“I love small towns, small classes and friendly faces,” said Molly Jean Buchholz, a Southside Virginia Community College graduate with a tremendous amount of experience here.
We visit with Sharon P. Freeman, Associate Professor of English at Southside Virginia Community College.
“Starting at Southside Virginia Community College was a good option for me.
Fall is in the air, and students are back to work. The hallways at Southside Virginia Community College teem with a mix of new and familiar faces as faculty members guide students who are taking the next steps along their education pathways.
Service Awards recognizing college employees celebrating an anniversary of five, ten, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 years were awarded during the SVCC Convocation on August 16,2018.
Panther Prep Advising Day, a semi-annual event sponsored by Southside Virignia Community College, is happening again on Tuesday, October 2, 1018 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event offers students and prospective college students a chance to sign up for Spring classes, meet with advisors and other college staff, learn about offerings at the college and relax with some food and entertainment.
Area eleventh and twelfth-grade high school students and their parents are invited to attend “College Day” at Southside Virginia Community College’s Christanna Campus in Alberta on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. This is the Regional College Day program for Brunswick, Mecklenburg, and parts of Lunenburg and Nottoway counties. Second-year students and graduates of two-year college degree programs are also urged to attend. Over 40 colleges, universities and special schools will be represented.
Virginia’s Community Colleges today announced a $4 million economic investment over the next two years to support curriculum development and FastForward workforce training in the rapidly growing fields of utility-scale solar energy and heavy construction. Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is among the institutions to develop programs that can be expanded across the commonwealth as the demand grows for skilled workers in the solar energy field.
Zeb Elliott, a graduate of Park View High School, also graduated from Southside Virginia Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology, taking advantage of the dual enrollment program offered through Mecklenburg County Public Schools.
“I am enjoying a very successful career thanks to my training at SVCC.
We visit with Jeanette Thompson, SNAP E&T Counselor/Facilitator at Southside Virginia Community College.
Construction is underway on the new Learning Resource Center on the Christanna Campus. Here's a look at the design.
“All in all, I was able to grow intellectually as well as learn more about myself throughout my time at SVCC.
Southside Virginia Community College(SVCC) recently donated some bicycles to the Lawrenceville Police Department(LPD) for use in their patrols.
During 2018 Convocation, SVCC recognized employees who had completed an educational goal in the last year.
Welders are in demand and Southside Virginia Community College is offering training through its Welding Skills Certification Program. The class begins Monday, October 8, 2018 at Southside Virginia Education Center in Emporia, Virginia. The class will run through January 16, 2019 and meet four days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The class utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Financial Aid may be available through FastForward and those completing the course receive credentials.
Freddie Reekes was memorable. The definition of the word memorable is ‘worth remembering or easily remembered, especially because of being special.’ Freddie was a coach, a mentor, a friend, a teacher, a golfer, a dad, a husband, a grandpa, an all-around good guy. Four men who share memories of Reekes renewed their bond at a 30th high school reunion.
Geneva Freeman Ingram received her education at New Grove School in Lunenburg County, Virginia. In addition, she attended GED classes. She was employed by Craddock Terry for over thirty years and later worked for STEP, Inc. in the janitorial department. She believed in education and encouraged all twelve of her children to receive an education. Several of her children have been SVCC students and two of them, Rosa Townsend and Sardis Ragsdale are employed by the college.
The Southside Virginia Truck Driving Training Program will hold classes at the Pickett Park, Blackstone location on September 10 through October 18, 2018 and later at the South Boston location on September 17 through October 25, 2018. Classes are held Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information please call 434-292-3101 for the Pickett Park Blackstone location or 434-575-8388 for the South Boston location. Classes coming to Emporia in 2019!
Inside Microsoft’s Boydton, Virginia, datacenter, cloud storage is racking up. While new expansion is flourishing outside, inside a new workforce training model is also racking up transformations. The datacenter adopted the apprenticeship model as the framework for training their network technicians.