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History, Heritage, and Hope

The opening of a new year provides an opportunity for self-assessment and the chance to embrace renewed hope for the months yet to come. At the same time, revealing January’s calendar page begins an annual roll call of holidays that commemorate past events, reminders of our shared history and challenges we’ve already overcome.

Power Line Worker Scholarship

Dominion Virginia Power recently established a scholarship at Southside Virginia Community College for the Power Line Worker Training Program.  Keith Harkins, SVCC Vice President for Workforce Development, and Mary Jane Elkins, SVCC Foundation Director, are accepting the donation presented on December 20, 2016 at a graduation ceremony of the program. 

Shown (Left to Right) Ed Baines, Vice President-Distribution; Rob Locke-Director of Safety and Training, Harkins, Elkins, Joe Woomer, Director-Construction.

Alumni Spotlight - Jordan Pegram

From Dundas, Virginia, Jordan Pegram graduated high school from Kenston Forest School. She concurrently earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies through Southside Virginia Community College's Dual-Enrollment program. After graduating from Kenston and SVCC, Jordan transferred to Virginia Tech where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.

SVCC Encourages You To Panther Up For 2017

Panther Up at Southside Virginia Community College for a successful new year in 2017. The SVCC Panthers are recruiting new students to the ranks. Registration is underway now for Spring semester classes and students can register online, in person or by telephone. Classes for the spring begin January 9, 2017. Students can register now or in January but the earlier the better according to Bernadette Battle, Student Services Director. She notes that financial aid, counseling and advising can all be completed before classes start. Call 888-220- SVCC.

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