Thankful for volunteers on PDCCC boards, committees

Published 7:50 am Friday, June 11, 2010

At Paul D. Camp Community College, we are especially thankful to the many people who make a positive difference for the college in so many ways.

In addition to generous donors who enrich the college by supporting scholarships, professional development activities and building initiatives, we are blessed with outstanding and dedicated members of our local board, foundation board and curriculum advisory committees

PDCCC Boards

The Local College Board consists of 13 representatives from the college’s service area. Appointed by their jurisdictions, board members are Chairwoman Meredith Felts, Louis Clayton and Kisha Watford, all from Southampton County; Chairwoman-elect Patricia Sowell, Bobby Claud, and Lynn Jones, all from Isle of Wight County; Felicia Blow, Patrick Newman and Vivian Wilkins, all of Franklin; and Richard Brooks, Jean Copeland, Sam Glasscock and Leah Powell, all of Suffolk.

The PDCCC Foundation Board has 14 directors. In addition to the college president and the vice president for institutional advancement, they include Board President Billy Gwaltney, Isle of Wight; immediate Past President Scott Carr, Suffolk; Vice President Sandy Mann, Herb DeGroft and Tim Schellpeper, all Isle of Wight County; Roger Drake, Kendall Edwards and Glenn Rawlings,a ll Franklin; Phil Bain and Lynda Updike, both Southampton County; Treasurer J.R. Boyce, Suffolk; and Nancy Nagle Bolio, Richmond.

Curriculum Advisory Committees

Administration of Justice members include David Everett, Warden, Sussex II Prison; Captain Antonio Parham, Western Tidewater Regional Jail; Det. Dennis Greene, Suffolk Police Department; Franklin Police Chief Phil Hardison; Sgt. Wanda Stivers, Southampton County Sheriff’s Office; Sgt. Gregory Jackson, Virginia State Police; Capt. James C. Taylor III, Virginia Department of Corrections; and Lt. Daniel Maskelony, Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Administrative Support Technology members include Jane Bleiler and Tawana Ford, Assistant Principal, King’s Fork of Suffolk; Yolanda Buck, Tidewater Community College of Norfolk; Carolyn Crowder and Bessie Smith of Franklin; Joyce Johnson utility billing clerk and Carolyn Joyner, personnel analyst with City of Franklin; and Peggy Jernigan of Gatesville, N.C.

Business Advisory/Information Systems Technology Committee consists of Sue Labrato, human resources manager with Thomas J. Lipton Co.; Stephen Myers, commercial product manager-Americas CIBA of Suffolk; John Smolak, president of Franklin/Southampton Economic Development; Linda Burchett, manager of information technology, International Paper; Cindy Ferguson with Travel Dreams of Franklin; Bill Hatch, technical specialist, Southampton County Schools; Thomas Czerwinski, Department of Correctional Education and Keith Edwards, Virginia Information Technology Agency of Suffolk; Brenda Vaughan, CMP with TMC Design Corp. of Smithfield; and Ron Davenport, Metro Information Services of Virginia Beach.

Child Care/Early Childhood advisory committee members include Dorothy Bryant, teacher at The Children’s Center; Connie Burgess, teacher at Riverdale Elementary in Courtland; Ida Council, area supervisor pf STOP Head Start Program; Mary Bellamy, director of Children of Faith Daycare of Franklin; Renee Copeland, teacher sssistant at Mt. Zion Elementary School; Lori White, registered nurse at Healthy Families/First Steps; Mike Conroy with Arcet Welding and Gases of Suffolk; and Ellen Crouch, director of Smart Beginnings, Western Tidewater, of Isle of Wight.

Industrial and Electrical Technology advisory committee members include Roy Frizzell with Outback Electrical Services of Suffolk; Anthony King, PDCCC Adjunct Faculty, Electricity; Kelley Conaway, coordinator of instruction, Franklin Public Schools; Thomas Sanford, Steve Fowler, Howard Vinson and James Strozier with Industrial Systems Engineering of Franklin; Kenneth Bunch, director of business development, Community Electric Cooperative of Windsor; Mike Conroy with Arcet Welding and Gases of Suffolk; and Corbin Robbins with Northrop Grumman.

Nursing and Allied Health members include Esther Francis, administrator, East Pavilion, Southampton Memorial Hospital; Laurie Ross, interim chief nursing officer, Southampton Memorial Hospital; Edna King, community liaison; Carole Dixon, coordinator of Health and Medical Sciences at Franklin High School; Ercell Vann, licensed practical nurse and Program Head, Southampton Memorial Hospital; Ann Pinner and Carol Wright, nursing faculty at PDCCC of Franklin; Dr. Candace Rogers, nursing program head, PDCCC of Smithfield; Gwen Sweat, licensed practical nurse program head, Obici Hospital; Deborah Spruill, Corporate Quality Assurance Nurse, Autumn Care; and Phyllis Stoneburner, vice president for Patient Care Services at Obici Hospital of Suffolk.

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