Angela Lawhorne of PDCCC honored for workforce achievements

Angela Lawhorne of PDCCC honored for workforce achievements
~Twelve programs have launched under her directorship~

News Release


For Immediate Release:

Dec. 19, 2018


Angela Lawhorne of PDCCC honored for workforce achievements

~Twelve programs have launched under her directorship~


(Hot Springs, VA) –Paul D. Camp Community College Director of Workforce Development Angela Lawhorne was awarded recognition recently at the Virginia’s Community Colleges Higher Education Conference held at the Homestead in Hot Springs.

The 2018 award for Outstanding Achievement by a College Staff Member, was presented to Lawhorne by Chancellor Dr. Glenn DuBois. It is designated for the individual who has demonstrated expertly applied skills and practical knowledge to enhance the workforce development system in Virginia while providing top-notch service and increased access to students, business partners and other customers.

“Without a doubt, Angela has turned about workforce development at PDCCC and is truly deserving of the chancellor’s award,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Workforce Development Dr. Renee Felts.

Since her hiring in 2017, Lawhorne has launched or helped with the launch of 12 FastForward credentialing programs, including the following curricula: Fast Track Healthcare; Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician; and The National Center for Construction Education and Research Industrial Maintenance-Electrical and Instrumentation.  

“In addition, she brought four programs in-house and helped create PDCCC’s very own Regional Warehouse and Distribution Training Facility,” added Felts.

Angela has also been instrumental in securing funding in excess of $600,000 for the new initiatives, which have increased enrollment and revenue for workforce development.

“I am so grateful to receive this award,” said Lawhorne. “I am fortunate to get to do what I love each and every day, which is meeting the immediate needs of local employers and the community by creating new non-credit programs.”

Workforce Career Coach Lisha Wolfe was also nominated for the “Rising Star” award for her contributions to workforce development. For more information about workforce development programs, visit


Angela Lawhorne accepts the prestigious award from Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. – submitted


About Paul D. Camp Community College

Opened in 1971, Paul D. Camp Community College is a two-year public educational institution with campuses in Franklin and Suffolk, and a center in Smithfield, Va. Our mission is to provide accessible, quality higher education, workforce training, and community development in our service region, while supporting success for a diverse student population, and fulfilling the needs of our employers. This is evident in the wide array of educational opportunities and workforce training offered at the College. Educational opportunities include: associate degrees, career studies certificates in transfer and career/technical programs; credit and non-credit workforce services; training for businesses and industries; and special interest classes for the community.

Media Contacts:

·       Wendy Harrison: 757-569-6792;

·       Dr. Renee Felts: 757-569-6760;

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