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Harkins Joins SVCC Workforce Team

Keith Harkins is now a member of the team at Southside Virginia Community College as Vice President for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. “As Vice President of Workforce, I serve as the College’s chief outreach officer to the business, industry and governmental sectors. Our team works to develop innovative, entrepreneurial and strategic initiatives designed to proactively respond to economic development and training needs within the diverse service area of the college,” he said.

Corrections Awards Banquet

Southside  Virginia Community College held its Seventh Annual  Corrections Awards Banquet on April  16, 2015  at Christanna Campus in Alberta. Mr. Layton T. Lester from the Virginia Department of Corrections presented the Keynote address. Officer and Employee of the Year from each intuition were recognized and presented with an award to commemorate the honor.  Alfonzo Seward, Assistant Professor of Administration of Justice at Christanna, was emcee for the event.  

Alumni Spotlight: Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis graduated from Nottoway High School in 1993 and graduated from SVCC in 1996 with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. While at SVCC, he was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Scott transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University, from where he graduated in 1998, double majoring in Finance and Economics.

Alumni Spotlight: Zelda Tucker-Dugger

Raised in Nottoway County’s Blackstone in a family of ten children, Zelda D. Tucker-Dugger found her calling in the educational field. After graduating from Southside Virginia Community College with an Associate in Applied Science in business management, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in business administration and Master of Education in guidance degrees from Virginia State University.

Phi Theta Kappa Gains New Members

New members were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Alpha Theta Chi Chapter on the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College recently.    Membership is extended by invitation. To be considered for membership a student must be enrolled in a two-year college, have accumulated 12 semester credit hours, have established academic excellence as judged by faculty, and be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. 

SVCC Director of Counseling Receives Celebration of Excellence Award

Bernadette Battle, 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.

Alumni Spotlight: Normand "Rudy" Adams

Look in the dictionary for the term over-achiever, and you will likely find Normand “Rudy” Adams. Following his Summa Cum Laude graduation from SVCC in 2012, Rudy went on to Virginia Tech to pursue a dual degree in Agribusiness and Horticulture. If his final semester is like his five previous ones in Blacksburg, he will graduate this May with a perfect 4.0 for his VT career.

Alumni Spotlight: Connie D. Bailey

Connie Bailey graduated from Southside Virginia Community College in June of 1981 with an Associate in Applied Science. During her second year at SVCC, she worked as a student assistant in the English Department with Susan Slayton and Lillie Mumford. The flexibility of the work schedule allowed her the time to complete her duties either before or after classes.

Examination Schedule - Spring 2015

The last day of classes is Friday, May 1, 2015. Final examination days are Monday, May 4, 2015 through Friday, May 8, 2015 in your current room. Examination periods are two hours in length (1-1/2 hour exam time, 30 minutes break). Night classes (those which meet at 4:00 PM or later) will have their final examinations on the same dates as their usual day of the week.

Southern Virginia New Economy Summit

Join Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Maurice Jones to learn how your locality can thrive in this new, diverse economy. Economic Development strategies for recruitment and retention have changed drastically over the years. Needs now reach farther than infrastructure. Learn new ideas for development, available resources, and the partnerships that can make it all happen.


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