Josh Starner earned an Agribusiness Career Studies Certificate from SVCC. While taking online classes he accepted a management position with Home Depot in West Virginia. He departed that career to become a full-time student, transferring from SVCC to Virginia Tech, completing a bachelor's degree in Applied Economic Management. He has since been accepted into the Masters of Geography program at Tech.
A wizard on the basketball court while growing up, Craig McCargo has always had his eyes focused on his goals. He grew up in South Boston and graduated from Halifax County High School in 2005 before signing a D1 basketball scholarship to attend Virginia Military Institute.
Elana White had her first taste of the nursing profession through a Southside Virginia Community College dual enrollment Nurse Aide class she took at Bluestone HighSchool. When she graduated high school in 2014, she had also earned a Career Studies Certificate in Nurse Aide and an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies from SVCC.
Amber Pero grew up in Alexandria, Virginia until she started high school when her family moved to Stafford, Virginia. She graduated from Heritage High School in Leesburg.
Krystal Patton grew up in South Hill, Virginia and graduated from Park View High School. She earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Business Administration from Southside Virginia Community College.
Amber Woodard graduated with high honors in the top five of her class from Sussex Central High School. She completed her Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration at Southside Virginia Community College as a magna cum laude graduate and member of Phi Theta Kappa.
Howard Paras grew up in Cumberland County, Virginia and graduated from Cumberland High School. He earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Education from Southside Virginia Community College.
Dana Moore, from Dolphin, Virginia and a Brunswick Senior High School graduate, earned her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Southside Virginia Community College. She then began her journey in Mental Health Nursing at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) Behavioral Health Unit. During her time there, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University through the distance-learning program offered at Southside Virginia Community College and became the Clinical Coordinator of the Behavioral Health Unit at SVRMC.
Not knowing exactly what she wanted to do after graduating from Brunswick Senior High School, Jennifer Myrick attended Virginia Commonwealth University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in History. Several years later, she began working part-time in the Business Office at Southside Virginia Community College and found her niche.
It's not how many times you get knocked down in life that counts; it's how many times you get up, is a quote credited to legendary football coach Vince Lombardi. This quote describes Southside Virginia Community College alum Tammie Peebles Forrest perfectly.