Meet the CCECC Team

Dr. Billy Wooten
Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness

Dr. Wooten is a northeast Georgia native who comes to Averett as the new Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness. He has a professional background in journalism and public relations and recently served 16 years at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky as a professor of Communications and Broadcast Journalism, Division Chair of the Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts, Director of Speech and Debate as well as an avid practitioner of service learning and internship and career development. Billy also served on Berea’s City Council, was President of the New Opportunity School for Women’s Board of Directors, and directed the College’s WBER News and Radio stations. When asked about leaving Berea to work at Averett, Billy said, “While Berea will always have a special place in my heart, there comes a time when you know your personal growth and impact on a community has reached saturation and you need to pursue new opportunities to serve in meaningful ways. When I learned from a colleague about Averett’s CCECC and its vital role in Danville’s revitalization, I knew my collective experiences could be useful and that I could join a team with a purpose and mission to help create social change and bring elements of social justice to our local communities. My passion is to serve my community, my students, and my colleagues. Averett and Danville have embraced me, my husband, and our two fur babies with open arms, and I already feel at home here. I cannot wait to visit our community partners and learn where I can serve and help the CCECC continue to develop deep-impact partnerships that will help Danville thrive.”

bwooten@averett.edu, 434.791.7212

Brigid Belko
Director of Experiential Learning

Brigid Belko joined the Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness in January 2015. She works with Danville Community College, Piedmont Community College, and Averett faculty & staff to initiate and revitalize experiential learning on our campuses via internships and service-learning. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Natural Resources with minors in Nonprofit Studies, Environmental Science, and Forestry from NC State University. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina- Greensboro in the Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations program.

bbelko@averett.edu, 434.791.5656

Angie McAdams
Director of Career Development

A native of Halifax County, Angie has lived in the Danville/Pittsylvania County region since 1996. She joined the Averett family in March 2015 after spending 13 years with Danville Community College. She graduated from Radford University with a B.S. in Sociology and Anthropology and also holds an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.   While at Radford, Angie was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.

Angie currently serves on several local advisory boards and is currently the board chair for the Danville Public Schools Adult & Career Education Advisory Board.   She is passionate about helping students attain a meaningful career and welcomes students to contact her for all career development needs.

amcadams@averett.edu, 434.791.5629 LinkedIn

Tia Yancey
Administrative Assistant

Tia Yancey was raised in Danville, and comes to Averett from Danville Community College. For five years she served as the Administrative Assistant for the college’s Counseling Department. Tia holds two degrees from DCC, one in Marketing and another in Business Management. Tia not only ensures that the Center’s operations run smoothly but also supports staff in working with internal and external stakeholders, including faculty, students and community partners.

tyancey@averett.edu, 434.791.7214