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SVCC Alumnus Sends Off Class of 2017

“Don’t ever forget your experience at this college and how it shaped you,” urged Stephen E. Parker, alumnus and graduation speaker for Southside Virginia Community College’s Commencement held May 13, 2017 on the John H. Daniel Campus under clearing skies.  A crowd of approximately 2,500 people attended the annual event.

The commencement event awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates to 1,303 students.  Those attending the ceremony walked across the stage to receive their awards from Dr. Al Roberts, SVCC President.

Cool Job Allows SVCC Alumn Chance to Do What He Loves

Will Daniel’s cool job allows him to work outside, doing what he loves.  Growing up on a farm in Lunenburg County, Daniel liked the land, growing plants, raising animals and being outside in any weather.  Thanks to an Associate’s degree in Agribusiness from Southside Virginia Community College, he is able to do what he loves and love what he does as a Farm Supervisor for the Virginia Department of Corrections. 

Four SVCC Students Named to All-Virginia Academic Team

Virginia is one of 38 states participating in the All-State Academic Teams program introduced in 1994 as a way to provide scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members while promoting excellence at two-year colleges.  Students nominated to the National All-USA Academic Team are automatically named to the All-State Academic Teams.  Four students from Southside Virginia Community College were selected to the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa All-Virginia Academic Team.  The students are Thomas Crews, Alivia Dunn, Christopher Hayes and Cassandra Long.

Great Expectations Open House

Great Expectations is a signature initiative of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education that focuses on a college education as the best way for foster youth to succeed beyond high school. Plan now to attend an Open House at Southside Virginia Community College to learn more about the program.

Students, Volunteers "Rise Against Hunger"

Students from Martha Reed's biology classes along with other volunteers (72) total, packed 16,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Christanna Campus in Alberta.

This amazing venture in in conjunction with this international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.

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