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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are currently experiencing difficulties with our phone lines at both of our campuses and our various centers. Please be aware of this situation. We hope to have it resolved shortly.
Brandon Cochran and Justin Cochran are brothers who graduated from Amelia County High School. The fall following their graduation both enrolled in programs housed at Southside Virginia College’s Occupational/Technical Center located at Pickett Community Park.
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.
Southside Virginia Community College is proud to announce that the guest speaker for the 2015 Commencement is Dr. Dietra Trent who currently serves as Deputy Secretary of Education. The ceremony will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville, Virginia.
New Horizons recently hosted its annual meeting – the premier teaching and learning conference of Virginia’s Community Colleges – at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
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.
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.
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.
In 2011, Michael Gallagher moved to South Hill, VA with the intention of applying to SVCC’s nursing program. The idea of a career in healing others appealed to him. After a year of prerequisites, he was accepted into the RN program. He had not imagined the intensity of nursing school and he admits that at times the stress of a rigorous schedule and the hours of studying seemed to be too much.
More than fifty students, staff, faculty, and community members attended Mr. Cordell Farley's presentation and book signing on the Daniel Campus of SVCC. Mr. Farley is the author of "Life Lessons of a Throwaway Kid," the poignant memoir of former professional minor league baseball player.
Career Day 2015 was held on April 1st on the John H. Daniel Campus is Keysville. A big thanks goes out to all the employers that attended the event!
LeTrell Brown was born and raised in the Emporia/Greensville area. She graduated from Greensville County High School and for many reasons attended SVCC. According to LeTrell, SVCC offered affordable tuition, had several locations, offered convenient and flexible class times; and she was not ready to leave home nor her family. She graduated from SVCC and all of her classes transferred to Virginia State University where she graduated in December of 2004.
The Southside Virginia Community College basketball team captured the 2015 USA National Prep Championship title with a thrilling 67-65 win over Moravian Prep on Saturday evening at the J. Bryant Floyd Center.
Necessity is the mother of invention. The struggles Ronnie Cole, Southside Virginia Community College Instructor, endured while solely trying to hook his utility trailer to his truck got him thinking; there has to be a better way. So, the idea of the “self-aligning trailer guide” was born.
Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton, associate professor and leader of the Agribusiness program at Southside Virginia Community College, was presented the Special Recognition award from the Virginia Agribusiness Council. Council President Katie Frazier presented the award on March 20 at the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences awards banquet.