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SVCC earns high marks for workplace happiness

Southside Virginia Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Mother/daughter nursing team stays intact

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Britni, left, and Wendy Smith, a mother/daughter team that completed the Southside Virginia Community College’s Associate in Applied Science Degree nursing program recently. The new nurses are working on the same floor of HCA Johnston Willis Hospital.
The team is back together. After 20-plus years of being mother/daughter and best friends, two years of being classmates, study mates and cheering each other on in Southside Virginia Community College’s Associate in Applied Science Degree nursing program, their future as a team was in doubt.

Telecommunications Technology certificate program offered at SVCC

SVCC in partnership with BIT Communications (aka Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative) of Bracey, Virginia is proud to be able to continue offering a career studies certificate in telecommunications technology. This program was created in order to address the growing need for skilled telecommunication professionals in the Southside Virginia community. Students who successfully complete the 24 credit hour program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand how todayís complex telecommunication networks operate. In addition to gaining vital knowledge and skills, students completing this program will be immediately ready to enter the workforce and contribute to building and operating the telecommunication networks of tomorrow.

SVCC Applied Science in Nursing graduates

South Boston News
Graduates of the Southside Virginia Community College Associate In Applied Science in Nursing degree received their nursing pins during a ceremony held on the John H. Daniel Campus recently. Those successfully completing the program were students in one of three programs, Christanna, John H. Daniel and South Boston. Graduates include, from left, first row, Megan Elliott of Crewe, Amanda Wade of Burkeville, Luciana Stewart of Crewe, Charo Johnson of Lawrenceville, Olga Guerra of Clarksville, Jessica Fahrbach of Burkeville, Amy Metzinger of Buckingham, Jenna Simmons of Dinwiddie, Jason Coley of Alberta, Christy Baird of South Hill, Callie Norris of Meherrin. Second row, Sixto Gador of Richmond, Nicola Carter of South Boston, Wendy Thompson of Nathalie, Kelly Boelte of South Boston, Heather Frances of Clover, Lillie Dolan of Farmville, Amanda Blackwood of Meherrin, Wendy Smith of Meherrin, Maria Delossantos of Boydton. Third row, Lisa Reaves of South Boston, Brianna Velez of Clover, Amy Comer of South Boston, Kelly Newby of Alton, Whitney Deel of South Boston, Britni Smith of Meherrin, Kathy Reese of Lawrenceville, and Dana Harrison of Dolphin. Fourth row, Emma Long of Buffalo Junction , Alexandria Elliott of South Hill, Tameka Wynn of Dolphin, Kaitlyn Long of Kenbridge, Ingred Cotner of Farmville. Fifth row, Mona Buck of Clarksville, Patrice Boxley-Brown of South Boston, Ashley Brown of Jarrett, Jess Campbell of South Boston, Crissanne Ingram of Blackstone, Leslie Gordon of Emporia, Joe Kennedy of Farmville, Wendy Boeltcher of Charlotte Court House and Brenda Smith of South Hill. Not pictured is graduate Tracie Nielson of South Boston.

Chase City’s Estes Center featured on Public Radio

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Fred Echols, host of WVTF All Things Considers, conducts interviews recently for the station's feature on Chase City's Estes Community Center.
Recently The Estes Community Center in Chase City was featured on WVTF’s (Virginia Public Radio) All Things Considered.

VCCS chancellor to speak to dual enrollment students

South Boston News
Dr. Glenn Dubois
Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, will be the guest speaker at the Dual Enrollment Dinner of Southside Virginia Community College on May 13. The event will honor the highly motivated, exceptional students from local high schools who will graduate from SVCC before receiving their high school diplomas in 2010.

McDonnell to speak at SVCC commencement

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Robert F. McDonnell

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