Ivory Richardson never imagined himself as an OR nurse, but in just a few months he’ll be completing his 10th year at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia. Forget what you thought you knew about the way nursing should look because Ivory has been breaking the mold since day one. A member of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe, one of the largest Native American Indian tribes in North Carolina, he was born and raised in Hollister, NC. Although his community was severely impoverished, Ivory was determined to succeed.
Josh Starner earned an Agribusiness Career Studies Certificate from SVCC. While taking online classes he accepted a management position with Home Depot in West Virginia. He departed that career to become a full-time student, transferring from SVCC to Virginia Tech, completing a bachelor's degree in Applied Economic Management. He has since been accepted into the Masters of Geography program at Tech.
The Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) Chorus will begin rehearsals at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10th. If you can read a little music and appreciate the joy of singing you are encouraged to come and join the chorus! Directed by Carol Henderson, the chorus is supported by SVCC as a non-credit class and the registration fee is $20.00 which includes all choral music and a full two-hour rehearsal each week. Registration takes place at our first and second rehearsals of each semester.
Proud graduates of the first Welding Skills Certification Program which was taught at Southside Virginia Education Center of Southside Virginia Community College, Greensville County, Virginia. The welding laboratory was spearheaded by Fluor, a company that came to Southside Virginia to build two colossal power stations for Dominion Energy.
Graduates of the Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC)Truck Driver Training Program held in Emporia are shown with others attending the ceremony. They are (Left to Right) Dr. Rene Felts, VP Workforce Paul D Camp Community College...
A wizard on the basketball court while growing up, Craig McCargo has always had his eyes focused on his goals. He grew up in South Boston and graduated from Halifax County High School in 2005 before signing a D1 basketball scholarship to attend Virginia Military Institute.
At the July 2017 Board reception held at the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville, Dr. Al Roberts recognized the K-12 partners who help to ensure the success of Southside Virginia Community College. The partnership the college has with the local public school divisions and private schools is great, he said.
The public is invited to an Open House at the new Center for Information Technology Excellence (CITE) Lab located at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center in South Hill. Open House is Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 118 East Danville Street.
This fall marks the opening of CITE to prepare students for exciting careers in the Information Technology world. The lab offers students realistic learning experiences in a simulated data center environment and prepares them to take CompTia credentials (A+, Server+, Network+,Security+), industry standards.
Elana White had her first taste of the nursing profession through a Southside Virginia Community College dual enrollment Nurse Aide class she took at Bluestone HighSchool. When she graduated high school in 2014, she had also earned a Career Studies Certificate in Nurse Aide and an Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies from SVCC.
Amber Pero grew up in Alexandria, Virginia until she started high school when her family moved to Stafford, Virginia. She graduated from Heritage High School in Leesburg.
Krystal Patton grew up in South Hill, Virginia and graduated from Park View High School. She earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Business Administration from Southside Virginia Community College.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently that, through the New Economy Workforce Credentials Grant program, Virginia’s Community Colleges provided workforce training that enabled 2,173 Virginians to secure industry-recognized credentials, licenses, and certifications needed for high-demand careers, in the first year of the grant program.
Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business at Southside Virginia Community College, recently participated in the 30th anniversary of the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama. The Olympics-style event saw over 10,000 athletes age 50 and over participate in 19 different sports. Competition was held in five-year age divisions within those sports, with Dalton participating in the women’s 50+ division of softball. Her Pennsylvania-based team, Team Works, played six games in a three-day span, as they competed for the gold medal.
James Branch’s cool job is so cool, he has no plans to quit working until he cannot work anymore. His cool job is as a mechanic maintaining fire and rescue vehicles for the city of Hopewell, Virginia. His work ethic and determination have served him well since he dropped out of high school at 16.
The Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College hosted approximately 20 students from Brunswick High School the week of June 19-23, 2017. Students utilized their STEM skills to construct and race air propelled cars, construct a device to make a soft landing with fragile equipment, and develop green engineering projects.
Southside Virginia Community College is entering its 47th year in operation. Over the years, many students have excelled, completed degrees, received work skills, transferred to four year schools and been successful because of their experience at SVCC. The tradition continues with 2017 fall classes beginning August 21.
Now is the perfect time to register for classes at SVCC, complete information for financial aid, talk with a counselor and prepare for your college career!!
Several local youth participated in the 1st Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp at SVEC Emporia. The students had the opportunity to learn about three manufacturing companies. The youth participated in hands on learning in blueprint reading, 3D design, programming for CNC machines, and use of manual mill and lathe machines.
Results of the 2017 Fred "Freddie" Reekes Annual Memorial Golf Classic held on June 7 to benefit the Southside Virginia Community College Foundation, Inc.
Southside Virginia Community College celebrated GED recipients at a graduation ceremony held June 15, 2017.
Through a partnership with Daniel Andre of ATOS, Southside Virginia Community College worked to create a training lab in South Hill to replicate the work environment of large data centers such as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. Andre provided expertise in designing the layout and choosing technology for Southside's new CITE (Center for Information Technology Excellence).