Southside Virginia Community College has again been named a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The school also received "Honor Roll" recognition. Of the institutions taking part, only 92 were recognized as a "Great College to Work For" and only 42 achieved Honor Roll status.
The second annual summer STEM Academy was held June 23-26 on the John H. Daniel Campus of Southside Virginia Community College. Nearly 70 students from Halifax County Middle School and Halifax County High School attended the four-day academy.
The new Learning Resources and Student Services building located to the north of the main instructional building on the John H. Daniel Campus is open! Daniel Campus students now need to go to that building for advising and registration.
SVCC held a Dream It, Do It camp at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center in South Hill last week. Participants worked together to create custom clocks using precision machining techniques. (Photos)
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".
The "Dream It, Do It" camp offers students a chance to learn about advanced manufacturing and career opportunities. [Includes Video]
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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.
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.”
How do you say goodbye to a great leader, mentor and higher education advocate? A good place to start is a gathering of thousands celebrating the completion of educational goals. This is just what happened on May 10, 2014 at the John H. Daniel Campus of Southside Virginia Community College.
Southside Virginia Community College Associate Degree Nursing students received their nursing pins in a ceremony held May 6.
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.”
The State Board for Community Colleges has certified finalists for the position of president at Southside Virginia Community College.
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.
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.
Southside Virginia Community College held its 2014 Graduates’ Awards Ceremony for the John H. Daniel campus on April 23rd in Keysville. A number of students were recognized.
The Spring 2014 Induction Ceremony for PHI THETA KAPPA on the John H. Daniel campus. Thirty-one students were in attendance for the induction. Phi Theta Kappa President Joseph Baker and Sargent at Arms for P. R. Waverly Garner performed the ceremony.
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.
Recently, the SVCC Southside Virginia Education Center Student Ambassador Organization adopted four local families in the Emporia/Greensville area for the Easter season. The Student Ambassadors and SVEC staff put together food boxes and baskets for each of the families.
The Phi Theta Kappa All-Virginian Academic Team Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, April 16 at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Southside Virginia Community College students, Joseph Baker, Waverly Garner and Victoria Wood were honored at the Luncheon.