Staff Contact:

Andrea J. Burney, APR

Director of  Public Relations



E.B. Fitzgerald, III

Roy G. Gignac

DANVILLE, VA, May 3, 2010 – Danville Community College will hold its 2010 Commencement on Friday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. This year’s event will again be held at the Carrington Pavilion in Danville (629 Craghead St.). Earlier, it had been announced that commencement would be held on the DCC campus, but it has been moved to the Carrington Pavilion because of on-going construction of the new $1.6 million student services center which now is expected to be completed during the summer.

The ceremony features Edmond B. Fitzgerald, III, a retired entrepreneur from Gretna, as the keynote speaker. Fitzgerald is the former owner of Peoples’ Mutual Telephone Company and former member of the Gretna Town Council and Pittsylvania County School Board.. Fitzgerald and Roy G. Gignac, former President and Chief Executive Officer of EDS of Danville, will be awarded Honorary Associate in Humane Letters Degrees in recognition of their work as successful business leaders and supporters of the community college.

The program also includes all fall and spring graduates and students who will complete their studies in the summer. Associate degrees, diplomas and certificates will be awarded to more than 450 graduates. In addition, scholarship recipients who are continuing their education at four-year institutions will be recognized during the ceremony.

For more information about DCC’s graduation, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Academic and Student Services, at 434.797.8410 or click here.


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