Brandon Vaughan, a United States Army veteran, graduated with honors from Southside Virginia Community College with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies. While a student at SVCC, he was a member of the Veterans Club as well as Phi Theta Kappa, an honors society.
After graduating from SVCC, Brandon transferred to Old Dominion University, where he is completing his Bachelor's degree.
Brandon served in the Army from 2003 - 2011, both inside and outside of the United States, including 2005- 2006 in Iraq.
He credits the military for teaching him how to get things done in an organized fashion and as quickly as possible, skills that were essential to his success at SVCC.