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Graduates of Danville Community College Middle College program are shown at the ceremony. They are, left to right, (front row):Kimberly Hupp, and Anglesea Gatewood; (second row)Destiny Burroughs, Jessica Tucker and Arleaciea Haynes; (third row) Jessica Stevens, Destinee Strader, DeAndra Holt and Octavia Smith; (back row) Michael Jayne, Robert Hairston, Jr, and Heather Bolling.

DANVILLE, VA, June 7, 2011 – Fifty-four students recently completed the Middle College program at Danville Community College. The grant-funded program offers an opportunity for residents of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Halifax County to obtain their General Educational Development Certificate and develop career readiness skills. During a ceremony held recently, guest speakers included Jackie Rochford, Coordinator of Adult and Career Education for the Danville Public Schools; Jeff Arnold, Vice President , DCC Workforce Services; and DCC President Dr. Carlyle Ramsey.,
Awards were presented as follows:

Chancellor’s Award
Michael Jayne of Danville, was honored with the Chancellor’s Award. He received a plaque and two credits of tuition. Jayne is currently enrolled in DCC’s Welding program.

National Adult Education Honor Society for achieving an overall GED© test score of 2600 or higher
Destiny Burroughs
Analesea Gatewood
Rachelle Grogan
Kimberly Hupp

The Graduates are (note – an asterisk after the name indicates students who also earned a Career Readiness Certificate):

City of Danville Residents
Laconde Allen
Adrienne Anderson*
William Betts*
Heather Bolling*
Shaune Carter*
Kelvin Clark, Jr.*
Kristen Cockran*
Crystal Colandria*
Kara Coleman*
Charles Cousins, III
Elijah Cunningham*
Pierre Dixon
Jerome Ferguson*
Elizabeth Ferrell
Analesea Gatewood*
Krystal Gibson*
Matthew Gregory
Rachelle Grogan*
Andrew Gunn
Mario Hairston*
Robert Hairston, Jr.*
Timothy Hall*
Arleaciea Haymes*
DeAndra Holt*
Robert Irvin, II
Michael Jayne*
Brittney Jones*
Ray Keen*
Donte Lambert
Samantha Lee
Audrea Lipscomb*
Rachael Lipscomb
Diandra Mason*
Ashley Milam
Shykela Moore*
Quentaz Noble*
Christopher Osborne
Sophiliah Rasheed
Kaneshia Reid
Martin Retana*
Russell Reynolds
Tevin Sellars*
Octavia Smith*
Jessica Stanfield
Jessica Stevens*
Destinee Strader*
Jessica Tucker*
Joseph Vesely
James Walton*

Pittsylvania County Residents
Destiny Burroughs*
Kimberly Hupp*
Crystal King*
Desmond Thomas*
Megan Williams*


For more information about DCC's Middle College program, call 434.797.6433, toll free at 800.560.4291, ext. 6433, or click here.


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