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Blue Ridge Hosts Community Ambassador Program (CAP) Graduation

Members of the Community Ambassador Program (CAP), pictured here, were honored at a graduation ceremony at the program’s fourth and final session on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Benjamin Rickert, Blue Ridge Marketing and Communications Dept.)

Blue Ridge Community College hosted a graduation ceremony honoring members of the Community Ambassador Program (CAP) 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 stated.

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.