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Fall Cookout & Constitution Day

Student Services recently hosted a Fall Cookout and Constitution Day event on the John H. Daniel Campus! Our cookout started with serving our Dual-Enrollment and Governor School students at 10:30 a.m. with a cookout to-go lunch. Meanwhile fabulous volunteers were working hard in the kitchen to have hot dogs, BBQ (from Sheldons), baked beans and more ready for the rest of the campus by 11:00 a.m.

Alumni Spotlight: Tracy Branch

Tracy Branch from Fort Mitchell, VA is a Central High School graduate. While attending Southside Virginia Community College, she was very active in campus life. She was the student representative on Campus Council, president of Minority Awareness Programming, a library work-study and was one of the first students to act as Johnny Paws, SVCC’s mascot.

Ceremony Held for the Machining Skills Certification Program of SVCC

A graduation ceremony was held on September 3, 2015 for the first class in the SVCC Machining Skills Certification Program based at the Southside Virginia Education Center location in Greensville County.  A total of eight transitioning active duty soldiers and veterans associated with Fort Lee, Virginia completed the course and obtained five industry certifications through the program.

Alumni Spotlight: Taikein Cooper

With a deep passion and strong commitment to local politics, Taikein Cooper is devoted to helping citizens effectively engage in the American political process. His devotion and interest in his community dates back to the age of 11, when Cooper canvassed the local community assisting his former D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) teacher, Travis Harris, in his campaign to become Prince Edward County's Sheriff.

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Shook

Katie Shook, a Charlotte County native, grew up in Keysville and graduated from Randolph Henry High School. In her junior and senior years of high school, she was selected for and attended Governor's School at Southside Virginia Community College, where she formed lasting friendships with classmates from other area high schools.

SVCC Recognized As A Great College To Work For

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2015 Great Colleges to Work For,” has again chosen Southside Virginia Community College for inclusion. In its eighth year The Chronicle’s Great Colleges survey compiled responses from more than 44,000 people at 281 institutions (185 four-year and 96 two-year colleges). The survey was sent to over 114,000 faculty and staff across the country with an overall response rate of 39 percent.
SVCC was also recognized on the Honor Roll in eight categories: collaborative governance; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationships; and work/life balance. These colleges are the best of the best. Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories, and grouped by enrollment size. (Small institutions have 2,999 or fewer students, medium ones have 3,000 to 9,999, and large ones have 10,000 or more. Size categories were determined by total enrollment, while enrollment figures are full-time-equivalent counts from Education Department data.)
SVCC was one of two community colleges in Virginia recognized on the Honor Roll. The other college is Lord Fairfax Community College
Dr. Al Roberts, President, said, “At its core, Southside Virginia Community College is made up of bright, caring individuals. We have an engaged team of dedicated faculty and determined staff whose focus is our students' success. Our students' success is our success; their failures are our failures. The fact that our employees share that commitment makes Southside feel like a family. SVCC employees don't think they make a difference in students' lives, they know it. That's what sets us apart.”
SVCC was established in 1970 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college had more than 1,200 graduates receive a degree, diploma or certificate in May of 2015.


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