franklin: Roland L. Joyner Jr.

• Courtland: Sherlene I. Sykes, cum laude

• Boykins: David L. Taylor

• Newsoms: Eli Matthews

• Drewryville: Matthew T. Edwards, summa cum laude

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Technology (Electronics/Electrical):

• Suffolk: James M. Boyce

• Franklin: Roland L. Joyner Jr.

• Courtland: Sherlene I. Sykes, cum laude

• Boykins: David L. Taylor, magna cum laude

• Newsoms: Eli Matthews

• Carrsville: Lawrence B. Story Jr., cum laude

• Providence Forge: Todd Revell, summa cum laude

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Management (General Business):

• Suffolk: Rhonda D. Knight

• Windsor: Lauren B. Chase, cum laude and PTK

• Smithfield: Renee K. Jones, cum laude

Degree of Associate in Applied Science in Nursing:

• Suffolk: Brittany M. Boyette, Paul Brown, cum laude; Katherine E. Canady, Sarah E. Chaet, cum laude and PTK; David N. Ciucci, Kaitlin Gudger, Trey Hudson III, Cynthia Johnfinn, Jeff Nicolaides, Beverly Schramm, cum laude; Emily G. Wright, cum laude

• Franklin: Ashley L. Beale, Heather A. Berry, cum laude and PTK; Natasha S. Cowans, Stephanie W. Hatch, Ginger M. Nairn, cum laude; Norveashia Saunders, Winnifred Williams, cum laude

• Courtland: Crystal Drake, cum laude and PTK; Mary F. Pittman

• Capron: Linda L. Atkins, magna cum laude

• Boykins: Selena M. Everette, magna cum laude

• Newsoms: Heather N. Holloman, cum laude; Debra Turner

• Zuni: Lindsay S. Goodman, Kristen Ivey, cum laude; Samantha Stepp

• Windsor: Trinia S. Scott

• Smithfield: Pamela Kiger, cum laude and PTK

• Carrollton: Jacqueline Vines

• Wakefield: Emily C. Flick, Chrystal Lanier, Melissa Lanier

• Waverly: Kisheena L. Taylor

• Surry: Rebecca Woodard

• Emporia: Angel M. Lucas

Certificate in Clerical Studies:

• Suffolk: Averil M. Riddick, magna cum laude

• Smithfield: Cynthia D. Hill

• Carrollton: Celeste Gamble

Certificate in Early

Childhood Development Assistant:

• Courtland: Ashley N. Robertson

• Carrollton: Tiffany R. Cox

• Newport News: Kismet Johnson-Stringfield, magna cum laude

Certificate in Electricity:

• Franklin: Roland L. Joyner Jr., Craig H. Thomas

• Courtland: Sherlene I. Sykes, cum laude; Gerreald Taylor

• Newsoms: Eli Matthews

• Carrsville: Christopher B. Perry

Certificate in General Education:

• Suffolk: Tabatha V. Ford, Kristie M. Sharpe

• Franklin: Lois N. Gurganus, summa cum laude and PTK

• Courtland: Christie Claud, magna cum laude

Certificate in Career Studies (Bookkeeping):

• Suffolk: Averil M. Riddick, magna cum laude

• Smithfield: Cynthia D. Hill, Renee K. Jones, cum laude

• Carrollton: Celeste Gamble

Certificate in Career Studies (Childcare I):

• Suffolk: Kimberly Y. Hicks Jones, summa cum laude; Catherine M. Johnson

• Carrollton: Tiffany R. Cox

Certificate in Career Studies (Childcare II):

• Suffolk: Kimberly Y. Hicks Jones, summa cum laude; Vickey L. Parrish

• Carrollton: Tiffany R. Cox

Certificate in Career Studies (Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management):

• Suffolk: Rhonda D. Knight

• Ivor: Monique D. Reveal

Certificate in Career Studies (Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management (Advanced):

• Smithfield: Renee K. Jones, cum laude

Certificate Career Studies (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning):

• Suffolk: Dillon J. Hollowell, Wallace Lewis, Raymond M. Little, Edward K. Morris Jr., Philip S. Parr, James E. Robertson Jr.

• Franklin: Demetrius L. Hunter, Timothy T. Jones, Alonzo Jordan, Tyrone Ricks, Eric D. Smith, Donald R. Suttle, Marcel Wright

• Courtland: Garrett Sumner

• Boykins: James T. Pinner, Quentin J. Turner

• Capron: Robert M. Nichols

• Ivor: Christopher Munford

• Zuni: Edwin Joyner

• Carrsville: Dale E. Marlin Sr., Dennis Perry

• Gates, N.C.: Steven C. Watts

• Eure, N.C.: Rodney A. Pope

• Pleasant Hill, N.C.: Raymond L. Ponton Sr.

Certificate in Career Studies (Industrial Maintenance):

• Suffolk: Victor L. Williams

• Franklin: Ricky M. Lanier

Certificate in Career Studies (Industrial/Residential Wiring):

• Franklin: Marcel Wright

• Courtland: Garrett Sumner

• Carrsville: Kenneth Britt

Certificate in Career Studies (Medical Office Billing Clerk):

• Franklin: Jennifer M. Hester-Miller, Linda Muse-Ruvio

• Zuni: Brenda A. Anyanwu

Certificate in Career Studies (Medical Office Specialist):

• Franklin: Jennifer M. Hester-Miller, Linda Muse-Ruvio

• Zuni: Brenda A. Anyanwu

• Smithfield: Lareika L. Bailey

Certificate in Career Studies (Nurse Aide):

• Courtland: Jennifer B. Pitts, Alexandra Bustin

• in Career Studies (Phlebotomy):

• Suffolk: Rebecca E. Griffin, cum laude

• Franklin: Jonnie G. Bartlett, Beverly Rawls, Tonya White

• Chester: Lori A. Atkins

Certificate in Career Studies (Pre-Nursing):

• Suffolk: Princess R. Adams, Chelsea B. Geary, magna cum laude

• Franklin: Shatara L. Hicks

• Courtland: Carrie Ali

• Capron: Nicole Baines

• Zuni: Deborah McGarrah, cum laude

• Smithfield: Raymana J. Evans, Eboney K. McKay

Certificate in Career Studies (Professional Welder-Fabricator):

• Franklin: Michael C. Smith

• Courtland: Gerreald Taylor

• Pendleton, N.C.: Philip L. Williams

Certificate in Career Studies (Professional Welder-Pipe):

• Franklin: Michael C. Smith

• Courtland: Gerreald Taylor

Certificate in Career Studies (Professional Welder-Plate):

• Franklin: Reginald B. Owens, Michael C. Smith

• Courtland: Gerreald Taylor

• Pendleton, N.C.: Philip L. Williams

Certificate in Career Studies (Warehouse and Distribution Operations):

• Suffolk: Charles D. Bane, Alvin T. Darden Jr.

• Norfolk: Charles A. DeBraux

• Newport News: Hashece S. Turner

Certificate in Career Studies (Word Processing Technician):

• Suffolk: Averil M. Riddick, magna cum laud

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