Paul D. Camp Community College
Published 8:48 am Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Name of person featured: Wendy Harrison
Name of Business: Paul D. Camp Community College
Street address: 100 N. College Drive, Franklin
Phone number: 569-6700
Operating hours: Monday-Friday from 8 to 4:30 p.m.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature of business: Higher education
President: Dr. Paul Wm. Conco
Year founded: 1970
Prior locations: Franklin is our first campus. We also have a second campus in Suffolk and an off-campus center in Smithfield.
Number of employees: About 151
How’s business? With enrollment at its highest in the college’s history, we are very busy.
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: That we are a non-profit institution. In addition, our community involvement includes public school partnerships with dual enrollment opportunities, career coaches, and Tech Prep and Upward Bound programs.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Tuition and fees at PDCCC are less than half of the comparable cost of attending Virginia’s public four-year institutions. We also offer specialized workforce training and services.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Never believe that you’ve learned it all
Your first job: Darkroom technician at a photography studio
Your role model (in business or in life generally): Theodor Geisel
The key to a successful business is: Customer service. Even if you aren’t the right person to help the customer, they always appreciate someone who will listen to them.