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Alliance for Excellence conference slated

The conference is sponsored by the Regional Alliance for Excellence, which includes PHCC, Danville Community College, Central Virginia Community College and Virginia Western Community College. This year’s theme is “Turn Up! – An Empire State of Mind.” 

The program includes keynote speaker Warrick Scott, grandson of Wendell Scott, who serves as the executive director of the Wendell Scott Foundation. Wendell Scott was a stock car driver from Danville. He was the only African American to win a race at what is now the Sprint Cup Series. 

The conference also includes speaker Rev. Derrick Parson, director of Ministries with Young People at Virginia United Methodist Church, and sessions in relationships, self-esteem, finance, health issues and a panel discussion. 

The program will be held in Temple Building, Oliver Hall at Danville Community College, 1008 S. Main St., on Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free and lunch will be served to participants. 

For additional information or to pre-register, contact Jean Wilson at (276) 656-0219, Sandy Saunders at (434) 797-8333 or Ronnie Pannell at (434) 797-8539. Registration is due by Friday, Oct. 17.