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SVCC Instructors Receive 2013-2014 Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Award

Southside Virginia Community College instructors, Clint Johnson and Ronnie Cole, received the 2013-2014 Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Award for CTE Postsecondary Programs. Johnson and Cole received the award for their work on the "Integrated Robohand Project".

SVCC Faculty Member Chosen as Outstanding Alumni

Danville Community College’s Alumni Association honored Dr. Percy Richardson, faculty member at Southside Virginia Community College as a 2014 Outstanding DCC Alumni in banquet ceremonies April 11 in Oliver Hall on the DCC campus.  Honorees represent Danville Community College and its two predecessor institutions, Danville Technical Institute and Virginia Polytechnic Institute—Danville.

Dr. Alfred A. Roberts Named Southside Virginia Community College’s Next President

The next president of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is Dr. Alfred A. Roberts, of Emporia, Virginia. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, said Roberts will assume his new post on or about Aug. 1, 2014, replacing retiring president Dr. John Cavan. “I’ve known Al for a long time and I have observed his leadership at SVCC for many years,” DuBois said in making the appointment. “I’m confident he will do a terrific job in taking the college to the next level.”

Halifax Regional Health System Honored with 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Halifax Regional Health System of South Boston, Virginia, has earned the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy.  The system was nominated for the award by Southside Virginia Community College.  The award was given at a luncheon ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia recently.

According to CEO, Chris Lumsden, “Higher Education and the community college system specifically give people opportunities and hope.  It is the foundation for our higher education system here in this region and supplied a pool of highly qualified employees for our business.” 

Winners in the Science and Humanities Symposium

Students from Southside Virginia Community College Governor's School competed in the 2014 Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium that was held at James Madison University in late March. The recipients of the award for the Outstanding Oral Team Presentation in the Humanities were (from L to R) Jasmine Harrison, Francesca Whitfield and Raia Walker.  The students competed against seventy four oral presenters of scientific and humanities research.

Second Annual Student Health 101 Picnic and Health Fair

The second annual Student Health 101 Picnic & Health Fair was held on the Christanna Campus on Thursday, April 24th. This event was a true party with a purpose as the college community had fun learning more about healthy living. Attendees partook in a healthy meal, door prizes, informative conversations about their personal health, as well as took advantage of free health screenings like BMI, HIV testing, glucose, and blood pressure checks.

Color Me Powerful

The Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Department welcomed 60 local administrative assistants and support personnel for a workshop on the John H. Daniel Campus entitled "Color Me Powerful: Showcasing the Professional Me" on April 24 in celebration of Administrative Assistants week.


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