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.”
How do you say goodbye to a great leader, mentor and higher education advocate? A good place to start is a gathering of thousands celebrating the completion of educational goals. This is just what happened on May 10, 2014 at the John H. Daniel Campus of Southside Virginia Community College.
Southside Virginia Community College Associate Degree Nursing students received their nursing pins in a ceremony held May 6.
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.”
The State Board for Community Colleges has certified finalists for the position of president at Southside Virginia Community College.
Students from Southside Virginia Community College Governor's School competed in the 2014 Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium that was held at James Madison University in late March. The recipients of the award for the Outstanding Oral Team Presentation in the Humanities were (from L to R) Jasmine Harrison, Francesca Whitfield and Raia Walker. The students competed against seventy four oral presenters of scientific and humanities research.
The second annual Student Health 101 Picnic & Health Fair was held on the Christanna Campus on Thursday, April 24th. This event was a true party with a purpose as the college community had fun learning more about healthy living. Attendees partook in a healthy meal, door prizes, informative conversations about their personal health, as well as took advantage of free health screenings like BMI, HIV testing, glucose, and blood pressure checks.
Southside Virginia Community College held its 2014 Graduates’ Awards Ceremony for the John H. Daniel campus on April 23rd in Keysville. A number of students were recognized.
The Spring 2014 Induction Ceremony for PHI THETA KAPPA on the John H. Daniel campus. Thirty-one students were in attendance for the induction. Phi Theta Kappa President Joseph Baker and Sargent at Arms for P. R. Waverly Garner performed the ceremony.
The Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Department welcomed 60 local administrative assistants and support personnel for a workshop on the John H. Daniel Campus entitled "Color Me Powerful: Showcasing the Professional Me" on April 24 in celebration of Administrative Assistants week.
Recently, the SVCC Southside Virginia Education Center Student Ambassador Organization adopted four local families in the Emporia/Greensville area for the Easter season. The Student Ambassadors and SVEC staff put together food boxes and baskets for each of the families.
The Phi Theta Kappa All-Virginian Academic Team Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, April 16 at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Southside Virginia Community College students, Joseph Baker, Waverly Garner and Victoria Wood were honored at the Luncheon.
Dr. James Taylor, Associate Professor and Program Head of the SVCC Criminal Justice Program, Christanna Campus, recently led an educational field trip to the nation's capital.
The Constitutional Law class and other ADJ Classes and members of the Criminal Justice Club visited the United States Supreme Court and the Library of Congress on April 1st and the U. S. Capital on April 2nd. Oral arguments were being held during the time of the tour at the Supreme Court.
A group of retired teachers, members of the Lunenburg Nottoway Retired Teacher's Association, met on the Christanna Campus recently and graciously made a donation to the Foundation in recognition of Dr. Cavan and all he has done for the college.
The Phi Theta Kappa Chapter of the Christanna Campus in Alberta, Southside Virginia Community College held an induction ceremony recently to welcome new members. Membership is extended by invitation and to be considered a student must be enrolled in a two-year college, have accumulated 12 semester credit hours, have achieved a cumulative gpa of not less than 3.5 and exhibit good citizenship.
New inductees are:
Terri Milroy is on the road again. The Assistant Professor of History, Humanities and Political Science at Southside Virginia Community College has, since coming to SVCC in 2006, traveled 600-700 miles per week going from school to school; now living in Richmond, that has increased to nearly 1000 miles per week.
Southside Virginia Community College in partnership with the South Central Workforce Investment Board is hosting "Career Day 2014" being held at the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville on Wednesday, April 23rd from 2-4pm.
Here are the most recent photos of the new Learning Resources/Student Services building now under construction. It is to be located to the north of the main instructional building on the Daniel campus. It is being built by Kenbridge Construction Inc with a projected completion date of May 2014.
Success starts here. But, lots of things start at SVCC. Laughter starts here. Fun starts here. Everything starts here. Creativity starts here. Transferring to a four-year school starts here. So, current and future students, what will you start?
Filmed in Alberta, Virginia, Starring SVCC Students from Alberta and Keysville campuses.