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SVCC Inaugurates Fifth President

“To our students, as I continue this journey of service and leadership, I pledge to you a commitment to the best education, training, and service we can provide to meet your needs, “ said the Fifth President of Southside Virginia Community College upon his inauguration October 30, 2015. Dr. Alfred A. Roberts was officially inaugurated as president of the community college established in 1970 and serving the largest geographical area of any of Virginia’s 23 community colleges.

Alumni Spotlight: Darcell Terry

Darcell Terry was born in Philadelphia where she spent most of her childhood. She moved to Palmer Springs during her teen years and graduated from Park View High School. Darcell received her Associate in Applied Science with a major in Administrative Support Technology—Medical Office Specialization from Southside Virginia Community College.

Fall Cookout & Constitution Day

Student Services recently hosted a Fall Cookout and Constitution Day event on the John H. Daniel Campus! Our cookout started with serving our Dual-Enrollment and Governor School students at 10:30 a.m. with a cookout to-go lunch. Meanwhile fabulous volunteers were working hard in the kitchen to have hot dogs, BBQ (from Sheldons), baked beans and more ready for the rest of the campus by 11:00 a.m.

Alumni Spotlight: Tracy Branch

Tracy Branch from Fort Mitchell, VA is a Central High School graduate. While attending Southside Virginia Community College, she was very active in campus life. She was the student representative on Campus Council, president of Minority Awareness Programming, a library work-study and was one of the first students to act as Johnny Paws, SVCC’s mascot.

Ceremony Held for the Machining Skills Certification Program of SVCC

A graduation ceremony was held on September 3, 2015 for the first class in the SVCC Machining Skills Certification Program based at the Southside Virginia Education Center location in Greensville County.  A total of eight transitioning active duty soldiers and veterans associated with Fort Lee, Virginia completed the course and obtained five industry certifications through the program.

Alumni Spotlight: Taikein Cooper

With a deep passion and strong commitment to local politics, Taikein Cooper is devoted to helping citizens effectively engage in the American political process. His devotion and interest in his community dates back to the age of 11, when Cooper canvassed the local community assisting his former D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) teacher, Travis Harris, in his campaign to become Prince Edward County's Sheriff.

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Shook

Katie Shook, a Charlotte County native, grew up in Keysville and graduated from Randolph Henry High School. In her junior and senior years of high school, she was selected for and attended Governor's School at Southside Virginia Community College, where she formed lasting friendships with classmates from other area high schools.


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