The rocket was the STEM senior class project for the Governor's School of Southside Virginia. The crew reported "a very successful launch" at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Chesapeake, Virginia. The recorded altitude was 9280 feet.
Whitney Smiley graduated from Park View High School and, thanks to SVCC's dual enrollment program, completed her Associate of Arts and Sciences from Southside Virginia Community College in the same year.
Richard L. Lawson, III was raised and still resides in Wylliesburg of Charlotte County. After graduating from Fuqua School in 2000, he attended SVCC, earning his Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice. He then transferred to Longwood University, completing his Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2003.
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2015 Great Colleges to Work For,” has again chosen Southside Virginia Community College for inclusion. In its eighth year The Chronicle’s Great Colleges survey compiled responses from more than 44,000 people at 281 institutions (185 four-year and 96 two-year colleges). The survey was sent to over 114,000 faculty and staff across the country with an overall response rate of 39 percent.
SVCC was also recognized on the Honor Roll in eight categories: collaborative governance; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationships; and work/life balance. These colleges are the best of the best. Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories, and grouped by enrollment size. (Small institutions have 2,999 or fewer students, medium ones have 3,000 to 9,999, and large ones have 10,000 or more. Size categories were determined by total enrollment, while enrollment figures are full-time-equivalent counts from Education Department data.)
SVCC was one of two community colleges in Virginia recognized on the Honor Roll. The other college is Lord Fairfax Community College
Dr. Al Roberts, President, said, “At its core, Southside Virginia Community College is made up of bright, caring individuals. We have an engaged team of dedicated faculty and determined staff whose focus is our students' success. Our students' success is our success; their failures are our failures. The fact that our employees share that commitment makes Southside feel like a family. SVCC employees don't think they make a difference in students' lives, they know it. That's what sets us apart.”
SVCC was established in 1970 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college had more than 1,200 graduates receive a degree, diploma or certificate in May of 2015.
After graduating from Central of Lunenburg High School, Bernard Robinson enrolled at Southside Virginia Community College on the Alberta Campus in the fall of 1989. His program of Data Processing transitioned to Information System Technology (IST) during the two academic years he attended the College and he earned his associate degree in IST.
Precision Machining classes, also known as Integrated Machining, are available in Greensville County through Southside Virginia Community College. The program offers a two-year Career Studies Certificate at the Southside Virginia Education Center located at the Government Complex of Greensville County.
Southside Virginia Community College held a Pinning Ceremony for its Practical Nursing graduates on August 6th at the Christanna Campus
From Charlotte County, Aliyyah Westry graduated from Southside Virginia Community College in May 2015, earning her Associate of Arts and Sciences in science. During her tenure at SVCC, she was a Student Ambassador, a member of the Campus Activities Team, a student work-study and served as vice-president of the Minority Awareness Programming Club.
Jeremy, a 2011 graduate of Randolph-Henry High School, took dual enrollment classes at Randolph-Henry during his junior and senior years. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology and a Bachelor of Arts in geography from the College of Natural Resources and Environment.
Students from Cumberland High School, Bluestone Middle School, Chase City Elementary School, Clarksville Elementary School, Halifax County High School, and Halifax County Middle School attended STEM Academy programs in June and July.
Daniel Garrett grew up in Emporia, Virginia, and graduated from Greensville County High School. While serving as a National Guardsman, he attended SVCC as a full-time evening student, earning an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Education in 2000. Garrett remembers, ““I appreciated all of the teachers who supported me as a full time evening student. The counselors and advisors always had time to help me.”
Keisha Jackson is the Nurse Manager for the General Surgery/Pediatrics/Orthopedics/Oncology Unit at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She graduated from Southside Virginia Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science and transferred to Liberty University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is currently enrolled in Liberty’s Master of Science in Nursing program.
Shirley Madison grew up in Charlotte County, Virginia, and graduated from Prince Edward Academy in Farmville, Virginia. She began her college career at Southside Virginia Community College, earning an Associate of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1975. While attending SVCC, she vividly remembers a friendly and enthusiastic faculty who were very student-oriented.
SVCC Student Activities held the first Student Ambassador Retreat on Friday, June 19th at the Estes Center in Chase City, VA.
Lewis Jones, a Randolph Henry High School graduate, grew up in Red Oak, VA on a local tobacco farm. After high school, he worked for a year at Cardinal Homes in Wylliesburg, VA. Lewis was then afforded the opportunity to attend college at the newly opened, close to home, Southside Virginia Community College.
The Southside Virginia Community College Financial Aid and Student Accounts Support Center is about giving you the help you need in order to succeed and reach your goals.
Southside Virginia Community College is an integral part of a new program announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe this week. The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has launched a new advanced manufacturing training program for active duty soldiers preparing for the civilian workforce and veterans who have recently transitioned to civilian life.
Martessia Hill serves as the Training Specialist for JEB Little Creek/Fort Story Child & Youth Programs with the Department of Navy in VA Beach, VA. She’s responsible for providing in-service trainings to staff and ensuring that the programs are inspection ready at all times. In this position, she has the opportunity to travel with her team to several Naval Bases throughout the U.S. providing training, updates on safety policies/procedures and best practices.
John Davis serves as senior vice president and market executive at Citizens Community Bank (CCB). He primarily services the bank’s Virginia market with business banking, commercial lending services and agricultural lending. CCB is headquartered in South Hill and operates branches in south central Virginia and northern North Carolina.
Southside Virginia Community College recently awarded its 20,000th Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) becoming the first member of the Virginia Community College System to reach the benchmark. The recipient was Isaiah Godfrey, a rising senior at Prince Edward County High School, who scored at the platinum level.