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Dennis Carter, WSET Sports Director, DCC Alumnus to Address 2015 Graduates

 

Dennis Carter

Dennis Carter

DANVILLE, VA May 4, 2014 – Danville Community College Alumnus and WSET-TV’s Sports Director Dennis Carter will be the speaker for DCC’s 2015 Commencement. The event is set for Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Carrington Pavilion in Danville (629 Craghead St.). All fall and spring graduates and students who will complete their studies in the summer will participate.

This year’s program includes more than 500 graduates who will receive associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. The number includes 75 high school seniors who will be receiving a General Education Certificate or an Associate of Arts and Science Degree. Scholarship recipients who are continuing their education at four-year institutions will also be recognized during the ceremony.

Carter is the Sports Director for WSET –TV (ABC 13 Sports), and recently celebrated his 32nd anniversary with the station. He began his career with WSET in 1983 after working four years at WBTM/WAKG Radio in Danville. He grew up in Danville, graduating from George Washington High School, Danville Community College and Virginia Tech.

Over the years, Carter has covered major local and national sports stories, including Virginia Tech's Sugar Bowl National Championship Game against Florida State in January, 2000, the Daytona 500, NCAA and ACC Basketball Tournaments, and state high school championships in a variety of sports. Carter has been honored numerous times by both the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters (AP) and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB) for outstanding sports coverage. ABC 13 Sports earned both the Virginia AP and VAB awards in 2014.

In 2007, he was honored by the Lynchburg Area Sports Hall of Fame with the Calvin Porter Award for outstanding coverage of area sports. He's also a past recipient of the Marshall Johnson Award for standout coverage of high school sports in the state. Most recently, Carter was inducted into the Amherst County Sports Hall of Fame and the Danville Community College Sports Hall of Fame. He works closely with the Subway Commonwealth Games each year and stays active in Central Virginia with volunteer work, including Virginia Special Olympics.

When he's not covering sports, he enjoys playing them, especially tennis and golf, including Putt-Putt. He and his wife Regina have one son.

 

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