Florence Nightingale, the British nurse who founded the modern nursing profession, was born on May 12, 1820. While tending to the needs of wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, she earned a reputation as a merciful and devoted caregiver. After the war, Nightingale returned to England and established a training school for nurses. It opened in 1860.
“Don’t ever forget your experience at this college and how it shaped you,” urged Stephen E. Parker, alumnus and graduation speaker for Southside Virginia Community College’s Commencement held May 13, 2017 on the John H. Daniel Campus under clearing skies. A crowd of approximately 2,500 people attended the annual event.
The commencement event awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates to 1,303 students. Those attending the ceremony walked across the stage to receive their awards from Dr. Al Roberts, SVCC President.
Will Daniel’s cool job allows him to work outside, doing what he loves. Growing up on a farm in Lunenburg County, Daniel liked the land, growing plants, raising animals and being outside in any weather. Thanks to an Associate’s degree in Agribusiness from Southside Virginia Community College, he is able to do what he loves and love what he does as a Farm Supervisor for the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Virginia is one of 38 states participating in the All-State Academic Teams program introduced in 1994 as a way to provide scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members while promoting excellence at two-year colleges. Students nominated to the National All-USA Academic Team are automatically named to the All-State Academic Teams. Four students from Southside Virginia Community College were selected to the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa All-Virginia Academic Team. The students are Thomas Crews, Alivia Dunn, Christopher Hayes and Cassandra Long.
Students from the John H. Daniel Campus of Southside Virginia Community College were recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. PTK is the international honor society of two-year colleges with students required to maintain a grade point average of not less than 3.5.
Fluor was recently honored with the Chancellor's Award for Leadership In Philanthropy. Fluor is a part of the Virginia Community College System's 2017 class of Philanthropy Leaders, selected by each Virginia community college.
Karen Meyers grew up in South Hill, Virginia and graduated from Park View High School. She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Support Technology with Medical Office Specialization from Southside Virginia Community College.
The Southside Virginia Community College Chorus Presented its 2017 Spring Concert “American Homeland” recently. Directed by Carol Henderson and accompanied by Sally Tharrington on the piano along with Dee Pinnell on the flute, the chorus of 30 members performed “American Homeland,” songs of American Values: faith, courage, beauty, hope and love.
Stephen E. Parker, Director, Education and Workforce, National Governor’s Association (NGA), is a proud graduate of Southside Virginia Community College. He will deliver the commencement address at the SVCC graduation ceremony on May 13, 2017 at the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville, Virginia. The event begins at 9:30 a.m.
Great Expectations is a signature initiative of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education that focuses on a college education as the best way for foster youth to succeed beyond high school. Plan now to attend an Open House at Southside Virginia Community College to learn more about the program.
Students from Martha Reed's biology classes along with other volunteers (72) total, packed 16,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Christanna Campus in Alberta.
This amazing venture in in conjunction with this international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
Make It Happen hosted the medical researchers from the Hampton University Minority Male Health Initiative (MMHI) in the Nursing Lab on the Alberta Campus recently.
These students are recent inductees into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Theta Chi Chapter on the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College. PTK is the international honor society of two-year colleges with students required to maintain a grade point average of not less than 3.5.
Job Fair is returning to Southside Virginia Education Center on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The event is sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College, Crater Regional Workforce and Lakes Media.
Erin Robinson grew up in South Hill, Virginia and graduated from Park View High School. While a student at Park View, she was a dual enrollment student at Southside Virginia Community College. As such, she received her Associate of Arts and Sciences from SVCC a month before receiving her high school diploma.
Mike Collins, born in Danville, Virginia, grew up in Emporia and graduated from Greensville County High School. He then attended Southside Virginia Community College, earning an Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology.
How many children have been asked the question, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" Some want to fight fires, some want to help people overcome diseases and disabilities, and some want to teach. Some have aspirations to play professional sports or to travel in outer space. Although a few may follow one career path without deviation, many change their minds frequently.
We visit with Rhina Jones, an Education Support Specialist II in Admissions and Records at SVCC
Students from SVCC participated in the launch of their school-project rocket last weekend. Instructor Brent Richey says the launch went well with the rocket going about 6000 feet up.
Panther Prep Advising Day is a student success initiative effort sponsored by Student Services, to connect students with their faculty advisors. The event was held on April 6th at 5 locations. (Photos)