May 2019
SVCC Holds 48th Commencement
“Remember to accept your path with its many twists and turns…the adventure is in the journey, not the arrival. Every one of you has achieved enormous growth today, by being here, receiving this degree, you have changed the person you once were, and grown into something much more,” said Steve Franklin, Graduate Speaker at the 2019 Commencement of Southside Virginia Community College held at the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville on May 11.
Franklin, of South Boston, was one of the nearly 1,200 students eligible to receive degrees, certificates and diplomas at the event and was selected by administration and faculty to be the speaker. He graduated with an Associate’s degree in nursing presented by Dr. Al Roberts, SVCC President, who presided over his final graduation ceremony due to his upcoming retirement.    Read More
May is Graduation Month
SVCC Alumna Named Director of Oncology at
VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital

Teresa Collins, RN, has been named the new Director of Oncology at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital. It is a position she feels prepared for. She has been the clinical coordinator for the Oncology Department since 2013. 

Teresa graduated from SVCC's Practical Nursing program in 2002
and immediately started working at CMH in Med/Surg and telemetry.

Dr. Dalton Receives Award from Virginia Tech
Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business at SVCC, is Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics’ recipient of the Distinguished Alumna in Academia Award. The award is presented by VT’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during its “Celebration of Ut Prosim ,” the college’s alumni organization’s annual recognition program.  Ut Prosim is the university motto meaning “That I May Serve”.
Community Partners Support Scholarships
Cindy Thomas, Sr. Vice President (2nd from right) of First Citizens Bank, presents a check to SVCC President, Dr. Al Roberts to support the established First Citizens Bank Nursing Scholarship. Also pictured are Nancy Edwards, Business Banker (left), and Dr. Michelle Edmonds, Dean of Nursing, Allied Health, and Natural Sciences (right).

John Rhodes, Assistant Warden for Finance & Administration of Lawrenceville Correctional Center, presents a check to Dr. Chad Patton, Dean of Career & Occupational Technology, to create a scholarship fund to assist students who wish to continue their education after their high school graduation.
Employees Recognized for Excellence
Faculty, staff and administrators were recognized at a special luncheon in May with rewards and recognition for excellence in their work.  Those receiving rewards and recognition are pictured below.
Left to Right: Vincent Brown, Joan Tuck, David Braun
Left to Right: Michelle Edmonds, Rebecca Laben, Wendy Ezell
Left to Right: Leslie Jackson, Felicia Omick, Alfonzo Seward
Left to Right: Roger Wray, Wendy Ezell, Robert Tolbert, Sally Tharrington, Dr. Dixie Dalton, Jessica Shelton, Rebecca Laben, Dee Pinnell, Dr. Michelle Edmonds, Bernadette Battle, Angela Jackson, Mike Williams, Theresa Henderson, Dr. Chad Patton, Kellie Bishop, Sabrina Williams and Christie Hales
SVCC Alumni Spotlight