Paul D. Camp Community College

Published 8:48 am Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Name of person featured: Wendy Harrison

Wendy Harrison, Paul D. Camp Community College

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:

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.