Martinsville, Virginia


Spencer-Penn Centre Announces New Director

The Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Casey L. Hudgins.

Hudgins, a Patrick County native, graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and a minor in Speech. At Catawba she was an Endowed Communications Scholar. Also, Hudgins worked as a Public Relations intern with the College’s Public Relations department.

Prior to taking the job at Spencer Penn, Hudgins has worked for 2 ½ years as the Assistant Program Coordinator at The Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center, a Commonwealth campus of Virginia Tech. She was recently awarded the “Bull’s Eye Award” from the Outreach and International Affairs department at Virginia Tech for combining learning, discovery, and engagement in a program or project that targets a community need.

Hudgins serves as an Election Official for the Patrick County Electoral Board and is presently a volunteer with the Extension Leadership Council. She enjoys dance, art, photography, and swimming.

Many years ago, when Ms. Hudgins’ grandmother, Carol (Cooper) DeBruhl, worked as a teacher at Spencer-Penn, Casey played there as a young girl. “This is like coming home, and I’m so excited about this opportunity to work with the Spencer Penn Centre and the community at large.”