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SVCC Finishes as National Runner-Up

The Southside Virginia Community College men’s basketball team saw a great run in the 2020 USA National Postgrad tournament come to an end with an 81-67 loss to Stillwater Academy (NC) in the title game on Saturday afternoon in N. Myrtle Beach, SC. The appearance in the national championship game was the fourth for the Panthers in the last six years as SVCC previously captured postgrad titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

SVCC Tops Germanna, 92-74

The Southside Virginia Community College men’s basketball team ended the regular season in style with a 92-74 win over Germanna CC on Saturday afternoon SVCC will open national tournament play on Thursday afternoon with a 3:40 p.m. contest against DME, Florida in Myrtle Beach, SC. The local team got off to a slow start against the Grizzlies, but opened up an 11-7 lead at the 13:30 mark of the first half on a trey by Rick Sullivan. Buckets by TJ House and Tyandre Harris gave SVCC a 15-9 lead at the 12:18 mark. A 3-point play by DeAndre Miles at the 6:07 mark gave SVCC a 28-21 lead.

SVCC Captures 74-72 Win

SVCC men’s basketball team rebounded from a loss at Thomas Nelson CC in Hampton on Saturday to top Johnston County CC (NC) 74-72 at home on Sunday afternoon. The victory improved the local team to 5-7 on the season. With the game tied at 72, SVCC guard Rick Sullivan drove into the paint and hit a runner at the buzzer for the game-winner.

SVCC Wins OT Thriller

SVCC men’s basketball team captured a thriller on Saturday afternoon when DeAndre Miles hit a trey at the buzzer in overtime to give the local team a 90-87 victory over Washington Academy. The victory was the third in the last four games for SVCC.

Determined Learner Recognized at SVCC

Just three weeks shy of her 80th birthday, Charlotte County resident Mary Hayes was honored by the Adult Education program based at Southside Virginia Community College.  Mrs. Hayes has been a dedicated student in the program's class and was awarded the "Lifelong Learner's Award" for her commitment to continuous self-improvement and education. 

Mora daSilva, Lead Teacher, presented the award and praised her saying, "Mary is an example to all of our students as well as the teachers.  We should all strive to continue learning throughout our lives." 

Alumni Spotlight - Melissa Jones

Brunswick County, Virginia native Melissa Jones graduated from Brunswick Senior High School before attending Southside Virginia Community College. Within a few years of high school, she earned certificates in phlebotomy and practical nursing. SVCC's close proximity to her home and work allowed Melissa to return to the College several years later to complete her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.

Alumni Spotlight - Megan Devin

While Randolph-Henry High School student from Wylliesburg, Virginia, Megan Devin attended the Governor’s School of Southside Virginia at Southside Virginia Community College. After earning her Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from SVCC the same year she graduated high school, Megan transferred to Longwood University.


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