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.
Kelley Barnes LaPrade grew up in Kenbridge and South Hill and graduated from Park View High School. She attended Southside Virginia Community College to take General Studies and Information Technology classes that would transfer to Old Dominion University.
Devon Clary grew up in Gasburg, Virginia and graduated from Brunswick Academy. She earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies from Southside Virginia Community College.
Tanya Zimmerman grew up in Emporia, Virginia and earned an Associate of Applied Science from Southside Virginia Community College after completing her GED. For over 18 years Tanya has worked for Toll Integrated Systems, a division of Toll Brothers Inc., a fortune 500 company and one of the Nation's largest luxury home builders.
Catandra Jones grew up in Warren County, North Carolina and graduated from Warren County High School. She earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies/Administration of Justice from Southside Virginia Community College.
Nicole Meek attended Southside Virginia Community College as a Governor's School of Virginia student from Randolph-Henry High School. Upon completion of high school, she also earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies from Southside Virginia Community College.
A Brunswick County, Virginia native and Brunswick High School graduate, Kimberly Green chose Southside Virginia College because it allowed her the flexibility to stay close to home and family as well as to continue working while pursuing her education.
A Drakes Branch, Virginia native and Randolph-Henry High School graduate, Yvonne Dix didn't attend college straight out of high school but wanted her children to know that you can do anything when you set your mind to it. She taught them this by example when she enrolled at Southside Virginia Community College as a single parent with a full-time job.
A Randolph-Henry High School graduate, Dawn Flippin earned an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics from Southside Virginia Community College.