In fairy tales, pumpkins turn into coaches; in Dundas, Virginia pumpkins turn into the latest successful agribusiness venture for one farm family. Producing and providing ‘genuine farm charm’ is the way the Parrish family has reinvented agribusiness on a four-generation piece of land in Lunenburg County called the Parrish Pumpkin Patch.
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
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.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will be the guest speaker at the graduation of the Southside Virginia Community College Power Line Worker Training Program on November 21st in Blackstone.
Originally from the Philippines, Denice Bautista moved with his family to South Hill, VA when he was fifteen years old. After graduating from Park View High School, Denice continued studies he had begun at Southside Virginia Community College while still a high school student in the dual enrollment program.
Southside Virginia Community College's "Spring 2018 Schedule" should be arriving soon.
2018 scholarship applications are now being accepted online.
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!
Area High School seniors are invited to participate in our Fall 2017 College For A Day Open House. Visiting students will have the opportunity to meet our great students, faculty and staff, as well as participate in engaging lecture demos and information sessions.
SVCC recently graduated students from its Truck Driving Training Program at both Blackstone and South Boston.
From Charlotte County, Virginia, Cody Tharpe graduated high school from Fuqua School before earning his Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies from Southside Virginia Community College.
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.
Tara Francis, a Halifax County native and Halifax County High School graduate, contributes her career in part to Southside Virginia Community College.
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).
We visit with Lisa Back, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Southside Virginia Community College.
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.
Quadre Pulliam grew up in Saxe, Virginia and graduated in May 2017 from Randolph-Henry High School. Almost immediately after high school graduation, he began the Power Line Worker Training Program at Southside Virginia Community College.
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.
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.
The anticipated date the SVCC Foundation's online scholarship application for Spring 2018, Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 will be available at southside.academicworks.com is Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Spring semester reviewing and awarding will begin by November 8.