Take the opportunity to grow your knowledge over the summer

Published 7:50 am Friday, May 28, 2010

While Spring Semester 2010 just culminated with graduation on May 14, Summer Semester is under way.

The following are two options that begin in June.

Children’s Literature Course

Children’s Literature, which can be used for teacher recertification, is scheduled at Hobbs Suffolk Campus. The three-credit course examines fiction and non-fiction books for all grade levels.

Following an orientation meeting on Friday, June 25, at 3 p.m., classes will meet on Wednesdays, June 30 to July 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact English Instructor Nancy Warren by at nwarren@pc.vccs.edu, or by phone at 539-6659.

For registration, call Admissions at 569-6707.

The deadline for registering is June 15.

Kids College 2010

Kids College is a summer enrichment series, which offers unique workshops for rising students in second through 12th grades. Programs are designed to teach skills, develop interests and hobbies, and explore career opportunities.

Kids College 2010 will run weekdays from June 21 through Aug. 13 featuring a variety of classes every week and 35 different classes from which to choose in the following topical areas: career exploration, the arts, hobbies and interests, science, technology, engineering, and math.

Registration materials are available now online at www.pdc.edu/workforce-development/kids-college.php.

Class sizes are limited, so register early.

Call 569-6700 for more information.

During Fall Semester, which begins in mid-August, courses in a new Career Studies Certificate will be offered as noted below:

PDCCC’S Warehouse and Distribution Operation Career Studies Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions: a basic understanding of the concepts of warehouse and distribution operations, the equipment and procedures employed in operation; safety and security procedures; and the concept of working teams in a warehouse and distribution operations.

Students will master basic warehouse tasks, including training on warehouse management system application software, the operation of lift trucks, and storage rack stacking in a working laboratory environment.

Studies in Warehouse and Distribution Operation will be 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 24 through Dec. 7.

Class size is limited to 20. Funding for tuition and books is available through the SEVA PORT Grant. Call 569-6050 for more details.

PDCCC Showcase Winners

Two members of the faculty and two support staff employees will be honored with Showcase Awards at the Fall Virginia Community Colleges Association Conference.

Faculty criteria for selection include excellence in teaching, significant contributions to education and the community college in general; and professional/personal development. Support Staff criteria for selection include significant contributions to education and the community college, plus professional and personal development involvement.

Those receiving Faculty Showcase Awards include Renee Felts, associate professor of Information Systems Technology, and Ronette Jacobs, instructor of English.

Those receiving Support Staff Showcase Awards are Teresa Harrison with Financial Aid Assistance and Ruth Waldo, executive to the Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors for 2010-2011 include Ashley Beale of Franklin; Sally Rensch and Mandy Pieart, both Carrsville; Emmalia Roi Colendrino and Paul Bryant, both Courtland; Brenda Anyanwu, Zuni; and Gloria Herndon and Pamela Kiger, both Suffolk.

Nominated by a staff or faculty member, they are selected based on a minimum grade point average of 3.0, demonstration of leadership abilities, communication skills and positive attitude regarding self, the college and the community.

Serving as representatives of the college, they participate in institutional advancement activities and assist with special events, such as graduation and career fairs.