“Just because you are from or live in a small town, this does not mean your chances and options are limited,” advises Brishauna J. Hawkins-Wesson. A native of Lawrenceville and graduate of Southside Virginia Community College, this small town girl now works as a Temporary Hire for the U.S. Department of Army Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management at Headquarters, U.S. Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act's Summer Youth Work Experience contracted through Southside Virginia Community College held a closing luncheon and awards ceremony on July 29, 2016 at the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville. Guest speakers included Edward DeJesus, motivational speaker and author of “Makin’ It”: The Hip-Hop Guide to True Survival .
Gloria Oliver Parham grew up in Seattle, Washington and graduated from Cleveland High School. In August 2011, she returned to college and attended Southside Virginia Community College. She graduated with honors with two Associate Degrees in Business Administration and Administration of Justice in May 2013.
Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) offers an innovative Machining Skills Certification Program for soldiers that are transitioning out of the military. This program was developed through collaboration among partners that include SVCC, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (C-CAM), Fort Lee Soldier for Life Program, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), and Crater Regional Workforce Investment Board (Crater WIB).
The Pinning Ceremony of Southside Virginia Community College Practical Nursing Class of 2016 event was held August 1 at the John H. Daniel Campus.
The Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College hosted approximately 55 students from Meherrin-Powellton Elementary School the week of July 18-21, 2016. Students utilized their STEM skills...
“If you have a dream, go for it. There is no I can’t because you can,” said Penny Flippo who recently completed her dream of becoming a truck driver after attending the Southside Virginia Community College Truck Driver Training Program.
Shantel Epps, born in New York City, began her journey at Southside Virginia Community College by earning her GED. She continued at SVCC, completing an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in General Studies/Human Services. While at SVCC, she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa (an honors society) and served as Vice President of the Empowered Women Club.
New Student Orientation sessions have started at SVCC. Additional sessions will take place on both main campuses of Southside Virginia Community College in August. New students, parents, and mentors are encouraged to attend an NSO closest to them!
James Cutcliff grew up in Emporia, Virginia and graduated from Greensville County High School. After high school, he attended Southside Virginia Community College and earned his Career Studies Certificate in Truck Driving, in which he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for having a 4.0 grade point average.
The reasons people choose to begin their postsecondary education careers at community colleges are as diverse as the things they go on to achieve. Regarding their accomplishments, the sky is certainly not a limit. Some community college graduates literally have gone farther.
Travis Songer grew up in Huddleston, Virginia and graduated from Staunton River High School. After high school, he attended Southside Virginia Community College and earned his Career Studies Certificate in Automotive Technology.
John Johnson grew up in various places due to his father's employment, with his earliest memories being of South Hill. He graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School before attending Southside Virginia Community College.
Dr. Al Roberts, President of Southside Virginia Community College, recently accepted a donation to the SVCC First Citizens Bank Nursing Scholarship.
Southside Virginia Community College recently held a Pinning Ceremony for students completing the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
The John H. Daniel Campus of Southside Virginia Community College hosted approximately 20 students from Cumberland High School the week of June 27-30, 2016. Students utilized their STEM skills while stranded in the wilderness to build a model house and then to reflect upon the design process to actually construct a bamboo hut that would fit one teammate and withstand a windstorm.
Sarah Smith, originally from Lunenburg County, graduated from Central High School in Victoria. She earned her Nurse Aide career studies certificate from Southside Virginia Community College.
SVCC Foundation Golf Classic supports student scholarships. 23 teams and many sponsors joined together on June 8, 2016. Taking top honors were Brocklyn, Inc., Dean Lenhart Auto and Burkeville Body Shop.
The countdown is on to New Student Orientation! The Student Services Team is excited to offer our incoming students' orientation on each Main campus, which will take place on Wednesday, July 13th on the Christanna Campus and Friday, July 15th on the John H. Daniel Campus!
Candi Pearson grew up in Lawrenceville, VA and graduated from Brunswick High School. She attended Southside Virginia Community College's Practical Nursing program at the Estes Community Center in Chase City and was on the President's List.