Alumni Spotlight


Alumni Spotlight: Zelda Tucker-Dugger

Raised in Nottoway County’s Blackstone in a family of ten children, Zelda D. Tucker-Dugger found her calling in the educational field. After graduating from Southside Virginia Community College with an Associate in Applied Science in business management, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in business administration and Master of Education in guidance degrees from Virginia State University.

Alumni Spotlight: Normand "Rudy" Adams

Look in the dictionary for the term over-achiever, and you will likely find Normand “Rudy” Adams. Following his Summa Cum Laude graduation from SVCC in 2012, Rudy went on to Virginia Tech to pursue a dual degree in Agribusiness and Horticulture. If his final semester is like his five previous ones in Blacksburg, he will graduate this May with a perfect 4.0 for his VT career.

Alumni Spotlight: Connie D. Bailey

Connie Bailey graduated from Southside Virginia Community College in June of 1981 with an Associate in Applied Science. During her second year at SVCC, she worked as a student assistant in the English Department with Susan Slayton and Lillie Mumford. The flexibility of the work schedule allowed her the time to complete her duties either before or after classes.

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Gallagher

In 2011, Michael Gallagher moved to South Hill, VA with the intention of applying to SVCC’s nursing program. The idea of a career in healing others appealed to him. After a year of prerequisites, he was accepted into the RN program. He had not imagined the intensity of nursing school and he admits that at times the stress of a rigorous schedule and the hours of studying seemed to be too much.

Alumni Spotlight: LeTrell Brown

LeTrell Brown was born and raised in the Emporia/Greensville area. She graduated from Greensville County High School and for many reasons attended SVCC. According to LeTrell, SVCC offered affordable tuition, had several locations, offered convenient and flexible class times; and she was not ready to leave home nor her family. She graduated from SVCC and all of her classes transferred to Virginia State University where she graduated in December of 2004.

Alumni Spotlight: Kristina Ward

Kristina Ward graduated from Southside Virginia Community College in 2005 with an AA&S in General Studies and transferred to Longwood University under the University Parallel program. While at SVCC, Kristina worked in the library under the work-study program. The work-study program gave Kristina the flexibility to work during breaks in her class schedule.