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DCC Middle College and Great Expectations Graduates Stephen Bolling Receives Honor

Some of Danville Community College’s Middle College and Great Expectation program grads are shown at the ceremony held recently. Pictured, left to right, are: (first row): Brittany Barnett, Anthony Ferguson, Glenda Coleman, Brandon Day, Shiqua Hill and Robert Davis; (second row) Shabba Chandler, Tarrence Glass, Frank Leist, Jack Henry, James Williams, Treia Pettiford and David Smith.

Stephen Bolling, center, was honored with the first Presidential Award, named in honor of DCC President Dr. Carlyle Ramsey. Bolling is shown with Allyson Roberts, Great Expectations Mentoring Coordinator, and Donald Pippin, Coordinator of Middle College and Great Expectations.


DANVILLE, VA, May 24, 2013 – Forty-five students from the City of Danville and Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties recently completed the Middle College and Great Expectations programs at Danville Community College. During a ceremony held recently, guest speakers included Allyson Roberts, Great Expectations Mentoring Coordinator from Richmond and DCC President Dr. Carlyle Ramsey.

Middle College is a grant-funded program which offers an opportunity for residents of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Halifax County to obtain their General Educational Development Certificate and develop career readiness skills.

Great Expectations helps Virginia’s foster youth complete high school, gain access to a community college education and transition successfully from the foster care system to living independently.

Middle College special recognition awards were presented as follows:

Presidential Award
Stephen Bolling of Sutherlin was honored with the Presidential Award, a first-time award presented in honor of Dr. B. Carlyle Ramsey. Bolling received a plaque and a scholarship award to continue his education.

National Adult Education Honor Society for achieving an overall GED© test score of 2600 or higher
Anthony Ferguson
Asia Wilson

The Middle College graduates are as follows: (note – an asterisk after the name indicates students who also earned a Career Readiness Certificate):

City of Danville Residents
Anthony Adams*
Christopher Barnes*
Timothy Brandon*
Shabba Chandler*
Glenda Coleman*
Christina Coles
Robert Davis*
Brandon Day*
Latiara Fitzgerald*
Tarrance Glass*
Devonte Hall*
Lawrence Hampton*
Shinqua Hill*
Jack Henry
Jimilha James*
Frank Leist*
Lomant Logan
Ashley Maggard
Treia Pettiford*
David Smith*
Antonio Thompson*
Antonio Walters*
Christopher Ward*
James Williams
Asia Wilson*

Pittsylvania County Residents
Anthony Ferguson*, Blairs
Travis Jelley*, Alton
Crystal Nester*, Keeling
Kristyn Strader*, Blairs
Janelle Amparo, Blairs

The Great Expectations graduates are as follows:

Receiving High School Diplomas or GED Credentials:

City of Danville Residents
Jemisha Chase*
Nadine Greene-Hicks*
Jayvonnie Jones
Jaycee Miles
Hanna Setliff
Keteshia Ashley Washington*
Tatyana Williams*

Pittsylvania County Residents
Brittany Barnett*, Sutherlin
Stephen Bolling*, Sutherlin
Jasper Scales*, Chatham
Shanna Udell, Dry Fork
Josh White*, Blairs

Halifax County Residents
Amber Phelps*, Vernon Hill
Julia Phelps, Vernon Hill
Kyle Phelps*, Vernon Hill

For more information about Middle College or Great Expectations, contact Donald Pippin, Program Coordinator, at 434.797.8564, or click here.


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