PDCCC instructor honored

Published 10:36 am Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Paul D. Camp Community College Warehouse and Distribution instructor Jeff Jacobs, center, accepts the ChancellorÕs Award at a recent luncheon. On hand for the presentation were Randy Betz, vice president of the Division of Workforce Development; from left, Bob Hayes, director of Warehouse Program; Renee Brown, assistant to the vice president of Workforce Development; Trenton Hightower, assistant to the vice chancellor for Workforce Development. SUBMITTED

FRANKLIN—A Paul D. Camp Community College instructor was recently honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Workforce Development in Occupation Specific Instruction and Services.

Jeff Jacobs, who teaches the Warehouse and Distribution Operations Career Studies Certificate Program at the Regional Workforce Development Center, worked in management at Union Camp Corp. and International Paper in Franklin and Normal, Ill.

Jacobs used innovative methods to teach his students to value teamwork.

“Although our college has only completed our third semester of Warehouse and Distribution Operations Career Studies Certificate program, many of Jeff’s graduates have gone on to secure entry-level positions in warehouse and distribution facilities in western Hampton Roads,” said program director Bob Hayes.

He cited examples of success due to Jacobs’ instruction, including a former International Paper worker who was hired as a supervisor at a nearby warehouse. Through Jacobs’ work with the Western Tidewater Regional Jail’s Education Program, a warehouse graduate and former inmate also has a job at a facility.

“Through his engagement, sense of humor and commitment to help our students achieve success, Jeff represents all that is good about community colleges’ impact,” Hayes said.

The award was presented during a luncheon at Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development Center.