From Chase City, Virginia, Louise Puryear is a Mecklenburg Academy graduate. After high school graduation, she chose Southside Virginia Community College as an affordable option to explore where her interests lay. Louise ultimately earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in secretarial science from SVCC.
Brandy Michelle Tharpe, a Drakes Branch, Virginia native, graduated from Fuqua School before attending Southside Virginia Community College. She earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in general studies, as well as certifications in phlebotomy and nurse aide training from SVCC.
Tammy Goldman grew up in Cullen, Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Henry High School. Because of its affordability and convenience, Tammy went on to attend Southside Virginia Community College, where she earned two associate's degrees.
Eric Sencindiver is from Vienna, VA and graduated from James Madison High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Bridgewater College and then made his way south to the Raleigh area, working in jobs that involved government contracts.
Melanie Scruggs grew up in Chase City, Virginia and graduated from Bluestone High School. After high school, she attended Longwood University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.When Melanie later decided she wanted to pursue a nursing career, she appreciated the smaller class sizes at Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC).
Jody Lynn Ziegler, a graduate of Keystone Jr.-Sr. High School in Knox, Pennsylvania, relocated to Virginia and attended Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in nursing. Jody says, "I chose to attend SVCC because I liked the layout of their nursing program, it was close to home, and their Student Services were by far the most informative and friendly while comparing schools."
After graduating from Brunswick High School, Tiara Mustafa had a portfolio ready with every intention of studying fashion abroad. Then, as life would have it, she changed directions to enroll at Southside Virginia Community College and graduate with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in general studies.
Helen Lin grew up in Keysville, Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Henry High School. Throughout high school, Helen took Southside Virginia Community College's dual enrollment classes at Randolph-Henry, and attended the Governor’s School of Southside Virginia in her junior and senior years.
y V. Melvin grew up in South Boston, Virginia and graduated from Halifax County High School. She chose to attend Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) because of its beautiful campus, small class sizes, and the quality of its nursing program. She earned an associate degree in general studies from SVCC, as well as beginning the College's nursing program.
George Sandridge grew up in Keysville, Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Henry High School in 2017. In his junior year of high school, George began attending the Governor's School of Southside Virginia (GSSV) on Southside Virginia Community College's John H. Daniel campus. He chose to attend GSSV for the opportunity to earn a college degree while in high school and because of the positive reviews he had heard about both GSSV and SVCC. George graduated from SVCC with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies in 2017.