Jeremy, a 2011 graduate of Randolph-Henry High School, took dual enrollment classes at Randolph-Henry during his junior and senior years. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology and a Bachelor of Arts in geography from the College of Natural Resources and Environment.
Students from Cumberland High School, Bluestone Middle School, Chase City Elementary School, Clarksville Elementary School, Halifax County High School, and Halifax County Middle School attended STEM Academy programs in June and July.
Daniel Garrett grew up in Emporia, Virginia, and graduated from Greensville County High School. While serving as a National Guardsman, he attended SVCC as a full-time evening student, earning an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Education in 2000. Garrett remembers, ““I appreciated all of the teachers who supported me as a full time evening student. The counselors and advisors always had time to help me.”
Keisha Jackson is the Nurse Manager for the General Surgery/Pediatrics/Orthopedics/Oncology Unit at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She graduated from Southside Virginia Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science and transferred to Liberty University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is currently enrolled in Liberty’s Master of Science in Nursing program.
Shirley Madison grew up in Charlotte County, Virginia, and graduated from Prince Edward Academy in Farmville, Virginia. She began her college career at Southside Virginia Community College, earning an Associate of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1975. While attending SVCC, she vividly remembers a friendly and enthusiastic faculty who were very student-oriented.
SVCC Student Activities held the first Student Ambassador Retreat on Friday, June 19th at the Estes Center in Chase City, VA.
Lewis Jones, a Randolph Henry High School graduate, grew up in Red Oak, VA on a local tobacco farm. After high school, he worked for a year at Cardinal Homes in Wylliesburg, VA. Lewis was then afforded the opportunity to attend college at the newly opened, close to home, Southside Virginia Community College.
Southside Virginia Community College is an integral part of a new program announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe this week. The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has launched a new advanced manufacturing training program for active duty soldiers preparing for the civilian workforce and veterans who have recently transitioned to civilian life.
Martessia Hill serves as the Training Specialist for JEB Little Creek/Fort Story Child & Youth Programs with the Department of Navy in VA Beach, VA. She’s responsible for providing in-service trainings to staff and ensuring that the programs are inspection ready at all times. In this position, she has the opportunity to travel with her team to several Naval Bases throughout the U.S. providing training, updates on safety policies/procedures and best practices.
John Davis serves as senior vice president and market executive at Citizens Community Bank (CCB). He primarily services the bank’s Virginia market with business banking, commercial lending services and agricultural lending. CCB is headquartered in South Hill and operates branches in south central Virginia and northern North Carolina.
Southside Virginia Community College recently awarded its 20,000th Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) becoming the first member of the Virginia Community College System to reach the benchmark. The recipient was Isaiah Godfrey, a rising senior at Prince Edward County High School, who scored at the platinum level.
Paliden L. Blakeney graduated from Eastern Senior High School located in Northeast, DC in 1991. After completing a short career in the military and having two children he moved to Virginia.
Eric Whitmore graduated from Southside Virginia Community College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Drafting and Design Technology (1977). He grew up in Crewe (Nottoway County) and graduated from Nottoway Senior High School. After SVCC, he joined the Virginia State Highway Department in Richmond as a drafter and helped develop designs for highways and bridges.
Jennah Gunter began her formal education in her community’s home school co-op, which she completed through the eighth grade. She finished the SVCC Middle College in 2012 where she attained her General Educational Development (GED®) credential. Jennah graduated from SVCC in 2014 with an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Sciences General Studies and her General Education Certificate. She then transferred to Longwood University where she has just completed her junior year majoring in English. She is minoring in Psychology.
Christopher Nelson graduated with honors from Southside Virginia Community College on Saturday, May 16, 2015! In the fall, he will enter The College of William and Mary, majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology. He intends to continue on to medical school with the goal of specializing in dermatology.
Graduation was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, on the John H. Daniel Campus of Southside Virginia Community College.
The May "Student Health 101," SVCC's online heath and fitness magazine, is available online.
Keith Harkins is now a member of the team at Southside Virginia Community College as Vice President for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. “As Vice President of Workforce, I serve as the College’s chief outreach officer to the business, industry and governmental sectors. Our team works to develop innovative, entrepreneurial and strategic initiatives designed to proactively respond to economic development and training needs within the diverse service area of the college,” he said.
Dr. Al Roberts, President of SVCC, accepts a contribution from Cindy Thomas, Area Vice-President of First Citizens Bank. The First Citizens Bank Nursing Scholarship provides financial assistance through the SVCC Foundation, to SVCC students accepted into or already enrolled in the SVCC nursing program.
The family of R.C. and Viola Hines earned the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. Nominated for the award by Southside Virginia Community College, the award was given at a luncheon ceremony in Richmond on April 21, 2015.