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Middle College-Great Expectations students

The Middle College and Great Expectations Recognition Ceremony was held recently and included students who earned their GED credentials. Shown, left to right, are: (first row) Holley Hooker and Jordan Thomas; (second row) Dontay Womack, Roger Chapman, Tyler Abernathy and Jamie Barbour. Not pictured: Catherine Acosta Perdoma, Chatwoine Hayes, Candice Lewis, Nathan Riddle and Rachel Yoder.

DADANVILLE, VA, May 28, 2015 – Thirty-four area students recently completed the Middle College and Great Expectations programs at Danville Community College. In addition, 10 students received their GED credentials. Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders was the guest speaker.

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:
Chancellor’s Award
Candice Lewis of Danville was honored with the Chancellor’s Award, presented in honor of the Virginia Community College System’s Chancellor, Dr. Glenn DuBois. Lewis received a plaque and a scholarship to continue her education.

Shannon Hair Outstanding Achievement Award
Jonathan Nostrandt of Danville was honored with the Shannon Hair Outstanding Achievement Award, presented in honor of Hair, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development, and a Middle College supporter.

Director’s Awards
Holley Hooker and Dontay Womack, both of Danville, and Tyler Abernathy of Hurt, all received the Director’s Award, which recognizes top scores of all GED components.

Instructors’ Awards
Middle College/Great Expectations Awards were presented by program instructors to the following students:
• Jamie Barbour, Gretna, was honored by Kathy Hodges
• Jordan Thomas, Danville, was honored by Gail Jones
• Holley Hooker, Danville, was honored by John Kingery
• Litel Allen, Danville, was honored by Correll Townes.

Middle College
Middle College students recognized are as follows: (Note: an [*] after the name indicates students who also earned a Career Readiness Certificate; a [♦] after the name indicates students who are honor graduates; a [+} indicates students who earned the GED):

City of Danville
Litel Allen*
Jamal Barbour*
Iyonna Daniel*
Michael Fullard*
Chatwoine Hayes*+
Holley Hooker♦*+
Candice Lewis*+
Barry Martin*
Jonathan Nostrandt*
Catherine Acosta Perdoma♦*+
Tanisha Phillips*
Jordan Thomas*+
Joshua Tolley*
Dontay Womack♦*+
Rachael Yoder*+

Pittsylvania County
Tyler Abernathy♦+, Hurt
Jamie Barbour*+, Gretna
Roger Chapman, Hurt
Monika Graves, Hurt
K. Dakota Kendrick*, Dry Fork
Samuel Pickral, Gretna
Nathan Riddle*+, Keeling

Great Expectations
The Great Expectations students recognized also earned Career Readiness Certificates. They are as follows:

City of Danville
Litel Allen
Cortez Barksdale
Brittany Barnette
Lamar Clark
Jayvonnie Jones
Keymontwon Motley
Tanisha Phillips
Josh White
Tina Wilkerson
Tatyana Williams
Dontay Womack

Pittsylvania County
Allison Bolling, Sutherlin
Stephen Bolling, Sutherlin
Jasper Scales, Chatham
Josh White, Blairs

Halifax County
Amber 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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