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DCC Plans 6th Annual Convocation


Peter A. Castiglione

DANVILLE, VA, September 10, 2010 - Danville Community College students, faculty, staff and administrators will observe the Sixth Annual Fall Convocation, on Tuesday, September 28, at 11 a.m. The Convocation will be held in Oliver Hall (Temple Building), and will feature an opportunity for students to pledge their support for academic integrity, honesty and excellence.

Dr. B. Carlyle Ramsey, DCC President, said that the Convocation is a tradition which gathers together faculty, staff, administrators and students at the beginning of the school year. The event is also an opportunity to display academic regalia and other symbols such as the college’s mace.

“(Convocation) complements our Quality Enhancement Plan, which has the theme: Enhancing Student Learning and Success through Academic Integrity,? Ramsey explained.

This year’s speaker will be Peter A. Castiglione, Professor Emeritus and former Director of Student Development and Enrollment Management at DCC. Castiglione, a former Danville City Council member, was employed at DCC for more than 20 years until his retirement in 2009. He began his career at DCC first as a professor in the Child Care program and later as an administrator in the Student Development Office. Castiglione has always been a champion of student success and was a driving force in seeking a student center on the campus. DCC will also hold a ribbon-cutting for the newly-completed Student Center facility at 12 noon, following the Convocation.

For more information about Convocation, contact the College at 434.797.8400, or click here.


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