September 25, 2022
School Spirit Day

Surry Community College's School Spirit Day was commemorated by the students, faculty and staff spelling out SCC in the lawn on the Dobson campus. Go SCC!
Voter Registration Drive Update
Voter Registration Drive: September 27

Surry Community College will host a Voter Registration Drive on Tuesday, September 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Betty Kay Vaughn Clocktower on the Dobson campus. The event is sponsored by the Office of Accessibility Services and the Learning Resource Center.

A voter registration drive is a coordinated effort to register new voters. Participants in a voter registration drive distribute voter registration forms, provide assistance in completing them, and return the forms to elections offices.

For more information, contact Laura Bracken at (336) 386-3443 or
Colombia Presentation: September 27

Join Maria Saldarriaga Osorio as she takes us through the culture and customs of her country of origin, Colombia, on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. in A-121 on the SCC, Dobson campus or via Microsoft Teams at

For more information contact Sarah Wright at or (336) 386-3439.
Anna Stevens
Student Athlete Spotlight: Anna Stevens

  • Name: Anna Stevens
  • Sport: Volleyball
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Associate in Science
  • High School: Oak Grove
  • Hometown: Kernersville, NC
  • Awards: Region 10 All-Region Second Team; Region 10 All-Academic
  • Hobbies: Hunting and fishing
  • Parents: Angie and Brian Stevens
  • Community Service: Volunteered with Special Olympics and volunteered with youth volleyball camps
  • Favorite Class at Surry: Sports Science as a Career
  • Favorite Moment at Surry: Beating Catawba Valley last season
  • Interesting Fact: I have three brothers.
  • Favorite Phone App: TikTok
  • Favorite Musical Artist: Cody Johnson
  • Favorite Food: Steak
  • Future Plans: To become a pediatric nurse.
Anna Stevens

Classes Begin October 12

Students can now register for Fall Mid-Term Classes. To learn more go to the Fall Mid-Term Registration page. A complete class schedule is available. If you have questions, contact Student & Workforce Services at (336) 386-3264 or
24/7 Paper Drop-Off Service

Are you struggling on your paper? We can help! The Academic Support Center is offering free, 24/7 paper review drop-off through the Tutor-com service in Moodle.

Click on the Tutor-com link in your Moodle course, click the "Submit a Paper for Review" tab on the top, and upload your paper. The reviewed paper will be returned to your SCC email within 12 hours. As always, live writing help is available in person at the Writing Lab (R-209) or in the Online Writing Lab Team during normal business hours or through the Tutor-com link in Moodle (24/7).

Students may make unlimited use of the paper drop-off service for the rest of the semester! Contact the Academic Support Center for more information.

Phone: (336) 386-3460

The Library is the Place to Be:
More than Books!

Did you know that the library has more resources than books, articles and videos?

Check this out:

An app to learn another language: Transparent Language Online
An online language-learning system, with over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages. Combines robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, grammar resources, and mobile apps.

A cool webpage to find books that match your reading style: NoveList Plus
This is a great place to get reading recommendations. If you love books, this webpage was created just for you.

A resume builder: Cypress Résumé
An easy-to-use résumé building tool with a built-in writing process and automatic formatting.

A test prep app: Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Explore careers and plan your career path. Quickly find the career information you need. This resource includes industry articles, resume and cover letter help, and skills advice.

Contact us!
Visit the citing guide webpage:
Contact a librarian on Teams:
Or contact a librarian 24/7:
Federal Work Study Program

The Federal Work Study program is a great opportunity for students to make a little extra cash throughout the semester. To participate in the program, students must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).

Students may work up to 15 hours per week depending on unmet need on their FASFA. Students must maintain an enrollment status of at least 6 credit hours (half time) throughout the semester to remain eligible for this program. Students are prohibited from working during their scheduled class time.

**UPDATED** Current Open Positions:

Title: Administrative Assistant 
Location: Front Desk in Student Services, Main Campus
Pay: $12.00/hr.

Title: Cashier
Location: Knights Grill, Main Campus
Pay: $12.00/hr

Title: Receptionist/Clerical
Location: Surry County Schools Office (Off-Campus, Dobson)
Pay: $12.50/hr.

You may find all current postings by visiting the job search page.

If interested in learning more about this program, please contact Jodie Gammons at (336) 386-3458 or
Tech Tip: Don't Work Last Minute

Always plan, and never wait until the last minute to turn in assignments. Your Internet service, Moodle, or myKnightLife can go down, and your assignment will be late.

Technical issues cannot be foreseen, but you can plan ahead in case a technical issue arises. Turn your assignments in at least the day before they are due. If technical issues do arise, you will have an extra day to make sure you get your assignment submitted on time. 

If a technical issue occurs, don't delay. Contact your instructor and explain the issue and why you may be late with your assignment. Ask if you have any options for an extension.

