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Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016

Published book and Reynolds help Iwatsubo achieve lifelong dreams

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People oftentimes come to college in hopes of someday achieving their lifelong dreams of success. They want to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill their goals of a brighter future.  One such person is Reynolds Community College alumna Josephine Iwatsubo, who has been able to achieve one of her childhood dreams by becoming […]

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Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016

Community College Helps Afghan Refugee Build a Future in America

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Mohammad Fayez Adli has lived more life than most over the past 27 years. Born in Afghanistan, Adli studied business, accounting and technology, earning three diplomas and one degree. He built a career in his native country working in logistics for the United States Army, transporting equipment around camps, managing subcontractors and local staff. When […]

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Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Never Give Up: A Lesson in Perseverance

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A single mom of two children, Christina McKenzie struggled to find a meaningful job that also paid the bills. She had been working for three years as a personal care aide but was feeling unfulfilled until a friend told her about the Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) program at Patrick Henry Community College. “I’d always wanted […]

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Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Drive like A Girl: Finding Success in a Nontraditional Career

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It comes as no surprise that Penny Flippo of Henrico, Virginia was willing to drive an hour-and-a-half to school every day for two months. She was studying to become a truck driver. It was on the advice of her cousin, also a tractor-trailer driver, which led Flippo to Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) in Blackstone, […]

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Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

Southside Man Leverages Training Program to Energize Promising New Career

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Luke Storey has always been something of a ranch hand. Growing up in Southside Virginia, he’s worked the fields and farms that crisscross this rural landscape and become a bit of an agricultural expert in the process. There hasn’t been much else to do. Job opportunities have historically been relatively scarce in this neck of […]

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Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Inaugural SVCC class launches students into ‘higher education’

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A Lineman — More than a Job, It’s a Lifestyle Story and Photos by Bill Sherrod, Editor of Cooperative Living Magazine *Article republished with permission Students in the inaugural class of Southside Virginia Community College’s (SVCC) new Power Line Worker Training School have finished the first phase of their higher education. Literally.  Class members, who completed the course May 12, spent […]

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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016

Great Expectations Graduates Celebrate with Trip to Virginia Beach

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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For dozens of GE students from eleven of Virginia’s Community Colleges, a recent all-expenses-paid trip to Virginia Beach was much more than a well-deserved getaway. It was an attractive return on an investment made years ago; an investment in their own futures. And for some, it was the first time they had seen the Atlantic ocean. For three […]

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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 16th Deadline Rapidly Approaching for Foundation Scholarships

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Attending a Virginia community college next fall or know someone who is?  There are some GREAT scholarship opportunities from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education.  Applications are due Monday, May 16th ! Students can apply for the scholarships directly at https://vccsscholarships.awardspring.com and the opportunities include: Valley Proteins Fellows Program:  Open to rising 2nd year students […]

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Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

Take Five With LFCC English Professor and This Year’s Susan S. Wood Professorship Winner Brent Kendrick

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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Dr. Brent Kendrick, a longtime English professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, was presented with the first Susan S. Wood Professorship award (and a check for $3,000) at this year’s New Horizons conference in Roanoke. With final exams now behind both him and his students, Dr. Kendrick was eager to take part in our Take Five series. […]

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Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Great Expectations Coaches Making an Impact

Posted By Rachel Strawn | 0 comments.

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“I didn’t have it bad, not like some of these kids. I had a Daddy, my momma was in jail. But then, one day, they come to me in high school and tell me that my Daddy is dead. That’s how I wound up in foster care.” James (not his real name) recounts his story […]

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