Brunswick County, Virginia native Melissa Jones graduated from Brunswick Senior High School before attending Southside Virginia Community College. Within a few years of high school, she earned certificates in phlebotomy and practical nursing. SVCC's close proximity to her home and work allowed Melissa to return to the College several years later to complete her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.
While Randolph-Henry High School student from Wylliesburg, Virginia, Megan Devin attended the Governor’s School of Southside Virginia at Southside Virginia Community College. After earning her Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from SVCC the same year she graduated high school, Megan transferred to Longwood University.
A Randolph-Henry High School graduate, Cheryl Feinman Vassar grew up in Keysville, Virginia. In addition to its convenient location, Cheryl chose Southside Virginia Community College for its intimate class sizes which allowed easy access to professors, when compared to large, four-year schools.
A Jarratt, Virginia native, Courtney Britt was a Governor's School student at Southside Virginia Community College while in Greensville County High School. This allowed her to earn an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies from SVCC the same year she graduated from high school.
A Randolph-Henry High School graduate, Alivia Dunn grew up in Keysville, Virginia. In her journey to prepare for a four-year university, she attended Southside Virginia Community College and earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Administration of Justice as well as a Career Studies Certificate in Agribusiness.
Leah Turner grew up in Alberta, Virginia and graduated from Brunswick High School. She completed a certificate in practical nursing from Southside Virginia Community College and later returned to the College to earn her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.
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.