Piedmont Virginia Community College Medallion Awarded to Cynthia and Jim Stultz

Charlottesville, Va. – May 18, 2022 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) awarded the PVCC Medallion to Cynthia and Jim Stultz, of Charlottesville, at the 49TH Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13. The PVCC Medallion is the highest nonacademic award the College bestows and is awarded to persons who, through special acts or sustained service, have made extraordinary contributions to the institution.

“I am delighted to present Cynthia and Jim Stultz with this highest honorary award,” said PVCC President Frank Friedman. “Both have been exceptional ambassadors and advocates for the College. They have given generously of their time, talents and treasure, and by doing so, have helped create a stronger, more vibrant PVCC.”

Cynthia Stultz has been a member of the PVCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors since 2017, serving as president in 2020 and 2021; and previously serving two terms on the Board of Directors between 2010 and 2015. During Ms. Stultz’s recent term as Board President, she helped oversee the planning and implementation of the Pathways campaign, the largest and most successful fundraising initiative in the College’s history.

Jim Stultz has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the PVCC Real Estate Foundation since its inception in 2006. He has served as the Chair of the Real Estate Foundation since 2016.

The Stultzes have been generous donors to PVCC, providing financial support for numerous programs and initiatives including the Stultz Center for Business and Career Development and the new Woodrow W. Bolick Advanced Technology and Student Success Center, which the College will break ground on in June. The new Center is named in honor of Ms. Stultz’s father who was a founding PVCC College Board member.

The PVCC Medallion was first awarded in 1984. To date, 17 individuals have received the award during the institution’s near 50 year history. The Stultzes are the first individuals to receive the award since 2012. Recipients include:

  • Bernard J Haggerty (1984)
  • P. Joseph Jenkins (1985)
  • V. Earl Dickinson (1986)
  • Elizabeth H. Woodard (1988)
  • Dr. James R. Batten (1989)
  • W.A. Pace, Jr. (1993)
  • Grace H. Carpenter (1996)
  • Grace L. Tinsley (1997)
  • J.A. Kessler III and Barbara Bledsoe Kessler (2006)
  • Mary Helen Jessup, James L. Jessup, Jr., and Suzanne Jessup Brooks (2007)
  • John T. Casteen, III (2010)
  • Kenneth W. Lawson (2012)
  • Cynthia Stultz and Jim Stultz (2022)

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit www.pvcc.edu.


Susian Brooks
Director, Marketing and Media Relations
434.961.6574 | sbrooks@pvcc.edu


Photograph courtesy of Piedmont Virginia Community College
Photographer: Andrew Shurtleff
Photographed, left to right – PVCC President Frank Friedman, Cynthia Stultz, Jim Stultz





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