Alumni Spotlight - Stephanie Fowlkes

Stephanie Fowlkes


Upon graduating from Central Senior High School, Stephanie enrolled in a four-year college, but quickly became homesick. Stephanie says she chose Southside Virginia Community College because, "I thought I was ready for a large school away from home upon graduation from high school. I quickly found out this wasn’t the case. SVCC allowed me to take all of the classes I would be taking at a larger college, however the classes were smaller in size and I didn’t feel lost in the shuffle. Plus, I was able to save money during my time at SVCC. The same classes I was to take at a larger university were offered at SVCC at a fraction of the cost."

Upon completion of her associate's degree with SVCC, Stephanie went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Literacy and Culture from Longwood College (now Longwood University).

Working as Reading Specialist/Dyslexia Coordinator for Lunenburg County Public Schools, Stephanie plans to earn a Ph.D and teach at the university level as well as continue her study of Dyslexia and train pre-service teachers.


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