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Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium Celebrates Careers in Energy Week

The Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium is inviting 6th through 12th grade students to enter an essay/multimedia "Careers in Energy Student Contest" to kick-off their Careers in Energy Week (October 13th - 19th) .  Submissions are due via email by November 19th, at midnight.  1st place winners in each category will receive an iPad mini.  For contest information including categories, rules and guidelines etc.  Please go to the Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium contest information page linked below. 

SVCC Winners in "High Heel Dash"

Eleven representatives from Southside Virginia Community College were among the winners in VCU Community Memorial Hospital's 2014 'High Heel Dash' on Friday.  The group called themselves the "Wedding Crashers." They won three trophies....Best Dressed Group, Pinkest Heels and Pinkest Hair. The pink celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Training Session for Recruiting and Retaining Nontraditional Students

Training was held for Southside Virginia Community College's adult career coaches, high school coaches, faculty, and administrators at the Estes Community Center in Chase City on October 9th and 10th.  The training was on "Recruiting and Retaining Nontraditional Students in Career and Technical Programs and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Programs".  Ede Slovin, from the Institute for Women In Trades, Technology & Science in Alameda, CA provided the training.

Community College Collaboration to Boost Workforce Credentials in Southern Virgina

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that more than 50,000 residents in southern Virginia will be positively impacted by a new workforce collaboration among three area community colleges. Called “Southern Virginia Works,” the colleges - Danville Community College (DCC), Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) and Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) - plan to boost the number of workforce credentials earned by Southern Virginians through community college programs by 1,500 in the next year.

BB&T Bus Visits SVCC

The BB&T Bank traveling bus and financial center visited the campus of Southside Virginia Community College in Alberta this week. Representatives were available to meet with students to answer financial questions. Shown outside the bus are Loris Starke of Emporia, bus driver Shane Johnson of Winston-Salem, and Penny Tollerson of South Hill.

Bookstore Dates and Times to Remember

The new Southside Virginia Community College Bookstore, under the management of the Follett Corporation, has set new bookstore hours beginning September 16th.  Book buy back dates for the Fall 2014 semester have been set as well and noted below, so mark those calendars!

New Bookstore Hours Beginning September 16th:   Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Student Activities Update

It's time for another year of exciting activities and opportunities to get involved on campus. Attached below, you will find a copy of the Student Activities Calendars for each main campus. In addition, please look at the application for a new program called Student Ambassadors! This is yet another way to show your Panther Pride!  Please take advantage of any of these FREE opportunities on either campus (Keysville or Alberta) of Southside Virginia Community College.

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