Voorhees holds commissioning ceremony for Commissionee Jones

August 22, 2012

Voorhees College will conduct a commissioning ceremony for a 2012 graduate on Friday, August 24 at 2 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center. The event is free and open to the public.  

Darnell Allen Jones, a native of Summerville, will receive an active duty commission in the Engineer Corps. Jones is the son of SFC (retired) Earl and Patricia Woodbury. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications from Voorhees.  

Jonesí accomplishments include Army Scholarship recipient, Voorhees College ROTC Detachment Commander, National Society of Pershing Rifles Military Fraternity, Ranger Challenge Team, NAACP member and White Rose Social Club member.  

The speaker for the ceremony will be Lieutenant Colonel Rodney Jenkins. Jenkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering of technology from South Carolina State University, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves.  

LTC Jenkins transitioned to Army National Guard where he initiated his military career while working as an engineer for the Navy in a civilian capacity. After reaching rank of Captain, he was acquired into the Active Guard Reserve program for the National Guard.  

For more information, please contact Teesa Brunson, director of communications, at 803-780-1194 or at

*Pictured above is Commissionee Darnell Allen Jones.