SVCC Director of Counseling Receives Celebration of Excellence Award

Bernadette Battle (pictured below), Director of Counseling at the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College, recently received a Celebration of Excellence Award which honors Virginia Community College Association (Black Concerns Commission) members who have made a profound difference in the lives of minority students through life-time service, leadership, and teaching. These individuals have made profound contributions which have significantly changed the climate of a department, campus, or the Virginia Community College System as a whole.  

This year's Celebration of Excellence  Awards were presented at the Annual BCC Conference in Williamsburg.  Battle received the Unsung Hero Award recognizing her profound contribution to education.  

Battle is a resident of Emporia, is married to Preston Battle and has two children.  She has been at SVCC since 1999. 

Bernadette Battle, Director of Counseling at the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College