Alumni Spotlight - Brandy Tharpe



Brandy Michelle Tharpe






Brandy Michelle Tharpe, a Drakes Branch, Virginia native, graduated from Fuqua School before attending Southside Virginia Community College. She earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in general studies, as well as certifications in phlebotomy and nurse aide training from SVCC.


After graduating from SVCC, Brandy transferred to Longwood University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in occupational therapy from Wingate University.


Brandy points to SVCC's proximity to home and affordable tuition as deciding factors in choosing the College to prepare her for a four-year university. In addition to allowing her to save money for graduate school, Brandy says "SVCC had me well prepared for my educational journey."



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