Bernadette Battle (pictured below), Director of Counseling at the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College, recently received a Celebration of Excellence Award which honors Virginia Community College Association (Black Concerns Commission) members who have made a profound difference in the lives of minority students through life-time service, leadership, and teaching. These individuals have made profound contributions which have significantly changed the climate of a department, campus, or the Virginia Community College System as a whole.
This year's Celebration of Excellence Awards were presented at the Annual BCC Conference in Williamsburg. Battle received the Unsung Hero Award recognizing her profound contribution to education.
Battle is a resident of Emporia, is married to Preston Battle and has two children. She has been at SVCC since 1999.