Martha Reed, Southside Virginia Community College Assistant Professor of Biology, was recognized by the Virginia Community College System as the recipient of the 2014 Chancellor’s Award in the Community Services category. The Award was presented during the 2014 Hire Education Conference held at the Homestead during December. The Innovator’s Award event is designed to recognize the outstanding contributions of workforce and economic development practitioners at community colleges and other partner organizations.
Reed was nominated due to her involvement in many outreach programs in the Southside Virginia area and also, because she is a champion for SVCC students. She encourages students to participate in community programs such as blood donation and Stop Hunger Now. In a year’s time, she has worked with her church to glean over 200,000 pounds of vegetables that were distributed in a ten county region. She has also worked with a medical mission organization to establish health clinics in remote areas of Guatemala, organized a local Alzheimer’s Memory Walk and much more.
She began teaching at SVCC in 1993 and is a native of Nottoway County. She and her husband, David, have two daughters.