Paul D. Camp Practical Nursing students help local family

Published 10:26 am Wednesday, November 22, 2017

by Wendy Harrison

Paul D. Camp Community College’s Practical Nursing Class of 2018 recently set out to help a family, one member of which works in Franklin, who lost everything in a house fire.

“The family members are from our community and are involved with one of the Practical Nursing program’s primary clinical sites, which provide invaluable support for our nursing students,” said Laurel Wright, PN program faculty member on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus. “The students are always looking at ways to give back to our community.”

The students collected food items needed to make a complete Thanksgiving dinner, as well as personal items for the family. Participants included Paul D. Camp students Ashley Rife of Carrsville, Emiloju Utieyin of Chesapeake, Ashley Dobie of Franklin, Lillian Riddick of Gates, NC, Megan Smith of Suffolk, Vernell Davis of Suffolk, Ronlesha Jones of Wakefield, Clay Rabey of Suffolk, Lori NcNair of Franklin, Shaune Williams of Norfolk, Tina Davis of Suffolk, Evelena Johnson of Smithfield, Charizma Perry of Waverly, Audrey Johnson of Emporia,  Katiska Grier of Suffolk and Tyra Hunter of Ahoskie, NC.

“To say that I am proud of my students is an understatement,” said Wright. “They came up with this idea on their own.”

The group plans to deliver the collected items by the end of the week.

WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Paul D. Camp Community College. She can be reached at