SVCC Snapshot: Becky Laben

We visit with Becky Laben, Health Sciences Counselor at Southside Virginia Community College.


How long have you worked at SVCC? 

It will be 8 years this summer.

What other positions have you held at SVCC? 

None . . . unless pony express between campuses counts!

Name one thing on your bucket list.

Get a small RV to leave in California and tour the west coast with our grandkids.

Who was your favorite teacher?

I have two: Nancy Talley, English, Bluestone and Dr. Lori Korinek, Education, College of William and Mary

What did you want to do when you grew up?

It was a toss-up between nurse and special education teacher - and I've been able to do both!

What was your first job?

Medical Office "gofer" - Norfolk Diagnostic Clinic

Of what achievement are you most proud?

Our two wonderful children, though I feel they are not my personal achievement. I was privileged to be just a part of their becoming who they are.

If you could have lunch with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you eat?

My father, and we would have a loaf of bread and a glass of wine.

What is the best book you ever read?

 The Bible- Every time I read it, I find something new, or see something in a new light.