Academic and Student Success

Student services

All kinds of support for all kinds of students!


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Academic and Student Success

At SVCC, a comprehensive team of first 15 academic advisors, professional tutors, student services professionals, and counselors are available to help you develop your academic strengths and tackle challenges. Take advantage of the rich variety of resources available to you as you make the most of your opportunities. Contact:

Academic advising

Student Services Professionals and Counselors address issues related to career, academic difficulty, time management and other obstacles that hinder student success. Contacts:


Students can find one-on-one tutoring on each main campus in the Comprehensive Learning Centers. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ups can find help with immediate academic needs. Services are available 5 days a week and during the evening hours. Contact:

New Student Orientation

Recognizing that most students need assistance as they transition to college, New Student Orientation provides comprehensive onboarding experiences and support for new students and their families. Contact:

Career resources

SVCC is committed to assisting students and graduates in finding jobs. Career Services provides services to help students prepare and find the career of their dreams. Contacts and

Students with Disabilities

SVCC provides equal access for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses and fully complies with the American with Disabilities Act.

Contacts: and

Mentor Programs

SVCC offers Make-It-Happen and Women In Search of Excellence (WISE) mentoring programs that offer specialized support services that range from college transition, time management to leadership training.

Military & Veterans Educational Benefits

At Southside Virginia Community College, “military friendly” is more than just a phrase. We are here to help support your success. Contact

Student Services Office Hours

Spring & Fall Semester Regular office hours

Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday  & Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


A key to your success at SVCC is working closely with an Advisor.
Click on any Advisor's name in the list below for more information.


Administration of Justice: Alfonzo Seward

Administrative Support Technology: Crystal Jones

Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Vincent Brown

Agribusiness: Dixie Dalton

Teacher Education: Sharon P. Freeman

General Studies/University Parallel Program: James Wilkerson; Leslie Cline; Sarah Horne

Health Sciences: Rebecca Laben

High-PerformanceVincent Brown

History & Political Science: Lisa Jordan

Human Services: Teresa George

Information Technology: Joan Tuck; Tommy Wright; Kelley LaPrade

Liberal Arts/Transfer Studies: Mary Downing

Nursing Program: Felicia Omick; Rebecca Laben

Nursing Program (ADN): Leslie Jackson

Nursing Program (LPN): Patricia Archer

Nursing Program (LPN South Boston): Jonette Talbott

Nursing Program (ADN South Boston): Melissa Arthur

Pre-Allied Health (Pre-ADN/RN/PN): Karen Fisher