SVCC Snapshot - Kia Preston


We visit with Kia Preston, Webmaster at Southside Virginia Community College.

How long have you worked at SVCC? 

1 month & 2 weeks

What is your favorite vacation spot?

 Toronto in Ontario, Canada was nothing short of amazing!

Who was your favorite teacher, and what grade or subject did they teach?

My favorite teacher was Dr. David Bethelmy who taught me web design throughout my undergrad studies at Bethune-Cookman University. He is a motivational, encouraging, supportive professor, and one of the reasons why I am in the profession that I am in today. I still call him once a month to share my accomplishments and to see how he is doing. Whenever I return to Florida, I always stop by his office on campus and have lunch.

What did you want to do when you grew up?

Growing up I never knew the exact career I wanted to be in but I was very sure I wanted to be creative and work some form of art, whether it was painting, drawing, sculpting, or creating digitally. I knew creativity had to be involved.

What was your first job and for what company?

My first job was a Crew Member at McDonalds from high school until my last semester of college.

Of what achievement are you most proud?

My most proud achievement will be graduating with my MFA in Media Design on December 14th. I spent this entire year working hard to earn my masters after taking a year off after undergrad. I was not only able to grow within my position, but I have grown personally as well.

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

Rihanna. CouCou & Flying Fish along with fish cakes - famous dishes of Barbados. I would definitely ask her about her life in Barbados along with her journey to being a successful woman in the entertainment business. I love her style!

What is your favorite song?

"NICE" by The Carters (Beyonce' & Jay Z) reasurrance that I can do anything!