FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Andrea J. Burney, APR
Director of Public Relations
DCC SETS COMMENCEMENT MAY 10
Dr. B. Carlyle Ramsey
DANVILLE, VA, May 3, 2013 – Dr. Carlyle Ramsey, retiring
president of Danville Community College, will be the speaker for
Danville Community College 2013 Commencement, set for Friday,
May 10 at 7 p.m. on the grounds near the Hill Building. All fall
and spring graduates and students who will complete their
studies in the summer will participate.
This year’s program includes 546 of graduates who will receive
associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. The number
includes almost 100 high school seniors who will be receiving a
General Studies Certificate and/or Associate of Arts and Science
Degrees. In addition, Honorary Associate in Humane Letters
degrees will be awarded to four citizens who have been strong
advocates for the community college. This year’s recipients are
Ann Fitzgerald Brown, The Honorable Whittington W. Clement, Ben
J. Davenport Jr., and Charles A. Womack Sr. (posthumously).
Scholarship recipients who are continuing their education at
four-year institutions also will be recognized during the
Ramsey, DCC’s fourth president, has been at the helm for 21
years. He is set to retire August 1, 2013. A native of South
Boston, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from
the University of Florida, and a Master of Science Degree and
Ph.D., both in history from Florida State University. Ramsey was
appointed President of Danville Community College on March 1,
1992. Prior to becoming president, Ramsey was the College’s Dean
of Instruction and Student Development from 1987-1988.
He also has served in the following positions: Assistant Vice
Chancellor, Virginia Community College System (VCCS), from
1989-1992; Vice President of Academic Affairs, Union College
(KY), and Assistant Academic Dean and Division Chair at South
Ramsey serves on a number of local, regional and national boards
including the Danville Development Council (former chair);
Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (former chair);
Danville-Pittsylvania County and Halifax County Chambers of
Commerce (former chair); Institute for Advanced Learning and
Research; Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; and the
Rural Community College Alliance (former chair). He also served
as President of the Association of Virginia Colleges and
Universities. Ramsey participated in the Virginia Executive
Institute and the Harvard Institute for Educational Management.
He has published scholarly articles in a number of professional
and trade journals.
He and his wife, Rosemary, have two children, Stephanie and
David, and one granddaughter.
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