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Southside Student Selected to Attend Leadership Institute

Southside Virginia Community College student Monica McMillan has been selected to attend the 2014 Student Veterans of America Leadership Institute in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was one of 125 student veteran leaders from across the country selected to attend this program.     

The 2014 SVA Leadership Institute will be held at the Wal-Mart Headquarters in Bentonville, AR. This all-expenses paid, multi-day training seminar will bring a select number of up-and-coming chapter leaders together for a unique professional development opportunity.        

Education Secretary Visits SVCC

Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton visited the John H. Daniel Campus on July 29th to tour the new Student Services & Learning Resource Center. Secretary Holton also had a round table discussion with college administrators and staff.

Pictured inside the new facility from left to right are: Micah Barbour, Governor's Fellow, Dr. Al Roberts, SVCC Provost, Anne Holton, Virginia Secretary of Education, Dr. John Cavan, SVCC President, Dr. Megan Healy, Virginia Director of STEM and Eric Von Steigleder, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education.

SVCC Represented at "Student Voices" session

The Student Veterans of America Organization at Southside Virginia Community College attended the "Student Voices Session" with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on July 22nd at the Department of Education headquarters. The topic of the meeting was to focus on “The 8 Keys to Veterans' Success”, which is a voluntary initiative through the Departments of Education and Veterans Affairs.

Fewer than 10 schools nationwide were invited to participate in this event.  The SVCC group had the opportunity and privilege to represent community college students across our nation.

SVCC Instructors Receive 2013-2014 Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Award

Southside Virginia Community College instructors, Clint Johnson and Ronnie Cole, received the 2013-2014 Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Award for CTE Postsecondary Programs. Johnson and Cole received the award for their work on the "Integrated Robohand Project".

SVCC Faculty Member Chosen as Outstanding Alumni

Danville Community College’s Alumni Association honored Dr. Percy Richardson, faculty member at Southside Virginia Community College as a 2014 Outstanding DCC Alumni in banquet ceremonies April 11 in Oliver Hall on the DCC campus.  Honorees represent Danville Community College and its two predecessor institutions, Danville Technical Institute and Virginia Polytechnic Institute—Danville.

Dr. Alfred A. Roberts Named Southside Virginia Community College’s Next President

The next president of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is Dr. Alfred A. Roberts, of Emporia, Virginia. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, said Roberts will assume his new post on or about Aug. 1, 2014, replacing retiring president Dr. John Cavan. “I’ve known Al for a long time and I have observed his leadership at SVCC for many years,” DuBois said in making the appointment. “I’m confident he will do a terrific job in taking the college to the next level.”

Halifax Regional Health System Honored with 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Halifax Regional Health System of South Boston, Virginia, has earned the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy.  The system was nominated for the award by Southside Virginia Community College.  The award was given at a luncheon ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia recently.

According to CEO, Chris Lumsden, “Higher Education and the community college system specifically give people opportunities and hope.  It is the foundation for our higher education system here in this region and supplied a pool of highly qualified employees for our business.” 

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