A Randolph-Henry High School graduate, Alivia Dunn grew up in Keysville, Virginia. In her journey to prepare for a four-year university, she attended Southside Virginia Community College and earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Administration of Justice as well as a Career Studies Certificate in Agribusiness.
After graduating from SVCC, Alivia’s academic journey continued at Radford University. After two years, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology. Currently, Alivia is a police officer for the Christiansburg Police Department.
When asked to reflect on her experience at SVCC, Alivia says, “Southside was a great stepping stone to where I am now. My time there helped me grow into the person I am today.” She also had some words of advice to future SVCC students: “My advice to students is to choose a community college before attending a four-year institution because it can really make a difference in your quality of education.”
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