May 2018

SVCC Spotlights Alumni

Recent Spotlights include:

Emma Modrall

Jamall Walker

Ashley Williams

Jennifer Atkins

Support the SVCC Foundation

Mark Your Calendar

June 13 - Play or sponsor The SVCC Foundation Scholarship Fred "Freddie" Reekes Annual Memorial Golf Classic

Aug 21-31 -Travel with SVCC to Canada
Helping People Is This Physical Therapist's Cool Job
Dr. Yasmen Ibrahim's job is cool even when she is working in the 92-degree rehabilitation pool. Any weekday will find this physical therapist working with a patient in the medical fitness center, in the physical therapy clinic or in the pool. She is very visible and very busy and it is easy to see that she enjoys her chosen career.
"I like the variety of patient problems; in one session, I may be working with a post-surgical patient and in the next session I may be working with a patient with neurological problems or sports-related injuries," she said.

First Lady Applauds SVCC Graduates
"You made it. Give yourselves a round of applause," said Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam as a greeting to the class of 2018 of Southside Virginia Community College at Commencement on May 12 at the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville. 

Under blue skies and what the Mrs. Northam called 'Texas Heat', SVCC celebrated 946 credit graduates along with 238 students receiving workforce credentials.

May is Graduation Month at SVCC

SVCC Presents Honorary Degrees
Sid Smythe (left in photos), Southside Virginia Community College Board Chair, presents  Honorary Associate Degrees in Humane Letters conferred by the Virginia Community College System to R.B. Clark (bottom left photo on right) and Dietra Y. Trent, PhD (bottom right photo on right) for their distinguished achievements as advocates for community colleges.
Community Partners Support Programs/Scholarships
Dr. Chad Patton, SVCC Dean of Career and Occupational Technology (left) accepts a contribution from Vulcan Materials representatives Donald Cline, Plant Manager / Mecklenburg, Andy Welton, Plant Manager/Skippers and Alex Tabish, Talent Development Specialist to support Diesel Technology and Industrial Maintenance Programs and scholarships.

Cindy Thomas, Sr. Vice President (Left)  of First Citizens Bank, presents a check to  SVCC President, Dr. Al Roberts to support the established 

First Citizens Bank Nursing Scholarship, which assists students in the College's Nursing Program. 

SVCC Students Earn Awards

Lauren Anema, a 2017 graduate of Prince Edward High School and a student at SVCC, recently was awarded the prestigious Florence Daniel Riepe Kalbacker Award. This award, funded by Mrs. Kalbacker's family, is presented annually to an SVCC student who embodies the ideals and human spirit for advancing the community as exemplified by Mrs. Kalbacker. Anema is congratulated by Dr. Al Roberts, SVCC President.

Two SVCC students were chosen for Phi Theta Kappa 2018 All-Virginia Academic Team. These students are Anesia Powell of Greensville and Sarah Ruotolo-Sarnataro of Halifax.  Shown in the photo with her medal is Anesia (Center) and Dr. Al Roberts (Left) and Dr. Glen DuBois (Right), Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System.  

VMDAEC and SVCC Partnership Powers Continuing Education Opportunities

A partnership between the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) and Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is making it possible for those training as apprentice linemen to climb to the top of their careers through advanced education. The VMDAEC represents 15 co-ops in the Mid-Atlantic region and trains over 100 apprentices per year.  
VMDAEC apprentice linemen will receive up to 35 hours of college credit for on-the-job training. These credits, when combined with SVCC online coursework, will lead directly to an Associate Degree.