“All in all, I was able to grow intellectually as well as learn more about myself throughout my time at SVCC.
As a first responder by profession, Andrew Lyles carries on the family tradition every day.
Mary Ann Bailey says Southside Virginia Community College turned her negative into a positive by helping her prove she could succeed in college.
When James Henry Hall, Jr. decided to attend Southside Virginia Community College, he needed to continue working full time at his job as a Correctional Officer for the Virginia Department of Corrections.
A Randolph-Henry Henry High School graduate from Charlotte County, Melody Foster earned an Associate of Applied Science in Data Processing from Southside Virginia Community College.
After losing her job due to a business closure, Frankie Taylor wanted to return to school to enable her pursuit of a career in a "helping field." "I love finding remedies for people's problems. When I do, I forget my own," she says with a laugh.
Proud owner of Hereford Haven Farm and a veterinarian assistant at The Ridge Animal Hospital, Austin Matney says, "Follow your dreams. I did! Agriculture isn't just for men."
Dennis Barker, a Charlotte County native and Randolph-Henry High School graduate, earned an Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice from Southside Virginia Community College.
Since graduating from Southside Virginia Community College with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies, Maygan Clary returned to SVCC to earn Career Studies Certificates in Basic and Intermediate Emergency Medical Services.
The Transportation Manager at the Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, Jon "JP" DiGiacomo is a Southside Virginia Community College Truck Driving Training graduate. He also teaches behind the wheel and classroom drivers' education to teens and adults. Prior to his career at the Collegiate School, JP did local trucking and dispatching after his time at SVCC.