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The Student Leadership Program participants were among the 88 students recognized.

DANVILLE, VA, May 14, 2010 – Eighty eight Danville Community College students were honored recently at the 13th Annual Awards, Recognition and Reception. The students were recognized for their leadership and community service, academic skills and their work with clubs and other campus organizations.

The guest speaker was Darren Conner, President of Dewberry & Davis, Inc., and chair of the DCC Educational Foundation. Awards were presented by Dr. Janet Laughlin, Dean of the Division of Student Success and Academic Advancement; Cathy Pulliam, Coordinator of Student Recruitment and Enrollment Management; and Buddy Rawley, Director of Development. Dr. Chris Ezell, Vice President of Academic and Student Services, recognized club sponsors, and DCC President Dr. Carlyle Ramsey provided welcoming remarks.

In addition, Donald Pippin, President-Elect, Kiwanis Club of Danville, Inc, and Trae Marley, Treasurer, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, presented scholarship awards from their respective organizations. Scholarship awards were presented to the following students who are planning to transfer to four-year universities.

The students honored and their awards are:

Barksdale Honors
Amos Ajo, Danville
Brittany Atkins, Callands
Wyatt Carter, Danville
Mary Jones, Danville
Dorothy Parker, Danville
Caitlin Wells, Danville

Bob Stinespring, Jr. Memorial
Jaimie Pollard, Danville

DCC Delius-Rorrer History
Margie Harris, Danville

James Bustard Endowed
Deborah Adams, Dry Fork
Tia Hawker, Sutherlin
Alissia Keaton, South Boston
Tuyen Nguyen, Salem
Chasity Reiver, Chatham

Danville Virginia Tech Alumni
James Barrick, Danville

James T. Catlin, Jr. – Kiwanis
Tia Yancey, Danville

McGovern General Excellency
Melissa Inman, Danville

Other students were recognized at the ceremony for their leadership in various College clubs and organizations. The clubs included: African-American Culture, Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society, Baseball, Better Earth & Animal Treatment Society, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Dental Hygienist, Future Educators, Golf, Gospel Ensemble, Graphics, Honors Institute, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Japanese Cultural, Justice Club, National Technical Honor Society, Networking Tech, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Photography, Nursing, Sigma Kappa Delta (International English Honor Society), Student Government Association, Student Leadership Program, and Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges.

Students from the City of Danville
John Aiken
Christina Aversano
Mary Bane
Deborah Batten
Teresa Beale
Timothy Beard
Sylvester Beard
Staci Bennett
Natalie Bethel
Tiffany Bruce
Rodney Carter
Allison Case
James Chandler
Ryan Davis
Michelle Deighton
April Edwards
Earl Elmore
Misty Gosney
Demond Gunter
Jennifer Hampton
Elizabeth Johnson
Donna Jones
Jason Liepe
Stephanie Luck
Rose Marotta
Catrea Martin
Cierra McGhee
Taressa McNeal
Tina McNear
Bilal Muhammad
Evelyn Navarro
Sparkle Paige
Dorothy Parker
Billy Riggins
Nicholas Robertson
Janelle Sampson
Jasmine Stephens
Jessica Stephens
William "Tony" Thompson
Samantha Tyson
Melinda Walden
Craig Warren
Shavonne White
Rebecca White
Ryan Wilkerson
Camilia Witcher
Tia Yancey

Students from Pittsylvania County
Elizabeth Corns, Axton
Elizabeth Hundley, Axton
Joshua Owen, Blairs
Victoria Dillard, Cascade
Shelby Hill, Cascade
Matt Doss, Dry Fork
Sandy Doss, Gretna
Kayla Newton, Gretna
Russell Moon, Ringgold
Christie Stanley, Ringgold
Lea Turner, Ringgold
Kelly Wells, Ringgold
Robert Ricketts, Sutherlin

Students from Halifax County
Bruce Hoch, Buffalo Junction
Jonathan Beauzieux, South Boston
Brian Evans, South Boston
Alissia Keaton, South Boston
Joey Rogers, South Boston
Dana Mayo, Halifax
Roman Burch, Keysville
David Clark, Nathalie

Students recognized from nearby areas
Kevin Markworth, Pelham, NC
Robert Craddock, Providence, NC
Alejandro Zavala, Ridgeway
Lisa Silkorski, Blanch, NC
Jason Dodson, Midlothian
Kenneth Hagler, Milton, NC


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