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Camilia Witcher and Brooks Riddlesperger, center, were honored recently after being named to the All Virginia Academic Team of Phi Theta Kappa. They are shown with Vickie Taylor, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, left, and DCC President Dr. Carlyle Ramsey, right.

DANVILLE, VA, April 30, 2009 – Two Danville Community College students, Brooks Riddlesperger of Dry Fork, and Camilia Witcher of Danville, were recently recognized for their achievements and earned membership in the All-Virginia Academic Team of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two year college students.

Riddlesperger and Witcher travelled to Richmond with Dr. Christopher Ezell, Vice President of Academic and Student Services, and Phi Theta Kappa Advisors Vickie Taylor, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Sherry Gott, Assistant Professor of English. The group joined DCC President Dr. Carlyle Ramsey at a luncheon for the Virginia Community College System’s All Virginia Team Members that was hosted by Chancellor Glenn DuBois. The luncheon speaker was Lt. Governor Bill Bolling.

“It’s important to point out that while these students earn impressive grades, it takes more than just grades to warrant this recognition,? DuBois said. “It takes community involvement and leadership. That’s the excellence these students show. They personify the community college mission of building stronger individuals and stronger communities.?

The competition, sponsored by USA Today, the American Association of Community Colleges, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, recognizes outstanding community, junior, and technical college students at the nation’s two-year colleges. Riddlesperger and Witcher are both enrolled in the Liberal Arts curriculum.

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