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SVCC’s Johnny Paws Is One of Many College Mascots

Fall is the time to meet the mascots at some of your favorite colleges such as Mike the Tiger of Louisiana State, HokieBird of Virginia Tech, the Trojan of Virginia State, Smokey of the University of Tennessee, and of course, Johnny Paws of Southside Virginia Community College. Paws was born on January 1, 2013, and named by a student who won a contest and in honor of then SVCC President John Cavan.

Alumni Spotlight - Melanie Scruggs

Melanie Scruggs grew up in Chase City, Virginia and graduated from Bluestone High School. After high school, she attended Longwood University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.When Melanie later decided she wanted to pursue a nursing career, she appreciated the smaller class sizes at Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC).

Alumni Spotlight - Jody Lynn Ziegler

Jody Lynn Ziegler, a graduate of Keystone Jr.-Sr. High School in Knox, Pennsylvania, relocated to Virginia and attended Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in nursing. Jody says, "I chose to attend SVCC because I liked the layout of their nursing program, it was close to home, and their Student Services were by far the most informative and friendly while comparing schools."

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