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BRCC Community Ambassadors graduate

Blue Ridge Community College hosted a graduation ceremony honoring members of the Community Ambassador Program as part of the fourth and final session on Wednesday, June 22, at the College’s conference hall.

The CAP was created to deepen the community’s support and understanding of the benefits of the College. Upon graduation from the program, each Community Ambassador will act as a Blue Ridge representative to help build relationships that encourage involvement and investment in higher education. The program was hosted by the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation.

Throughout four sessions, the Community Ambassadors heard presentations about the College’s campuses, divisions, and programs. After a welcome by Blue Ridge Trustee and Educational Foundation President Jim Rasmussen, Blue Ridge Vice President for Advancement Lisa Adkins and President Dr. Laura B. Leatherwood spoke at Wednesday’s ceremony.

“The Community Ambassador Program allows members of the community to obtain an in-depth look at Blue Ridge Community College and its lasting impact on the community,” Adkins said.

The graduates included:
Shelia Carland
Victoria Dunkle
Brenda W. Gorsuch
Patrick Harper
Harriett King Hilton
Henry T. Johnson
Edward McCammon
Brett D. Miller
Emily Nicholson
Barbara Orolin
Dallas D. Owens
Michael H. Pressley
Diane D. Skillman
Terrance W. Stein
Victoria Todd

Participation in the CAP involves attending four half-day sessions, telling the story of and advocating for Blue Ridge Community College, nominating other Community Ambassadors, and staying involved by attending college events, serving on boards or committees or volunteering. For more information, contact the Blue Ridge Educational Foundation at (828) 694-1709.