Danville Community College’s Alumni Association honored Dr. Percy Richardson, faculty member at Southside Virginia Community College as a 2014 Outstanding DCC Alumni in banquet ceremonies April 11 in Oliver Hall on the DCC campus. Honorees represent Danville Community College and its two predecessor institutions, Danville Technical Institute and Virginia Polytechnic Institute—Danville.
Dr. Richardson graduated from Danville Community College in Business Management. Since graduating from DCC, he has obtained two Master's degrees and a doctorate. Currently employed as a Professor of Business/Coordinator of International education for Southside Community College at Keysville Virginia, he resides in Halifax, Virginia.
"My educational success," Dr. Richardson emphasizes, "comes from the positive and supportive experience I had at DCC. The education I received from DCC has been the hallmark of my academic achievement. I owe special "Thanks" to great educators like Dr. Wayne McCubbins, Mrs. Sharon Scott, Mr. Russell Scruggs, Mr. Joseph (Joe) Carr, Mr. Wayne Martin and Ms. Allen, and the late Mr. Fred Lloyd. These individuals gave me a sense of confidence that I can do anything that is humanly possible."
After leaving DCC, Dr. Richardson received his BS in Management Science from Averett University, his MSA in General Administration from Central Michigan University, his Master of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University and his DA in Community College Education with a concentration in Public Management from George Mason University.
Dr. Richardson instructs and advises 150 students per year at SVCC’s John H. Daniel Campus in business management, human resources, and international business through in-class and on-line instruction. He directs the business graduates seminar and project while marketing and recruiting for the college's Global Education Program. He has served as the Honors Program Advisor and taught in the Correctional Education Program.
Dr. Richardson promotes SVCC abroad to potential foreign students while working with college departments to support foreign students. He is assigned to lead the instruction of MBA and MLS graduate students.
From 2001-2005, Dr. Richardson was adjunct Professor of Business at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia. He has been published twice in The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges concerning teaching with a global perspective and international travel and learning from a community college perspective.
Dr. Richardson is Co-chair of the Southside Virginia Community College Golf Tournament held to raise scholarship money for the college's endowment and for students to study abroad. He also helps raise money for SVCC's Study Abroad Program for scholarships by including community citizens in the study abroad program.
Richardson was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 1976 to 1979. After military service, Dr. Richardson aided his church, White Oak Fork Baptist Church, in helping those less fortunate. He regularly helps collect and distribute toiletry items for the residents of Berry Hill Nursing Home.
Dr. Richardson is the 2013 VCCA Showcase winner for Outstanding Faculty on the John H. Daniel Campus. He was nominated in May 2010 for the Virginia's Community Colleges Community Services Award, the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Workforce Training and Instruction.
He is the father of one daughter and grandfather to three grandchildren.