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Andrea J. Burney, APR

Director of  Public Relations

MCADAMS NAMED DIRECTOR OF CAREER PATHWAYS AND CAREER PLACEMENT

 

Angie McAdams

DANVILLE, VA April 15, 2010 - Halifax County native Angie McAdams has been named Director of DCC’s Career Pathways and Career Placement. She has spent much of her career working at DCC. Most recently, she served as a Career Coach at George Washington High School, a position she has held for five years; as a Career Development Specialist with WIA (Workforce Investment Act) for 18 months; as a Counselor with the Education For Independence program; and as an adjunct faculty member for the past seven years.

As Career Placement Director, McAdams will assist DCC students and alumni in refining their job search skills and help them with career assessments. She will also manage DCC’s Annual Career Fair. As the Career Pathways Director, she plans to work closely with area public school systems to offer career pathways programs of study that begin in high school and transition to post secondary schools. McAdams says the programs are designed to prepare students for entry into high demand, high wage occupations.

In addition to managing the Career Pathways program and Career Placement services, McAdams will also provide supervision for the Career Coaches program, in which community college personnel work in area high schools to provide students with access to career exploration and opportunities for higher education.

McAdams received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Radford University, and her Master of Science Degree in Sociology from Longwood University. Now a Danville resident, she is married to James McAdams, and the couple has 3 children, Sydney, 9; Lizzie 5, and Ella, 1.

“My job is always exciting and offers new opportunities and challenges everyday,? McAdams says. “Helping our students and working with local business partners keeps me coming back.?

 

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