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Verghese Award Presented To Hafey

The K. George Verghese Memorial Academic Merit Award has been awarded to the outstanding Practical Nursing Program student of Southside Virginia Community College Christanna Campus.  Lori L. Hafey of Emporia, Virginia recently received the award.

The award was established by the Arts and Sciences faculty at the Christanna Campus of SVCC and supported by the Verghese family to commemorate the instrumental role played by Dr. Verghese in the establishment of both the Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing programs at the college

Showcase Award Winners

Southside Virginia Community College was well represented at the Virginia Community College Association Annual Meeting. Four members of the college were recognized as Showcase recipients for 2017. This recognition is for leadership, dedication and hard work at their colleges and to the mission of the Virginia Community College System.

Book Barn

Emily Davis, an honor student in SVCC's Children’s Literature class, built a "book barn" as her honors project for class. She has currently supplied it with 31 books and plans to add more! The intent is for anyone to take a book and/or leave a book!

Cool Job: James Ozmar

This guy’s job is so cool that he was among those called to help people recover after a natural disaster. Hurricane Irma devastated Florida and James L. Ozmar III, a native of Jarratt, is a graduate of the Southside Virginia Community College Power Line Worker Program who joined the long line of power and construction workers to help rebuild in that state.

Job Fair Coming to Emporia Area

A Job Fair will be held Thursday, October 26,  2017 at the Southside Virginia Education Center located at 1300 Greensville County Circle, Emporia, Virginia.  The event is free and open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Job seekers should dress to impress, bring copies of resume, a photo ID and a copy of your WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Embracing the Challenge

American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard claimed, “Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There’s nothing that compares to testing yourself the way you do every time you step into the ring.” Leonard certainly knew about testing and pushing himself to do his best. This same principle holds true for talented students.

VCU-CMH Uses SVCC "Sim-Lab"

On October 5 and 6, 2017, 11 participants from VCU-CMH utilized the SVCC Simulation Lab located at the Estes Community Center in Chase City to complete Neonatal Resuscitation requirements, also known as NRP. This training was designed to introduce nursing staff and physicians that will be working together in the new hospital opening in November in South Hill. The lab was used for skill stations, high fidelity simulations and team building.

Apprenticeship Takes Center Stage at Data Center

Over a year ago, Matthew Hamlett was looking for a job. His outlook did not seem promising but still, he had to find a job. Apprehensively he drove to the South Boston Workforce Center praying someone there would help. His simple plan, file for unemployment, and look for a job. Uncertain on what to expect, he quickly realized the benefits available to him at this community resource center.


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