SVCC Snapshot - Vondrenna Smithers


We visit with Vondrenna Smithers, Advanced Manufacturing Coach (AMC) and Recruiter at Southside Virginia Community College.

How long have you worked at SVCC? 

9 years

What other positions have you held at SVCC?

Adjunct Instructor, Academic Advisor at SVEC, and Student Activities Coordinator

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Anywhere peaceful.

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

Karen Taylor Riddick, my 7th grade Civics teacher at James Solomon Russell Middle School.

What did you want to do when you grew up?

I wanted to be a teacher or a counselor

What was your first job and for what company?

Waitress at Shoney's of Emporia. (Fun times!)

Of what achievement are you most proud?

The commitment I have to the youth at my church and completing my master's degree last December.

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

My Grandma Nick! We would have her homemade rolls and sweet potato pie. A lot of carbs but it would be worth it. :)

What is your favorite song?

"I'm Looking For A Miracle" by the Clark Sisters

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