For Immediate Release




DANVILLE, VA, June 30, 2009 - Three Danville Community College employees have been honored as “outstanding” in 2009. They are:

DeWitt “Dee” Drinkard, Assistant Professor of Psychology, received the Outstanding Faculty Member award. He came to DCC in 2003 and has a bachelor’s degree from Emory & Henry College, and master’s degrees from East Tennessee State University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He is one of the advisors for the Upsilon Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students. Drinkard spends countless hours researching, reading, attending peer group meetings and working with Phi Theta Kappa on the regional and state levels, all with the goal of helping students succeed in the classroom and in life.




Christopher Marshall, Information Technology Specialist I, was named Outstanding Staff Member. Marshall, who has been employed at the College for almost 10 years,, was recognized for his patience is helping to solve many of the College’s information technology challenges.

Several years ago, Marshall developed and helped implement an online Continuous Alert System in which students who are having academic or personal difficulties can be identified quickly and referred to appropriate resources for assistance. Other Virginia Community Colleges that are implementing similar systems look to Marshall for assistance. He is a 1998 graduate of Danville Community College.


Robert Huffman, Associate Professor of Drafting and Design, was named the Student Government Association’s Teacher of the Year. Huffman received his bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University, and his master’s degree from Old Dominion University, He was recognized by the students as “caring and helpful” and “willing to listen”. He has been employed at DCC since 1999.






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