Not knowing exactly what she wanted to do after graduating from Brunswick Senior High School, Jennifer Myrick attended Virginia Commonwealth University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in History. Several years later, she began working part-time in the Business Office at Southside Virginia Community College and found her niche.
It's not how many times you get knocked down in life that counts; it's how many times you get up, is a quote credited to legendary football coach Vince Lombardi. This quote describes Southside Virginia Community College alum Tammie Peebles Forrest perfectly.
Twelve students graduated from SVCC's Precision Machining program in Emporia on June 1st. These students are veterans transitioning from active duty, and this program is a collaborative effort with Fort Lee.
In 2008, Bobby Wrenn of Emoria and Freddie Reekes of Lawrenceville coordinated the 1st Annual Southside Virginia Community College Foundation Scholarship Golf Classic. Funds raised through the event support student scholarships.
Southside Virginia Community College held a Pinning Ceremony in May to recognize students from the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Summer Youth Camps are back for 2017. From Robotics to DNA to Engineering, young people from the area can participate in specially designed Summer Youth Camps. There are programs for ages 5 to 16.
The Southside Virginia Community College Truck Driver Training Program located in South Boston recently celebrated a new class of successful students.
Southside Virginia Community College recently graduated six people from its Diesel Tech program. All of these graduates are going to work for Carter Cat at various locations.
Southside Virginia Community College recently celebrated a Nurse Aide Program completion ceremony on the John H. Daniel Campus. These students attended the class as Dual Enrollment students from Central of Lunenburg High School and Randolph-Henry High School
Nine students in Southside Virginia Community College’s Administrative Support Technology AAS degree program (Medical Office Specialization) and the Medical Office Assisting career studies certificate program were recently certified by the National HealthCareer Association as Certified Medical Administrative Assistants.
Eight students recently successfully completed the Southside Virginia Community College Nurse Aide Program at the Estes Community Center in Chase City.
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.