Cameron Covington, from Halifax County, Virginia, chose Southside Virginia Community College for its friendly atmosphere, helpful instructors, and as a great start to his college career. While still a high school student at Centerville Christian School, he also began taking college classes on his own through SVCC. Because of this dual enrollment, he was able to graduate high school one year early.
In the fall of 2014, he was selected by the SVCC Foundation to become an Honors student. Cameron says of this opportunity, "... it challenged me in ways that other courses could not. I am immensely grateful for the opportunities, both educationally and financially, that all those involved with the Honors Program have provided. I spent one year with the Honors Program, and I enjoyed the interaction the Honors faculty and students, as well as the President and Vice Presidents of the college".
After earning his Associates Degree in General Studies in May of 2015, Cameron transferred to Old Dominion University as a junior in the Computer Science Program. Once he completes his Bachelor's Degree next December, he plans to pursue a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity, in preparation for a career in that industry, in either the public or private sector.