SVCC Snapshot: Bernadette Battle


We visit with Bernadette Battle, Director of Counseling at Southside Virginia Community College.


How long have you worked at SVCC? 

Eighteen years

What other positions have you held at SVCC?

Student Activities Coordinator, Counselor & Human Services Adjunct Instructor

Name one thing on your bucket list.

To be published

 Who was your favorite teacher?

I have had so many great teachers!  Dr. Retta Brown & Dr. Sharon Ferguson from Virginia State University's graduate counseling program were teachers who provided excellent instruction in the counseling and leadership field.  They kept the bar very high and made sure you met and exceeded their expectations. 

What did you want to do when you grew up?

Be a lawyer

What was your first job?

Waitress for Shoney's (tips were great) :)

Of what achievement are you most proud?

Faith, Family & My Awesome SVCC Career

If you could have lunch with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you eat?

My Dad and we would eat nachos at the skating rink. 

What is the best book you ever read?

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz