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Colleges> Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

HEF awards scholarships

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From left, first row, Amber Lowery, Cheyenne Hughes, and Andrew Austin. Second row: Mary Tharpe, William Solomon, ODEC, Scott Adams. Third row: Jessica Hodge, Linda Owen, HEF Scholarship Committee member. Fourth row: Chris Lumsden, CEO Halifax Regional Hospital, Joan Martin, Denise Taylor-Forrest, HEF Scholarship Committee member.
The Halifax Educational Foundation, Inc. (HEF) and its sponsors awarded seven scholarships in an awards ceremony held recently at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) in South Boston.

Edmunds, Merricks joins SVHEC board

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From left, first row, Dr. Ken Perkins, Del. James Edmunds. Second row, Dr. Betty Adams, executive director SVHEC, Del. Donald Merricks, William Coleman, SVHEC Board of Trustees chairman. Edmunds and Merricks recently appointed to the board of trustees.

COLLL courses offered at SVHEC

On June 14, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) will launch the summer term of the College of Life Long Learning (COLLL). COLLL brings together PJ 50+ and Special Interest classes which have traditionally been two of the SVHECs most popular programs. To participate, individuals pay a $45 registration fee that allows them to take as many classes as they like within the summer term. “This is a true value” said COLLL Coordinator, Patricia Ward, “this summer we are offering 13 classes covering a wide variety of subjects. I’m sure that there will be several classes that every person will find of interest.”

Green home building workshop May 11 at the SVHEC

Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech and the USDA Forest Service announce a workshop on “Green Home Building” to be held on May 11, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (HEC) in South Boston, from 5-8:30 p.m.

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