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Book Donation Recognized

On December 12, 2014, Southside Virginia Community College dedicated a plaque in the John H. Daniel Campus Library recognizing the late Gerald “Jerry” York Sparkman.    His family donated his collection of War Books to the college to be displayed and used for years to come.  Jerry worked as Director of Buildings and Grounds at the college for ten years along with his wife, Betty, who worked at SVCC for 13 years. 

SVCC PR Office Wins Awards

The NCMPR District 2 Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in District 2. It's the only regional competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.

SVCC Tops Wake-Tech

The Southside Virginia Community College men’s basketball team shook off a tough loss the night before to knock off Wake Tech CC, the defending NJCAA Region X champions, 94-74 in the Catawba Valley CC Holiday tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Marcus HoosierThe win was the fourth in the last five games for SVCC and improved the local team to 5-5 on the season.

SVCC Wins a Pair

The Southside Virginia Community College men’s basketball team won a pair of games over the weekend in the Benz Classic to improve to 4­-4 on the season. SVCC topped the host Stillwater Christian Prep team 98-­95 in the first game and a 73-­70 victory over Swish City Prep in the nightcap.

SVCC Hosts 8th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet

Southside Virginia Community College hosted the 8th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the John J. Cavan Workforce Development Center in Alberta.  Area law enforcement agencies were invited to attend and honor one of their own as the recipient of the Officer of the Year Award for 2014.  The event was hosted by Dr. Chad Patton, Dean of Instruction on the Christanna Campus.  Ms. Francine C. Ecker, Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services was the keynote speaker. 

PTK at SVCC Christanna Campus Holds Induction

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 on November 10, 2014. 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.

Jobs and Job Seekers Converge In Emporia

More than 400 job seekers converged with 35 employers at the SVCC Regional Job Fair held at the Southside Virginia Education Center in Emporia recently with a positive outcome.  Some attendees were hired on the spot at the event sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Development, Student Development Services, Crater Business Services Team, WYTT and First Media Radio.


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