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College Community Connection: New Beginnings

Many people usher in the New Year with a fist full of resolutions and renewed determination to start afresh toward achieving personal goals. Surveys done by various news outlets report that some of the most common resolutions deal with exercising, losing weight, managing money, changing habits, strengthening personal relationships, volunteering, reading more, and engaging in spiritual practices. Some folks prioritize learning new skills, seeking a better job, and even embarking on a new career.

Thanks to a Truck Driver

Santa may rely on a sleigh and reindeer, but other folks who want holiday packages delivered to distant destinations typically rely on trucks. In fact, the entire U.S. economy depends on the trucking industry. Every year, our nation’s truck drivers carry more than 10 billion tons of freight, a total that represents 70% of all shipped domestic tonnage.

Deloris Whitfield Success Story

Deloris Whitfield started with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act(WIOA)youth program in April 2017. She has a passion for helping others so she enrolled in the Nurse Aide program in May 2017 attending Southside Virginia Community College(SVCC) at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center in South Hill.

Alumni Spotlight - Chris Graves

Chris Graves grew up in Hyattsville, MD and graduated from Northwestern High School in 2002. He enrolled at Southside Virginia Community College in 2004. While at SVCC, Chris worked in the College's library through the work-study program. Chris was also a member of the SVCC basketball team. After graduating in 2006 with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies, Chris transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University.

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