The opening of a new year provides an opportunity for self-assessment and the chance to embrace renewed hope for the months yet to come. At the same time, revealing January’s calendar page begins an annual roll call of holidays that commemorate past events, reminders of our shared history and challenges we’ve already overcome.
Dani Somers grew up in McKenney, Virginia and was home-schooled before receiving her GED from Southside Virginia Community College. Dani continued at SVCC, earning an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies.
Attention all artists. Southside Virginia Community College and the Virginia Community College Association Black Concerns Commission invite you to showcase your creative talent in celebration of Black History month.
The Southside Virginia Community College men’s basketball team split a pair of games on the hardwood over the weekend.
Our seven-week “Certified Nurse Aide” program starts February 13th at the Southside Virginia Education Center in Emporia. If interested, you should plan to attend the mandatory orientation on February 6th at 8:30 A.M.
We are currently on the search for new students with tons of Panther Pride to represent SVCC through our Student Ambassador Program.
Due to the inclement weather, the last day to add day and cyber courses has been extended for the following sessions:
Josh Baird is a great example of a person with a good work ethic. He graduated from Brunswick High School on a Saturday and began working as a contractor at the Dominion Power Plant on Monday.
Dominion Virginia Power recently established a scholarship at Southside Virginia Community College for the Power Line Worker Training Program. Keith Harkins, SVCC Vice President for Workforce Development, and Mary Jane Elkins, SVCC Foundation Director, are accepting the donation presented on December 20, 2016 at a graduation ceremony of the program.
Shown (Left to Right) Ed Baines, Vice President-Distribution; Rob Locke-Director of Safety and Training, Harkins, Elkins, Joe Woomer, Director-Construction.
Southside Virginia Community College students recently completed the Truck Driver Training Program in South Boston. Duncan Quicke (Far left, back row) Coordinator of the TDTS is shown with graduation speaker David Boyer (Back Row, to left of Quicke), ATA Road Team Captain and Driver for ABF.
“As prosecutors we are always looking for sentencing alternatives. Probation and/or incarceration doesn't fit every case, but often these are the only options we have,” said Lezlie Green, Commonwealths Attorney for Brunswick County.
Southside Virginia Community College's Power Line Worker Program held its third graduation ceremony on December 20, 2016 at Pickett Park, Blackstone, Virginia. John Lee, Chief Executive Officer for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative was guest speaker.
From Dundas, Virginia, Jordan Pegram graduated high school from Kenston Forest School. She concurrently earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies through Southside Virginia Community College's Dual-Enrollment program. After graduating from Kenston and SVCC, Jordan transferred to Virginia Tech where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.
April Harris has a cool job. She is the Land Management Supervisor for Jefferson Memorial Forest (JMF), located in southwest Louisville, Kentucky. Covering 6,500 acres, it is the largest municipal urban forest in the United States.
Isaac Brown grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. After completing his GED, Issac earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies from Southside Virginia Community College, graduating with Highest Honors.
Panther Up at Southside Virginia Community College for a successful new year in 2017. The SVCC Panthers are recruiting new students to the ranks. Registration is underway now for Spring semester classes and students can register online, in person or by telephone. Classes for the spring begin January 9, 2017. Students can register now or in January but the earlier the better according to Bernadette Battle, Student Services Director. She notes that financial aid, counseling and advising can all be completed before classes start. Call 888-220- SVCC.
The SVCC Chorus presented two concerts of The Nights Before Christmas this year. The first at Clarksville Baptist Church on Saturday, December 3 and the second at South Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 4.
An Open House will be held at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center in South Hill on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. to highlight CAD courses and Welding.
Robert Martin grew up in Wakefield, Virginia and graduated from Surry County High School. He earned a Career Studies Certificate in Diesel Technology from Southside Virginia Community College.
Eight students were recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Theta Chi Chapter on the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College.