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SVCC Captures Third Straight National Title

N MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The Southside Virginia Community College basketball team captured the USA National Prep Postgrad championship for the third straight year with a 70-56 victory over Forest Trails on Saturday evening to complete a 5-0 run through the 32-team field. The five victories ran the local team’s winning streak to 11 games and completed SVCC’s campaign with a 17-9 record after a 0-7 start.
“I am just at a loss for words,” said SVCC coach Dennis Smith. “Coach (Vincent) Brown and I are just elated for our young men who went 17-2 during the second half of the season. The team was nothing short of sensational in our five games at the national tourney and we could not be prouder of their play.”

Food Drive Success

Make It Happen, Student Ambassadors and Empowered Women at Southside Virginia Community College, and Saint Paul's Memorial Chapel joined the Alpha Kappa Alpha Gamma Lambda Omega Chapter of Lawrenceville to collect healthy snacks for hungry children through a Childhood Hunger Drive.

Take a Professor to Lunch

In an effort to foster informal, out of classroom interactions, the Office of Student Services is sponsoring this series. Students ask their professor to lunch, receive a voucher from Student Services to pay for the lunch and enjoy lunch with their professor!!

Finding Funds for Your Higher Education

A study titled “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020” by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce noted, “The U.S. economy is slowly returning to normal—albeit a new normal—characterized by an increase in the natural rate of unemployment, permanent job losses in sectors employing the less-educated, and an ever-increasing demand for better education credentials and upskilling across an array of new fields.” The study also notes trends indicating that by 2020, 65% of all jobs in the national economy will require postsecondary education.

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