With no plans to attend college after high school, Gary Cifers accepted a challenge by a teacher to take just one class. The rest, as they say, is history and a very impressive success story written at Southside Virginia Community College.
Southside Virginia Community College graduate Jonathan Kelly of Crewe, Virginia won Second Place in the Technology & Maintenance Council’s National 2015 Future Tech Competition held in Orlando, Florida recently. Kelly, along with nine other students from various schools, was sponsored by
When Tracey Teagan came to Southside Virginia Community College, she already had her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She was working full time for Halifax County Department of Social Services as a Benefit Program Specialist, but was looking for a source of part-time income that would work with her full time schedule.
Cameron Covington, from Halifax County, Virginia, chose Southside Virginia Community College for its friendly atmosphere, helpful instructors, and as a great start to his college career. While still a high school student at Centerville Christian School, he also began taking college classes on his own through SVCC.
The office of Dr. Tara Carter, Vice President of Academics and Student Services,has announced Dr. Dixie Dalton as the new Dean of Humanities, Social Science and Business at SVCC.
New lineman worker program coming to Southside Virginia Community College!
Student Services recently hosted a Fall Cookout and Constitution Day event on the John H. Daniel Campus! Our cookout started with serving our Dual-Enrollment and Governor School students at 10:30 a.m. with a cookout to-go lunch. Meanwhile fabulous volunteers were working hard in the kitchen to have hot dogs, BBQ (from Sheldons), baked beans and more ready for the rest of the campus by 11:00 a.m.
Tracy Branch from Fort Mitchell, VA is a Central High School graduate. While attending Southside Virginia Community College, she was very active in campus life. She was the student representative on Campus Council, president of Minority Awareness Programming, a library work-study and was one of the first students to act as Johnny Paws, SVCC’s mascot.
A graduation ceremony was held on September 3, 2015 for the first class in the SVCC Machining Skills Certification Program based at the Southside Virginia Education Center location in Greensville County. A total of eight transitioning active duty soldiers and veterans associated with Fort Lee, Virginia completed the course and obtained five industry certifications through the program.
Decorress (Corey) Parrott was one of the first graduates of the new Machining Skills Certification Program based at Southside Virginia Community College's Southside Virginia Education Center location in Greensville County.
With a deep passion and strong commitment to local politics, Taikein Cooper is devoted to helping citizens effectively engage in the American political process. His devotion and interest in his community dates back to the age of 11, when Cooper canvassed the local community assisting his former D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) teacher, Travis Harris, in his campaign to become Prince Edward County's Sheriff.
Rikki Coon always knew she wanted to be a mechanic. As a young child, she was fascinated with her truck driving father’s big trucks and would watch his every move trying to figure out what made them work. She also was influenced by her grandfather and brother, both mechanics.
Katie Shook, a Charlotte County native, grew up in Keysville and graduated from Randolph Henry High School. In her junior and senior years of high school, she was selected for and attended Governor's School at Southside Virginia Community College, where she formed lasting friendships with classmates from other area high schools.
This class is Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR) approved for all contractors who install, maintain, extend or alter water supply, liquid waste, sewage, and storm water systems. The instructor for this course is VA DPOR approved to provide individual training for Backflow Prevention Device installation incidental to Highway/Heavy, Landscape Irrigation and Fire Sprinkler contracting jobs.
The rocket was the STEM senior class project for the Governor's School of Southside Virginia. The crew reported "a very successful launch" at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Chesapeake, Virginia. The recorded altitude was 9280 feet.
Whitney Smiley graduated from Park View High School and, thanks to SVCC's dual enrollment program, completed her Associate of Arts and Sciences from Southside Virginia Community College in the same year.
Richard L. Lawson, III was raised and still resides in Wylliesburg of Charlotte County. After graduating from Fuqua School in 2000, he attended SVCC, earning his Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice. He then transferred to Longwood University, completing his Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2003.
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2015 Great Colleges to Work For,” has again chosen Southside Virginia Community College for inclusion. In its eighth year The Chronicle’s Great Colleges survey compiled responses from more than 44,000 people at 281 institutions (185 four-year and 96 two-year colleges). The survey was sent to over 114,000 faculty and staff across the country with an overall response rate of 39 percent.
SVCC was also recognized on the Honor Roll in eight categories: collaborative governance; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationships; and work/life balance. These colleges are the best of the best. Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories, and grouped by enrollment size. (Small institutions have 2,999 or fewer students, medium ones have 3,000 to 9,999, and large ones have 10,000 or more. Size categories were determined by total enrollment, while enrollment figures are full-time-equivalent counts from Education Department data.)
SVCC was one of two community colleges in Virginia recognized on the Honor Roll. The other college is Lord Fairfax Community College
Dr. Al Roberts, President, said, “At its core, Southside Virginia Community College is made up of bright, caring individuals. We have an engaged team of dedicated faculty and determined staff whose focus is our students' success. Our students' success is our success; their failures are our failures. The fact that our employees share that commitment makes Southside feel like a family. SVCC employees don't think they make a difference in students' lives, they know it. That's what sets us apart.”
SVCC was established in 1970 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college had more than 1,200 graduates receive a degree, diploma or certificate in May of 2015.
After graduating from Central of Lunenburg High School, Bernard Robinson enrolled at Southside Virginia Community College on the Alberta Campus in the fall of 1989. His program of Data Processing transitioned to Information System Technology (IST) during the two academic years he attended the College and he earned his associate degree in IST.
Precision Machining classes, also known as Integrated Machining, are available in Greensville County through Southside Virginia Community College. The program offers a two-year Career Studies Certificate at the Southside Virginia Education Center located at the Government Complex of Greensville County.