SCC History Club

The Surry Community College History Club is recruiting members. Meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 2 p.m. in J-116 on the Dobson campus. Any students with questions can email History Instructor Richard Shelton at​ or Ross Jones at​.
Apply for Child Care Grant

  • Available for Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Must have completed 2022/23 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must be N.C. Resident
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 seated credit hours
  • Please see Joseph McDougal in Student Services in the A-Building on the Dobson campus or contact or (336) 386-3245
Reading glasses
Reading Glasses Drive

Help make learning a little easier by donating new and gently used reading glasses because we can’t learn what we can’t see.

A Reading Glasses Drive is being sponsored by Surry Community College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Student Government Association (SGA).

Donation boxes are in the following buildings: H, R (Library), A, C and J on the main campus in Dobson and in the B-Building on the Yadkin Center campus.

For more information, contact Sarah Wright (336) 386-3439 or
Share the Ride NC

Share the Ride NC is a free website and app that offers carpool-matching, trip-tracking for commuter rewards, and more! This is a great option for Surry Community College students to carpool in order to save money on gas.

Carpools are made up of people who have similar work/class schedules and travel similar routes. Riders choose the meeting location, days, and times they want to carpool. Some carpoolers take turns driving their personal vehicles, while others use just one car and split the driving costs. Carpools are flexible as riders can choose to only carpool on certain days.

Learn more:
Purpose Center
"What's Your Why?"

Visit our career specialists in the Purpose Center and determine "What's Your Why." The Purpose Center is located in the A-Building across from Student and Workforce Services on the Dobson campus.

The Purpose Center staff can help you with resume and cover letter writing as well as career exploration and job placement. Apprenticeship and work-based learning opportunities are available.

Stop by and see the specialists today. For more information, contact Jennifer Pardue at (336) 386-3674 or
Direct Deposit Service Available for
Financial Aid Refunds

Do you want your Financial Aid Refund Faster? Sign up for Direct Deposit in Self-Service on myKnightLife.

You can now safely and securely receive your Financial Aid Refund via Direct Deposit. Log in to your myKnightLife account to sign up today.

Follow these simple steps:

Self-Service > Banking Information > Add an account
(The bank account MUST be in your name.)

Activate (toggle button) > Next > Enter all your banking information, agree to terms and conditions, and submit.

*Note: If there are any problems with your account information or we are unable to verify your account, we will contact you directly.

For information, please contact Shannon Haynes at (336) 386-3203 or
Fall Payment Plan
Fall Tuition Payment Plan

Surry Community College's Fall Payment Plan for Mid-term courses is available for students. The plan will open on September 12 and close on October 12 at 6 p.m. Half of the tuition is due at enrollment with the other half due in November.

There is a $30 set-up/enrollment fee. To sign up, go to Nelnet under Quicklinks in myKnightLife. If you have questions, please contact one of the cashiers at (336) 386-3206.
Student Technology Center

The Student Technology Center (R-120) on the Dobson campus will be open for student use of computers and wireless Internet.

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
(We may adjust these hours based on demand.)

Students who need technical assistance during operating hours can contact the Helpdesk:

(336) 386-3434
Visit Us in the Library, R-Building

We are here to help you succeed! Reach out when you need help.
Nature Hiking
Nature Hiking Class Offered

Nature Hiking PED-171-30 is being offered at Surry Community College this fall. Class dates are October 12 through December 16 on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call Student & Workforce Services at (336) 386-3264 or for help registering for the class.

important dates fall 2022
Fall 2022 Important Dates

  • Athletic Events Schedule:
  • Register for Mid-Term classes
  • October 1 - Financial Aid application priority date
  • October 15 - Course schedule available for Spring 2023
  • October 17-18 - Fall Break
  • October 31 - Registration for current fall students begins in myKnightLife and/or with advisor
  • October 31 - myKnightLife payment and Nelnet payment plan opens
Job Openings

Career Coach

Check out the list of jobs available at

If you have questions about how to apply for a job or how to post a job on Career Coach, contact Rachel Hiatt at (336) 386-3291 or
Knights Grill
The Knights Grill offers a full breakfast daily with multiple plate specials and “grab and go” items. Also, a full grill side with numerous selections and Hunt Brothers pizza by the hunk or a whole pizza. The grill also has a sub/wrap station and a full salad bar.

Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fridays, 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Follow the Knights Grill Facebook page to see specials.

Surry Knights
Word of the Month: ​Preparation

The Surry Knights Word of the Month is Preparation, which is the action or process of making something ready for use or service or getting ready for some occasion, test or duty.
Weekly Winner
Weekly Winner

Aliyah Pickett is the winner of the Surry Chronicle newsletter drawing! Aliyah will receive a backpack, umbrella and a drawstring bag.

Contact Student & Workforce Services at or (336) 386-3264 to claim your prize by 10/3/22.

Be sure to check the Surry Chronicle each week to see if you are the lucky winner!

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